Friday, January 26, 2007

Best Breakfasts 2007

If something happens twice can you call it a tradition? Whatever. It's Australia Day, and once again I am dishing out some random awards for eggs and other stuff you eat at breakfast. These are the stand-out performances from places visited during 2006...

Best of the Best
Mart 130 especially the eggs number 2

Best Big Breakfast
Pistachio or Greasy Joe's

Most Unusual Breakfast
Chicken Livers with Spinach and Bacon at Annie Smithers

Most Innovative Breakfast
The Eggs Bagna Cauda at Replete or the Breakfast Burrito at Las Chicas

Best Bacon-Free Breakfast
Carrot and date loaf at Las Chicas (or the French toast)

Best Business Breakfast
European

Best View
Top of the Gherkin

Best Name for a Breakfast Dish

Starvin' Marvin at Palate or Skinheads on a Raft at Fruits of Passion

Most Dog-Friendly Venue
My Dog Cafe

Best Benedict
Hard to pick between Turtle Benedict and Healesville Harvest

Best Omelette
Black sausage omelette (special) at Replete Providore

Best Scrambled
Madame SouSou

Best Bacon
Healesville Harvest

Best Fritters
Fusion-fritters with thick-cut honey-soy bacon at Replete Providore

Best Bangers
Beef sausages with the Walter's Wine Bar big breakfast

Best Hash Browns
Zucchini and potato hash at Big Mouth

Best Beans
Georgian beans at Babka

Best Mushrooms
Mushies sauteed in butter and sage at Ludo

Best Toast
Sourdough anything at Dench Bakers

Best Croque
Croque Madame at the Green Grocer

Best Bombaloni
Baker D. Chirico

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10 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know you might not want to try the gluten free options, but it would be great if you could mention in your future reviews whether or not there are gluten free options on the menu.

Thankyou!

1/2/07 14:07  
Anonymous melissa said...

it would be super too - if you kept your Melbourniocoolio flavour but put a little thing in for the rest of us who live in lame parts of this country - like Sydney. Like - if you decided to do a "best shallow town breakfast award" - or something. That way I'd have some clue about what the great breakfast bloggers thought was worth while in my stinky town. :]
xx M

3/2/07 00:54  
Blogger Jamie Wodetzki said...

Well, Melissa, I really need more tips about places to try in Sydney, so I can (a) try them, and (b) decide which are best. I tried a couple of good places in Sydney in 2006, namely Three Eggs in Bondi, and Fifi Foveaux's in Surry Hills. And Bills.

One place I am keen to try, if only for the name, is Strangers with Candy, which is supposed to be good (but only on weekends).

Sydney tips warmly welcomed.

11/2/07 11:32  
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24/6/07 18:55  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good site, I breakfast Saturday and Sunday all around Melbourne and the Yarra Valley. She who must be obeyed has filled two notebooks rating various venues.

4/7/07 17:23  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great Blog!!! You should try a place called La Cafe on Nelson - 28 Nelson St, Balaclava, Vic

30/1/08 09:31  
Anonymous The Bondi copywriter said...

Hi Jamie

Love your blog. I'll be sure to try some of your top 20 when I'm in Melbourne at Easter.

Here's one for your next trip to Sydney: Luigi's in Glenayr Ave, Bondi.

They do great ricotta hotcakes with yoghurt and berries and a delicous scrambled eggs with tomato, ham and basil.

Another excellent choice is Una's in Victoria Street, Darlinghurst. It serves breakfast Austrian-style: eggs, bacon and potato roesti. Great cure for a hangover.

Went to Danks St Depot in Waterloo for breakfast last Sunday and had an unusual, more-ish... and expensive, poached eggs on bacon hash concoction.

Keep up the good work

Charles

5/3/08 18:45  
Blogger Elle Darko said...

you sir, are amazing.

28/6/08 14:43  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd love to know where the best fluffy hotcakes with berries can be found in either sydney or melbourne. Bills are good but as i'm not a big fan of banana they're not quite what i'm looking for.

3/11/08 10:28  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The best Hotcakes are at apte. They are awesome and were recently featured as the top 5 breakfast dishes in the Age A2 book. Check them out. You wont be sorry!

28/2/09 16:59  

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