Sunday, a day of rest. And so it is for many of our café folk in Bendigo – and rightly so! They need a break too.
Although, there are some crazy people who get up at the crack of dawn to serve us on a Sunday, and they are:
The Dispensary Enoteca
Chancery Lane (off Pall Mall, between Williamson & Bull Streets)
Open from 8am, the friendly staff are ready to serve you with a perfect coffee and breakfast that is a notch above the average. Menu changes seasonally. Open Sundays 8am-4pm.
T’Hooft 322 Lyttleton Terrace
A Bendigo favourite – open from 9am-3pm and they have an ALL DAY BREAKFAST. You may have to wait for a table as this joint is very popular. Their fair-trade coffee hits the spot and they have a modern menu with a few vegetarian and vegan friendly options. Like!
Bendigo Corner Store Cafe 305 View Street
Our favourite. We don’t want to say too much more as we’d still like to get a table. Fantastic daily specials, and they use organic ingredients wherever possible. Try and nab a spot in the sunny backyard, if we don’t get there first. Breakfast served from 8am until 3pm.
Wine Bank on View 45 View Street
Breakfast is served from 8:30am-11:30am on Sundays with a seasonal menu featuring poached fruit, pancakes (three toppings to choose from) and your choice of eggs with all the trimmings. View their menu here.
Twenty2 22 Williamson Street
Cafe Twenty2 offer, amongst other delights, a big breakfast (eggs any which way, tomato, spinach, bacon, hash brown, mushroom & sausage). Lavazza coffee and T2 teas. They also cater for all dietary requirements.
Spencers on Carpenter 19 Carpenter Street, Quarry Hill
I think the locals would like to keep this a secret, but we won’t tell anyone will we?
Eggs Benedict, Eggs Florentine, eggs any which way, with bacon, tomato and mushrooms. Open Sunday 7am-5pm – great for the early risers!
Update: Sim’R 236 Hargeaves Street www.simr.com.au
A new addition to the restaurant scene in Bendigo from the talented Blakemores. Their breakfast menu includes the classics, as well as oven baked ricotta – sensational!
Open from 8am-4pm on Sundays.
Update: Bath Lane Cafe 13 Bath Lane
We just heard that this kid-friendly cafe is now open on Sunday. Will update with opening times when we have them!
Update: The Green Olive cafe 11 Bath Lane
This popular cafe is now open from 8:00am-4:00pm on Sundays.
Café au Lait 20 Mitchell Street
We hear that the baked eggs here are divine and the porridge is good. Good reports on the coffee too. Open from 8.30am until 4:00pm.
Update: The Puddler is no longer open. The Woodhouse Redgum Chargrill and Woodfired Pizza has taken it’s place and is not open for breakfast.
Update: Not so much a cafe, but the All Seasons Hotel (171-183 McIvor Road) offer a buffet breakfast on Sunday, which includes scrambled eggs, bacon, mushrooms, sausages, tomatoes, hash-browns, baked beans, muesli, cereals, juices, fruit salad, yoghurt, toast and various breads. $12 per person, or $6 per child (under 12). Groups should book.
If we’ve forgotten your favourite café, please let us know!