Smashed avo and a coffee may be the two most quintessential Melbourne things you can think of. So if you’re a local, it’s safe to say you enjoy the occasional brunch! But when living in the suburbs, it can take quite some time to travel out to Fitzroy or Brunswick for the classic Melbourne brunch scene. In fact, there are plenty of local joints serving delicious coffee, eggs and more! Here are our top 10 brunch spots conveniently located in the Melbourne Eastern suburbs.
Stanley is a lovely cafe nestled in the quiet streets of Mount Waverley. The modern aesthetic from the light wooden furniture and indoor plants combined with ample space for up to 60 guests creates a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere to enjoy a meal with friends. And it’s easy to pick their standout item, Nutella Hong Kong Waffles, a must try for any sweet tooth!
63 Stanley Avenue, Mount Waverley 3149
2. Lorna Cafe
With it’s white, minimalist interior and insta worthy food, Lorna proves you don’t have to travel far for the best brunch spots. The menu may be small but each dish has a unique twist, so you know you can’t buy it anywhere else. And it’s the perfect place to recharge after an exhausting work out at the 1000 Steps nearby!
1053 Burwood Highway, Ferntree Gully 3156
3. White Mojo Plus
Located in the heart of bustling Kingsway, the pastel decor and roller-roofed terrace of this spacious cafe create an open, indoor-outdoor atmosphere to relax. And if you love your coffee then White Mojo Plus is a must try. The spacious cafe includes an in-house coffee roastery for their house blend to be roasted on site!
83 – 85 Kingsway, Glen Waverley 3150
4. Son of Tucci
A little cafe hidden away in Mount Waverley, you might miss it if it wasn’t brimming with customers! This cafe is all about quality, so you know you can find some of the best coffee in Melbourne here. And if you can’t decide between all the delicious items on their breakfast menu, you can always go for the Breaky Tasting Plate. Why have one item when you can have three!
5 Hamilton Walk, Mount Waverley 3149
5. Temperance Society
The timber furniture and open brick walls at Temperance Society bring an urban style to the Melbourne suburbs. And their extensive breakfast menu provides plenty of options to choose from. The Huevos Benedictos with a chipotle hollandaise twist is a definite favourite!
127 Kangaroo Road, Hughesdale 3166
The light timber, hanging greenery and iconic moss wall create a natural and simplistic aesthetic in this Glen Waverley cafe. And with vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and dairy free options, 1809 is well catered to everyone’s needs. The cafe is beautifully named after the owner’s son who was born visually impaired. The name refers to his birthday, September 18, and the logo reads 1809 in braille.
34 Willow Avenue, Glen Waverley 3150
7. Abacus All Day
If you don’t want to head all the way out to Abacus on Chapel Street you can get your fix at Abacus All Day at Town Square in Eastland. Their contemporary menu and luxe decor bring a trendy, inner city vibe to the suburbs. And it turns into a bar and restaurant in the evening, so you get the best of both worlds!
Town Square Eastland, Ringwood 3134
8. Mr Tucci
High ceilings, greenery and lots of natural lighting create a spacious and open atmosphere at Mr Tucci. The specialty here is their homemade cakes. From Italian sponge with lemon curd to pistachio and berry tea cakes, you’ll have a hard time deciding on just one!
10 High Street, Glen Iris 3146
The pastel and light wooden interior of Trei bring a fresh vibe to the quiet suburb of Glen Waverley. From smoothie bowls to french toast, it offers both clean eating and indulgent options. And with many items around the $13 mark, Trei proves to be one of the more affordable suburban brunch spots.
232 Blackburn Road, Glen Waverley 3150
10. The Penny Drop
The earthy tones and copper coloured lights create a warm and inviting atmosphere at this Box Hill cafe. Their modern menu is made different with an Asian twist, such as their Hash Waffle Benedict with Asian slaw and five spice caramel. If you love Asian flavours you must give this place a try!
913 Whitehorse Road, Boxhill 3128