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Where to get Ballarat’s best Sunday breakfast and brunch

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31 Jan 2023

Filed underFood & Drink

Stop searching and scrolling for inspiration – here’s our guide to the best places to indulge in a lazy Sunday breakfast or brunch in Ballarat.

And, even better yet, we’ve perused every menu to give you our top picks…

Higher Society

Ballarat CBD

  • Higher Society (413 Sturt Street, Ballarat)
    Go for the: Cereal milk panna cotta with maple nut crumble, banana, seasonal berries, blueberry coulis and coconut cream
  • The Turret Cafe (802 Sturt Street, Ballarat)
    Go for the: Mexican baked eggs in a spicy chipotle and tomato braise with chorizo, capsicum, smashed avocado, cheese, tortilla chips, lime and coriander
  • Johnny Alloo (32 Drummond Street North, Ballarat)
    Go for the: Eggs benedict with Salt Kitchen jamón, hollandaise, salsa verde, poached eggs and sourdough
  • Hydrant Food Hall (3 McKenzie Street, Ballarat)
    Go for the: Breakfast board featuring granola with coconut yoghurt & saffron apple, smashed avocado & feta on sourdough, mini almond croissant, seasonal fruit, and small juice
  • Yellow Espresso (13 Sturt Street)
    Go for the: New Skool Smash with avocado, feta, mint, lemon, poached egg, rocket and dukkah on sourdough with a side of truffle mushrooms
  • L’espresso (417 Sturt Street)
    Go for the: Ferron Vialone Nano creamed rice, apple, pear and toasted flaked almonds

The breakfast board at Webster’s Market and Cafe

Lake Wendouree precinct

  • Ballarat Yacht Club (18 Wendouree Parade, Ballarat)
    Go for the: Green breakfast bowl with asparagus, spinach, sweet potato puree, quinoa, avocado and poached egg
  • Racers Cafe (2 Wendouree Parade, Ballarat)
    Go for the: Corn fritters, poached eggs, avocado, smoked salmon, cherry tomato and pomegranate molasses
  • Lake View Hotel (22 Wendouree Parade, Ballarat)
    Go for the: Breakfast pizza with hollandaise sauce, mozzarella, lamb sausage, bacon, fresh tomato, mushrooms, smashed hash brown and egg
  • Boatshed Restaurant (27 Wendouree Parade, Ballarat)
    Go for the: Basil scrambled eggs, smoked salmon, spinach and toasted Basilio sourdough
  • Pipers By The Lake (403 Wendouree Parade, Ballarat)
    Go for the: Buttermilk pancakes with Nutella, berries, vanilla bean ice cream, crushed hazelnuts and fairy floss
  • Webster’s Market and Cafe (61 Webster Street, Ballarat)
    Go for the: Breakfast board with honey and vanilla yoghurt, seasonal fruits, super seeds and nuts, smoked salmon, smashed avocado and goats cheese
  • Eclectic Tastes Cafe & Pantry (2 Burnbank Street, Ballarat)
    Go for the: Handmade sourdough crumpets with whipped ricotta, Backyard Beekeeping Ballarat honey and freeze dried raspberries
  • The Stables Cafe (812 Macarthur Street, Ballarat)
    Go for the: Buddha Bowl with black barley, chickpeas, cucumber, tomato, edamame, carrot, kale, avocado and crispy lentils

Lilly’s at Eureka. Image: Matt Dunne

Neighbourhood cafes

  • Lilly’s at Eureka (102 Stawell Street South, Eureka)
    Go for the: The Governor with sourdough, bacon, poached eggs, beef and maple sausage, mushrooms, tomato, hash brown, beans and halloumi
  • Drive Cafe (227 Grant Street, Golden Point)
    Go for the: Southside Fritters (zucchini, halloumi and sweet corn) with pico de gallo, tomato jam and Meredith Dairy goat cheese
  • Hideaway Coffee Bar (69 Water Street, Brown Hill)
    Go for the: Strawberry shortcake waffles with strawberries, vanilla bean ice cream, biscuit crumb and a macaron
  • Tin Roof (302 Macarthur Street, Soldiers Hill)
    Go for the: Mixed mushroom medley with whipped herb ricotta, truffle mushroom, fried kale, fresh baby herbs, pine nuts, parmesan cheese and a poached egg on sourdough
  • Common Ground (306 Howitt Street, Ballarat North)
    Go for the: Chilli scramble with Mr Jones chilli oil and coriander served on thick cut sourdough
  • The Green House Ballarat (Shed 5c/20 Elizabeth Street, Delacombe)
    Go for the: Granola bowl with Inglenook Dairy yoghurt or coconut yoghurt, fresh berries and rhubarb compote
  • The Shared Table (317 Learmonth Street, Buninyong)
    Go for the: Avocado Louis, poached eggs, pickles, salad, cornbread, honey and wasabi vinaigrette

1816 Bakehouse

On the go

  • 1816 Bakehouse (18 Armstrong Street North, Ballarat)
    Go for the: House-made artisan pastries and sourdough bread
  • Lola’s coffee window (121 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat)
    Go for the: Takeaway light pastries
  • Earls Deli (11 Davey Street, Ballarat)
    Go for the: Sausage muffin, omelette, high melt cheddar and sriracha hollandaise
  • Le Petit Ballarat (223 Mair Street, Ballarat)
    Go for the: Croissants and baguettes

Main image: Drive Cafe

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These lands have been nurtured and cared for over tens of thousands of years and we respect the work of Traditional Custodians for their ongoing care and protection.

We recognise the past injustices against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in this country. As our knowledge grows, we hope that we can learn from their resilience and creativity that has guided them for over 60,000 years.

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