Dear Daisy Cafe | Forestville | Review

Dear Daisy is a cute-as-a-button cafe on Forestville’s Leah Street, dishing up brekkie, burgers, toasties, vegan fare, and more.

Review by Carla Caruso

Suburban cafes are the places to see and be seen these days.

Dear Daisy in Forestville is one such eatery. The “happy lil corner shop café”, as it’s dubbed on its Instagram page, serves up scrummy food, including vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options. (There’s a separate vegan menu.)

It caters for the early bird crowd, open from Monday to Friday, 7am to 2pm, and on the weekend, from 8am until 2pm.

If you’re doing a family bike ride along the Mike Turtur Bikeway, it’s a fab place to stop for a fuel-up along the way. (It’s also close to the Unley Swimming Centre, which is open during the warmer months.)

We wheeled in recently, enjoying the cafe’s pops of mustard-yellow and brown, its retro toys on display, and the lush pot plants and terrariums scattered about.

There’s also a gravel-strewn courtyard at the side and seating out the front, which are dog (and bike) friendly. Indoors, kids can help themselves to a selection of toys and books to enjoy while dining too.

The picks from the menu for our family-of-four was a pepperoni toastie and tuna melt (each with a side of crisps), a homemade hash brown (chef’s kiss!), and a brekkie burger.

My sons capped these off with moreish Biscoff thickshakes, plus a Biscoff cookie split between them. Biscoff is their idea of foodie heaven!

Other highlights from the menu include chilli fried eggs (or chilli tofu scramble), reuben and BLAT (bacon, lettuce, avo, and tomato) sandwiches, acai bowls, banoffee chai pancakes, and crowd-favourite, eggs benny.

You can also have add-ons with your dishes, like halloumi, plant-based bacon, or a bowl of fries. Plus, of course, there are a number of hot and cold bevvies to choose from.

While in the neighbourhood, it’s worth taking a wander – or cycle – down the nearby Norman Terrace too, with its road murals and street gardens.

We’ll be paying another visit to this southwestern café soon!


What we like about the cafe 

  • Suburban charm and convenience
  • Warm, retro decor
  • Tasty gourmet fare

Things to consider

  • The cafe is on the smaller side, so can be harder to get an indoor table during busy times.


66 Leah St, Forestville

Open Monday to Friday, 7am to 2pm, and on the weekends, from 8am until 2pm

Review by Carla Caruso

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For more information, please visit Dear Daisy’s Instagram page here.

All photos by James Elsby for Play & Go Adelaide.

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