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Best new brunch spots in Melbourne

by Bonnie Gill

Sometimes you get given the responsibility of choosing the post-yoga brunch spot, and sometimes there’s just too much to choose from. If you’re after a breaky board post morning flow or a place to work and sip on chai all day, then we’ve made things a little bit easier with these brand new hotspots:

Oppen – Windsor
Here’s a new kid on the block for the southsiders! A new heavily Scandinavian-influenced cafe on Maddock St that takes cues from the concept of lagom, meaning “just the right amount,” a Swedish philosophy of living a well-balanced life. With interior design that creates coziness and features a mix of rustic oak, concrete and stone, this cafe is an understated nod Danish and Norwegian design. The menu is the same, with the owner’s take on traditional Scandinavian dishes and Melbourne’s go-to classics making for a tough decision process. Expect avocado on toast with Danish fetta and Vegemite shards, cauliflower steak and nordic spelt granola, or a Scandi breakfast board complete with cured salmon, preserved vegetables and scrambled eggs. There’s also cocktails and caffeine on the menu because they’re necessities.

King and Godfree Espresso – Carlton
Espresso bar in the morning – panini, cocktail and cicchetti spot by night and day. Very, very and we’re all about it. At King and Godfree Espresso, get ready for aromas of house-roasted coffee and sweet, freshly baked goods. If you’re stopping by, ask for classic breakfast dishes done well and you shall receive. The menu is straight up enticing, with a breakfast panino, pork and fennel sausages and baked eggs all making an appearance. Whether you’re a coffee fiend who has a strong extra this extra that, or you’re just getting a piccolo to go, this is a must try.

Lobbs – Brunswick
The team behind Lobbs are no strangers to creating cafes that hit the mark every time. From Touchwood, Pillar of Salt, Barry and coffee brand Vacation, they are regularly making the coveted ‘Best Brunch Spots’ lists in Melbourne. Boasting an interior brought to life by Techne architects, it’s fair to say the spacious Sydney Road cafe is easy on the eye and an unbelievably appetising menu that pushes the boundaries. Think brown rice porridge with poached fruits, a herby open omelette, buckwheat pancakes, raw cacao pudding. Epic.

There you go yogis, you’re set for the next three brunch spots! Happy eating.