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30 Breakfasts You Should Have Eaten if You Live in Melbourne

By Jessica Hackett - 28 Nov 2014

Il Fornaio

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Pillar Of Salt

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Fifty Acres

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Ora Specialty Coffee

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Golden Child

Glen Iris, VIC 1 Image

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Frank & Ginger

Caulfield North , VIC 1 Image

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Dr Morse

Abbotsford, VIC 1 Image

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Stagger Lee’s

Fitzroy , VIC 1 Image

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St. Edmonds

Prahran, VIC 1 Image

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Hammer & Tong 412

Fitzroy, VIC 1 Image

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Tall Timber

Prahran, VIC 1 Image

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Bluebird Espresso

Collingwood, VIC 1 Image

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Arcadia

Fitzroy, VIC 1 Image

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Top Paddock

Richmond, VIC 1 Image

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Merchant’s Guild

Bentleigh East, VIC 1 Image

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The Farm Cafe

Abbotsford, VIC 1 Image

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Combi

Elwood, VIC 1 Image

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Hobba

Prahran, VIC 1 Image

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Barry

Northcote, VIC 1 Image

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Seven Seeds

Carlton, VIC 1 Image

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Hawthorn Common

Hawthorn, VIC 1 Image

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Dead Man Espresso

South Melbourne, VIC 1 Image

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Lil Boy Blue Kitchen & Bar

Kew, VIC 8 Images

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Mixed Business

Clifton Hill, VIC 1 Image

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The Petty Officer

Albert Park, VIC 1 Image

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The Meatball & Wine Bar | Flinders Lane

Melbourne, VIC 1 Image

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Industry Beans

Fitzroy, VIC 8 Images

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Touchwood

Richmond, VIC 1 Image

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Speakeasy Kitchen Bar

South Yarra, VIC 8 Images

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Addict Food and Coffee

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Everyone on the face of the planet might get slightly confused when it comes to the topic of how the earth came to be, how it is possible that goats can actually walk up vertical walls, and how Jennifer Lawrence's hair manages to be so damn perfect even at the apex of a district-wide war; but there's one thing that everyone can unanimously and universally agree upon. Melbourne does the best breakfast in the entire world. FACT.

So, in light of this irrefutable truth, we've scoured high and low and put together a list of the 30 best breakfasts in Melbourne right now that you absolutely should have eaten, and absolutely need to eat if you haven't.

Get. A. Round. It.

N.B. The below are in no particular order. Picking a favourite would be harder than choosing a favourite child!! 

  1. Il Fornaio: ‘Eggs Ryan Gosling’ - devil’s artichoke, pepper hollandaise, ricotta, poached eggs

  2. Pillar of Salt: The 'Big Apple’ Loaf with buttermilk custard, woodfords reserve bourbon infused maple syrup, with bacon and walnut crumble

  3. Fifty Acres: chorizo scotch eggs with avocado, manchego, spinach and mustard

  4. Stagger Lee’s: ‘The Caveman Granola’ - toasted almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, coconut, cranberries and Medjool dates on a spiced pumpkin puree with coconut milk

  5. Ora: 'Spiced Tiffin Egg’ - soft boiled scotch egg in a cumin-infused cashew crumb on Bombay Hash of diced potatoes with saffron turmeric and mustard seed, served with kasundi and pickled cauliflower

  6. Golden Child: Malaysian massaman breakfast pot with fried pretzels

  7. Frank & Ginger: pea, feta and mint fritters with poached eggs, rocket, pancetta and spicy aioli

  8. Dr Morse Bar & Eatery: hot smoked salmon with fried cornbread, chipotle butter and soft egg

  9. St Edmonds: 'Breakfast Greens' - raw broccoli, kale, buckwheat, chilli, avocado, sprouts, herbs and two poached eggs (add pulled pork!)

  10. Hammer & Tong 412: spiced baba ganoush, fried egg, red peppers, candied olive, charred onion, chestnut parmesan, charcoal brioche

  11. Tall Timber: sautéed kale, asparagus, green beans with goats curd, almonds and poached eggs on toast

  12. Bluebird Espresso: smashed avocado with fresh mint, parsley and Meredith goats feta on multigrain

  13. Addict Food & Coffee: braised quinoa and chickpeas cooked in mushroom stock with broccolini, poached eggs, toasted almonds and Moho sauce

  14. Arcadia: Mexican eggs with tomato, avocado and lemon salsa, served with jalapeño cheesy tortillas

  15. Top Paddock: gin and lime cured Huon ocean trout fillet with pickled baby beetroots, potato galette, poached eggs, leaves, goats curd and toast

  16. Merchant’s Guild: short cut bacon with an avocado and charred corn salsa on sourdough with eggs and jalapeno pesto

  17. The Farm Café: crispy polenta with oven roasted swiss brown mushrooms, goat’s curd, sautéed silverbeet and poached eggs

  18. Combi: 'Organic Acai Bowl' - antioxidant-loaded Acai blended with banana, blueberries, house made nut mylk, layered with crispy coconut flakes, activated caramelised buckinis, banana, maca and cranberries

  19. Hobba: ‘Gascon’s Cassoulet’: slow-cooked pork belly and chorizo cassoulet served with crispy egg, house-made beans, feta, fresh horseradish and sourdough toast

  20. Barry: coconut chia pudding, banana, caramelised buckinis, sour cherries, Co Yo yoghurt

  21. Seven Seeds: handmade crumpets with mint-infused cream, chocolate ganache, fresh strawberries and chilli

  22. Hawthorn Common: 'Flan' - ricotta, cured trout, dill, beetroot relish, sour cream and brioche

  23. Dead Man Espresso: green veggie pancakes with edamame bean salad, citrus butter, smoked salmon and poached egg

  24. Lil Boy Blue Kitchen & Bar: poached and crumbed eggs with mushrooms, soldiers, salsa verde, pickled capsicum and goats curd

  25. Mixed Business: 'Ploughman’s Breakfast' - free range pork belly rillette, boiled egg, rye, vintage cheddar, tomato, pickle

  26. The Petty Officer: corn, zucchini and mint fritters with Bloody Mary salsa, celery salt and crème fraiche

  27. The Meatball & Wine Bar (Flinders Lane only): 'Breakfast Sliders' - scrambled eggs with bacon and BBQ sauce inside a brioche bun x 3

  28. Industry Beans: 'Industry Charcuterie' - duck bacon, jamon Serrano, tea marbled egg, salt cured yolk, celeriac remoulade, manchego croquette and Pedro Ximenez prunes

  29. Touchwood: peanut butter and jelly wholemeal waffles, poached raspberries, whipped peanut butter ricotta, peanut brittle

  30. Speakeasy Kitchen Bar: 'Big Breakfast' - two poached, fried or scrambled eggs served with sautéed button mushrooms, pork and fennel sausage, roast tomato, hash browns, spinach, and house made relish

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