Australians are known for many things — their easygoing attitudes, beachy vibes and next-level barbecuing skills, just to name a few! But did you know that down under is also home to some of the world’s best coffee? The city of Melbourne is often named the world’s coffee capital, but you can find a perfectly frothy cup of java pretty much anywhere in Australia. It’s not too bitter, not too milky — just right.
Coincidently, our Aussie pals also happen to be really good at brunch. Where do you think your beloved avocado on toast came from? Add some poached eggs, bacon (thinly sliced, not streaky), haloumi and mushroom and you’ve got yourself a typical Australian brunch.
The good news is, you don’t have to travel across the globe to see whether an Aussie brunch and coffee actually lives up to the hype (although, if you’ve got the funds — go for it!) In what’s being called the ‘Australian invasion’, a growing number of Aussie-owned cafes have opened up shop in Los Angeles — and we’re so here for it. Flick through the gallery for our favourite Aussie brunch spots in LA.
This cute cafe opened its doors last year, bringing a little slice of Bondi Beach to Santa Monica. Much like the original cafe in Sydney, it serves up great coffees, juices and smoothies alongside seasonal, Aussie-inspired meals for breakfast and lunch.
Find out more about Bondi Harvest.
Paramount Coffee Project
This LA cafe is more Aussie than most Australian cafes! Not only do they offer pretty much every type of brew you could possibly think of, they’ve also been known to serve up a Vegemite and butterscotch milkshake. It’s the perfect place to go for brunch after a late night, as they have an all-day menu with plenty of yummy sweet and savoury options.
Check out Paramount Coffee Project.
Like many Australian tourists, this Aussie-owned cafe doesn’t stay put for long. The mobile espresso bar takes its classic Australian Roast blend all over LA, from festivals to the Academy Awards. Thankfully, it does have a flagship store in West Hollywood — so you won’t have to chase it around the city in order to check it out.
Find out more about Longshot Coffee.
Coffee + Food
The matter-of-fact name of this cute Larchmont cafe gives away its Australian roots — it serves coffee and food and it does it damn well. Here, you’ll find artfully poured lattes alongside some delicious breaky sandwiches, fresh salads and sweet treats.
Check out Coffee + Food.