We really hope that everyone reading this is ready to take a deep dive into the best places to eat breakfast in Melbourne. Our only real goal is to help you find the right meal to kick start your day.
The best all-around brunch and breakfast restaurants in Melbourne will be where we begin. We know that many of you will be trying to find delicious eggs, omelets, waffles, pancakes, cinnamon rolls, sandwiches, wraps, bacon, sausage, or more and the spots on that list will have what you are after.
Up next we will get into healthy vegan and vegetarian breakfast options in your area. Our next few subjects are pretty similar with local bakeries, donut, and bagel shops.
Drinks will be our next focus as cafes to get your coffee as well as some more healthy options like smoothies and juice bars get a mention. All day breakfast restaurants near you will wrap this up because we know that the morning hours are not the only time to indulge, and we will try to mention any brunch buffets throughout the post when applicable.
Towards the conclusion you will find a map with every place we mention pinned on it, and anyone that wants to check out our other local Aussie breakfast blogs right there.
Best Melbourne Breakfast & Brunch Restaurants
You will have a good chance of finding the best bacon, eggs, waffles, pancakes, omelets, and more if you eat at the best Melbourne breakfast and brunch restaurants:
- Operator 25 at 25 Wills St
- Bowery to Williamsburg at 16 Oliver Ln
- 1932 Cafe & Restaurant at 220 Collins St
- Brick Lane at 33 Guildford Ln
- Grain Store at 517 Flinders Ln
Operator 25 offers an all day menu of traditional Asian and Australian fused brunch fare along with gourmet coffee. Bowery to Williamsburg excels at providing your typical New York City diner fare including bagels with cream cheese, pastrami on rye, and the classic Reuben.
1932 Cafe and Restaurant prepares seasonal breakfasts in your area along with gourmet sandwiches, a variety of fresh salads, sumptuous cakes, and other daily specials on weekdays from 7:30am to 3pm.
Grain Store’s breakfast menu includes toasted granola, chorizo and avocado bagels, ricotta pancakes, lobster Benedict, and sticky pork Benedict.
Vegan & Vegetarian Breakfasts
Have your first meal at one of these healthy vegan or vegetarian breakfast spots if you want to live your best life:
- Sister of Soul St Kilda at 73 Acland St
- Home Vegan Bar at #4/699 Collins St
- Power Plant Café at 2-6 Swilk St
- Particle Café at 47 Military Rd
- The Ambitious Act at 315 Clarendon St
Sister of Soul is open seven days a week starting at 7:30am. Local breakfast items like avocado on toast, mango lime chia pudding, and acai smoothie bowls are served all day from 8am to 3pm at Home Vegan Bar.
Power Plant Café is open on weekdays at 9am and 8am on weekends providing vegan pies, sausage rolls, and sandwiches as well as vegan sweets like cupcakes, cookies, muffins, raw cheesecakes, and slices that are free of gluten, onion and garlic, soy, and nut.
4 types of plant based milk such as macadamia, cashew, hazelnut, and almond are available at Particle Café.
Donuts Shops In Melbourne
Or just eat something delicious at one of these donut shops near you:
- Shortstop Coffee & Donuts at 12 Sutherland St
- Walker’s Doughnuts at 276 Flinders St
- American Doughnut Kitchen at Victoria Market, Queen St
- All Day Donuts at 12 Edward St
- Doughboys Doughnuts at 535 Bourke St
Shortstop is open every day at 8am serving coffee and donuts while Walker’s is a 24 hour donut shop near you for a great early morning meal option. High quality donuts are sold from 7am to 3pm on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday and 6am to 4pm on Saturday at American Doughnut Kitchen.
All Day Donuts is open at 10am Monday through Thursday and 9am Friday through Sunday. You can also buy them at Doughboys on weekdays from 7:30am to 3pm.
Local Bagel Shops
Expect to find a wide variety of bagels and probably even some breakfast sandwiches at:
- Schmucks Bagels at Guests Ln
- Mile End Bagels at 14 Johnston St
- Huff Bagelry at 112 Koornang Rd
- 5 & Dime Bagel at 261 Hawthorn Rd
- Poppy and Seed at 205 Carlisle St
Schmucks provides an assortment of breakfast items and bagels all day in your area that are toasted and served with your choice of condiments such as regular and almond butter, Nutella, freeze dried berries, and creamy cream cheese. Mile End is one of Australia’s first wood fired bagelries that is inspired by Montreal and New York bagel shops.
Traditional boiled bagels with homemade spreads and fillings are served along with coffee, juice, and natural smoothies at Poppy and Seed. Their bagels come in 8 different kinds including plain white, sesame seed, poppy seed, everything seeds, dark rye, blueberry, cinnamon raisin, and gluten free.
Don’t forget about Bowery to Williamsburg’s bagels from our initial best local breakfast and brunch list either.
There are lots of bakeries around town that have good early morning options:
- Bread Club at 558 Queensberry St
- Firebrand Sourdough Bakery at 69 Glen Eira Rd
- To Be Frank Bakery at Shop 1/4 Bedford St
- Austro Bakery at Austro Bakery at 147-149 Cecil St
- Tivoli Road Bakery at 3 Tivoli Rd
- Lune Croissanterie at #16/161 Collins St, Russell St
Bread Club is open on weekdays at 7am and 8am on weekends while To Be Frank Bakery is open at 7:30am Tuesday through Sunday. You can buy baked goods at Austro Bakery every day starting at 8am.
Tivoli Road Bakery serves warm croissants with butter and jam, fruit Danishes, bacon and egg brioche buns with their homemade tomato kasundi, crunchy house granola with seasonal fruit, and homemade yogurt starting at 7:30am daily.
Lune Croissanterie is open on weekdays at 7:30am and 8am on weekends.
Cafes In Your Area
Kick your day off with a caffeine blast at one of these cafes:
- Higher Ground at 650 Little Bourke St
- Brother Baba Budan at 359 Little Bourke St
- Manchester Press at 8 Rankins Ln
- Market Lane Coffee at 305 Coventry St
- St Ali Coffee Roasters at 12-18 Yarra Pl
- Wide Open Road at 274 Barkly St
Brother Baba Budan excels at providing tasty baked goods and pastries as well as a rotating menu of espresso beverages and blends for milk based coffees. High quality coffees are also available at Market Lane.
Smoothies & Juice Bars
Wraps, sandwiches, bowls, and other healthy food for your morning should also be available at these smoothie and juice bars:
- Tropicana Juice/Food Bar at 213 Elizabeth St
- Smoothme Superfood Bar at #6/120 Spencer St
- Market Juice at #26, A Shed, Queen Victoria Market
- Boost Juice at Flinders St Tenancy 5 Flinders St Station
- Shakez at 1230 High St
Tropicana makes eggs Benedict, ham cheese croissants, sandwiches, wraps, and seasonal soups seven days a week for a healthy Melbourne breakfast starting at 7am. You can also get great juices and smoothies at Boost every day.
All Day Breakfast Restaurants
When you want your bacon and eggs on your own schedule visit an Melbourne all day breakfast restaurant:
Roule Galette on Flinders Lane serves savory gluten free crepes and galettes for breakfast. French breakfast staples are served all day near you including croissants with spreads, baked eggs, scrambled tofu, mushrooms on toast, and plenty more at The Hardware Société.
Other places in this post offering all day breakfast in Melboourne include Operator 25, Brick Lane, and Home Vegan Bar.
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Enjoy Your Breakfast In Melbourne
For now that is all we have to mention but check back often because we plan to update this page throughout the year. Now that you know about all of those local breakfast spots to get your eggs, omelets, bacon, pancakes, or waffles as well as buffets, healthy vegetarian and vegan options, donut and bagel shops near you, cafes, smoothie and juice bars, and all day restaurants you can tackle the morning.
Don’t be afraid to mention if we got anything incorrect in the comments, and feel free to share any early morning meal tips for your area that you may have too. Now go have fun enjoying your breakfast in Melbourne.