It’s no secret that Melbourne is a city that loves to brunch, with gourmet breakfasts available throughout the day at the many eclectic cafés. The trend has now spread further afield with brunch venues in regional Victoria evoking the spirit of St Kilda or Fitzroy.
LiveFast – with a reputation for the best coffee in Halls Gap, Live Fast also serves up a great brunch seven days a week to satiate even the biggest outdoor adventurer’s appetite.
Green Zebra – a long time favourite of locals and visitors to Albury. If the food isn’t made from scratch or harvested from the kitchen garden, it will have been purchased from a local producer who is fanatical about flavour and freshness.
The Black Pudding is located in the port area of Echuca, a great little spot to soak up the history of the town over a perfect cup of coffee. The menu is adjusted seasonally to deliver what locals dub the best breakfast in town. Open seven days for brunch.
Yellow Espresso – newcomer Yellow Espresso is bright, bustling and the latest place to be for brunch in Ballarat. Serving all day breakfast and one of the best coffees in town.
Elk Horn Roadhouse – a cafe, restaurant and gift store with its own range of gourmet products, all housed in what was formerly a tin shed in the middle of a horse paddock. Inspired by US roadhouses, visitors will find delicious breakfasts worth the road trip. Open seven days.
Percy and Percy – step into this old grocers in Bendigo and feel as though you’re in a destination cafe in Fitzroy. Offering a seasonal breakfast menu, open Wednesday to Sunday for breakfast.
Run Rabbit Run – popular brunch spot in the heart of Castlemaine, known for great coffee and provincial fare served in a relaxed atmosphere. The gallery space upstairs plays host to temporary exhibitions. Open Wednesday to Sunday.
Coral Lee – a favourite with Bright locals and visitors-in-the-know, this is a quirky 1950s-inspired café dishing up modern food made with love. Enjoy Honeybird coffee roasted locally with a delicious brunch in the sun-filled courtyard. Generous and earthy dishes fill the blackboard menu, including Coral Lee’s signature dish, the pesto toast with feta, beetroot and poached eggs. The house-baked cakes hero local produce in season.
Coombe – The Melba Estate is home of world famous opera singer Dame Nellie Melba and a property with an unrivalled provenance. Located at the gateway to the Yarra Valley wine region in Victoria, the historic estate includes a cellar door, providore, gallery and restaurant. The modern, spacious yet intimate restaurant overlooks the market-style courtyard of the beautifully restored facilities.
Burnham Bakery and the adjoining Piggery Café offer enchanting in-house breads and pastries. The Piggery Café has been designed in a warm and rustic manner with touches of modernity, while Burnham Beeches sources sustainable and ethically-caught andharvested produce, which is reflected in its menu.
1 Sherbrooke Rd, Sherbrooke VIC 3789