FOOD & DRINK Features
Best Bets for Breakfast In Melbourne
Melbournians take their breakfast very seriously. And who can blame them? The intoxicating aroma of coffee, just-right gooey eggs, fresh baked toast. Thankfully, our recommendations will guide you to the perfect way to start the day.
658 Church Street
The latest installment from the good folk at Two Birds One Stone, Top Paddock has quickly become a favourite amongst the breakfast connoisseurs of Melbourne. Here they make it a priority to source ingredients locally, and include all of their suppliers on their menu if you want to know more about your plateful.
45 Flinders Lane
This place is ideal for an inner-city business breakfast, but it’s certainly not a suits-only environment. Try the CUMULUS INC. breakfast of boiled egg, toast, preserves, yoghurt, organic orange juice and coffee or tea all for a steal at $16.
Twenty & Six Espresso
594 Queensberry Street
North Melbourne, 3051
As lovely as the indoor décor is, Twenty & Six’s courtyard area is where it’s at for a morning feast. If you’re after a hearty breakfast you cannot go past ‘The Revival’: truffled brioche french toast, braised mushrooms, asparagus, whipped goats’ cheese, herbs and a slow poached egg.
486 Queens Parade,
Clifton Hill, 3068
This gem of Clifton Hill is decked out with industrial light fittings and old corner store signs, giving it a second hand charm. Poached eggs on toast come with a variety of extras to suit all of your early morning cravings, but we recommend an icy lemon and mint soda for summer.
Warehouse 3, 62 Rose Street
Located in a Fitzroy warehouse, Industry Beans is an ambitious endeavor that has certainly paid off. Part café, part roastery, you can expect an intriguing seasonal menu with fantastic service.
3/130 Victoria Street
From the people who brought you Dean Man Espresso comes the lovely Common Galaxia. Swedish in design, Australian in cuisine is a neat way of summing this place up, with locally sourced ingredients in every meal. For something naughty try the salted caramel French toast with blood orange curd, oreo crumble and blueberry compote.
103-107 Errol Street
North Melbourne, 3051
Arguably one of the best coffee haunts in all of Melbourne, these guys take their breakfast menu as seriously as their single origin. An absolute must if you find yourself in North Melbourne during the AM hours.
Friends of Mine
506 Swan Street
As the name suggests, this café is friendly and inviting while being darn good at breaking the fast. There is plenty of variety on the menu here, so when in doubt check out the ‘Favourite Friends’ section of the menu and you can’t go wrong.
Writer & Photographer – Hannah. V