Best Takeaway Brunch in Melbourne

Updated September 18th, 2020


Going out for weekend brunch is one of Australia’s most essential rituals. At the moment, the best you can do is make your own elaborate breakfast at home. But even if you know how to make a cafe-quality coffee, there’s something about mashing your own avocado that just doesn’t feel the same.

Thankfully, in addition to keeping their espresso machines running, many of Melbourne’s best cafes are still doing brunch to take away – although it looks a little different to what you’re used to. But while some dishes have been tweaked for practicality, and others may require a bit of additional assembly, it’s still recognisably brunch. And ordering a meal from one of these places is a useful way to start making weekends special again.

  • This Fitzroy classic is well known for its imaginative breakfast dishes, specialty coffee and unique coffee drinks (such as its bubble-tea style cold brew). All of the menu’s bestsellers – from the light evergreen omelette to the heavier-duty coffee-rubbed wagyu burger – are available for pick-up and delivery. Order via the Industry Beans app or on Door Dash.

  • In between forays into the hand sanitiser game, one of the biggest players in Melbourne’s coffee scene has been quietly dispatching some of the best takeaway brunches around. There’re a few options, but it’s hard to go past the simple breakfast box. $55 gets you free-range eggs, small-batch bacon, Riverina milk and a loaf of bread from Ned’s Bake. Plus, 250 grams of coffee beans with a mug to drink it from. Order it here.

  • The build-your-own brunch box is great value; it’s $50 for two people, and $100 for four. And that gets each person a coffee of their choice, a juice and one meal from the brunch menu (which includes buttermilk hotcakes and smashed avo). Add-ons include smoothies, kids’ breakfasts and Bloody Marys. View the menu and order here. More take-home meals from the menu are available here.

  • Following a brief hiatus, Terror Twilight – and its well-loved healthful bowls – has reopened. There’s a range of breakfast-y bowls, or you can build your own with a bone broth pack (there’s a vegan option too). Terror Twilight’s $10 avocado toast and coffee takeaway deal is also back. If you live within 10 kilometres of the Collingwood cafe, delivery is available too. More information.

  • Collingwood’s favourite Japanese cafe has a concise takeaway menu. If you’re after something on the lighter side of things, a soba salad or bento box from Cibi is an excellent course of action. There’s also a range of pastries and viennoiseries. Order here. Order from the Cibi Grocery here.

  • This cosy South American cafe has transformed into an online food shop, and is now delivering arepas, free-range eggs, milk, chorizo, morcilla, coffee, avocados, limes, pulled beef and Portuguese custard tarts. It's all enough to pull together a very tidy at-home brunch. Order online.

  • Wide Open Road’s Plate of Emergency menu is stacked with toasties, cafe classics (anyone else missed the chilli scrambled eggs?) and produce boxes. Pick-up only.

  • Open daily for your takeaway needs, with essentials like bread, eggs and milk sold in store. Call for pick-up orders. Delivery is available on all the major platforms as well as the cafe’s own platform, Hungry Hungry.

  • Short Round has a comprehensive takeaway brunch menu. We have our eyes on the brioche sliders with bacon and cheese scramble. Check out the full menu here.

  • This South Melbourne classic is running a takeaway menu full of old favourites. Order pick-up or delivery here.

  • The full menu from this popular CBD cafe, which includes eggs Benedict and ricotta hotcakes, is available for takeaway and delivery here.

  • This Hawthorn staple is offering its full menu to takeaway, in addition to a number of generous brunch box options to choose from. View the menu here.

  • Left Field has launched a new takeaway menu. It includes classic dishes such as mueslis and porridges, alongside a killer lineup of toasties. View here.

  • This takeaway menu is big on comfort. There are jaffles, soups, burgers. And a highly-customisable build your own brekkie option is will keep everyone happy.

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