It may be eggs on toast, museli or something a little more adventurous, but there's something about waking up in an unfamiliar city and heading out to treat yourself for the first meal of the day. Skillfully digesting both the paper and the day's breakfast special with intermittent sips of a double shot roast of the day, breakfast in Melbourne has become an event not only for lazy Sundays but another reason for a responsible choice for the day's most important meal.

Green Refectory
115 Sydney Road,Brunswick

A modest little spot on Sydney Road, Brunswick, Green Refectory has a reputation for delicious home-baked goods and a generous all-day breakfast menu. But be warned, finding a table late morning on a Sunday is a mean feat on a yet-to-be caffeinated stomach.

Gas Eatery & Supplies
253 Coventry Street, South Melbourne

Gas is where you want to head if you’re after a breakfast differing from your standard eggs and bacon on toast. Taking inspiration from the exotic flavours of Southern Europe, Spain and the Middle East, Gas will provide your body and taste buds with the fuel they are longing for.

359 Napier Street, Fitzroy

Resting on a sunny corner you’ll find this little bluestone cafe in-between the mayhem of Brunswick and Smith streets, but inside, you’ll feel a thousand miles from there. It’s comfortably worn-in and cosy, just relaxed enough to help you forget any troubles that lurk beyond the door. Ici is both a staple and a well-kept secret for Fitzroy locals, with breakfast and brunch dishes highlighting organic and free-range products and options catering to every dietary need, from vegan to gluten free.

Postal Hall
116 Russell Street, Melbourne

Located at the site of the former Australia Post headquarters, is this cafe renowned for great coffee and even better, friendly service. With generous portioned dishes made from the freshest of ingredients, Postal Hall has proven to be a reliable inner-city sanctuary.

The Breakfast Club
206 Street Georges Road, Northcote

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A cosy, small, homey place, the highlights of the menu at The Breakfast Club are, perhaps unsurprisingly, the breakfast options: the baked egg dishes are a substantial way to start the day, and it’s a sweet delight to have cinnamon toast on the menu. As the names suggests, The Breakfast Club is a place to meet for breakfast that often spills over into lunch.