I concur with the hobbits on the vital need for second breakfast. Sometimes there is even need for a third breakfast. On this particular chilly morning in Melbourne though I kept it to two.

First at the lovely Min Lokal where rather wonderfully there were 4 vegetarian savoury breakfast options – highly unusual.


It’s an unassuming little place and pleasantly uncrowded even in peak Melbourne weekend hours, but nice and cosy with a cute courtyard (for braver souls than me in this weather!).

I had poached eggs with fried mushrooms, ricotta and truffle oil. The perfectly meaty mushrooms and gently golden ricotta were lovely, oozy poached eggs & divine little walnut crunchies and shredded basil ribbons added colour and texture.

Then another little wander and we were at Dench Bakers. Hard to choose out of such a gorgeous selection..


.. but the coque Suisse was calling to me. It was the best I have ever had, flaky buttery pastry with mountains of plump sultanas inside, and caramelised ones on the edges. Would eat again, every day if I could!


Min Lokal
Address: 422 George St, Fitzroy VIC 3065
Phone:(03) 9417 0333

Dench Bakers
Address: 109 Scotchmer St, Fitzroy North VIC 3065
Phone:(03) 9403 5333