It’s Brunch Time

Photo courtesy of Ostrich Farm

From brioche French toast to Eggs Benedict – and everything in between – this week in The Edit we explore some of our favourite brunch spots around the world.

Photo courtesy of Koko Head Café

Leading the brunch trend on the island, Koko Head Café is a must-visit. It’s brunch dishes feature unique twists on familiar classics, inspired by Hawaiian and Asian influences. Hidden within its unassuming exterior, inside the restaurant diners can enjoy surprisingly creative and flavoursome dishes, including a range of baked treats and modern interpretations on Asian breakfast staples. With such a diverse menu, this brunch hot-spot certainly requires more than one visit.

What to order: Breakfast Bibimbap or Cornflake French Toast

Photo courtesy of Brasserie Quartier

Travel back in time to 18th Century Versailles and experience a modern reinvention of the iconic French Palace at Brasserie Quartier’s Versailles Decadence brunch in Dubai. Diners are welcomed into their spectacular surrounds with a glass of champagne, before enjoying a buffet and à la carte table service, as well as free flowing beverages. Whilst the brunch, including pastries, foie gras and a seafood station (to name a few), is decadent, the restaurant itself exudes sophistication and elegance, to provide a perfectly balanced dining experience.

What to order: A classic French delight from the pastry and croissant station

Photo courtesy of Orstrich Farm

This cosy neighbourhood restaurant stands as one of the unassuming gems of Sunset Boulevard and a prime spot to enjoy creative brunch dishes. The restaurant features large windows with a view onto Sunset, green tufted banquettes and wood-topped tables within its suave interior. A central feature of the restaurant is the use of grilling and roasting techniques over the Chef’s wood-fired grill when preparing many of the dishes.

What to order: Chickpea, poached eggs, kale, feta, spicy tomato sauce

Photo courtesy of Ozone

Sundays were made for brunching, and what better way to do so than eating in style at the world’s highest bar: Hong Kong’s Ozone. It doesn’t get more glamorous than here, where the bountiful brunch buffet includes a sumptuous array of delicacies and free-flowing Dom Pérignon Champagne. From fresh seafood to exquisite desserts, a grill station offering gourmet delights such as imported sausages and lobster, and breath-taking views from the 490 metres above sea level, this is a brunch to please all the senses.

What to order: Bloody Mary’s – there are three different options to try!

Photo courtesy of Café Pinson

Serving fresh organic food, Café Pinson is a vegetarian café in Paris with an exceptional take on Sunday brunch. The popular venue offers fresh-pressed juice, eggs, granola and savoury madeleines as just some of the delicacies on offer, without forgetting their own unique form of Nutella. Sunday brunch is only available through reservations so don’t forget to book in advance.

What to order: The homemade Nutella

Photo courtesy of The Cambridge St Kitchen

Nestled in a peaceful side street of London’s vibrant neighbourhood of Pimlico, The Cambridge Street Kitchen occupies a ground floor spot in the quirky boutique hotel, Artist Residence, and features a particularly inviting brunch menu. All the savoury and sweet options we’d hope for are on offer, from the ever popular avocado and poached eggs on toast to delectable pancakes. Equally as inviting is the artisan atmosphere within this bustling restaurant. Decorated with bright colours and soft-hued wooden furniture, the interiors make this location all the more welcoming. A favourite spot for the locals and a rare brunch spot in the area, we’d certainly recommend booking in advance.

What to order: Pancakes with vanilla crème fraiche and berries

Photo courtesy of The Kettle Black

A modern apartment building and an old Victorian townhouse create the two sides of Melbourne café The Kettle Black. This is the place to try an alternative brunch, where – for many of its dishes – the exciting menu endeavours to steer away from the classic options that typify ‘brunch’ as we know it. The beautifully presented dishes are perfectly complemented by the sleek and sophisticated interiors, making this our top spot in Melbourne.

What to order: Tataki ocean trout with a raw kale & picked vegetable salad, seaweed, almonds & poached eggs.

Photo courtesy of Hyatt

Why enjoy brunch if you don’t have spectacular views? The Living Room at the Sydney Park Hyatt occupies a prominent position on the waterfront, offering stunning views over Sydney Harbour and the Opera House. A relaxed yet elegant setting, The Living Room features a tempting breakfast menu with classics such as Eggs Benedict and buttermilk pancakes.

What to order: Grilled Sourdough, scrambled eggs & chorizo, fresh capsicum & wild rocket

Photo courtesy of Tiny’s

Nestled in a picturesque, three-storey, pink townhouse in New York’s Tribeca, Tiny’s and the Bar Upstairs has a brunch menu as pleasing to the palette as it is to the eye. Within this historic building, which features distressed classic interiors, restored original furnishings and salvaged wood panelling, diners can enjoy dishes ranging from sweet and savoury waffles to a ‘duck hunter brunch’, without forgetting the necessary side portion of bacon.

What to order: New York Benedict, with a side of cheddar and chive tater tots

Photo courtesy of Wynn

One of the most lavish brunches in Las Vegas can be found at The Buffet at Wynn where there are bold and extravagant interiors with the food to match. Across the 15 live-action cooking stations, including a seafood station and a carving station, guests can delight on mouth-watering foods from around the globe. For those with a sweet tooth, the patisserie offerings, including warm pastries and various confectionary, will more than satisfy. With such an elaborate and delectable offering, it’s no wonder the queues here are out of the door.

What to order: Pancakes – pick your own toppings

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