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.