Round up your squad, because you are going to want to brunch everyday for the rest of your life, with our ultimate list of places to brunch in Melbourne, for social addicts like us who like to capture the perfect insta-worthy photo (or 50), before we tuck in!
Tuesday for the Melbourne Girl team usually involves a quick cafe catch-up, to chat about what we got up to on the weekend; what we are drinking, eating and trying not to eat; television shows we’re watching; books we are reading; podcasts we are listening too; family and friends; how many hours sleep we had the night before; blah, blah, blah; and the Kardashians, although not always in any coherent order, LOL.
Today’s meeting place was one of our favourites, Kitty Burns, tucked neatly into the inner courtyard of Acacia Place in Abbotsford. The restaurant played host for our final pull together of this list.
Brunch in Melbourne
After ordering one of everything on the menu (food and bevvies that is), we sat around the chic plywood table enjoying some laughs and our second (cough-cough OK third) coffee for the morning. We love catching up because not only can we discuss the latest Instagram update and how the hell to put a location marker on your story (me asking Prue anyway), it’s also time for a complete wrap up of what events we need to be at in Melbourne for the week and to plan our blog schedule of course.
So without any further delay, who’d like to know which brunch destinations make our list?
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It would be hard to find a prettier coffee shop in Melbourne than Kitty Burns. Tucked in the internal courtyard of Acacia Place, Abbotsford – Kitty knows how to make a cracking coffee, and brunch, and juices, and serve you up a great pastry… They have it all!
24 Acacia Place
Long Story Short
Put on your stretchy pants and get set to indulge in the ultimate fairy floss dessert burger at Long Story Short cafe. It’s the perfect naughty treat to accompany your breakfast porridge and taro latte. This chic, modern cafe is located on Crockford Street in Port Melbourne.
40 Crockford Street
Matcha Mylkbar is an all plant-based eatery which has set the benchmark for vegan cafes in Melbourne. Their insta-worthy menu is off the chart (even for a non-vegan girl like myself) and they are positioned perfectly at the top of Acland Street for you to grab a bright-green burger bun and mushroom latte before you start exploring all the wonderful sights around St Kilda.
72A Acland Street
Higher Ground describe themselves as not quite a cafe, not quite a restaurant… But there is one word to describe their space, and that is GORGEOUS!
Tucked neatly into the corner of Little Bourke and Spencer Streets, they serve up innovative fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as wonderful coffee and a wine list which will have you settled in for a long session with your squad, whatever time of the day (although we highly recommend brunch).
A tip if you’re planning to make a visit, be prepared to wait for a table, because there is high demand for a coveted table, especially on the weekend! When I dropped in for a takeaway coffee last time, waits were up to an hour and a half… But I promise you, it’s worth it!
650 Little Bourke Street
Abacus All Day
Abacus All Day at Eastland has a gorgeous laid-back café vibe for your next brunch date. We love their Nitro Coffee and feasting on their share plates. It’s also a great place to enjoy cocktails, craft beer and local wines, along side Australia’s best produce from Victoria’s top farmers and artisan producers.
Their interiors are off the chart and the wall mural is amaze!
Town Square, Eastland
171/175 Maroondah Highway
Give me pretty lights, a caravan bar and cocktail jugs in a trendy laneway, and this chic establishment in the heart of Melbourne shoots straight to the top of my hidden gems list.
Chuckle Park Bar and Cafe is in their words, a gorgeous outdoor space with a big heart and an even bigger soul tucked down a laneway off Little Collins Street. This bar makes for the ultimate Sunday brunch session with the girls!
322 Little Collins Street
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As well as being one of our favourite Instagrammable #ihavethisthingwithfloors locations in Melbourne, Collective Espresso also serve up great coffee. Located across from Camberwell Station in Cookson St, it’s the perfect little trendy cafe to sit and enjoy a fun brunch session.
1/3 Cookson Street
Domaine Chandon is #interiorspo heaven! This beautiful Yarra Valley winery partnered with interior design practice Foolscap Studio to overhaul their site and the end result is truly incredible – we are in love with the peach booths in the Tasting area, and the pink (Australian sourced) marble stone is *to die*.
Having only reopened late last year, Domaine Chandon is the perfect place to take your squad, treat yourself to a Sparkling tasting platter, then settle in for a long-lunch at their totally Instagrammable new space.
727 Maroondah Highway
The Penny Drop
The Penny Drop is the perfect place to brunch with your family. The kids menu is one of the best in Melbourne, their pancakes and ice cream dish is seriously delicious! The cafe has beautiful interiors and wonderful service, making it the perfect spot to get cosy for a few hours, and get your eat and drink on!
913 Whitehorse Road
Stepping Stone is a smallish-sized cafe, nestled behind bustling Chapel Street and it’s a great place to do brunch with your bestie in stylish South Yarra… If you do head in for a sesh, be sure to order their egg soldiers! They are delish.
68 River Street
Design lovers will be in heaven at this uber-cool spot just outside of Rosebud on the Mornington Peninsula. The art deco exterior and the incredible artwork inside are complemented by their delicious range of coffee blends, including offerings from Dukes Coffee and Uncle Joe’s.
1489 Point Nepean Road
This is one of the coolest little coffee spots in you’ll find in Melbourne. Located in the heart of one of our funkiest suburbs, Fitzroy, the Industry Beans team roast and brew specialty coffee in their industrial-chic converted warehouse.
They also have an open kitchen, serving up a seriously delicious progressive brunch menu.
3/62 Rose Street
Located in the heart of Cremorne (just down the street from Richmond Station), Sloane Ranger cafe is the perfect place to meet the girls for a coffee and brunch on the weekends (in fact any day of the week).
They serve up locally roasted Dukes Coffee and a fab selection of all-day eats, including one of the best avo on toast you find in Victoria!
13 Cremorne Street
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