Sometimes you want all the fixings of a big breakfast, but it is the middle of the afternoon. Or it may even be the middle of the night. What is your go-to spot for breakfast dishes at all hours?
If there is one thing Melbourne does well, it is breakfast. With cafes dotted in every suburb, you can find a hearty big breakfast wherever you go. Many places serve breakfast well into the afternoon.
There are cafes all over Melbourne serving top-quality breakfast at all times of day. Image: Pixabay.
Here are some suggestions on where to find all-day breakfast in Melbourne.
In the city and surrounding areas: The Melbourne CBD is where you will find breakfast on a whim- including in the middle of the night. Here are some of the city's most popular eateries that serve all-day breakfast: Baci, an Italian restaurant in Crown Casino, has an extensive breakfast menu available 24 hours a day. Roule Galette in Flinders Lane serves savoury crepes which will hit your breakfast cravings. Open until 8pm most days. The Hardware Societe serves French breakfast dishes until 3pm daily. Berth, located in the Docklands, has a reasonably priced breakfast menu, served until 5pm lately.
Northern suburbs The Inner North is spoilt for choice when it comes to all-day breakfast. Here are some of the most famous North Melbourne breakfasts: Seven Seeds in Carlton serves nothing but breakfast from 7am to 5pm daily (opens 8am on Sundays). Twenty and Six in North Melbourne specialises in breakfast food, and is open from 7:30am (or 8am on weekends) until 3:30pm. Auction Rooms Cafe on Errol Street serves elaborate breakfast dishes around the $20 mark, until 5pm daily. Park Street is a newcomer in Carlton North, but has already earned quite the reputation. Catch their breakfast menu from 7:30am until 4pm daily.
Eastern suburbs The Eastern side of Melbourne has quite the cafe culture of its own. Here are some of the most exciting options for a late breakfast for those in the East: The Hatter & The Hare is an Alice in Wonderland themed breakfast/brunch cafe located in Bayswater. Open 7am to 4pm on weekdays, and 8am to 4pm on weekends. Trendy Ringwood North cafe Rubiki has a well-rounded breakfast menu, served until 2pm on weekdays and 4pm on weekends. The Penny Drop in Box Hill serves breakfast dishes with a twist- all under $20. Served from 7:30am until 3pm daily. Stirr it Up in Ringwood specialises in breakfast fare, and is open from 7am to 4:30pm weekdays and 7:30am to 4pm on weekends.
South East suburbs The South East side of Melbourne is packed with trendy cafes. South Eastern cafes boasting all-day breakfast menus include: Chapelli's in South Yarra, which serves breakfast from 6am to 4pm daily. Miss Jackson in St Kilda, with a quirky breakfast/brunch menu available 7am to 4pm daily. Eden Espresso in Malvern, which boasts gourmet and internationally inspired breakfast dishes from 7am to 4pm daily. Merchants Guild Cafe in Bentleigh, a popular brunch spot serving breakfast from 7am to 4pm daily.
There are quirky cafes aplenty waiting in Melbourne's Western suburbs. These ones serve all-day breakie: Cheeky Chewies is a new, family-friendly cafe in Laverton which serves Asian fusion breakfast dishes until 4pm daily. Found 401 is a funky burger cafe in Sunshine with a no-frills brunch menu from 8am to 4pm daily. Morris Heath cafe in Hoppers Crossing has an extensive breakfast menu, available 8am to 4pm daily. You'll find comfort food as well as lighter fare suitable for health nuts. Slices Family Restaurant in Caroline Springs serves standard breakfast dishes - including a $16 Big Brekkie - available until 4pm daily. For something a bit different, try their Breakfast Pizza.
Over to you, readers- where do you go for all-day breakfast in Melbourne? Please tell us about your favourite cafes in the comments.