Bawa

A beautiful, modern space with high ceilings and swedish-style furniture, Bawa opens itself up to light, love and good food. The atmosphere is relaxed and staff are welcoming, and once you get your hands on the menu, you know why this brunch venue is filled with happy faces and happy stomachs. Hot Choc ($5.0) was … More Bawa

Milkwood

A lovely unassuming cafe tucked away in the quieter part of Brunswick East, Milkwood looks like a small cafe, seating a handful of tables. However, once directed to the back, ‘through the French Lattice’ we are greeted with a well lit urban eating space which is charming and comfortable. The Chocolate Malted Milkshake ($5.5) is … More Milkwood

Oscar Cooper

Oscar Cooper is in prime position along busy Greville Street, nestled amongst art galleries, retro clothing and quirky stores. The line is a common sight, with people packed into the small space in front of the fireplace (where the jaffles of the day are written), but trust me, the wait is worth it. Wait staff … More Oscar Cooper

Hobba

Set in a hip gutted out warehouse style concrete decorated building, Hobba evokes an image of pram-moms who come with their very young children and sit and catch up over coffee. It is, after all, highly spacious, and one of the few cafes in Melbourne which can afford to do so. The Pea and Halloumi … More Hobba

Bluebird Espresso

Bluebird Espresso has an unassuming storefront in Collingwood but judging by the wait time and significant lines, it is definitely a popular spot for brunch in the North. The decor is cute, the waitstaff hipster trendy and the dishes mouthwatering. Toasted cornbread w/ avocado, salsa fresca, poached egg & jalapeno drizzle + chorizo ($17.5 + $2.5). Though … More Bluebird Espresso

Little Tommy Tucker

Finally there are the beginning  twinglings of good quality brunch places opening up south-side. Little Tommy Tucker is on the relatively busy side of Centre Rd in Bentleigh, very close to the station (so noone has an excuse not to hike out to suburbia!) It is a lovely set up inside with enough open space … More Little Tommy Tucker