Breakfast Roundup

This posts is a wrap up of breakfasts I have enjoyed in the last few months.



To kick things off, J and I stopped in at Billy Goat Hill Brasserie in Mount Evelyn. We were riding part of the Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail, and this was our reward after completing the uphill climb from Lilydale.


It was pretty busy and service was slow from both floor staff and the kitchen.


In fact, the chefs were so busy one of them popped out into the restaurant to grab another carton of eggs of the shelf!

Billy Goat has a choose your own adventure breakfast menu for a set price. First you choose your base meal, for example, eggs, pancakes or french toast. Then you add two sides and then if you super hungry, you can add something extra, for an additional cost.


I had a poached egg with a potato rosti and beans. J also had eggs, but he got beans and tomatoes I think.

It was all OK, no wow factor but a solid breakfast. The beans did look and taste like they were out of a can.
Billy Goat Hill Brasserie on Urbanspoon


The next breakfast was in Tassie, at Relish in Launceston. A lovely bright fitout, but with the wood floors it got very noisy, especially when the coffee machine was in use.

J and I took The Grandmother out to breakfast here and I think she got the pick of the dishes.


She had pancakes with berries and ice-cream. It was a generous serve, and I think The Grandmother ate two out of the three pancakes, all the fruit and all the ice cream. Which, for those that know The Grandmother, is a pretty good effort and would keep her going for a week!

I had a bacon, egg, tomato sandwich thing. It was average.

J had two decent croissants.

Relish Everyday Cafe on Urbanspoon
Our next breakfast was another one along the Warbie trail. This time at the Carriage cafe in Seville.


If you want to sit outside I recommend booking a table. We hadn’t booked and the only available tables were inside the old rail carriage.

While I liked the novelty factor, the compartments were a bit claustrophobic and the seats were low, making eating awkward.

Ordering is done at a window at the end of the carriage and the breakfast menu is limited to eggs with different sides, which was a shame, as I have been craving pancakes for a while now. There was only one person doing all the cooking so the food came out a little slow, and was simple when it did arrive.

We each had one slice of white bread and one slice of multigrain, and I received a very generous serving of bacon, some of which was crispy (J was happy about that!).

Carriage Cafe Seville on Urbanspoon
My final breakfast was technically a lunch, but sssshhhh, don’t tell anyone.


I met up with Teagan at Zest 89 on the Kingsway in Glen Waverely. Due to a work commitment I had limited time, and therefore we met up at 11:45am when the breakfast menu was being served.


The fitout is nice and simple, and it was very busy.

Teagan had a big breakfast.

As I had had eggs the day before at the Carriage Cafe, I opted for avocado on toast.

It could have done with a tad more seasoning but overall I was happy.
Zest 89 on Urbanspoon

I do enjoy going out for breakfast and brunch, but finding the time can be a little hard. Hopefully I will get to enjoy it (and some pancakes) more often.

7 Responses to “Breakfast Roundup”

  1. J says:

    C’mon what’s all this breakfast business, where is the post on the French Laundry?!

  2. Keren says:

    I can always count on you to point me in the direction of some reasonable places close to home!

    P.S. – French Laundry and whatever other US photos you have pretty please :)

  3. Hannah says:

    Hmm. Don’t sound like particularly happy-making breakfasts for you! Need more maple syrup, I guess. 😉

    • Em says:

      You are right Hannah, not the best breakfasts and I still have not had any pancakes. We tried in San Diego last week but the line for the place we wanted to go to was half a block long!

  4. Helen says:

    Hi Em, good round up of your breakfasts – I always love a good breakfast! And loving the reference to the rail trail! We’re heading up to Myrtleford this weekend for our first try at rail trails! Hopefully the food is great :) Cheers, Helen

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