Melbourne’s Best Brunch Spots

Daytime dining has reached cult status in Melbourne. Join the locals as they flock to one of their favourite foodie venues for a meal that will redefine how you view ‘brunch’.

Top Paddock

Long-time local fave, Top Paddock will tantalise your taste buds before you’ve even ordered. The Blueberry and Ricotta Hotcakes are to die for! Nab a seat inside or out at this spacious venue for an easy start to the day.

Magic Mountain Saloon

Breakfast with a Thai-inspired twist is served in style at this restaurant-come-bar at the top end of town. Ocean trout, silken tofu and red rice salad are among the breakfast options here, alongside a selection of sweeter fare.

St Ali

You’ll find St Ali coffee served all over Melbourne, but there’s only one place to head for the true St Ali brunch experience: its warehouse turned café headquarters in South Melbourne. The creatively named brunch options include ‘Nanny’s Goat Gruff’ and ‘My Mexican Cousin’.

Industry Beans

Fitzroy’s favourite, Industry Beans evokes the epitome of cool. The coffee selection is inspiring and its fresh take on breakfast traditions has hipsters coming back for more. The food is fresh and the menu seasonal. We recommend the dishes infused with coffee!

Cumulus Inc

Whether it’s a business meeting or a weekend brunch with friends, Cumulus Inc ticks all the right boxes. Conveniently located at the top of Flinders Lane, this ‘all day eating house and bar’, puts a modern spin on old-school faves like crumpets, boiled eggs and the Full English.


Sitting opposite the Royal Botanic Gardens, this Italian eatery serves up traditional breakfast fare alongside more inventive creations. Take a seat outside and watch the world go by as you feast on your eggs benedict or Garfish toast with sweet and sour eggplant, chilli and aioli.

Proud Mary

Proud Mary takes its caffeine seriously. Its ‘coffee showcase’ menu changes fortnightly and nitrogen-infused cold brew coffee is available on tap. Innovative breakfast dishes are on also on offer, and locals come by in droves for their morning pick me up.

Auction Rooms

The all-day breakfast menu here draws crowds of hungry brunch-goers. Play it safe with the house made granola or branch out and try the Teriyaki Eggplant and Soba Noodle Salad. Be warned – on weekends, there’s likely to be a queue.

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