Melbourne's Best Brunch Spots

The 7 Best Places For Brunch In Melbourne

Melbourne is filled with trendy craft beer bars and lots of Instagrammable cafes, but when you’ve just rolled out of bed on the weekend, nothing hits the spot quite like a tasty, boozy brunch.

A meal where you can eat huge portions of food and where it is socially acceptable to drink cocktails and beer before lunch time? We’re big fans. In fact, brunch in Melbourne is so delicious that it should honestly be at the top of anyone’s to-do list when they’re visiting this popular Australian city. 

This not-quite-breakfast and not-quite-lunch beauty is the shining beacon of our weekends. And, we’re sure you’re about to fall in love with brunch in Melbourne, too. Check out these seven hotspots for quality, tasty brunch.

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1. Rudimentary

A creative menu and a truly intriguing locale makes Rudimentary one of the best places for brunch in Melbourne by far. Offering both sweet and savoury options, what we love about this place is the sheer variety of menu options available to tickle your tastebuds. Choose from rye waffles and smashed avocado. Or, opt for something sweeter and sample their rye waffles. It’s all delicious, so you really can’t go wrong.

Best Places for Brunch in Melbourne

2. The Craft & Co

The Craft & Co is many things all rolled into one super chic hotspot. This craft brewery is also a distillery, winery, and eatery. And, while we suggest heading here for quality craft brews, it’s their Sunday brunch that’s got us drooling. From 10 am to 12 pm every Sunday they host a bottomless brunch complete with unlimited Bloody Mary’s and Limoncello Mimosas plus one menu item. On the menu? Many things, but breakfast pizza tops our list.

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3. Manchester Press

Craving a NYC-style bagel in Melbourne for brunch? The best place to go is Manchester Press. While they’re not exactly up to par with famous New York City bagels, they’re creatively presented and topped with super delicious ingredients. From Philly cheese steak and beef brisket pastrami to the ever-famous avocado and feta smash, they’ve really got it all. Our suggestion? Take a few friends and order many so you can taste test more than one.

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4. Three Bags Full

Locals love their trendy warehouses, and that’s exactly what Three Bags Full is. An old factory that’s been converted into a three-room, ultra-cosy cafe, this sprawling eatery is the perfect place to meet up with friends for a weekend brunch date. Start with their coffee, which is always brewed to perfection. Then, move onto indulging in their ricotta hotcakes, brekkie tasting board, or twice-baked French toast.

Melbourne's Best Brunch Spots

5. Pillar of Salt

Entering Pillar of Salt feels like entering a high-energy cafe on the streets of New York. Mix that with the laid back attitude of the staff and quite an inventive menu and you’ve got yourself one of the best spots for brunch in Melbourne. It’s a good idea to sample various menu items, but their Nordic Breakfast Board might be one of the most popular. It features ocean trout gravlax, scrambled eggs, rye toast, cheese, and other delightful surprises.

6. The Kettle Black

We’ve recently ranked The Kettle Black as one of the most Instagrammable cafes in Melbourne. But, it turns out their food is just as delicious as it is aesthetically pleasing. More specifically, their brunch food is some of the most well-prepared in the city.Their banana waffles come with smoked maple and whipped peanut butter. Then, they top it all off with praline and banana milk ice cream.

7. Archie’s All Day

With a name like Archie’s All Day you can pretty much guess that they serve breakfast and brunch food all day long. The trendy Fitzroy location makes it a hotspot for hungry eaters in one of Melbourne’s coolest neighbourhood who flock to this all-day diner for brunch classics. Expect to indulge on avocado toast and pair it with a super classic frozen rose to really complete the whole brunch package. Brunch in Melbourne doesn’t get much better than this.

Elizabeth Thorn

Elizabeth has lived and worked in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia, all of which have contributed to her passion for travel writing. When she's not writing, you can find her exploring little hideouts in Colombia or watching photography tutorials on YouTube.

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