First we eat, then we shop! They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day and if you’re anything like us and need a cup of liquid gold (aka coffee) and delicious eats to kick-start your day, this article’s for you.
Here’s our top recommendations for the best cafes to visit while you’re here.
Le Bon Choix
Bonjour breakfast! If you love fresh pastries, croissants, baguettes and macarons, take a trip to French café & bakery, Le Bon Choix on Level 1 of the Designer Mall. Oui oui, they have delicious coffee and a large selection of cakes that almost look too pretty to eat (almost).
A visit to our most Instagrammable café, Passiontree Velvet is a must! And trust us, the food tastes even better than it looks. Whether you’ve got a sweet tooth or craving something savoury, Passiontree’s menu offers something for everyone!
Here’s the owner Stephanie’s top recommendations:
Favourite Macaroon: Peanutella - Peanut Butter cream and Nutella flavour
Favourite Cake: Mocha Marble - A chocolate mud cake sponge base with vanilla bean mousse and coffee creamux. Very clean pallet with amazing espresso and vanilla flavour.
Favourite Brunch Meal: Egg’s Benny - Fresh cut bread with perfectly poached eggs and bacon or salmon.
Start your day the right way at Coco Cubano, our Cuban inspired café and restaurant on Level 1 in The Patio. Offering an extensive all day brunch menu, Coco Cubano offers everything from light and healthy options to big breakfasts, including the best take on eggs benedict you’ll ever have, complete with bacon and slow cooked pulled pork.
Plus, get your caffeine fix with delicious, locally roasted Paradox Coffee.
Caffe Cherry Beans
Stop and take in the view at our waterfront café, Caffe Cherry Beans. After something sweet? Treat yourself while you’re there to their caramalised banana pancakes or mixed berry compote French toast. We highly recommend their breakfast burger with bacon, egg, cheese, chilly tomato relish and a hashbrown!
Crema, you had us at all day breakfast! With 20 different meals on their breakfast menu, Crema is bound to satisfy your cravings. Our top recommendation: Crema Deluxe ft. two poached eggs, tomato, mushrooms, avocado, grilled haloumi, spinach, pesto, tomato relish and toasted sourdough. Plus, Crema’s conveniently located on the Ground Floor next to Play Street, our giant outdoor play area so you can enjoy breakfast while you watch the kids play.
Two Seasons Café
There’s too many reasons to visit Two Seasons Café! Located on the Ground Floor of the Fresh Food Market, you’ll be drawn to the café by their locally roasted Common Grounds coffee. Two Seasons is the perfect coffee shop to stop by for a coffee and a quick bite with ham and cheese crossaints, pastries, banana bread, muffins and more.
Foster and Black
For the cool kids & coffee connoisseurs, Foster and Black if for you, with coffee to-die-for! Stop by their espresso bar on the Ground Floor near Kmart and try a cup of their locally roasted coffee.
Grain & Grocer
The food at Grain & Grocer will transport you to the Middle East with fresh Mediterranean eats! Their coffee is to die for, grinding local Byron Bay Coffee. Located on the Ground Floor of the Fresh Food Market.
Serving delicious Blackboard Coffee, Rufino’s breakfast menu is available daily until 4pm. Whether you’re after a quick bite or a sit down meal, Rufino’s has you covered with so many delicious options including freshly baked muffins, feta and smashed avocado on sourdough, eggs benedict ft. bacon, house hollandaise sauce and poached eggs on a freshly baked croissants and more. Located on the Ground Floor near Kmart
Breakfast at Rustico? That’s Amore! Located on Level 1 just outside EMF Jnr, you can drop the kids at EMF Jnr to run wild inside their giant play area while you enjoy a delicious coffee and breakfast in peace at Rustico.
An oldie but a goodie! Mannequins café is one of our longest standing cafes, having opened at Pacific Fair back in 2001, the locals love it and keep coming back for more! The perfect spot to people watch, located on Level 1 just outside Myer.
Whether you're after a quick bite - cookie and a coffee or a sit down meal, Mrs. Fields has you covered! With a gourmet toastie range, pies, sausage rolls and a delicious savoury menu featuring Bacon & Egg Rolls, Egg Benedict Rolls and more.
Where will I meet you? At The Coffee Club of course, located on the Ground Floor near Priceline. The Coffee Club is a no brainer when it comes to breakfast, offering good food, great service and excellent coffee. Our breakfast recommendation: Brekkie bruschetta
The Coffee Club
with toasted ciabatta, basil pesto, cherry tomatoes, haloumi, poached egg, rocket and balsamic glaze.