5 to Try: Brunch

From the perfect Eggs Benny to Biscoff French Toast – start your day right with these top breakfast spots.

Notorious Espresso
For those who take their coffee seriously, Notorious Espresso is one of the best in town, with single origin beans rotated weekly. If you want to truly indulge, this is the place to do it, with dishes that look (and taste) as good as they sound, including the eggs benny with slow cooked beef brisket on house-made potato rosti, golden gaytime hotcakes or caramel Biscoff French toast with brûléed banana and vanilla ice cream.

Black Seed Café
Planning a play date at Wyndham Park? Black Seed Café is just a short stroll from this epic playground and have won a legion of fans for their excellent coffee (Mikro Coffee Roasters) and all-day brunch menu. Try the corn and jalapeno fritters with poached eggs and chilli jam, or the Moroccan baked eggs with harissa spiced tomato base, eggplant, capsicum, beef chorizo, dukkah and feta.

Jock and Mack
The passion and energy of owners Aimee and Eden shines right through Jock and Mack, with brunch classics, Axil coffee and friendly service making it a local favourite. It’s hard to go past the house-made cheesy herb hash with smashed avo, poached egg, roquette salad and salmon, but if you’re on the move, check out their range of specialty cheese toasties featuring French Comte, Truffle Pecorini and Swiss Gruyere. This is a great stop for cyclists tackling the Federation Trail and is also dog friendly, with outdoor seating, doggy treats and puppycinnos.

Oh Happy Day
Visiting Cheetham Wetlands? This cute as button, Oh Happy Day is a great post-walk brunch option, located just 5 kilometres from the observation tower and just a short walk from Saltwater Coast Crocodile Park. Try the jaffa hotcakes topped with hazelnut chocolate and orange infused caramelised berries, or if you’re feeling virtuous, the quinoa Buddha bowl with edamame beans and Asian slaw. The iced coffees are top notch and you’ll find plenty to tempt you in their display cabinet of cakes and sweet treats.

Wolf on Watton
Wolf on Watton is a great option for larger groups, with loads of indoor and outdoor seating options, overlooking Werribee River. Within the brunch menu you’ll find a fresh spin on some of your favourites including the corn fritters with apple chilli relish and Vietnamese mint and coriander bean shoot salad. Wolf on Watton is also licensed, making it the perfect spot to settle in for the afternoon with an Aperol Spritz and grazing board of cured meats and boutique cheeses.

More to explore…
For a sugar hit try Avliya Balkan Cuisine & Dessert. Their speciality desserts include the Medena torte – ten layers of honey cake and the Jadranka – a chocolate walnut cake. There’s also the intriguing Nesquick torta – made from Nesquick layers of vanilla and chocolate pudding!

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