Best Breakfast in Melbourne
Breakfast is the closest thing we have to a national cuisine. That’s clearest on the weekends. You’ll find Melbourne’s cafes abuzz with diners scraping their plates clean of smashed avo on sourdough, jazzed-up porridge and more. This breakfast culture has been exported globally, from the Bluestone Lane chain in the US to Hardware Societe’s French outposts and Caravan in Seoul.
The scene at home is evolving, too. For more than a decade, it’s been dominated by Western dishes. But a wider range of spots are increasingly offering the most important meal of the day, from Japanese cafes to Thai joints like West Melbourne’s Udom House and all-day Korean diner Ondo. Here, we’ve curated the places that are reshaping Melbourne’s breakfast landscape – as well as those that have nailed the classics (and learnt to handle the crowds that follow).