What’s the best part about Sunday morning? Ask any Melbournian and the answer would be brunch (of course). Melbourne is famous for its hip and ever-growing foodie culture – deemed one of the breakfast capitals of the world.
With this in mind, we searched high and low to find five of Melbourne’s best brunch spots that are too good to miss.
Even if you haven’t visited this raw, organic cafe in person, we bet you’ve already salivated over their Instagram feed. Expect wholesome and lip-smackingly tasty juices, smoothies and breakfast bowls, as well as our personal favourite; a parfait of chia seeds soaked in house-made nut milk layered with nuts, berries, banana and house-made coconut cashew yoghurt served in a glass jar. There truly is #nofilter needed for these works of art.
Address: 1/140 Ormond Road, Elwood VIC
A Thousand Blessings is all about organic, locally-sourced produce and the menu reflects their wholesome ethos. Try their organic superseed porridge with quinoa, millet, amaranth, buckwheat, chia, almond mylk, berries, poached rhubarb and quince, topped off with toasted nuts, seeds, bee pollen and raw honey – we guarantee you won’t be disappointed.
Address: 251 Highett Street, Richmond VIC
Fancy a savoury brunch? With thoughtful flavour pairings and seasonal ingredients, Laneway Greens is a new take on the traditional salad bar and the perfect option for lazy weekends (or busy weekdays). Popular picks include the miso glazed salmon with nori, pickled cucumber, ponzu dressing (pictured above) and hot miso soup. If you’re feeling a little parched, they serve cold pressed juices and smoothies that are too good to miss.
Address: Shop 2, 242 Flinders Lane, Melbourne VIC
Superfood smoothies, wholesome snacks, acai bowls and smashed avo are the superstars at the Green Cup. If you’re feeling a little naughty, we highly recommend the guilt-free hot choccie smoothie with antioxidant-rich raw cacao, cinnamon and almonds. Decadent and oh-so satisfying.
Address: 593 Chapel Street, South Yarra VIC
This vegan bar and eatery has a distinct a rock‘n’roll vibe, and we love it. You will find Spanish and Mexican-influenced, plant-based dishes that are sure to knock your socks off. And as for the drinks list, expect day and nighttime juices, killer smoothies, and lush cocktails.
Address: 175 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy VIC