The Top 10 Brunch Spots In Brighton, Victoria

Brunch | © erin/Flickr
Brunch | © erin/Flickr
Photo of Jessica Poulter
17 October 2016

Brighton is all about high class and innovation. It is famous for its food and coffee: here’s our guide to where to enjoy an excellent brunch whilst in this part of Victoria.


Restaurant, Australian, Vegetarian, $$$
Pantry, Church Street
Pantry, Church Street | Image courtesy of Pantry
Pantry offers a breakfast menu titled ‘Morning Glory,’ and for perfectly cooked eggs and fresh fruit juices, this venue has it covered. Pantry hosts several other outlets including Royale Brothers Burgers, Pantry Delicatessen for specialist take home meals, Hiro Sushi Bar, and Lickings if you want a scoop of the finest ice cream after breakfast. Pantry also provides master classes and shows, as well as celebrity appearances, which gives the community a bit of cooking entertainment.

Fox in the Box

Fox in the Box‘s intolerant chef Tim specializes in gluten-free, fructose-free and lactose-free dishes. Children from around the area love to meet and greet him and enjoy his healthy, tasty dishes. Parents can be assured that all food prepared here is of the highest quality and simplest formulas, producing a nutritious and delicious breakfast. Create your eggs the way you like or try a couple of the more experimental dishes.

Fox in the Box, 169 Martin Street Brighton, VIC, +61 3 9596 0133

Cafe Florentine

Cafe, Restaurant, Italian, Australian, $$$
Cafe Florentine, Brighton
Cafe Florentine, Brighton | Image courtesy of Cafe Florentine
Conveniently located next to Palace Cinemas, Cafe Florentine is a brunch lover’s dream. Head chef James Adams is an innovator in the cooking world. He often comes out onto the restaurant floor and mingles with the customers. This cafe is perfect for a quick breakfast and offers special favorites: poached eggs on English muffins with sauteed spinach; house made Dukkah or Yoghurt panacotta with assorted berries; and fruit and toasted granola.

Hunter Cafe

Cafe, Coffee Shop, Coffee
Head chef David Kelly believes in simple and wholesome food, and that is what this family owned cafe brings to the table. This home-style cafe serves an array of gluten-free and vegetarian options, as well as unlimited choices of eggs and pancakes.

Middle Brighton Baths Cafe

Cafe, Restaurant, Bar, Restaurant with Rooms, Contemporary, Australian, $$$
Image courtesy of Brighton Baths

If you are after relaxation, Middle Brighton Baths Cafe is for you. This simplistic and basic breakfast menu offers free range eggs, an array of pastries and the opportunity to build-your-own breakfast with a variety of extras. The harmonious cafe is the perfect destination to refuel after a relaxing swim in the baths.

Brighton Schoolhouse

Restaurant, Gluten-free, $$$
At Brighton Schoolhouse it is all about healthy education. The team here believes in having produce that is sustainably and ethically grown and harvested, ‘highlighting the most simple ingredients with the utmost care and flair,’ says the wonderful staff. Enjoy a bircher muesli or gluten-free dishes cooked to your liking.

The Deck

Pub, Restaurant, Australian, $$$
The Deck Brighton, Bay Street
The Deck Brighton, Bay Street | Image courtesy of the Deck
You only need to check out this restaurant’s Instagram page to see just how great The Deck’s dishes are. They have the pub-style ‘ brunch classics’ such as poached eggs and smashed avocado, but also offer the sweet-toothed lover’s waffles and enticing fruit salads. The Deck is best for a quick, easy and affordable brunch but fused with the highest quality cooking.

Track Three Espresso

Bar, Cafe, Australian, Pub Grub, $$$
A very humble cafe, Track Three Espresso is your destination of choice for a coffee. With a new and improved outdoor alfresco area, it is hard not to enjoy a wonderfully crafted brunch dish on a warm summer’s day in Brighton. This cafe is community-driven and staff will be more than happy to accommodate your breakfast needs, whether it be poached eggs or sweets. You can also enjoy the weekly Burger Bar.

Rupert and the Fig

The brunch dishes are just as cute as the cafe name suggests. If you are on a health kick, then Rupert and the Fig is the ultimate breakfast destination. With a strong focus on local produce and seasonal dishes, this cafe draws in locals and tourists from all over who are wanting to try healthy options in the most Australian way possible. Try Dr Marty’s organic crumpets topped with maple butter, crème fraîche and caramelized walnuts for something different.

Rupert and the Fig, 300 Bay Street Brighton, VIC, +61 3 9596 4047

Image courtesy of Rupert and the Fig

Image courtesy of Rupert and the Fig

The Little Ox

There is nothing little about The Little Ox. The dreamy, white interior makes you feel at home as you enjoy a finely crafted coffee. It is the perfect work space for a freelance writer or blogger with the office-style set up, blended with quirky enhancements. All breakfast dishes are nutritious and delicious, with stunning and colorful acai bowls and sweet corn fritters, just to name a few.

The Little Ox, 452 New Street Brighton, VIC, +61 3 9596 6577

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