Rise and shine Melburnians, there is brunch to be had! We’ve picked 12 of the city’s most noteworthy noms to get you out of bed this weekend. No food in the fridge? Nursing a hangover or just looking for somewhere new to chow down? We’ve got you covered.
For the clean-eaters with a sweet tooth, the waffle plate at Patch Café is waiting for you: Pumpkin, banana, coconut flour and almond butter waffles with candied bacon ice cream. Yes.
We love a good crepe, and East Elevation’s cold smoked salmon and crème fraiche version is super delish! Apple, caperberries, dill and a poached egg are included with the dish, and make for a stellar flavour combo.
If you like your breakfast pretty as much as you do tasty, Mammoth’s grilled lychee and passionfruit chia pudding is for you. Blending almond and coconut milk with blood orange and passionfruit cubes, this dish never fails to impress.
The duck bruschetta at Krimper is as mouthwatering as it sounds. Duck prosciutto meets a poached duck egg, spinach, goat’s curd and truffle potato foam on this plate - and we can’t get enough!
Ok, if you’re on struggle street from the night before, we suggest tucking in to basically any burger at epic burger joint, Easey’s. Go all out and throw in some mac ‘n’ cheese, potato cakes and dim sims. Flawless.
Baba SusGlen Iris
For the pork lovers, Baba Sus’s house dish is here to meet your cravings. With double cooked pork belly, carrot ginger puree, spinach and a pickled apple salad, this one’s worth rolling out of bed for!
Square & CompassEast Melbourne
Looking for the perfect dish to get you pumped for a weekend workout? Tuck in to the Square & Compass superfood salad. Kale, tomatoes, charred corn, goji berries, wild rice, beans, quinoa, jalapenos and salted ricotta – yum!
Northsiders, Il Melograno is more than just a gelato joint. Ditch the bedroom and order up a roast beetroot stack with poached eggs, minted peas, prosciutto and roquette served with sourdough.
The Little Man CafeSeddon
French toast fiends! You will want to wrap your mouth around The Little Man Café’s flavoursome French toast with caramalised banana, roasted pecan and bacon.
Prahran favourite, Journeyman never miss a beat in delivering scrumptious eats. Wake up with their Persian fetta and potato croquette plate served with poached eggs, sweet corn puree, kale and manchego cheese.
New leafy Hawthorn café Bawa will help you ring in the weekend with light and lovely interiors and unique dishes. The standout, and the one to kick off your Saturday is the ricotta fritters with lavender custard and pecan praline. Enjoy!
Third Wave CafePrahran
The Ratatouille baked eggs at Third Wave are a slightly spicy mix of eggplant, zucchini, red peppers, tomatoes and herbs baked with Spanish chorizo and 2 eggs. Topped with cheese and served with ciabatta bread, this one is a no brainer.
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