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Where to find Ballarat’s most Instagramable breakfast

Visit Ballarat

24 Feb 2021

Filed underFood & Drink

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.

Drive Cafe.

It’s easy to warm up your insides with a bottomless batch of Dukes Coffee and waffles at Drive Café. We’re also big fans of their seasonal bagels!

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.

The very creative chefs at Hydrant Food Hall certainly know how to turn food into art that will be the envy of all your friends. They work on a new menu every season, so keep an eye on their socials for updates.

Hydrant Food Hall.

The chilli scrambled eggs and lobster and prawn benedict at Eclectic Tastes will certainly have your mouth watering, so too will the all day breakfast at Johnny Alloo.

You’re spoilt for choice at Webster’s Market and Café. But it’s their breakfast board which is always a popular choice with the locals.

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 or potato and fennel waffles against the café’s Instagramable retro wallpaper.

There’s only one way to have your smashed avo, and that’s with a good serving of locally-made Meredith Dairy goat cheese. A combination you’ll find at the very popular Higher Society.

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.

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 to round out a delicious list, you’ve got The Forge. Yes, you heard right! This pizzeria has recently added breakfast to its menu, including fluffy caramel hot cakes and strawberry shortcake croissant french toast.

Yellow Espresso.

The City of Ballarat acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land we live and work on, the Wadawurrung and Dja Dja Wurrung People, and recognises their continuing connection to the land and waterways. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging and extend this to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.