The Restaurants Keeping Your Brunch Dreams Alive
If there’s one thing Aussies love, it’s a ripper weekend brunch. And don’t we do a very good job of it too?
Perfectly poached eggs and avocado on a thick slab of sourdough, Bloody Marys and bottomless mimosas… We couldn’t possibly think of a better way to spend our lazy (ahem, dusty) Saturday and Sunday mornings.
In light of the current dining restrictions across Australia, you may be thinking your favourite brunch order is off the cards.
Well, we’re here to tell you to put down your sad piece of Vegemite on toast and tip out that watery filter coffee.
Australia’s community of restaurants, cafes and bars are making sure you need not forgo this special weekend ritual. From Sydney and Melbourne all the way to Hobart, we’ve got the scoop on who’s cooking up brunch for pick-up or delivery – including where to find takeaway beer, wine and cocktails to make it extra fun.
So set the table, send out the Zoom invite to all your mates and get ready for some boozy brunch in your own home.
Which city are you brunchin’ in?
Melbourne Brunch Takeaways
Cook your own Gingerboy dim sum brunch
Hands up if you’ve got a serious hankering for a dim sum brunch like old times? The legends of the dumpling world, Gingerboy, are serving ready-to-cook packages made up of ingredients from their most popular menu items. With brunch in mind, we say order Gingerboy’s famous wagyu and garlic chive dumplings. Available for either pick-up or delivery, each order comes with special cooking instructions – and we think it’s the perfect idea for birthdays or Mother’s Day brunches. Oh, and say YES to the opportunity to add craft beer, local wine or a little gin number to your order.
Perfect tipples from Bar Liberty and Attica
For the perfect addition to any weekend brunch, stock up on pocket sized bottles of negroni, top quality champagne, Pet Nat and other liquid gold from Bar Liberty in Fitzroy. Attica is also hopping on the takeaway train with craft beers (including alcohol-free), their favourite cocktails bottled up and premium wines. For those who like their brunch sweet, ordering Attica’s freshly baked cheesecake, buttermilk ice cream with handmade waffle cones or celebration cake wouldn’t be a bad idea either.
Sydney Brunch Takeaways
Get down on Shirt Bar’s Big Breakfast Box
Ordering from Shirt Bar is way more fun than going to the supermarket. As well as offering ready-to-eat meals, the local bar’s online store includes beer, bottled cocktails and – our favourite – a Big Breakfast Box to feed 2 – 4 people. The parcel is filled with sriracha maple bacon, avocado, 6 eggs, 4 milk buns and spicy mayo, housemade granola, milk (option to make it soy) and fresh cold drip coffee. There is a god.
Brunch like you’re in Paris
Trip to Paris get cancelled? Franca’s Friday to Sunday breakfast is the next best thing. Available for takeaway or delivery, choose from a French-inspired assortment of freshly baked pastries, eggs on sourdough, Croque Monsieur or Madame, crab sandwiches and more… Oh là là!
For the future brunch dates to come
Perfect for gifts to friends and family (or just to support an amazing Sydney restaurant), Dead Ringer has pretty gift cards available. Purchase the Boozy Bottomless Brunch for 2 and look forward to the day you can enjoy their set menu and bottomless mimosa spritzes once more!
Brisbane Brunch Takeaways
Go rogue at home
Rogue Bistro just became everyone’s best friend with a seriously indulgent takeaway brunch on the weekends. Fried chicken and waffles? Tick. Peanut butter and pancakes? Tick. Salted caramel espresso martini? Tick, tick, tick. This is what dreamy mornings at home are made of. For extra brownie points, pre-order Rogue’s Mother’s Day package which comes with local blooms, macarons, a bespoke card and the option to add a bottle of bubbles.
All your brunch favourites
When it comes to a perfectly balanced brunch menu, Ed Cafe and Samson & Sophie are two Brisbane cafes that hit the nail on the head. From nourish bowls and buddha bowls to milk bun French toast and juicy breakfast burgers, there’s options to suit whatever your body’s calling out for today. As well as top notch food, you’ll find great coffee and even some fun boozy concoctions from Samson & Sophie.
Adelaide Brunch Takeaways
Vegan Brunch from Crux
Can you believe it? On Military Road in Adelaide, there lives a charming local cafe that serves all-day breakfast that’s entirely vegan and gluten free. And freakin’ delicious too. Crux is open for takeaway only at the moment, with crowd-pleasers that include avo on toast, vegan fish and chips and smoothie bowls galore. Call 0402 861 110 to pre-order.
Karma & Crow
This hip cafe on Richmond Road has transformed into a glorious takeaway joint and mini-market. Pick-up mac ‘n’ cheese toasties, dumplings, fried chicken and more from Karma & Crow’s usual brunch menu, opt for the breakfast box or pick and choose your brunch ingredients from a selection of fruit and vege, bakery items, coffee on tap, cheese, booze and more.
Perth Brunch Takeaways
Brunch, Coffee & Cake
Now, who doesn’t like the sound of that? Boucla has recently reopened its Mediterranean-inspired cafe on Rokeby Road in Perth for dine-in, but still has takeaway options for those on the go. Pick up a sweet treat from their cabinet, a cup of seriously good coffee or check out their takeaway brunch menu below, complete with avocado toast, brisket brioche and quesadillas.
Mayfair Lane cocktail kits
This much-loved British gastro pub and dining room on Outram Street has been drawing a lot of attention with its new cocktail kits. Available to order online, Mayfair Lane‘s boozy line up includes espresso martinis, Aperol spritzes, margaritas, and negronis. Um, yes please.
Picture perfect brunch from Someday Coffee Co
While you may not be able to dine inside Someday Coffee Co’s beautiful cafe space, you can take their Instagrammable dishes home with you. Will it be the paleo pumpkin bread and avocado? Or perhaps the buttermilk deep-fried chicken burger is right up your alley? Why not order a full box of gluten free brownies or a loaf of banana bread? The good news is there’s something for everyone. Open for takeaway or delivery within the local Floreat area, simply text your order through to 0422 777 558.
Hobart Brunch Takeaways
Keep it local with brunch and wine from Pigeon Hole
Run by the owners of Weston Farm Produce, Pigeon Hole showcases organically-grown ingredients from paddock to plate. The seasonal and sustainable menu is currently available for pick-up only, as well as bottles of local Tassie wine. To order, call 03 6236 9306 and then head to Goulburn Street to collect your goods.
Maybe she’s Born in Brunswick
Open for takeaway, Born in Brunswick is another cool Hobart eatery that’s all about keeping things local, seasonal and sustainable. Peruse Born in Brunswick’s creative brunch menu, featuring dangerously good jaffles (a.k.a. toasties), juicy burgers and daily specials. Give ‘em a call on +614 3825 0515 to order.
Walshie’s Wine Wagon
Serving local wine from Moorilla Estate and Domaine A as well as ‘unholy water’ from MONA, Walshie’s Wine Wagon is basically Mr Whippy for adults. Order everything from sparkling riesling and cab sav to David Walsh-approved pre-mixers and have it delivered to your doorstep for free (Australia-wide shipping also available). The Espresso Damnation Twin Pack screams boozy brunch, containing new malt spirit coffee liquor, cold drip coffee, chocolate mole bitters and artichoke amaro.