There’s not much that can beat a good old-fashioned big breakfast! Eating breakfast out is a regular weekend event for many, and a mid-week treat for some. Either way, this region sure knows how to serve up some decadent meals that are worth stumbling out of bed for.
Forget the fancy porridge, granola, and pancakes, big breakfasts are all about meat, eggs, and salt. Whether you prefer oozy eggs, crispy bacon or housemade hashbrowns, we’ve decided to track down some of the best high-calorie morning indulgences for when you want to go a little bit bigger.
The Pickers Union
Serving delicious food every day 8 ’til 3:30, The Pickers Union are a favourite amongst the crew at Forte, and they’ve got a decent brekky menu sure to get the taste buds dancing feverishly! One item in particular though has landed them on this list, and that’s the Pickers Big Breakfast. Here you get eggs your way on sourdough, with generous servings of bacon, mushrooms, house-made hashbrown, halloumi and hollandaise. If you’re a sucker for halloumi, you won’t be disappointed!
The Pickers Union is located at 3 Mackey Street, Geelong.
Rajs On Pako
If you love bacon like a child, thoroughly enjoy massive, greasy breakfasts and want to pay for it with what you dug out of the couch cushions, this is your place. A Geelong institution known for providing the best hangover cures in the world, Raj’s breakfasts are not for the faint hearted. It’s pretty simple: you get your eggs, toast, tomato, hashbrown, on a plate literally surrounded by delicious pieces of bacon. The serving sizes are renowned for being huge, and it’s cheap, so very cheap. You even get a free juice with every meal!
Raj’s is located at 220 Pakington St, Geelong West.
Located at the river end of Pako, Winters has become a mainstay in the Geelong brekky scene.
While we’re living for their soft-centered black forest hotcakes, it’s their Big Breakfast that has truly stolen our hearts and filled our stomachs. For an easy $23.50, you get two eggs (cooked any way you please) on sourdough with bacon, chorizo, housemade baked beans, sautéed mushrooms, chive rosti, and spinach.
You can find Winter’s Cafe at 330 Pakington St, Newtown.
This is one of the most stunning eateries in the area! With original red brick and black trusses across the roof, industrial style chandeliers, herringbone design laser cut panels found all around the main dining area and vibrant teal upholstery, this place just oozes style. But they’ve made the list not for the visuals, but for their food, and in particular The Federal Big Brekky. This one will get you poached eggs, bacon, spinach, chorizo, semi-dried tomatoes, asparagus, hash brown, and mushrooms all served on sourdough! Goodness, our mouths are already watering. This one will only set you back $22 as well so no need to skimp on the accompanying coffee.
The Federal is located at 13-35 Mackey St, North Geelong.
King of the Castle
While your standard big brekky will be overflowing with bacon, chorizo, and sausage, there’s also a few places who serve a mean breakfast – minus the meat! King of the Castle is where to go most weekends for sipping coffee, soaking in the good vibes and chowing down the EPIC Vegan breakfast. This one has potato hash, garlic roasted mushroom, avocado, pickles, sweet potato hummus, and roasted winter greens on sourdough. If you’re looking for something big, but plant-based, we would definitely recommend this place for your next weekend brunch spot.
King of the Castle is located at 24 Pakington Street, Geelong West.
With hand-painted stools, a deep blue feature wall, indoor plants and stunning pendants, Newfolk sports a casual and mellow neighbourhood vibe, and one that all of Newtown know and love. It’s not just the happy vibes and the friendly barista’s perfectly steamed milk that has the locals coming back time and time again, it’s also the delicious big brekky! You get eggs your way on toast, with bacon, avocado, mushrooms, hashbrown, greens, tomato and housebaked beans. It would be a great loss not to indulge in this magnificent brekky sometime soon.
You can find Newfolk Café at 105 Skene Street, Newtown.
The Village Door Café
If you’re really battling some breakfast cravings, and you think you can handle the ULTIMATE brekky, The Village Door Café have you covered with their breakfast platter. Perfect for a breakfast date for two or one very hungry person, the ‘Ultimate Breakfast Platter’ boasts eggs your way, bacon, krajnski sausage, ćevapi, mushroom, tomato, beans, hash browns and dutch pancakes, with your choice of toppings. Honestly, we’d eat this every day if we could.
The Village Door Cafe is located at 156 Pakington Street, Geelong West.