Having lived in Australia these past few months, I’ve really enjoyed getting into the habit of going out for breakfast at the weekend.
Coming from Scotland, where I am more used to keeping warm inside than venturing out for brekkie, I’ve really started to enjoy this ritual.
Australia has so many excellent local, independently run cafes that there is an endless variety of options. Breakfast is seldom the greasy affair we in the UK are more commonly used to.
So what’s usually on an Aussie cafe’s breakfast menu? Here’s a quick sample:
- Eggs Benedict – where you can choose ham or salmon, and sometimes it is served on Turkish bread
- Bircher Muesli
- Pancakes with strawberries and maple syrup
- Banana bread (any Aussie cafe worth their salt serves this!)
But it’s not just the food that makes an Aussie breakfast such a pleasure. Many cafes serve a wide variety of freshly squeezed juices and smoothies – anything from a standard orange juice to a more daring beetroot juice.
Coffee is taken very seriously in Australia too – cafes have been known to lose business if they have a barista that doesn’t make coffee that is up to scratch. I’m really going to struggle to find a good coffee on my return to Scotland.
So, if you are visiting Australia, I’d highly recommend making a date for breakfast!