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The Must-try Melbourne Breakfasts

To claim that Melbourne takes its café culture seriously would be something of an understatement. In fact, in this food mad metropolis, breakfast is something of a religion. Indeed, hungry locals won’t think twice about traversing city and joining lengthy queues for the promise of a damn good meal. Needless to say, the competition is fierce.

So ready your little black book and join us as we brave the crowds at some of Melbourne’s best brekkie spots.

Little Big Sugar Salt

With its avant-garde and lovingly constructed brunches, Little Big Sugar Salt is a Melbourne institution. Featuring a clever menu divided into sections that mirror its witty moniker, whether you’re hankering for fluffy sweet potato pancakes or decadent black forest crumpets that come complete with a cacao and beetroot mousse – this is one place you won’t go hungry (or bored, for that matter).

385 Victoria Street, Abottsford


It’s safe to say that hip Fitzroy locals are addicted to their carefully constructed coffee. Keep Cups in hand, this snappily dressed crowd descends upon the aptly named Addict for their cold brewed single origin fix daily. And with a menu that offers everything from coconut chia pudding to smoked salmon rillettes and super food salad; the food is equally inspiring of devotion.

240-242 Johnston Street, Fitzroy

Urban Projuice

Affluent Albert Park the domain of ladies who breakfast, and nowhere is more befitting of this sleek crowd than the wholesome Urban Projuice. Trading in the kind of food that leaves you feeling thoroughly nourished; the eggs are organic, the coffee Fair Trade and even the sweets are good for you. From green juices to sprouted bread, this is one breakfast stop that will leave you feeling a little smug.

315 Montague Street, Albert Park


Could Northcote get any cooler? Buzzing Barry takes the crown as one of Melbourne’s chicest and most in demand cafés, with its sleek white interiors and industrial fittings. Thankfully, the menu is equally impressive. Here, the usual breakfast fare is elevated to an experience with flashy numbers that actually deliver such as activated charcoal porridge and a spiced up scrambled eggs dish that will have you coming back for more.

85 High Street, Northcote

Monk Bodhi Dharma

This cosy Balaclava café with its exposed brick walls and soft lighting is the kind of spot you could while away the whole day in, let alone stay for breakfast. With a completely vegetarian menu that more than holds its own amongst its bacon happy neighbours, the umami mushrooms and zucchini hotcakes will have you forgetting meat even exists. Come for the delectable dishes and fresh coffee, stay for the good karma.

202 Carlisle Street, Balaclava

Two Birds One Stone

The South Yarra café scene is booming, with locals and visitors alike flocking to the area for some of the best breakfast in town. In a place where new hot spots pop up seemingly overnight, Two Birds One Stone reigns supreme with its classic menu and homely interiors. Making virtually everything in house, from relish to bread – this charming café continues to lead the charge when it comes to good, honest food.

12 Claremont Street, South Yarra

Auction Rooms

Housed in a light-filled warehouse that was once a dedicated suite of auction rooms, this North Melbourne icon has been topping the city’s best breakfast lists for years. Luckily, it’s well worth the hype. The signature breakfast board has snap-happy food bloggers in a spin and is an ode to the fresh produce and creative cooking that first made this place a star. Get ready to join the queue.

103-107 Errol Street, North Melbourne

With countless world-class eateries and the diehard fans to match, picking a favourite breakfast spot in Melbourne is a somewhat controversial practise. We say, why choose, when the offering is this damn good.