Melbourne is home to some of the best vegan breakfast and brunch spots around! From tofu scramble and delicious vegan bagels to plant-based waffles and vegan pancakes or healthy vegan açai bowls, there’s something for everyone!
If you’re a vegan in Melbourne, and on the hunt for the best place to start your day, then look no further than this guide. We’ve done the research and found some of the most popular breakfast and brunch spots around town that offer mouthwatering vegan options.
The Cornish Arms
The Cornish Arms is a pub and rooftop bar which offers an array of delicious vegan dishes.
And, they have special brunch events featuring chef-designed vegan food with a curated drink menu that includes Espresso Martini’s on arrival, jugs of Mimosa and Bloody Mary Margaritas.
Don’t miss their rooftop bar brunch experience and bring your friends!
The Ambitious Act
The Ambitious Act is a cosy vegetarian and vegan cafe in the heart of South Melbourne. They have an impressive vegan brunch menu that offers classic breakfast options with a modern vegan twist, like smashed avo and kimchi toast, vegan BLT and jackfruit salads.
Dont miss their wonderful selection of vegan sweet treats that are the perfect accompaniment to a cup of coffee!
With a quirky setting, welcoming staff and delicious food, visiting The Ambitious Act is a great way to start your morning.
Home Vegan Bar
Home Vegan Bar is a home away from home for all vegan foodies! This fully vegan café has an extensive menu made from 100% organic ingredients.
With everything from scrambled tofu, sandwiches and wraps, fresh smoothie bowls, deliciously flavoured chia puddings and a range of vegan treats, such as their famous vegan banana and carrot bread, you will certainly find something you will like. They also offer healthy cold-pressed juices and everything is made from scratch and served fresh daily.
One of the best parts of Home Vegan Bar’s breakfast menu is that it’s available all day!
Serotonin Eatery is more than just a health-conscious café, it’s a sanctuary on a mission to provide nourishing food and a break from the city’s hustle and bustle.
Serotin’s plant-based menu is consciously crafted from organic, local and fair-trade ingredients. They focus on serving foods that include tryptophan, an amino acid that increases your serotonin levels!
Everything on the menu will leave you and the planet feeling happy and nourished.
Cafe Louis is a perfect spot for grabbing a delicious vegan breakfast. They have a range of vegan options that will satisfy even the pickiest of eaters.
With everything from vegan french toast to vegan eggs benedict and a hearty big vegan brekky, there are many yummy vegan options to choose from.
Everything on their menu is beautifully presented, and the venue is spacious with a welcoming atmosphere. In true Melbourne fashion, Cafe Louis is also known for their quality vegan coffee!
Monk Bodhi Dharma
Monk Bodhi Dharma is a micro-roastery that serves sustainable vegan food made from scratch in a hip urban setting.
While the focus may be on specialist tea and coffee at Monk Bodhi Dharma, their menu is fresh, innovative, and filled with loads of vegan choices – from banana pancakes and zucchini hotcakes to chickpea tofu and umami mushrooms. All their food is also made in-house from organic and locally sourced ingredients!
Monk Bodhi Dharma is the perfect vegan spot for adventurous vegan foodies looking for an exciting breakfast experience!
Power Plant Cafe
Power Plant Cafe, a fully plant-based cafe, is another excellent breakfast or brunch spot!
With a selection of specialty lattes and juices to get you started, and a choice of Buddha bowls, breakfast burritos or toasts, Power Plant Cafe is a perfect spot to fuel up for your day.
Raw vegan and gluten-free options are also available on their menu! Did we mention they have some of the tastiest vegan treats and offer custom vegan cakes made to order?
ARGI Cafe is 100% vegan with an impressively long list of breakfast and brunch options!
ARGI is best known for its signature fully vegan croissants, which are served with a range of fillings like scrambled tofu, vegan bacon and hash browns. Imagine all your favourite breakfast foods served in a warm and soft croissant!
ARGI’s menu is incredibly diverse and includes delicious food from around the world made with a range of vegan meat alternatives – from french toast and croissants to nachos and burritos to Korean fried vegan chicken!
We can almost guarantee that you will be back at ARGI time and time again, not just because of their tasty food, but because there are so many options you’ll want to try.
Smith and Deli
Smith and Deli offers an elevated culinary experience that is the perfect location for your next Sunday brunch. Not only is the food quite literally award-winningly good, but the presentation is impeccable and the setting is beautiful.
With unique menu options like vegan truffle sourdough or English muffins with vegan eggs and bacon, it will definitely be a brunch to remember! And, don’t forget to save room for their desserts!
They also have an impressive range of vegan alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to accompany your brunch.
Sable is one of the most popular vegan food spots in town. They specialise in all things bagels, cakes and cookies, which taste as good as they sound!
There are so many options on Sable’s menu that sound too good to be true and fully plant-based! From a vegan bacon, egg, mozzarella and cream cheese bagel to a cauliflower bagel with chimichurri and chilli jam!
Sabel also offers an Italian-American vegan menu at night that is definitely worth checking out!
Ten Square Cafe
Ten Square Cafe has a wonderful breakfast menu and a relaxing atmosphere where you can enjoy your meal as you start your day.
While they might not have a fully vegan menu, they have a lot to offer plant-based customers!
Their most popular vegan breakfast, the chocolate waffle with raspberry coconut yogurt and decadent chocolate sauce, is so beautifully presented, it looks almost too good to eat!
Sister of Soul
Sister of Soul, a vegan and vegetarian restaurant, is on a mission to highlight how nourishing food can be without causing any harm to animals or the planet.
Their breakfast menu has a wide range of wholesome vegan options, with familiar favourites like scrambled tofu and some fresh plant-based options like pea and zucchini fritters.
Sister of Soul also has a selection of specialty lattes for all the coffee lovers out there. They even have a magic mushroom latte that combines eight different types of mushrooms!
True North is another one of Melbourne’s most popular brunch spots that has something for everyone. While True North may not be a fully-vegan restaurant, every item on their menu can be made vegan!
They also have a few already vegan options, like their almond ricotta and berry bagel, which sounds like the perfect balance of sweet and savoury for a brunch option. If you’re looking to spice up your morning, their jalapeno scrambled tofu with sumac is a must!
Alongside their delicious food, True North offers a quirky setting and bottomless coffee! What better way to start your day?