The 21 best Melbourne Breakfast Spots

It’s no secret that the Melbourne Girl team are obsessed with doing breakfast in style in and around our beautiful city.

We have a serious passion (addiction) for sharing our love of ‘the most important meal of the day’ with our fans on Instagram over on our @melbournegirl and @melbournebesteats feeds – so be sure to follow us if you don’t already!



Melbourne Breakfast Spots


Melbourne's Best Breakfast Spots - The Stables Of Como

1. The Stables Of Como

“Beautiful surrounds, beautiful breakfast bites and beautiful service”

Cnr Williams Rd & Lechlade Ave, South Yarra


Melbourne's Best Breakfast Spots - The Kettle Black

2. The Kettle Black

“Who can walk past this very cool, little white heritage building”

50 Albert Rd, South Melbourne


Prospect Espresso - Melbourne's Best Breakfast

3. Prospect Espresso

“The best way to do eggs in Melbourne”

2A Prospect Hill Rd, Camberwell


Oscar Cooper - Melbourne's Best Breakfast Spots

4. Oscar Cooper

“Perfect breakfast spot to eat in or takeaway, so you shop Chapel Street”

160 Greville Street, Prahran


RUBIKI - Breakfast in Ringwood North

5. Rubiki

“Our kinda all-day breakfast in the burbs – faves include the pistachio hotcake and chilli scramble eggs with cheesy soldiers.”

Shop 13/204-206 Warrandyte Rd, Ringwood North


THE FACULTY HAWTHORN - Melbourne's Best Breakfast Spots

6. The Faculty Hawthorn

“The Zuchinni and corn fritters with housemade beetroot tzatziki, pickled baby radish and two poached eggs is GENIUS.”

302 Barkers Rd, Hawthorn


Kitty Burns - Melbourne's Best Breakfast Spots

7. Kitty Burns

“Their avocado on toast may just be the best in Melbourne”

24 Acacia Place, Abbotsford


Melbourne's Best Breakfast Spots - Phillippas

8. Phillippas

“Pop in and take your favourite bakery goods home with you”

1030 High St, Armadale


Melbourne's Best Breakfast Spots - St Ali

9. St Ali

“A breakfast option for everyone – we can’t resist their pancakes”

12-18 Yarra Pl, South Melbourne


AUCTION ROOMS - North Melbourne

10. Auction Rooms

“This industrial, rustic cafe is definitely a favourite place for Northsiders to do breakfast – renowned for its coffee and bold menu.”

103-107 Errol St, North Melbourne


Short Straw - Melbourne's Best Breakfast Spots

11. Short Straw

“Tucked down the street, just off Glenferrie Rd, Short Straw is the ultimate place to enjoy a Hawthorn breakfast”

743B Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn



RUSTICA - Hawthorn - Melbourne Breakfast

12. Rustica Hawthorn

“The new café includes all the yummy pastries and baked treats you find at their city location plus more”

121 Power Street, Hawthorn



Collective Espresso - Melbourne's Best Breakfast Spots

13. Collective Espresso

“This white and bright trendy space has very loyal customers who keep coming back for both the great food and super friendly atmosphere.”

1/3 Cookson St, Camberwell


Market Lane - Melbourne's Best Breakfast Spots

14. Market Lane

“Because sometimes, all you need for breakfast are 2 cups of amazing coffee”

Queen Vic Market
Shop 73-76 Dairy Produce Hall, Melbourne



Hawk and Hunter - Melbourne's Best Breakfast Spots

15.  Hawk and Hunter

“Their seasonal menu is ‘scrumdiddlyumptious,’ to say the least.”

8-10 Glen Eira Ave, Ripponlea


Melbourne's Best Breakfast Spots - Hello Sailor Cafe

16. Hello Sailor Cafe

“You can practically drown in the large coffee”

89 Auburn Rd, Hawthorn


Melbourne's Best Breakfast Spots - Fika Coffee Brewers

17. Fika Coffee Brewers

“This coffee spot is brand new to Ballarat”

(2 hour drive from Melbourne)
36A Doveton St, Ballarat


Melbourne's Best Breakfast Spots - Craft Space - Geelong

18. Craft Space

“The prettiest milkshakes in the West”

87 Little Malop Street, Geelong


HAPPY PLACE - South Melbourne Market

19. Happy Place

“Happy Place is a perfect healthy retreat where you will find on-the-go meals, snacks, smoothies and juices.”

South Melbourne Market
Cecil St, South Melbourne


Melbourne's Best Breakfast Spots - POST 3943

20. POST 3943

“Country Road has opened the doors of it’s first lifestyle store, come café and we are in love”

(1 hour drive from Melbourne)
10 Ocean Beach Road, Sorrento


Melbourne's Best Breakfast Spots - Crown Metropol Level 28 Sky Bar

21. Crown Metropol Level 28 Sky Bar

“Do brekky in style, with jaw-dropping views over the city”

8 Whiteman St, Southbank




Be sure to add any recommendations in the comments below!






Emily Collie is Founder and Editor of well-known Australian travel blog, Melbourne Girl. Emily has written travel articles for Expedia, eHarmony, Amex Shop Small Blogger Series and, and has been featured on many Australian websites including Mimco Mimzine and Bonds Australia Blog, and was invited on behalf of the VRC and Myer, to judge the Myer Fashions on the Field competition on Emirates Melbourne Cup Day.


  • August 21, 2015

    Shannon Clarke

    How have I only been to 10 of these!? I know what I’ll be doing for the next 11 weekends… working my way through this list and brunching around Melbourne 🙂

  • August 21, 2015

    Emily Collie

    Between the whole team, I reckon we could add another 21 to the list! WE LOVE BREAKFAST!

  • […] The best blog for all things Melbourne and beyond, Melbourne Girl, has named the 21 best spots to nosh in ol’ Melbourne town. Being a newbie to this gorgeous city, I’m making it my mission to work through all of these over the coming months. I wonder how many you’ve been to. Drop me a comment below and let me know once you’ve checked out the article. […]

  • August 22, 2015


    Thank you Melbourne Girl, making your top 21 breakfast was a real blast for us.

  • August 22, 2015

    Emily Collie

    No worries Natalie… I’m a huge fan of your Rubiki muffins too (guilty pleasure)!

  • May 8, 2016


    Love the list but how about some of the Northside cafes? Us people in the north do love our coffee, cake and brunch!

    A few note worthy-
    Le Jollie cafe- freshly made croissants and waffles
    Naughty Boy Cafe- home of the Instagram worthy naughty shakes
    Green Park Dining- for the bacon alone

  • May 8, 2016

    Emily Collie

    Thanks for the tips Jean, we’ll be sure to try them out. x

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  • October 25, 2016

    Nathan @ TheTRVLBlog

    There’s so many amazing breakfast places in Melbourne!! If I had unlimited money I’d be out for breakfast everyday. Definitely need to try some on this list. Have you tried Twenty & Six Espresso in North Melbourne? One of my favourites.

  • December 10, 2016


    I really loved this site!!. Grettings from Ecuador South America!

  • April 26, 2017


    Got to try The Diplomat in Highett. Great coffee, diverse range of delicious dishes, slick, friendly service and funky surrounds.

  • April 26, 2017

    Emily Collie

    Thanks for the tip Sara – we look forward to trying it out!

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