It’s no secret that people love their brunch (and if they don’t, they’re not my kind of people). I’ve created this guide as a sort of brunch bucket list, showcasing all of the best spots to French-toast-and-chill around the city of Melbourne.
1. Holy Bean
Location: 1489 Point Nepean Road, Rosebud
Holy Bean’s big bonus is their coffee. They offer a variety of roasts in small batches to ensure that it’s always at its freshest for you. They are open Monday to Sunday from 8AM to 4PM, but are closed on Tuesdays. Serving all day breakfast and Southern Fried and Chargrilled meats for lunch and dinner, you absolutely can’t go wrong at the Holy Bean.
2. Kitty Burns
Location: 24 Acacia Place, Abbotsford
Kitty Burns is one of the most aesthetic cafes in Melbourne. Kitty Burns has an interesting backstory, which is always a fun fact to read, that you can find on their website. They’re open 7:30AM to 3:00PM from Monday to Friday and from 8:00AM to 3:30PM on the weekend. This award winning eatery also is open for events such as weddings.
3. Higher Ground
Location: 650 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne
Higher Ground describes themself as not quite a cafe, but not quite a restaurant because they serve exquisite breakfast, lunch and dinner alongside specialty coffee and wine. If there’s one thing I can say, it’s that they did not skimp on the interior design.
4. Matcha Mylkbar
Location: 72A Acland Street, St. Kilda
Matcha Mylkbar is Australia’s first matcha cafe that features revolutionary plant-based dining. This vegan cafe’s mission is to help the Earth to survive so that you can thrive. They’re open from 8AM to 3PM Monday to Friday and from 8AM to 4PM on the weekend.
5. Abacus All Day
Location: Town Square, Eastland, 171/175 Maroondah Highway, Ringwood
Abacus All Day is a relaxing cafe and bar that offers tapas, bakery items and cocktails. They serve brunch classics and freshly baked bread with Nitro coffee. They also collaborate with local farmers to ensure the freshest seasonal foods are being brought to the table.
6. Collective Espresso
Location: 1/3 Cookson Street, Camberwell
Collective Espresso is made for a hip, younger crowd and is described as a pleasant slice of the suburban ecosystem. The art filling the walls is constantly changing, creating for a new and fun environment every time you stop by.
7. Chuckle Park
Location: 322 Little Collins Street, Melbourne
Chuckle Park is a breathtaking outdoor space surrounded by plants, flowers and lanterns. They serve tasty food all day long and make specialty cocktails as well as coffee.
8. Domaine Chandon
Location: 727 Maroondah Highway, Coldstream
Domaine Chandon is the best winery in the Yarra Valley. This very instagrammable winery was awarded Best Australian Sparkling Wine at the 2018 Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships in London. The winery also has a newly refurbished cellar door, giving the space a French aesthetic.
9. Industry Beans
Location: 3/62 Rose Street, Fitzroy
Industry Beans is such a cool little spot. Originally founded by two brothers in a garage on a shoestring budget, it has now established itself at the cutting edge of Melbourne’s coffee scene and has traded the garage out for an open-planned award-winning warehouse conversion.
10. The Penny Drop
Location: 913 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill
The Penny Drop is a great family brunch location because its kids menu is absolutely raved about. From the pancakes to ice cream dishes, you and your family will have the perfect cozy brunch.
11. Sloane Ranger
Location: 13 Cremorne Street, Cremorne
Sloane Ranger is a great place to go out with the girls. They serve Dukes Coffee, which is locally roasted and supposedly the BEST avocado toast in Victoria.
I hope these brunch spots give you a good idea of where to start on your Sunday adventures. As always, if you have any suggestions on awesome brunch spots, feel free to drop them in the comments! Happy hopping.