For a nation that likes a drink, we don't do a lot of it before midday. That’s changing – slowly. Many Melbourne cafes now offer a handful of beers, wines and breakfast cocktails alongside the usual coffee, tea and juice.

The next step – bottomless boozy brunch packages – is yet to really catch on the way it has in places such as Berlin and New York. That's okay. At these spots you can have plenty of fun regardless, with the help of Mimosas, Bellinis, Bloody Marys and other brunch classics.

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Best Breakfast in Melbourne
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Half Acre

At one of Melbourne's prettiest restaurants, a $65 ticket gets you unlimited food and unlimited custom-made – by you – cocktails.

112 Munro Street, South Melbourne
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Fargo and Co.

From 11am on Sundays, there's bottomless prosecco and Mimosas, plus breakfast goodies such as granola with yoghurt sorbet; and corn croquettes with flaked confit salmon.

216 Swan Street, Richmond
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Bodega Underground

Saturdays from noon, $55 gets you tacos, ceviche, chilaquiles and 90 minutes of bottomless cocktails, including Palomas and Micheladas.

55 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne

Stray Neighbour

Visit on weekends for breakfast beers (chocolate stout, anyone?), boozy lattes and a well-rounded brunch menu.

463 Plenty Road, Preston

Archie’s All Day

Cocktails paired with a menu that covers all bases. Winner.

189 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy

Holla Coffee Roasters

Match your eggs with whatever cocktail you like – they take requests.

284 Victoria Street, Richmond

Stagger Lee’s

Proud Mary coffee and cocktails galore.

276 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy

Lucky Penny

From 8am: salted-caramel milkshakes with espresso and spiced rum, plus plenty of other cocktails.

481 Chapel Street, South Yarra

House of Lulu White

Drinking is encouraged at this Barbie-pink daytime disco.

4 Yarra Street, South Yarra

Galleon Cafe

Need a Bloody Mary? You have four to choose from at this institution.

9 Carlisle Street, St Kilda

Friends of Mine

Go for the refreshing D'Lychee breakfast cocktail – gin, sparkling wine, lychee liqueur, fresh lychees, lemonade and ginger beer.

506 Swan Street, Richmond

Vertue Coffee Roasters

Try the Turbo G&T, made with cold-brew coffee.

8 Raffa Place, Carlton

Yellow Bird Cafe

Wash down the Death Benedict with beer, wine or a Mexican-inspired cocktail.

122 Chapel Street, Windsor

Borsch, Vodka & Tears

Polish breakfasts and an extensive vodka and cocktail menu for the AM.

173 Chapel Street, Windsor

The Kettle Black

Four cocktails to choose from: Mimosa, elderflower spritz, Espresso Martini and gin and tonic.

50 Albert Road, South Melbourne
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Top Paddock

Like sister cafe The Kettle Black, this one serves four breakfast cocktails, plus beer and wine.

658 Church Street, Richmond
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Higher Ground

Of course the third cafe from the Top Paddock and Kettle Black crew is also good for boozing.

650 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne
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Magic Mountain Saloon

Thai-inspired dishes and classic cocktails from morning until late.

62 Little Collins Street, Melbourne

Wide Open Road

Boozy soda, spiced Bloody Mary, or a simple Screwdriver?

274 Barkly Street, Brunswick

Brunswick Street Alimentari

Start the day with an Aperol Spritz.

251 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy

Cumulus Inc.

Enjoy a house-made crumpet with a glass of champagne.

45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
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