With the countdown officially on until Melbourne plays host to The World’s 50 Best Restaurants this April, it’s a fitting time to highlight the best food and wine experiences that the country has to offer. When it comes to breakfast Australia really shines, forget your standard bacon and eggs, the ‘brekkie’ dishes here are so inventive that you’ll want to eat them all day long.
The Boathouse Balmoral , Sydney, New South Wales
It’s hard to decide what’s more appealing here… the artfully arranged fruit platters, coastal-themed coffees and perfectly poached eggs, or the stunning water views of Balmoral. Luckily, you get to have them both.
Bread & Circus Wholefoods Canteen , Sydney, New South Wales
At Bread & Circus Wholefoods Canteen the food comes beautifully served up on pastel-coloured plates, and even better, it’s actually good for you!
The Kettle Back, Melbourne, Victoria
Hotcakes with ricotta, blueberries, maple, double cream, seeds and nuts are best when paired with a top-notch coffee, which of course Melbourne is rather famous for.
The Grounds of Alexandra, Sydney, New South Wales
An oasis tucked away in Sydney’s inner west, The Grounds is an extensive hub of locally harvested produce, organic gardens, farm animals, fresh flowers and baked goods. One thing is guaranteed here – the Instagram opportunities are endless!
Signal Station Brasserie, Hobart, Tasmania
This is eggs benedict done Tassie-style! Here this classic breakfast dish comes with delicious local salmon cured in beetroot, vodka and gin. Oh, and the panoramic views of Hobart, the Derwent River and O’Possum Bay are pretty special too!
The Rabbit hole organic tea bar, Sydney, New South Wales
The brunch dishes at The Rabbit Hole are almost to pretty to eat – almost! Think coconut, pineapple and berry brunch bowls, and earl grey infused raspberry jam with pepe saya butter on sourdough.
Skypoint Observation Deck, Gold Coast, Queensland
Who even knew that you could have breakfast at the highest point above the Gold Coast? Well, you can, and this is the EPIC view that you’re rewarded with.
Bib & Tucker, Fremantle, Western Australia
Bib & Tucker’s buttermilk pancakes with banana, salted caramel, pecans and Tasmanian double cream come served with a side of breathtaking views over the Indian Ocean.
Celsius Coffee Co, Sydney, New South Wales
Perched on Kirribilli’s wharf, you can indulge in an inventive breakfast menu and excellent coffee whilst seemingly floating on water. Here, million dollar views accompany breakfast dishes such as chilli buttered eggs with house made onion jam.
White Elephant Café, Gnarabup, Western Australia
It’s hard to beat the feeling of an early morning swim or stand-up paddle boarding session in the ocean, followed by coffee and a hearty breakfast. At the White Elephant Café you don’t have to walk far from the sand for this experience – or even wear shoes for that matter!
By Chloe Knight-Gregson
Published: March 24, 2017