Where to find Ballarat’s most Instagrammable breakfasts

With more than 30,000 #breakfast posts flooding our Instagram feed every day, it’s fair to say breaky has become the most important meal of the day in more ways than one.   

And who wouldn’t want to show off their perfectly-prepared cloud eggs, a colourful berry bowl or a stack of French toast that’s been topped with pastel fairy floss.

For those looking for a breaky with a little extra, here are some of the most Instagrammable breakfasts in Ballarat to add to your bucket list.

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It might be cold outside right now, but it’s easy to warm up your insides with a bottomless batch of Dukes Coffee and chocolate waffles at Drive Café.

Admire work by local artists as you sit back and indulge in Apple Crumble Porridge at Eclectic Tastes. Made with almond milk, rolled oats, chia, apple, cinnamon, almond flakes and coconut crumble, it’s the perfect remedy for those winter blues.

For the perfect vegan breaky, you’re going to want to check out Bodega’s chia pudding jar or Acai bowl.

For pancake lovers, you’ll love the Matcha pancakes with poached pear and salted caramel coconut ice cream at Yellow Espresso. Prefer something a little more traditional? The chefs at Yellow also whip up a delicious serve of blueberry pancakes and mascarpone.

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You’re spoilt for choice at Webster’s Market and Café. But it’s their breakfast board and seasonal greens bowl that are always popular choices with the locals.

Johnny Alloo also make a mouth-watering seasonal greens, with saffron polenta, pecorino and black garlic pepper. Match this with a warming cup of Sensory Lab tea and you’ve got all the right ingredients to explore a perfect winter’s day in Ballarat.  

Start your weekend off the right way with breakfast at Hydrant Food Hall. The very creative chefs here certainly know how to turn food into art that will be the envy of all your friends. They’ve been working on a new winter menu, so keep an eye on their socials for updates.

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Marvel at the Tin Roof’s corn fritter stack or indulge in their orange buttermilk pancakes as you watch traffic pass by this popular Soliders Hill café.  

Step back in time at Little Bird and snap a shot of their salmon bagel against the café’s Instagramable retro wallpaper.

Just as pleasing on the eye as it is the taste buds is Higher Society’s crunchy oat granola or white chocolate and raspberry chia.

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A few more local favourites to add to the list once they’re back for sit-down breaky

The grilled banana, caramel and mascarpone French toast and Holy Crumpet! with whipped ricotta, rosewater baked rhubarb and lemon curd from The Local will certainly have your Instagram followers wondering why you didn’t invite them to brunch.

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Our Nonnas always seems to know the trick for the perfect poached egg, so it makes sense why we can’t beat the Nonna’s vegemite on toast with avo and poached egg at Fika.

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With locally sourced produce top-of-mind, you’ll always find a plate of Ballarat goodness that you’re going to want to share with all your friends at Lola.

And while you might not be able to sit down for brunch right now, you can still get great coffee from The Local, Fika and Lola.

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We also can’t wait to hear what’s next for Macarthur Street Larder. Whether it’s sweet or savoury, you won’t want to dive in to any dish until you’ve snapped that perfect shot. 

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