There's breakfast, and there's breakfast with farm fresh eggs, kitchen garden herbs, local smallgoods and dairy, and farm-gate-fresh everything. Hello regional Victoria. By the sea, in the mountains or in charm-stacked villages, add views to your news, stock up on local produce, and make the most of seasonal, locally sourced, handmade fare. Take a morning wander in regional Victoria to find your perfect breakfast.
Find Instagram worthy views on and off your plate at cafes with riverside, beach and mountain views.
On Phillip Island, Newhaven's waterfront The Cape Kitchen serves breakfast classics with local, seasonal produce and views from Cape Woolamai to Pyramid Rock.
Along the Great Ocean Road, finding a great brekky is a sea breeze. Perch yourself right on the sand at Lornes's Swing Bridge Cafe and Boathouse, where the Erskine River meets the sea, then hire a paddleboat to work off the pancakes. At Wye General Store, get on deck to sample a breakfast of house-baked treats with mountain and ocean views. In Port Campbell, take up prime position opposite the beach for a wholesome breakfast at Forage on the Foreshore.
For river Murray views, perch below the River Red Gums on the deck of Spoons, Swan Hill, and ease into the flow of the day with seasonal Murray-Mallee produce and a coffee or three.
Something in store
Find more in store when you go out for breakfast in regional villages: jams, chutneys, breads, smallgoods, and seasonal, locally sourced produce. Put all your eggs in one basket at breakfast and explore cafes in general stores and provedores.
In Daylesford, Cliffy's Emporium is part cafe, part store and will see you fixed for seasonal breakfast fare and brown paper packages filled with local cheeses, charcuterie and baked goods. Edwards Providore in Bendigo makes everything from store produce, including local smallgoods, bread and coffee, making breakfast is just so.
Harvest Halls Gap has regional bread, olives, meats, dairy, tea and wine on the menu and in store, and serves up breakfast with mountain views to boot. Also mountainside, the rustic Mansfield Regional Produce Store serves eggs on artisan breads, with seasonal, local sides in a historic 1895 building. Stay awhile to admire the art and shop regional produce and wine.
In Bendigo's old YMCA dance hall building, micro-roastery Old Green Bean has top toasts and roasts as well as retro tops and frocks. Peruse racks of vintage apparel while you wait for your brew.