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 – has finally caught on here in Melbourne. Now making a booking for brekkie and drinks is the rule, rather than the exception.

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Half Acre

Restaurant

Behind the mysterious facade of this fine establishment, a $69 ticket goes a long way. Pull up for bottomless wine, DIY cocktails and Moondog seltzer spritzes, paired with the best food on this list, hands down. Brunch and lunch all weekend.

112 Munro Street, South Melbourne
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Pilgrim

Bar

Make the pilgrimage to this breezy riverside bar for a high tea like no other. For $65, you get three tea-infused gin cocktails, plus bottomless bubbles and snacks. And yes, scones with jam and cream are involved. From midday, Friday to Sunday.

Vaults 15-19 Federation Wharf, Federation Square, Melbourne
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Fargo and Co.

Bar

This swish rooftop lays claim to the title of Melbourne’s original bottomless brunch. We can’t verify that, but we can confirm two hours-worth of bottomless drinks (including frosé during summer), snacks and DJ tunes for $69. Two sessions every Saturday and Sunday.

216 Swan Street, Richmond

Bodega Underground

Restaurant

Friday to Sunday, this moody Mexican diner serves tacos, chilaquiles and 90 minutes-worth of bottomless cocktails – including Palomas and Micheladas – for $69. There’s a special vegan menu on offer, and everything is gluten-free. More info here.

55 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne

Holla Coffee Roasters

Cafe

At Holla, you’ve got some bottomless options. Choose one or two hour packages ($45 and $68 respectively) featuring unlimited drinks and your personal pick off the brunch menu. When a top Melbourne coffee roaster is involved, you know the Espresso Martini is worth a go.

284 Victoria Street, Richmond

House of Lulu White

Cafe

Two packages, one dream. The $65 option lasts 90 minutes with a meal from the special menu included; the deluxe $85 option has two hours of canapes. Both come with bottomless cocktails, Mimosas and more. We see you, salted-caramel cold brew martini.

4 Yarra Street, South Yarra

Mr Joe

Restaurant

For $39pp add the bottomless cocktails to your brunch. Drinks include mimosas, mojitos and all your other favourite cocktails. More info here.

362-364 Burnley Street, Richmond

Magic Mountain Saloon

Restaurant

Bottomless brunch on the Mountain is back. Every Saturday from 11am, it’s a short menu of dumplings, ribs, bao and noodles, plus bottomless drinks for $65 per person.

62 Little Collins Street, Melbourne
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Zero Mode

Cafe

This inventive eatery breaks the mould in many ways. Not only does it serve thoughtful modern takes on Asian cuisine; it also serves bottomless brunch – every day. It’s $59 for a main meal and unlimited drinks from 10am.

G03/850 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill

Harlow

Bar

The first session on Saturday scrapes in just before midday and runs all weekend until Sunday. There’s also a bacon-and-egg sanga on the menu, plus it’s on a rooftop, so we’ll let this one slide. $59 gets you unlimited drinks, one food item and a priceless view. More info here.

447 Church Street, Richmond

Vertue Coffee Roasters

Cafe

Wine and beer on the brunch menu, plus a couple of brunch cocktails starring Vertue’s various blends and single origins. Try the Turbo G&T, made with cold-brew coffee.

8 Raffa Place, Carlton
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Archie’s All Day

Cafe

All-day cocktails (including four different Mimosas and Bloody Marys) paired with a menu that covers all bases and moods. Winner.

189 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy

Yellow Bird Cafe

Restaurant

Wash down the hangover-busting Death Benedict (hash browns, bacon, poached eggs and hollandaise) with beer, wine or a Mexican-inspired cocktail. More info here.

122 Chapel Street, Windsor

Stagger Lee’s

Cafe

Proud Mary coffee, comfort food and cocktails galore at this Fitzroy favourite. To suss the menu, click here.

276 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy

The Kettle Black

Cafe

Plenty of brunch-friendly cocktails to choose from. Espresso Martinis, Mimosas and more star alongside the artful, produce-driven dishes here.

50 Albert Road, South Melbourne

Top Paddock

Cafe

Like its sister venue, The Kettle Black, this Richmond classic serves breakfast cocktails, beer and wine in a chic all-day setting.

658 Church Street, Richmond

Higher Ground

Cafe

It’s no surprise the third cafe from the Top Paddock and Kettle Black crew – housed inside a heritage-listed former powerhouse – is also good for boozing. Long lunches roll into dinner all too easily here.

650 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne

Mesa Verde

Restaurant

On Sundays enjoy a Mexican bottomless brunch with drinks like Palomas, and Batangas. The 1.5-hour seating that is $65pp includes guacamole, tostadas and corn esquites to share and then two tacos and a quesadilla each.

Level 6, Curtin House 252 Swanston Street, Melbourne

Arcadia

Cafe

One of Gertrude's Street's longest-serving cafes remains a solid go-to for hearty brunches, good coffee and a stiff drink when you need it. Spread out in the sunny rear courtyard or go al fresco on the footpath out front.

193 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy
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