Ever since we were kids, we have always told "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day" - so why not enjoy it all day? Many cafes around Canberra keep their breakfast menu running all day, so it doesn't matter if you roll out of bed at 8am or 12pm, you can still stumble down the road bleary-eyed and order a bacon and egg roll to get you up and going. Some people, like myself, just prefer the breakfast options over lunch options - avocado on toast or a delicious rosti stack can be enjoyed just as much for lunch, as it can for breakfast. The All-Day Breakfast is the perfect solution!
So where can you go for a good all-day brekkie around Canberra? If you have a favourite, please leave a comment at the top of this article with your local secret. Here are some popular ones to try, next time you sleep in and have a craving for bacon at lunchtime!
Relax with an All Day Breakfast at Rye, Braddon. Image: Original photos from Rye Facebook
Lonsdale Street in Braddon is just a short walk from the city centre and has a large number of cafes and restaurants all in the one location...
Rye is a healthy café at the start of Lonsdale Street, which offers a wide range of wholesome breakfast dishes on their All Day Breakfast menu between 6:30am - 4pm, 7 days a week. If you have had a rough night, they also have a Bloody Mary on the menu with vodka and Tabasco sauce to kick-start you back to life! See here for details.
Elk and Pea is located near the far end of Lonsdale Street from the city and offer their All Day Breakfast menu each weekend between 7am - 3pm. If your stomach is grumbling, why not order "The Grande - 2 eggs your way, bacon, chorizo, paprika & garlic mushrooms, braised beans, sautéed spinach and avocado on two pieces of sourdough ($25)". See here for details.
Toasted is Canberra's first Toast Bar, so you can enjoy a wide range of toppings on your toast - all day! Choose your base toast and then a sweet or savoury flavour combination from the menu on top - or choose from their delicious range of toasties for a carb hit to get you through the rest of the day. Toasted is open between 7am - 3pm weekdays and 8am - 3:30pm on weekends. See here for details. For a full article on Toasted, see here.
Toast and coffee = the perfect match all day at Toasted, Braddon
If you live in the north of Canberra, why not try...
The Knox Made in Watson has a true All Day Breakfast menu starting at 7am on weekdays and 7:30am on weekends, until late in the afternoon. If you are looking for something with some spice to wake you up, why not try the Mexican Eggs or Brekkie Taco. See here for details. For a full article on The Knox Made in Watson, see here. Chatterbox in Belconnen has their breakfast menu running between 6:30am - 2pm during the week and 8am - 1:30pm on the weekends. If you are hungry, but not starving, they offer a half size meal for most options. Check out their two most popular dishes - the Smashed Avocado and Potato Stack. See here for details.
Ricardo's café in Macquarie is a popular venue for their out-of-this-world desserts, however they also offer an All Day Breakfast menu during their opening hours, between 7:30am - 5:30pm during the week and 7:30am - 4pm on weekends. If you feel like something savoury, try their "Breakfast Fritters - Corn, zucchini & haloumi fritters, poached eggs, beetroot hummus, Moroccan couscous, dukkah & dill yoghurt ($19.90)" - see photo below. You will find Ricardo's in the Jamison Plaza shopping centre, with inside and outside seating. See here for details. For a full article on Ricardo's, see here.
All Day Breakfast Fritters at Ricardo's. Image: Ricardo's Facebook
The south of Canberra also has a range of exciting options, such as...
Maple and Clove offer a weekend All-Day Breakfast menu between 8am - 3pm, with menu items such as "Sweet Potato Hashbrown - Served with gypsy ham, scrambled eggs, dukkah and rocket ($19)". This popular and healthy café is located in the Hotel Realm district in Barton, with views to Realm Park. See here for details.
Fox and Bow is a colourful café tucked away at Farrer shops, in Woden. They offer an All Day Brunch menu between 7am on weekdays (8am on weekends) until the kitchen closes at 2:30pm. Why not try a "Princess Fiona - Blueberry Hotcake, Lemon Curd, Spanish Almond Brittle & Pepe Saya Mascarpone, Burnt Orange Caramel ($16.90)" to waken your tastebuds! See here for details. For a full article on Fox and Bow, see here.
Local Press Café is a healthy café located on the scenic Kingston Foreshore. Their All-Day Breakfast is a popular one, with the breakfast menu on offer between 7:30am - 3pm on weekdays and 8am - 4pm on weekends. You also have the option to "build your own breakfast" with toasts, eggs, salmon, ham, avocado, seeds, lentils and more to choose from. See here for details. For a full article on Local Press cafe, see here.
Enjoy a healthy start to your day at Local Press Cafe - what ever time that may be!
These are just some of the All-Day Breakfast options around the Capital to try this weekend. It is always good to know, when you have a little lie-in, that you're not going to miss out on the breakfast menu - these delicious meals are waiting for you all day. An All-Day Breakfast is the perfect way to get the day started. So relax, enjoy your weekend and take your time savouring the sleep-in.
Isn't that what weekends are for?
Relax with a hearty All Day Breakfast at Little Bird Cafe, Barton