5 Places for the Best Breakfast Melbourne, VIC

Places for the Best Breakfast Melbourne, Vic – Melbourne is the capital city of the Australian state of Victoria. It is considered by many as Australia’s sporting capital, boasting five international level sporting facilities. With all that sport and exercise, knowing where you will find the best breakfast in Melbourne is crucial!  If you are looking for something a little later in the day then check out our post on the best boozy brunch in Melbourne.

However, just remember that in Melbourne, the Crimes Act of 1958 forbids you to trade with any pirates you meet. You’ve been warned! Here we have a list of the Best places for breakfast in Melbourne.


Brick Lane Melbourne

33 Guildford Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000

Showcasing a trendy, urban exterior of rustic brick work combined with neon signage, Brick Lane Melbourne is well known locally as offering exceptionally good breakfast cuisine. They offer a contemporary menu that is designed to transform with the seasons. Fresh, locally sourced produce is at the heart of each dish, ensuring the very best in quality and flavour. Let’s take a look at a couple of the stars of the breakfast menu.

Big Breakfast Special

~Turkish beef sujuk, bacon, mushrooms, roasted rome tomato, poached eggs with sourdough~

Corn And Chilli Waffles

~With Smashed Avocado, House Tomato Relish, Poached Eggs, Endive, Micro Herb Salad and Grilled Corn~

Eggs Benedict

~Poached Eggs, Tabasco Hollandaise, Fennel & Red Radish Salad On Pumpkin Sourdough With Your Choice Of Bacon, Pulled Pork, Tasmanian Smoked Salmon or Mushrooms~

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The Brick Lane


The Hardware Society

123 Hardware Street Melbourne VIC 3000

The Hardware Society, maybe small in stature but it sure is mighty in reputation and charisma. Hugely popular with locals and tourists alike,  the interior is fresh and vibrant. The counter is a visual delight, adorned with rows of colourful sweet and baked goods. The menu offers traditional breakfast favourites as well as some more modern dishes. A few of the mouth-watering offerings are listed below.

Lobster Benedict

~lobster, citrus hollandaise, soft herbs, brioche bun & poached eggs~

The Continental 

~lavender poached plums, anzac crumble, St David’s Dairy vanilla yogurt, croissant, petit orange juice~

Herb Roasted Mushrooms 

~twice baked Gruyére cheese soufflé, herb mushrooms, mojo verde, savoury granola, poached eggs~

Salmon Grebiche 

~hot smoked salmon, grebiche, herbed potato cake, salmon caviar, crispy kale, poached eggs~


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The Hardware Society

Bowery to Williamsburg

16 Oliver Lane, Melbourne 3000 VIC

A predominantly American eatery, Bowery to Williamsburg offers an effortless combination of sophistication and delicious American cuisine. The hugely popular breakfast menu ensures there’s something to please everyone and the coffees are some of the best in the area. Food is available to take away but we recommend dining in and enjoying the New York atmosphere.

Corn and Sweet Potato Hash 

~roasted peppers, goats cheese, crispy shallots, fried egg, sourdough~

Brisket and Eggs

~slow roasted beef brisket, chilli verde, fried eggs, white cheddar corn bread, sour cream~

Bacon and Fried Egg Sandwich

~smoked bacon, jack cheese, house ketchup, swiss chard, sourdough~


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Bowery to Williamsburg

The Kettle Black

50 Albert Road South Melbourne, Victoria 3205

The Kettle Black promises an unparalleled dining experience. It seemingly effortlessly combines classic with modern, as the 1880’s terrace house it inhabits boasts state of the art design and decor.  Indeed, design and therefore image was exceptionally important in the mind of The Kettle Blacks creator, with even the tiniest detail given thought and respect. This thought process extends to the dishes too, with menus created show casing the very best local produce. Some of the breakfast meals available are listed below.

Seasonal Avocado

~goat’s feta, avocado cream, finger lime, citrus dressing, poached egg, sourdough~

Chilli Crab Scrambled Eggs

~mooloolaba crab, xo chilli oil, sea spray, sourdough~

Bacon Benedict

~poached eggs, smoked bacon, béarnaise, baby onions, tomato relish, potato rosti~

Apple & Cinnamon Bircher Muesli

~buffalo yoghurt, walnut crumble, roast apple, apple crisps~

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The Kettle Black

Operator 25


Operator 25 is named to honour the history of the building that it inhabits. It is located within a listed, historic telephone exchange building. The team at Operator 25 are extremely passionate about the food that they create, with many of the dishes show casing the flavours of Asian combined with the heart of Australia. Some of the delights available on the breakfast menu are shown below.


~Rolled oats, almond milk, pandan, coconut flakes~


~Mixed nuts granola with vanilla coconut yoghurt, and seasonal fruits~


~On multigrain toasts with yuzu dressing, beetroot, cherry tomatoes,
edamame and toasted sesame seeds~


~Turmeric spiced corn fritters with Indian tomato chutney, cucumber raita,
poached egg, tomato and coriander salsa~


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Operator 25