Get Your Goldilocks On | Melbourne’s Best Porridge

By Ellen Seah
6th Sep 2016


Credited for lowering high blood pressure, reducing bad cholesterol and being a great source of slow-burning energy—porridge is the hot humble bowl you need this spring!

To give you the strength to skip that mid-morning chocolate cake, here are some of the finest creamy concoctions that get a summer-diet tick of approval. You oat to get your hands on these.

Lychee And Mango Five Grain Porridge At Long Story Short

Port Melbourne

Long Story Short's Five Grain Porridge with toasted coconut flakes, lychee and mango combo, blueberries, acai, cacao nibs and creamy almond milk is the stuff from Goldilocks’ dreams. Topped with Instagram-friendly edible flowers, this warm start to the morning will easily keep you satisfied till lunch.

Rose Water Porridge At High Society


Rose water, fresh tangy berries, sweet figs, pomegranate, pistachio, almond and pure maple are layered on top of High Society’s chia and quinoa porridge. Decadently creamy with a superfood boost from chia, this cold weather warmer makes any morning sweeter.

Spelt Porridge At Mammoth


If your stomach isn’t quite up for doughnuts for breakfast – lean towards Mammoth’s mammoth-sized spelt porridge with mango lime, coconut and black sesame. It’s es-spelt-fully good.

Ferrero Rocher Porridge At SOS Café

South Yarra

Although they were thrust into Insta-fame for their decadent Tiramasu pancakes, we’re gunning for SOS Café’s tiramisu porridge—a chocolate covered concoction with a heaping of crunchy nuts and sticky, chewy oats. You won’t need to send an SOS for brunch options this weekend.

Polenta Porridge At The Kettle Black

South Melbourne

Do not attempt to DIY this one at home. Sprinkled with strawberries, basil and strings of burnt maple, The Kettle Black’s polenta porridge is insanely smooth and airy—an ideal guilt-free start to the weekend.

Black Rice Porridge At Industry Beans


Expect an adult-approved bowl of black rice porridge topped with soaked goji berries, young coconut, roasted pistachios and matcha foam. A suspiciously delicious, immunity boosting brunch for the health conscious foodie, there has never been a better reason to get on-board with this particular industry.

Pure Bliss Porridge At Heal.Thy Self Co.


Enter pure bliss at Yarraville favourite Heal.Thy Self Co. This creamy, nutty porridge is a mix of healthful ancient grains, coconut milk, crunchy nuts, spiced maple and bee pollen with a cheeky poached pear.

Poached Ginger Pear Porridge At Baba Sus

Glen Iris 

If airy, fluffy waffles are too intimidating on your hangover-filled Sunday morning, point to Baba Sus’ porridge with poached ginger pear, berries, caramelised banana, honey toasted granola and coconut labneh. With the option to add soy or almond milk, it’s the fruity, filling all-rounder porridge we could devour every week.

Organic porridge at John Doe Speciality Coffee


We’ve got your next sleepy road trip brunch sorted with John Doe Speciality Coffee. Hardly anonymous among locals, their organic porridge with poached pear, roasted almonds, banana, organic chia seeds, coconut and honey is the no-frills breakfast you wish you could make every morning. 

Need more breakfast options? Head over to The Best Melbourne Breakfasts | 2016 Edition!

Image credit: Industry Beans

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