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Best brunch in melbourne

10 Best Brunch Spots in Melbourne

The best brunch spots in Melbourne offer top-tier breakfast food, coffee, and ambience. Widely considered Australia’s most notable cafe-loving city, the breakfast scene is as competitive as it gets, and our writers have been tasked with the tough job of visiting and then choosing their favourite brunch spots. As such, you won’t find plain old Weet-bix and toast on any of these menus. It’s all about smashed avocado, chilli scrambles, and cold brew coffee at these spots. Let’s take a close look!

Best Brunch in Melbourne at a Glance

Highlights from our list include the following options:

Now you’ve read about our favourite spots, let’s check out the complete list.

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the hardware societe
The Hardware Société | Image: Supplied

1. The Hardware Société

Price: $$ ($20-30 per person)

  • Pros: Quality food options that are interesting enough to have you coming back again and again without deviating into the unexplainable and complicated. Special shout-out to the Yuzu cold drip.
  • Cons: The venue isn’t jaw-dropping compared to major fit-outs like Higher Ground and Au79. Still, there’s plenty of space for you to sit and it has the classic Melbourne brunch vibe without the hoards of social media influencers.

Menu highlights: Standout dishes for us start with the lobster benedict on a black bun. This is the perfect combination of your classic eggs benny but with ham swapped for lobster, and it’s paired with a delicious citrus hollandaise sauce alongside soft herbs and two poached eggs on an eye-catching black brioche bun. This is a dish worth posting so don’t forget to take a picture before you eat!

If you want something simpler, we recommend either the seared tuna mille-feuille or their classic baked eggs which comes with a side of chorizo or roasted pumpkin for the vegetarians in the room. For something sweet, try the fried brioche with passionfruit curd, raspberry gel, and lavender syrup.

Setting and ambience: Hardware Société also has an outpost in Montmartre, Paris so you know this will be a gorgeous venue before you arrive. Step inside and the interiors are filled with light, there’s comfortable seating for small or large groups and even a couple of bar chairs for solo travellers who want a quick coffee. It’s not the most impressive fit-out of all the brunch spots on our list, but it’s still a cosy place to go on a first date or visit when you want to impress a client. Our tip? Sit out the front on an autumn morning and take in the hustle and bustle with a flat white.

Coffee and drinks: Provided by Market Lane, their milk options are solid with quality Flat Whites, Cappuccinos, and Lattes. However, we were most impressed by their selection of batch brews, cold drips, and cold brews. The Yuzu cold drip is next-level and combines cold drip with yuzu juice and lemon. Hot chocolate is also a highlight and you can choose from a 54% dark caullebaut (Belgian chocolate) or a velvet blanc hot chocolate at 33.5%.

  • Located in: The Archway
  • Address: 10 Katherine Pl, Melbourne VIC 3000
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30am-3pm, Sat-Sun 8am-3pm
  • Phone: (03) 9621 2100
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Higher Ground | Image: Supplied

2. Higher Ground

Price: $$ ($20-30 per person)

  • Pros: The most spectacular fit-out of any venue we’ve visited for brunch in Melbourne, this is the place you’ll want to bring someone when you need to impress. They back up the good looks with quality food, coffee, and ambience.
  • Cons: It’s hard to fault, but this place can get very busy on weekends so patience is required!

Menu highlights: The food at Higher Ground is just as impressive as the fit-out. There’s a great mix of dishes, so you can go light with something like an Avocado Pretzel or dive into richer options like Spanner Crab Benedicts. If you’ve been searching high and low for great pancakes in Melbourne, check out their Blueberry & Ricotta Hotcakes which are perfectly crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Higher Ground caters for dietaries well too, whether you’re vegan or gluten-free there’s something for you.

Setting and ambience: Higher Ground is set in an old power station in the heart of Melbourne City and features beautiful windows that let in plenty of sunlight. The levels inside are all open-plan, so you can choose a spot that feels right for you, whether you want to be right in the hustle or tucked away in a cosy corner​. It’s a large venue so you don’t have to worry about queuing unless you turn up at peak hour on a Saturday.

Coffee and drinks: This is one of our favourite places for coffee on our list and will more than satisfy brew snobs with a great selection of batch brews, filters, and cold brews alongside all your classic milk options. Sit at the stainless-steel bar and watch for their coffee tasting board that touches on the five senses of coffee by offering several pour-over and batch brew choices. If you head in after midday you’ll find a handful of great cocktails too!

Overall, Higher Ground is a great brunch spot in Melbourne – whether you’re just dropping by for a quick coffee or planning to linger over brunch with friends​.

  • Located in: Upper West Side
  • Address: 650 Little Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-5pm, Sat-Sun 8am-5pm
  • Phone: (03) 8899 6219
Lux oundry
Source: Lux Foundry

3. Lux Foundry

Price: $$ ($20-30 per person)

  • Pros: Simple food that works for every palate. They aren’t trying to reinvent the wheel too much, adding enough of a twist to keep things interesting e.g. the crispy poached eggs with chilli caramel jam.
  • Cons: It’s not the best place for coffee die-hards (or snobs) the selection of filter and batch brews is limited. Still, the beans are from Proud Mary’s which means they’re some of the best in the business.

Menu highlights: Proving food doesn’t have to be ‘Instagram-worthy’ to taste outstanding, Lux Foundry is delivering Aussie favourites with a sophisticated twist. We recommend starting with the crispy poached eggs that are jazzed up with chilli caramel jam or their top-tier and classic smashed avo that never disappoints. If you’re heading in for a late lunch, we also loved the harissa roasted eggplant salad and their popular crispy chicken bao buns. Plus, the whole menu offers great value for money with large portion sizes and prices for most dishes sitting around $22 which is very fair.

Setting and ambience: This is one of our favourites for a classic laid-back Melbourne vibe. Set in a heritage-listed warehouse that once made Lux stoves, this café combines historical charm with modern dining. It has both inside or outside dining, but we’d recommend sitting al fresco if the weather’s good. Best of all, you don’t have to get dressed up to visit and you could happily head in in sweats or athleisure.

Coffee and drinks: Sourced from local legends Proud Mary, this isn’t the most extravagant coffee menu on our list. However, their milk options are quality and they have a selection of batch brews and cold brews to suit any coffee snob. Head in around lunch time and you can take advantage of the cocktail list that includes a handful of affordable options: $15.50 for a Bloody Mary? $13 Mimosa? Yes, please!

  • Address: 21 Hope St, Brunswick, 3056
  • Hours: Mon-Sat 7am-4pm, Sun 8am-4pm
  • Phone: (03) 9387 8075
Best brunch in melbourne au79
Au79 | Image: Mim Design

4. Au79

Price: $$ ($20-30 per person)

  • Pros: This brunch spot doubles as a bakery, patisserie, chocolatier, and coffee roaster so you can tick off all these as nothing but outstanding. The chilli scrambled egg served on a fresh croissant deserves a special shout-out.
  • Cons: If we had to poke our finger at something it’s the ambience that can sometimes feel little dry. Overall, it’s a hard one to fault because the fit-out is outstanding and the coffee, food, and ambience is also great.

Menu highlights: You’ll find the usual suspects on the menu, but with a twist that keeps things interesting. Think butter-poached prawns on a charcoal brioche instead of the usual smoked salmon for their take on eggs benedict. Alternatively, Au79 also doubles as a bakery, patisserie, chocolatier, and coffee roaster, so you know the croissants, pain au chocolat, and whatever else you can find behind the glass is outstanding.

We can’t forget the chilli scrambled eggs served on a croissant, with chilli, sriracha sauce, parmesan chips, guandilla (pickled chilli) and lemon dressing. Plus, their mango waffles with all the fixings are a sweet escape from the ordinary—perfect for when you want a brunch that’s just a little bit different from the usual smashed avo.

Setting and ambience: What was once an old auto garage is now a modern oasis with plenty of fresh greenery and enough space for more than 200 guests.

Coffee and drinks: With an on-site roastery, Au79 is serving up some of the best coffee on our list. Expect outstanding milk options, of course, but we think you should have a crack at the batch brews, cold brews, filters, and the cold brew spritz if you’re feeling adventurous. Their alternative hot drinks are equally matched and include an insane Mörk Hot Chocolate, Prana Chai Latte, Heal’r Turmeric Almond Latte, and Matcha Latte.

  • Address: 27/29 Nicholson St, Abbotsford VIC 3067
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-3:30pm, Sat-Sun 8am-3:30pm
  • Phone: (03) 9429 0138
Best brunch in melbourne monk bodhi dharma
Monk Bodhi Dharma | Image: Supplied

5. Monk Bodhi Dharma

Price: $$ ($20-30 per person)

  • Pros: Food is next-level (try the Banana Dharma Pancakes) and it’s also a great spot for vegans with plenty of healthier options. Coffee and ambience in the venue are also a big tick.
  • Cons: It’s not a big venue so don’t come expecting a table, especially on the weekend.

Menu highlights: We recommend the Banana Dharma Pancakes—buckwheat pancakes topped with dulce de leche ice cream, drizzled with maple syrup, and sprinkled with banana chips. Or, if you’re into something refreshing yet nourishing, the Monk’s Acai Bowl is a masterpiece of mixed fruits, granola, and a sprinkle of superfoods. It’s also a great option for vegans with a substantial brunch offering. It’s a spot that makes you feel good about what you’re eating with plenty of healthy choices for the mornings you’re not feeling a greasy big brekky.

Setting and ambience: If it wasn’t for the hoards of people standing out the front you could miss the entrance to Monk Bodhi Dharma that’s best described as a run-down shed. It has plenty of character to offer (and ambience) but it’s very limited on space, so don’t turn up with a large group and expect to get a table. Head in with your partner on a Saturday morning and try your luck or simply pick up a take-away coffee and pastry and hang around out the front with everyone else.

Coffee and drinks: Monk Bodhi Dharma isn’t just about great food, though. They take their coffee seriously, with beans sourced from Disciple Coffee Roasters and baristas who know their lattes from their flat whites better than most. It’s not the best choice for those who love a cold brew or batch brew, however, it’s a great spot for alternative milk coffees and there are plenty of coffee-adjacent drinks like their staple mango and banana smoothie with coconut water.

  • Address: 202 Carlisle St, Balaclava VIC 3183
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-4pm, Sat-Sun 8am-4pm
  • Phone: 0478 932 556
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Top Paddock Cafe | Image: Supplied

6. Top Paddock Cafe

Price: $$ ($20-30 per person)

  • Pros: If you’ve spent any time in Melbourne you’ve probably seen Top Paddock’s Instagram-famous fluffy ricotta hotcakes and we can confirm they look as good as they taste.
  • Cons: It’s hard to point the finger at anything here, but the coffee options aren’t as exciting as other venues like Hardware Société or Higher Ground.

Menu highlights: Top Paddocks have mastered the art of blending traditional brunch favourites with an added twist. Their Instagram-famous fluffy ricotta hotcakes (seasonal berries, double cream, toasted seeds and grains, maple syrup) are worth the price of admission but we also love their slow-cooked bulgogi glazed beef brisket benedict on milk bread. If you’re short of time, they also offer a range of gourmet sandwiches, pastries, and cakes to-go. Plus, they’re very accommodating of food allergies.

Setting and ambience: With floor-to-ceiling windows that let in tonnes of natural light, an open plan layout, and ample seating, this is a great venue for an easy-going brunch. You’ll find plenty of space for couples and families and if you want a basic coffee and pastry, sit at the bar and let the baristas take care of you.

Coffee and drinks: While their food is top-tier, this is probably a venue to miss if you’re looking for a serious coffee experience. Their milk options are still very good, but their batch brew, pour-over, and barista breakfast can’t compete with the likes of Au79 or other coffee-obsessed venues in Melbourne. Still, their coffee alternatives are great and we love the Matcha latte and selection of teas.

  • Address: 658 Church Street Richmond, Victoria 3121
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-4pm, Sat-Sun 8am-4pm
  • Phone: (03) 9429 4332
Operator25 | Image: Supplied

7. Operator25

Price: $$ ($20-30 per person)

  • Pros: There’s a mixture of next-level Korean and Phillipino options on the menu here, including the Korean Fried Chicken Burger and the Ube Waffle which make for a great brunch. You also can’t go past the Icea Peanutella.
  • Cons: The fit-out isn’t very exciting so it’s not the best place to take someone when you’re trying to impress them. Still, the food and coffee offering means it’s one of the best brunch spots in Melbourne.

Menu highlights: This cafe serves up a good mix of creative and comforting dishes that are sure to impress even the fussiest of brunch-goers. From the Korean Fried Chicken Burger to the Ube Waffle (purple sweet potato waffle with jack fruits, coconut, and black sesame ice cream), it’s a mish-mash of global flavours that’ll keep you coming back for more.

Setting and ambience: There’s a cool heritage vibe at Operator25, but we’d be lying if we said it’s the most impressive fit-out of all the brunch spots in Melbourne. Still, it’s a great place to head on the weekend for great food and the ambience is always spot-on with large tables for groups and a central barista bar so you can watch the magic happening first-hand.

Coffee and drinks: Just as passionate about their coffee as they’re food and you should expect unique blends sourced from local roasters Code Black. We always lean towards the filter coffee, but their milk options are just as impressive and the Kaya matcha latte and Hojicha latte (iced) both deserve a special mention. If you’re after something cool and sweet, don’t go past the Icea Peanutella with peanut butter, Nutella and chocolate milk, coconut foam, and a peanutella bar.

  • Address: 25 Wills St, Melbourne VIC 3000
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-4pm, Sat-Sun 8am-4pm
  • Phone: (03) 9670 3278
Best brunch in melbourne grain store
Grain Store | Image: Supplied

8. Grain Store

Price: $$ ($20-30 per person)

  • Pros:
  • Cons:

Menu highlights: Focused on local and sustainable ingredients, the menu offers a comforting yet creative spread that’s hard to resist. We’d recommend the Blue Swimmer Crab Chilli Scramble, or for something light and fresh, the Summer Tomatoes & Stracciatella with jamón serrano, poached egg, basil oil, and potato bread. You can also choose the whole hog and dive into the Breakfast Board (mini bircher, corn fritter & stracciatella, avocado & fetta on toast, poached egg, and fresh orange juice).

Setting and ambience: The vibe inside is just as appealing as the brunch menu—think sleek and modern decor that’s both warm and welcoming. Seating options on weekends can be limited due to the popularity (tables of two or four), but if you head in during the week we recommend tucking yourself away into a booth.

Coffee and drinks: One of the better options on our list for coffee lovers, there’s a selection of white and black coffee with beans sourced from the legends at St. Ali. You’ll find everything from a cold brew iced chai latte to a prana chai, matcha latte, turmeric latte, cold drip and filter. We haven’t even mentioned the Larson & Thompson tea options, freshly squeezed juice, and alcoholic options for after midday.

  • Address: 517 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-3pm, Sat-Sun 8am-3pm
  • Phone: (03) 9972 6993
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Terror Twilight | Image: Supplied

9. Terror Twilight

Price: $$ ($20-30 per person)

  • Pros: Come for the eggs Kurosawa and the smashed avo toast with smoked tofu cream. Stay for the quality batch brew.
  • Cons: This is another spot that gets very busy, so don’t expect to get a table on weekends. Some reviewers online have noted that staff can sometimes be short with guests, but this is never something that we’ve experienced here.

Menu highlights: This local favourite has taken a fresh approach to brunch, swapping out traditional greasy fare for healthier alternatives like sweet potato pancakes, spicy green eggs or a to-die-for acai bowl. Plus, you can upgrade your coffee and add a mushroom or nootropic supplement for just $2.

If you like to DIY your brunch, we recommend ordering a build-your-own bowl where you start with a base of quinoa & freekeh, steamed brown rice, and add in 3 sides like crispy fried artichokes, breakfast potatoes, halloumi, kimchi, pumpkins and more! Or, if it’s a cold Melbourne morning, don’t hesitate to order a warming broth like chicken or miso and mushroom.

Setting and ambience: This is one of the most popular brunch spots and you’ll often witness hungry brunchers spilling out of Terror Twilight onto Johnston Street. It’s not a small space, and we’ve never had much trouble finding a table, but it’s not somewhere we’d recommend for large groups. Find a table inside and you’ll either be sitting up against a window taking in natural light or up at the bar getting through some last-minute emails.

Coffee and drinks: The coffee selection is once again, top-tier. You’ll find everything from a delicious Single-origin (black) to a quality batch brew and plenty of milk-based options like flat whites, cafe lattes, and cappuccinos. If you’re a bit of a coffee snob, check out the Coconut brew or Cold brew spritz with hibiscus and lemongrass.

  • Address: 11-13 Johnston St, Collingwood VIC 3066
  • Hours: Mon – Fri 7am – 4pm, Sat – Sun 8am – 4pm
  • Phone: (03) 9417 0129
Best brunch in melbourne auctions rooms
Auctions Rooms | Image: Supplied

10. Auctions Rooms

Price: $$ ($20-30 per person)

  • Pros: There’s definitely a healthier lean to this brunch menu which we love and the Pumpkin Pie Porridge and Chickpea & Chilli Baked Eggs are must-tries. Of course, coffee is also fantastic and we recommend the “Barista Breakfast” – an espresso, cappuccino & batch brew.
  • Cons: Small portion sizes compared to some options on our list, even though pricing is on the higher end. Also, it can get very busy so don’t expect the friendliest staff as they’re being worked off their feet most of the time.

Menu highlights: One look at the menu at Auction Rooms in North Melbourne and you instantly know you’re in for a good time. You can keep it simple with eggs your way or toast with various classic toppings, or dive into more creative dishes like Pumpkin Pie Porridge or Tiramisu French Toast. If you’re in the mood for a big brekky, we recommend the Corned Beef Hash or the Chickpea & Chilli Baked Eggs.

Setting and ambience: We usually describe Auctions Rooms as a brunch spot that feels and looks like a craft brewery. Yes, that’s a compliment. We love the lower-level bench seating and the large front window that looks out onto the street and provides plenty of natural light in the process. The wood interior provides ambience and the lighting fixtures hanging from the ceiling set the perfect mood on a lazy weekend morning.

Coffee and drinks: The coffee hits the spot too, with roasting on-site and beans by Small Batch, who originally owned the venue. You can even grab a “Barista Breakfast” – an espresso, cappuccino & batch brew for around $14.

  • Address: 103-107 Errol St, North Melbourne VIC 3051
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-4pm, Sat-Sun 7:30am-4pm
  • Phone: (03) 9326 7749

Alternatives to These Brunch Spots

We pride ourselves on this tight and concise list of locations, so for this selection, we’ve only recommended brunch spots that serve the absolute best brunch food in Melbourne with a side of great coffee and ambience. Above all else, we’re only listing places that we’ve had a chance to visit ourselves in person (unlike some of the other lists). Currently, Man of Many has multiple food and drinks writers permanently stationed in Melbourne and it is their sole responsibility to curate this list based on their lived experiences.

Those places we haven’t had a chance to visit yet in person, we’re listing below as alternatives based on recommendations by friends, family, our readers, and written reviews online. Let’s take a closer look:

  • Prior Thornbury in Thornbury: Those who love to go all out when it comes to brunch with a fine dining affair should look no further than Prior Thornbury. The clean, minimalist space is the perfect backdrop to your slow Sunday morning, whether it be accompanied by their (to die for) french toast or their take on a classic eggs Benedict. Plus, they serve up beer and bubbles – champagne breakfast, anyone? If the interior design isn’t enough to catch your eye, the amazing food will take things to the next level.
  • Via Porta Eatery Deli in Mont Albert: This deli is one of the best spots for brunch in Melbourne if you want to be catapulted straight into the villages of Southern Italy, without having to leave Melbourne. Via Porta offers up a delicious Italian-inspired menu full of delectable bites and we can’t go past their omelette with whipped feta, eggs in arrabbiata and of course, great coffee. Inspired by a love for brunch food and family, you can taste the passion that goes into every meal and the homely space is just what Mont Albert needs.
  • Rustica Sourdough in South Yarra: It’s all about the bread at Rustica Sourdough and their know-how in baking and pastries are what makes them a perfect spot for brunch in Melbourne. In each meal, the real winner is the bread that is handmade daily at their Chapel street bakery. Pop in for some of our favourites, including the lobster and prawn benedict in a soft bun or check the very Aussie Vegemite pastry.
  • No.19 in Ascot Vale: No.19’s classic and elegant café has all the trademarks of a good brunch in Melbourne. Smashed avo, check. Out of this world coffee, check. Eggs benny, check. What more could you want? Well let us introduce you to the croffle, it combines two of the best breakfast foods, waffles and croissants served with cheesecake cream, caramel, white chocolate and citrus sorbet. It has to be one of the best hangover cures in Melbourne.
  • Sloane Ranger in Cremorne: With chilli scrambled eggs that are simply life-changing, it’s hard to pass up a brunch at Sloane Ranger. The menu here is the definition of hearty, healthy and wholesome, perfect for those on a post-weekend cleanse. You can expect plenty of brekky bowls, salads, bircher muesli and of course, eggs.
  • Ned’s Bake Cafe and Restaurant in South Yarra: One of the best places for European vibes, Ned’s Bake Cafe and Restaurant does not disappoint. The artisan bakery meets buzzing Melbourne brunch spot is home to all your favourite pastries as well as some classic brunch options like smoked salmon frittata and goat’s cheese soufflé.
  • The Kettle Black in South Melbourne: Nestled in a heritage-listed, 1880s terrace house on Albert Street, The Kettle Black not only has some pretty serious street appeal but offers a je ne sais qua menu to match, featuring the finest local produce and options like a tiramisu croissant waffle and an unforgettable herbed mushroom toast. And, if you’re a coffee fiend, you will definitely need to try a cuppa here — we’ve heard they’re pretty good.
  • Moby in Armadale: You can’t go wrong with a trip to Moby. With an impressive three levels of dining, choose to dine in or take a seat on the sunny rooftop (Melbourne weather depending, of course) before digging into a classic brunch menu with all your favourites including smashed avo and hotcakes. They also offer catering for events and work functions.
  • Lenny 3206 in Albert Park: Lenny 3206 is a great spot for a weekend breakfast in Melbourne and is perfectly light, modern and bright on the inside to give you those morning summery vibes. You’ll find the usual suspects on the menu, but there are also more exciting dishes to try like spicy prawn omelette and herb and cheese stuffed cornbread.
  • Plain Sailing in Elwood: There’s the chance of a line on Saturday morning, but that’s just a sign of how popular Plain Sailing really is. Delicious flavour combinations are what they do best with dishes like Moroccan spiced cauliflower fry-up, smashed peas bruschetta with beetroot and slow-cooked pulled pork benedict on sourdough. One of the best brunch places in Melbourne? Definitely.
  • The Penny Drop in Box Hill: This 100-seater eatery is serving up breakfast and brunch for the bleary-eyed masses every morning of the week. The Penny Drop’s menu is equally as stylish as the interior with dishes like beetroot and sweet corn croquette, orange and fennel loaf with cultured butter, and forest mushroom with eggs and ciabatta.
  • Grain Store in Melbourne CBD: Not your run-of-the-mill menu, Grain Store is chock full of expertly executed dishes such as blue swimmer crab chilli scramble, salmon omelette and the ox cheek and Portobello mushroom with potato hash and hazelnut hollandaise sauce.
  • Abacus Bar and Kitchen in South Yarra: Another Chapel Street winner, Abacus Bar & Kitchen will have you brunching like a king and coming back for dinner too. Spanner crab crumpets, crispy mortadella with pickled pineapples, pumpkin croquettes and chilli-folded eggs are what make this one of the best breakfasts in Melbourne.
  • Fitzrovia in St Kilda: If you’re ever in Melbourne’s famous Bayside suburb, and you’re looking for a bit of brunch then you’re in for a treat. Fitzrovia Restaurant & café is a neighbourhood gem where the coffee is flowing and the breakfasts are big. Menu standouts are the sweet potato and caramelised onion fritters or sizzling thick-cut bacon with gruyere potato cakes.
  • Lagotto in Fitzroy North: The Italian-inspired menu at the beautifully styled Lagotto is worth dragging your hungover self over to on a weekend morning. The brunch food is so good you’ll want to have breakfast here every morning. Think pork and fennel sausage with fried eggs, avocado and braised greens, yogurt pannacotta, crispy pancetta and of course a bloody mary is just a hint of what this Melbourne brunch spot has to offer.
  • Hank’s Cafe and Bagelry in Armadale: No cafe list is complete without a hidden gem serving some of the finest bagels in the area. Hank’s is your perfect New York-style bagel place you can tell your friends about. Think cream cheese, chives, cold cuts and heavenly bagels made with the ideal shot of Melbourne coffee. This place evolved from a hidden gem in the heart of Armadale to a powerhouse serving bagels, Malteser shakes and cookies just like a Brooklyn hangout. While you won’t find Spike Lee here, you’ll find one of the only bagel joints in the South East serving pastrami and mortadella bagels with fillings that will make your bagel dreams come true.

If you think there’s a brunch spot we should test for a spot at the top of our list, please get in touch via our contact form.

Why You Should Trust Our List

With an editorial team full of foodies, Man of Many has had the unique opportunity to sample and experience these Melbourne brunch spots. Based on our experience, in-depth research and reviews by expert food and drinks writer Aimee O’Keefe who guides people between competing products and services. Our editors have considered food, service and atmosphere while also making a concerted effort to highlight a few spots outside of the CBD. You can review our editorial policy and read how we maintain our independence in our editorial reviews.

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