It has to be universally accepted at this point that brunch is the most important and best meal. So why, then, is it so religiously reserved for Sundays? Thankfully Two Birds One Stone doesn’t subscribe to this concept, offering all day breakfast every day of the week. These days that’s exactly what you need – who has time for breakfast and lunch? At this café, you can kill two birds with one stone and have them both together, but you’d better be careful, because the choices on this menu are so intriguing, you might be inclined to have both breakfast and lunch here anyway.
Two Birds One Stone, 12 Claremont St, South Yarra VIC, Australia +61 3 9827 1228
Caféology is a small café in one of Melbourne’s inner-city suburbs, Brunswick. Here they serve delicious modern Australian cuisine at very reasonable prices. You will find a real homely feel at this café, something that is sometimes lost in Melbourne’s busier cafés.
Caféology, 583 Sydney Rd, Brunswick VIC, Australia +61 3 9388 9914
Just south-east of the CBD is Port Melbourne, one of Melbourne’s oldest suburbs, where you will be able to find Station Street Trading Co. Their all-day menu contains affectionately named, customer favourites.
For good food, good coffee and a good way to start our morning. Green Refectory has got you covered. Taking to heart the proper bohemian culture that is rampant in Brunswick, you’ll agree with the locals that a place can be a little bit frayed and faded, as long as they make good coffee, as that’s what matters. The walls of this café could do with a paint job, but really, who’s going to do that? The barista is too busy making amazing coffee and if the chef does it, who is going to make the delicious signature breakfast stack in the morning? You can ponder these questions and more after ordering.
Green Refectory, 115 Sydney Rd, Brunswick VIC, Australia +61 3 9387 1150
When looking in from outside, Pillar of Salt looks plain and grey, but this is not a true indication of what’s inside these walls. The long communal table is matched to the stools that surround it, and is a great place for early networking over breakfast. The casual atmosphere is accentuated by the old brick wall, which is a great backdrop for this café just outside Melbourne’s CBD.
Pillar of Salt, 541 Church St, Richmond VIC, Australia +61 3 9421 1550