Yes, like a proper hipster with the avo toasts and flat whites.

On my days off and sometimes before I go to work for an afternoon shift, I would go for brunch (sometimes I’d have to even line up for them).

Here are some Instagram worthy brunches for your eyes to feast on, or if you find yourself in Melbourne for you to try. Okay, the some things on the list are bordering on dessert. But remember, I’m a sweet brunch person? So I have dessert for brekkie or dinner.

1. Higher Ground

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Brunch #higherground #melbourne #australia #brunch #food

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Higher Ground opens quite early and is right across Southern Cross station, and they were able to give me the coffee I needed after an overnight bus ride.

 

 

2. Humble Rays

Underneath all that pink stuff is a red velvet cookie. I should probably mention that I’m more of a sweet brunch person and I prefer my brunch, pink and adorable.

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My very sugary and pink brunch 🍴

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3. Hardware Societe

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Because I love my brunch with sprinkles

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4. Seven Seeds

5. Grain Store

The bagels are awesome. There is usually a line, so on New Year’s day, we decided to have it as take away to skip the line, got our food and then ate it in the waiting area.

6. Manchester Press

7. Rustica

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8. Billy’s Central

To be honest, the reason why I tried this place was because Rustica wasn’t open yet. But it’s actually pretty good and has really big portions (bring a friend, or two).

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I miss my brunch buddies @rgenn @reginecokieng

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9. Industry Beans

Bubbles in my coffee? Yes, please. The dessert has coffee caviar that explodes in your mouth, it’s the best,

10. Hash Specialty Coffee

Instagram Story worthy fairy floss on the drinks. They also serve Mork’s hot chocolate topped with fairy floss.

11. The Kettle Black

The terrace house merged with the modern building is so Melbourne. The Iced Cascara also gives you that caffeine kick while being very refreshing on a hot summer day. Funny story, the first time I went, we were evacuated because there was a fire in the building (it survived).

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Iced Cascara and Mushrooms

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Okay the rest is not exactly brunch, because standing room and coffee (or hot chocolate) with pastries only, but so worth waking up for.

12. Patricia

According to Yelp, it’s the best coffee in Melbourne. Also my friend is named Patricia, so we had to go. The staff also had fun calling out her name for her takeaway cup with Patricia printed on it.

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Patricia with Patricia

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13. Mork Chocolate Brew House

Strictly hot chocolate.

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Hot chocolate for brekkie

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14. Market Lane Coffee

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Coffee ☕

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15. Lune Crossanterie

The best croissants ever, I actually woke up for it.

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The best croissants ever

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16. Tmix

Okay, this is technically a drinks (don’t actually serve coffee as far as I know) and donuts place. But they have the cutest donuts and cutest drinks.

 

17. Brunetti

Cake for dinner, cake for breakfast, cake for literally anytime of the day (it opens quite late too, so cake midnight snack, anyone?).

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Cake for dinner last night, because why not?

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18. Aclan Street Cakes

There are a few European cake shops on Aclan street and they are as good as they are adorable.

19. Om Nom Kitchen

It’s in a dessert themed hotel and the desserts are outrageous.

 

20. Shortstop

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Earl Grey and Rose Donut ☕🌹

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21. White Mojo

The black latte tastes like sesame and was actually quite good.

 

22. Top Paddock

To be continued…

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