Antz Inya Pantz
This is the only time you will ever be excited about having ants in your pants! Starting as a small roastery, the word of Antz Inya Pantz quickly spread, thanks to many coffee enthusiasts. If you’re seeking a lighter breakfast option to accompany an amazing coffee to kick start your morning, you can enjoy a little something from the onsite Bagel Bar. Whether you prefer plain, rye or sourdough, olive and rosemary, or cinnamon bagels, they are all made fresh by The Holy Bagel.
We know everyone dreams of eating ice cream all day long, so why not head to Cafe Gelato to enjoy whatever flavour of ice cream you want with fresh waffles first thing in the morning? Thanks to the popularity of their ice cream they now offer a brunch menu from Friday to Sunday, featuring dishes such as the big breakfast, Eggs Benedict and omelettes. That’s not all, they also offer smoothies, thick shakes, sandwiches, focaccias, muffins, cakes, sundaes… you name it.
Food For Me
For a taste of homemade food and granny’s vanilla slice, Food For Me provides an all day breakfast that is delicious. From the cakes to their sauces (including hollandaise, chilli sauce, mayonnaise, aoli and mustard sauce) everything is made to perfection; so much so, you will want to rock up in your pyjamas thanks to the homely feel. With friendly staff creating a real community feeling, their brekkie can be enjoyed with great coffee with beans provided by Antz Pantz.
Locally owned and managed by a husband and wife team, Harvest Espresso provides fresh seasonal dishes that will satisfy all who visit. Featuring rustic pendant lights dangling from the high ceilings, this hip bar is your local neighbourhood cafe serving toasted ciabatta sandwiches, omelettes and even a full harvest (similar to a big breakfast). If you dare, try one of their more creative meals, like their Riz au Lait, chilled rice pudding, chamomile poached pears, vanilla tuile, praline and roasted white chocolate crèmeux, made to perfection. Harvest Espresso sure knows how to do mornings right!
Sixteen Ounces has perfected the craft of poached eggs, but that’s not all. They also offer a mean Eggs Benedict featuring mushrooms, bacon and of course some avocado to match. Whether you want to stop by for a coffee fix, or spend a morning enjoying a long breakfast or brunch, the Sweet Rosti Haloumi and the French Toast must not be missed. Trust us, you’ll be coming back for more in no time.
Influenced by fresh, locally sourced produce The Imp is a tiny charm located in Victoria Park. Serving breakfast and lunch every day, alongside a bunch of sweet treats, the menu is jam-packed with delights galore. Featuring exposed bricks that complete the hip atmosphere of this little venue, you can enjoy many house-baked snacks and meals, including sourdough toast, brekkie rolls, acai smoothie bowl, bacon and fried egg brioche and of course, the iconic big brekkie.
Pancakes. Enough said. The Panke is Australia’s first and only D.I.Y. pancake house featuring an all day breakfast that you can flip yourself. Offering pancakes like no other, you can enjoy original pancakes, savoury or sweet pancakes, or you can try a daring new pancake offering such as the Tropical Breakfast (two buttermilk pancakes, bacon, fried egg, grilled banana, grilled pineapple and a side of butter. Made from fresh and local ingredients, The Panke encourages you to play with your food and enjoy it too.
Monday to Wednesday 8AM – 2PM, Thursday & Friday 8AM – 2PM / 6PM – 9PM, Saturday 8AM – 3PM / 6PM – 9PM, Sunday 8AM – 3PM
The Precinct Vic Park
Whether you want to indulge in a late breakfast or an early lunch, The Precinct offers modern Australian share plates and meals that will leave you satisfied any day of the week. From cinnamon porridge to homemade banana bread and pancakes to bacon and egg rolls, this quaint cafe not only offers delicious breakfast and lunch, but also charms its customers as it turns into a wine bar in the evenings. What more could you want?
The Sparrow’s Nest
Take a perch in The Sparrow’s Nest for homemade iced tea, fruit smoothies and sparrow specials that will have you flying high for the rest of the week. Although the avo smash is an Aussie favourite, there are plenty of other brekky dishes for you to enjoy, including pancakes, french toast, sparrow’s scramble (a bagel and scrambled eggs) and omelettes. Being one of the lesser known cafes, word hasn’t got out about their Mexican Cheesecake; so if you feel daring this brunch, why not enjoy a cheesecake fried in a tortilla. It’s magical.
If hipster cafes aren’t your cup of tea, why not dine in a modern and relaxed venue like 868 Gourmet. Serving simple Italian sandwiches and pastries, both are perfect for an early (or late) breakfast. Ranging from Italian and fruit toast, Eggs Benedict, omelettes and even avo and goats cheese on sourdough, we know everyone will be satisfied. If you are feeling the effects of last night, indulge in a 868 Full Breakfast. Trust us, you will be full and restored in no time.