So this is where it all began. I’ve always wanted to visit Australia and dreamt of making the trip for years. My family had also wanted to go but for various reasons the opportunity to go kept slipping away. So eventually I plucked up the courage and decided to make the trip on my own.
Australia has become an incredible destination for food lovers and is definitely one of the most exiting foodie scenes I’ve come across. From Acai bowls and ‘smashed avo’ on toast to ‘hotcakes’ and crazy looking milkshakes, Australia had it all. Going for brunch was always fun and each plate would be Instagram worthy and verging on art rather than food.
So I thought I would share some of the delicious foods I got to enjoy out in Oz. If you ever manage to get to this side of the world I would highly recommend visiting some of these cafés if you want to get that delicious foodie snap that will have your friends drooling (while also satisfying your taste buds of course)!
- Top Paddock and The Kettle Black (ran by the same owners, this twin establishment is a must visit! Flocked to by foodie fanatics for that perfect breakfast snap the food served will blow your mind. The menus are pretty similar so it doesn’t matter whichever one you visit. I really recommend ordering the blueberry and ricotta hotcakes – basically like pancakes, but this is more of a sharing dish as it’s near impossible to finish solo and pretty sweet!
- Naughty Boy Café– If you want a draw-dropping milkshake or ‘insta shake’ as they call them (I imagine due to their Instagrammableness) this is the place to go. From meringues and fairy floss to butterscotch cream, peanut brittle, coconut or nutella fudge there’s something for everyone with a sweet tooth to enjoy. They also serve food- both savoury and sweet dishes, but I’ve only experienced their crazy shakes and these alone are worth a visit.
- Legacy Camberwell– Serving all the on-trend health foods this café is also a huge hit among foodies, locals and quite a few gym bunnies for their post-gym health fix breakfast. They also make in-house doughnuts! I recommend the acai power bowl and Mr Brightside smoothie!
- Everyday Coffee Café– great for that perfect cup of coffee with serious coffee art vibes and their fresh homemade bagels are also a hit. It’s also a nice workspace and one of the few cafés that offers free wifi- which is less of a thing in Australia apparently.
I stayed with family friends in Sydney so did less eating out, however I was taken to a few good foodies spots:
- Indigo Café in Double bay– In a lovely area of Sydney, I came here for brunch and ordered their crunchy cornflake French toast which came with a raspberry milkshake. My photo didn’t really do it justice, but let’s just say it did not disappoint! They also have lots of delicious savoury options- your usual smashed avo and poached eggs, green breakie bowls, breakfast bruschetta, acai granola bowls, bircher musesli and even burgers and so forth.
- The Boat Shed– In beautiful Palm Beach, this was one of my all time favourite cafés I visited. Being a huge Home and Away fan (guilty) this may have had something to do with me falling in love with this place as this is used as the famous pier diner café in Home and Away, but I highly recommend stopping by if you’re ever at Palm Beach. The location is beautiful as it’s right on the beach and the ocean themed coffee art makes a lovely touch. The staff are also really friendly and as if knowing I was a Home and Away fan (I promise I didn’t say I was) the waiter brought us out some complimentary carrot cake to go with our coffee! I can’t guarantee this will happen every time, of course, but I can’t recommend this café enough!