21 Feb 2022

Summer is an open invitation to get outside and enjoy dining in the fresh air. Whist the sun is shining it is no better time to rally the family and enjoy some of the local breakfast favourites.

Joyful meals at JoJayz.

Bring your kids, bring your doggies and bring an appetite for breakfast at JoJayz. This family run business in Doreen has been serving great food to locals for nearly a decade. Start with a Grinders coffee with almond, soy, oat, lactose free, macadamia, coconut milk or cow’s milk then peruse the display cabinets for delicious croissants, breakfast cakes and baked goods (vegan, halal and gluten-free items available). Order scrambled eggs, huevos, breakfast salad, bagels, halloumi and cauliflower fritters or a simple piece of toast with your favourite spreads.

A drop of goodness in Doreen

Visit Magnolia on Orchard in Doreen for a cafe experience to remember. Delight in knowing that your espresso comes from the passionate coffee specialists Community Roasters. Branch out when ordering and try a pumpkin smash, scrambled eggs with chilli or a green bowl for breakfast. Grab some hotcakes for the kids or the young at heart.

Tucker time at Turner’s Bakehouse

Breakfast at Turners lasts all day long. Indulge in some ricotta pancakes, a ‘warm hug’ of maple flavoured porridge with granola or the famous brekkie burger with housemade relish, double bacon, double cheese, eggs and a hash brown. Grab a sourdough loaf or a jam filled donut to snack on if you think you might get hungry later in the day.

Share a cup of fun with the kids

If you have little kids and you haven’t checked out the Shared Cup and the adjacent Gumnut park and playground, it’s time to load the car and head out to Donnybrook. While kids burn their morning energy running and jumping around the excellent play equipment you can indulge in an egg and halloumi roll with truffle mayo, honeycomb waffles or eggs your way with lots of yummy extras like grilled chicken, smoked salmon, mushrooms and hot cakes. Milkshakes and kid sized meals will delight the small members of your family.

Country style favourites with a twist

For a big, healthy, country-style breakfast that will help you start the day right, 59 on Church in the township of Whittlesea has the classics; baked beans, eggs every which way, mushrooms or mince on wholemeal toast. For something extra special, order the Green Eggs and Ham, with spinach and avocado with a salsa verde that takes it to the next level.