Once considered a simple meal, breakfast has become something of an elaborate beast. It’s a meal in which our funny little eating habits and decadent whims tend to manifest.
So why not enjoy the morning meal with a refreshing cocktail or glass of fizz? We should make the most of the opportunity. Chances are that we’ll be seeking a hangover cure or hair of the dog anyhow.
Simply put, there’s something about the concept of booze served with breakfast that reminds us of the joys of indulgence and relaxation. Here are a few spots that will prove ideal for festive season ahead.[fold]
Essentially an all-day eatery, this charming Bondi venue has everything from morning coffee to refined late night bar service covered. So a boozy breakfast here is a no-brainer.
We suggest you utilise the most of Panama House’s well-rounded repertoire by firstly ordering yourself a Bloody Mary. This enlivening beverage is a breakfast cocktail staple and you’ll notice that the one served here has a fuller flavour, yet balanced kick, due to the use of a house-made jalapeno relish.
For the best food match, owner, Anthony Kaplan recommends the Mexican influenced Huevos Rancheros (spiced black beans, smashed avocado, smoked tomato salsa, a poached egg and chipotle hollandaise served atop a light corn tortilla) or the fried black pudding and green apple sauté, served with fried French sourdough, a poached egg and baked tomatoes.
With a menu inspired by Mexican, Creole and Cajun flavours, this little bar and eatery offers a laidback experience for those after the perfect hangover cure or small catch-up.
Served from 9am to 1pm on weekends, breakfast at The Carrington is self-proclaimed ‘Spanglish’ in style, created by giving traditional English breakfasts a Spanish twist.
With a warm, inviting and festive atmosphere, a boozy breakfast at the Barcelona-inspired Carrington is perfect for a weekend debrief with friends.
Fill up with a hearty morcilla and potato hash served with a fried duck egg. Or for something a little sweeter, don’t look past the creative rainbow porridge with pecans, dates and fried milk (a delicious, soft, condensed milk cube).
But most importantly, wash your meals down and start the day off with some approachable breakfast cocktails. We recommend the sangria-inspired Single Mother, featuring red wine, sweet bourbon, nutmeg and ginger beer, or a refreshing chamomile tea mixed with apple juice and vodka.
The Boathouse Palm Beach
You’ll need to make an early start to catch some breakfast or brunch at The Boathouse, but the time spent on the road to Station Beach is well worth it.
Here, a boozy breakfast is all about treating yourself. After ordering at the bar, your meal is served on a waterfront deck, and as the morning climbs you’ll be thankful for making the journey up north.
Created by only using the freshest and finest ingredients, some menu highlights include the a saucy bacon and egg roll, avocado on toast layered with heirloom tomatoes and bacon, and the croissant French toast served with berries, mascarpone and maple syrup.
Top off the dining experience by bringing your own bottle of champagne to share amongst friends and family. Fully licensed and BYO friendly, this is your chance to sip on whatever you choose, in an iconic location, with excellent food.