I’m on a mission… A mission to find the best meals for women in Melbourne; meals that is, which won’t burst your jean button. I have been searching this beautiful city high and low and I have so far managed to find a heap of awesome places for you and your gals (or the boyfie) to eat at! So many places in fact; I have had to turn this post into a two-part series!
Part 1 is my Healthy Foodie’s guide to the Top 6 places to eat Brunch in Melbourne.
In no particular order (even though I love a good chronological placing of orders), I have detailed some AH-mazing places and delicious dishes for you to choose from. Keep in mind, that when eating out, serving sizes are usually very generous, and in order for that jean button to stay done up, we need to be eating a well-balanced diet and perfect portions throughout the rest of our day… In fact, throughout the rest of our week!
Not to worry though, this is something the Melbourne Foodie Guide will be able to help you with, once it’s released early next year! The guide gives you home-cooked delicious meals, plus it also recommends not only where to eat, but what to order.
Here is a snapshot of just some of the brunch places to eat and some of the meals to order. All of the venues below are listed in the guide.
Top 6 places to eat a Healthy Brunch in Melbourne
Perfectly positioned next to the beautiful Victoria Gardens, this white and bright space makes even the dreariest of days, seem pleasant. Whether you eat gluten free, dairy free or opt for a vegan meal, Fourth Chapter offers something for everyone.
Melbourne Foodies I recommend the Acai with a Kombucha at Fourth Chapter.
Just off Toorak Rd, this beautiful space can make you feel like you are miles away from all the hustle and bustle. This sophisticated cafe makes everything in-house; from baking their own pastries to making their own relish.
Melbourne Foodies I recommend the House-Made Nuts and Seeds Granola with Almond Mylk and a Green or Red juice at Two Birds One Stone.
This industrial, yet chic cafe is definitely a favourite place for locals (and non-locals) to brunch. This big space with a rustic court-yard is renowned for its coffee and bold menu.
Melbourne Foodies I recommend the Grilled Eggplant with Stuffed Paratha with a Lemon-Grass and Ginger Tea at Auction Rooms.
Fresh on the scene, Holla is nestled right near the corner of Victoria St and Church St. This trendy cafe is open from the crack of dawn 7 days a week, plus they’ll serve you dinner from Wednesdays to Saturday. Ethically sourced produce, they pride themselves off serving you native ingredients on their all-day menu.
Melbourne Foodies I recommend the Brekky Greens with a Latte in a mug at Holla.
This welcoming environment invites you to come meet, talk, eat and drink. This cosy cafe has new-ish managers and has had a bit of a re-vamp!
Melbourne Foodies I recommend the Summer Salad plus Chicken with a regular Latte at Hawk and Hunter.
Head Chef Jose Chavez has been mentored by the best. His El Salvadorian background and passion for food, can be tasted with every bite. He has a lot on his plate (scuse the pun), running not only Short Straw, but also its sibling Collective Espresso.
Melbourne Foodies I recommend the Poke Bowl with a regular Latte at Short Straw.
Bon appetite foodies!