When it comes to breakfast, Australians know how to do it right. Referred to as “brekkie,” this satisfying morning meal from the Land Down Under is made from simple, yet quality ingredients. And since this is New York City, it’s no surprise that Australian cafés have been popping up around town, so New Yorkers can also indulge in this delicious breakfast culture. If you’re looking for the perfect start to the morning, here’s where to go for a proper Australian brekkie.
Bluestone Lane, 2 E 90th St (and various locations in NYC)
Even if you’re more of a night owl than an early bird, you’ll find breakfast available all day at Bluestone Lane. This mini-chain is known for its classic Australian dish, avocado toast (pictured above). And if you prefer something sweet, try the chilled coconut quinoa porridge served in a papaya boat.
Burke & Wills, 226 W 79th St
Burke & Wills is the perfect place to enjoy Aussie food in a swanky setting. This bistro serves up scrumptious brunch items like braised mushrooms salad with bacon and coddled egg, duck hash with scallions and crème fraiche, and, for more adventurous eaters, a savory kangaroo pie.
Little Collins, 667 Lexington Ave
Little Collins wins when it comes to naming its food. Grab a quick Australian brekkie and choose from dishes like The Convict (toast with vegemite), The Big Dill (toasted sandwich with cured salmon, eggs, dill, mascarpone, and chives), and The Muse (cinnamon yogurt with muesli, berries, and homemade jam).
Two Hands, 164 Mott St
Who knew you could find a fantastic Australian brekkie spot in Little Italy? Stop by Two Hands for healthy, yet filling treats like the acai bowl with almond milk and gluten-free granola, or the market plate with two eggs, avocado, spinach, roasted veggies, and pickled beets.
Flinders Lane, 162 Ave A
Next time you’re out and about for a weekend brunch, try brunching Aussie-style at Flinders Lane. Aside from the regular avocado toast (this one comes with a poached egg, roasted tomato, and arugula), Flinders Lane features heartier dishes like smoked Tasmanian sea trout with eggs and avocado, and a “Big Brekkie” with eggs, buttered mushrooms, tomato, beans, bacon, and sausage.
Coco & Cru, 643 Broadway
Stepping away from the typical NYC rush and enjoying a relaxing breakfast sounds sublime. Plus, few Australian cafés are as charming as Coco & Cru. Using simple ingredients of the utmost quality, this eatery creates various toasts, egg dishes, healthy bowls like the Vegetarian Breakfast, and a fruit bruschetta with crème fraiche, honey, strawberries, and pistachios. Eat here, and brekkie is sure to become your favorite meal of the day.