Top 10 breakfasts in Melbourne

[Photo: Tammy Boyce]


I’m tipping there’s gonna be a few sore heads in Melbourne this Sunday, after the AFL Grand Final clash between the Hawks and the Eagles, so I’ve updated my list of top picks for places to refuel with food your body will thank you for:

1. The Beatt Cafe in Beatty Avenue, Armadale
OMG hot pick: Mexi eggs served on organic blue corn tortillas with spiced organic lamb, black bean, tomato and red onion salsa, avo lime smash topped with chipotle aioli, smoked paprika and 2 organic fried eggs.  Need we say more?

2. The Grain Store in Flinders Lane, CBD
OMG hot pick: wild mushrooms, poached eggs and pecorino with grilled sourdough, green peas, crisp kale and romesco.


Seratonin Eatery banana pancakes

3. Serotonin Eatery in Madden Grove Burnley
OMG hot pick: positive banana flour pancakes served with banana ice cream and berries are a must for sweet tooth – they look decadent but you can eat these without an ounce of guilt!

4. Little Big Sugar Salt in Abbotsford
OMG hot pick: Bowl of Health – general greens feat. smashed avocado, noodles (that’s zucchini noodles), shredded brussels, herbs, harissa butterbean puree, beetroot, enoki mushrooms, herbs, poached egg + the option to add pulled pork.

 5. Heal.Thy.Self.Co in Ballarat Street, Yarraville
OMG hot pick: A rich organic tomato sugo full of seasonable vegetables, goats cheese and free range eggs, gently baked and served with sourdough toast and an optional side of chorizo.

Heal.Thy Self Co. [Photo: Bec Hudson]

Heal.Thy Self Co. [Photo: Bec Hudson]

6. Tall Timber in Commercial Road, Prahran
OMG hot pick: Middle Eastern sautéed cauliflower and kale hash with poached eggs. Roast cauliflower and chickpea hash with pomegranates, hummus, poached eggs, kale and lime.
OR, for lunch: Chef Ryan’s famous Middle Eastern slow cooked chermoula lamb shoulder with pistachio and cranberry tabbouleh, tahini yoghurt, coriander and lime.

Sixteen hour lamb shoulder with Middle Eastern spiced tabbouleh, pomegranate yoghurt, fresh chilli, coriander and lime. (Photography by Bec Hudson)

[Photo: Bec Hudson] Tall Timber slow cooked lamb


Feast of Merit Ful Medames

7. Feast of Merit in Swan Street, Richmond
OMG hot pick: Ful Medames with fava beans, cumin, parsley, lemon, green eggs, pickled turnips and super grain toast.

8Green Cup in Chapel Street, South Yarra
OMG hot pick: If the thought of waiting in  long queues for a table is too much for you this Sunday, you better pop on down to Green Cup for their signature smoothie and famous smashed avo on seeded bread with chilli or chia… it is seasoned to absolute perfection!

Photo by Elisa Watson

Green Cup.  Photo by Elisa Watson


9. Brighton Schoolhouse in Brighton
OMG hot pick: Hashtag #YOLO – house cured salmon, potato and leek hash, slow cooked egg, avocado, leek kale + the grass is greener smoothie

10. Urban Projuice in Montague Street, Albert Park
OMG hot pick: Acai bowl – a frozen blend of assorted berries topped with fresh fruit, goji berries, chia seeds, nuts and shredded coconut.  Their raw snickers and mars bars look pretty amazing too – take one home for r’on (later on)!

Urban Projuice

Urban Projuice Acai bowl


If you don’t make it out of bed in time for breakfast, or even lunch, for that matter, not to worry – the guys at Sauced Pasta Bar in Chapel Street, Windsor and Bourke Road Camberwell deliver within a 5km radius of their stores!
OMG hot pick: Veggie strips with the 4 p’s (pumpkin puree, basil pesto, pine nuts and persian feta).



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Zara is a healthy home coach and keynote speaker on a mission to empower 1 million people to takes steps towards a healthier home. Zara learned about the link between our homes and our health after going through two different types of cancer. Zara is passionate about shining the spotlight on what she believes to be the least understood health challenges of our time, and sharing the things she wishes she had known, that could have prevented the illnesses she has been through. Recognised as one of Australia’s leading health influencers, Zara was a finalist in the 2014 Bupa Health Influencer of the Year Awards. She has appeared on TEN News, Today Show and The Project, been featured in the Herald Sun, I Quit Sugar, and contributed Medibank’s Be. Magazine and Fairfax health online publications. Zara contributed to the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s first comprehensive report on breast cancer in young women in Australia.

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