Top 10 Bottomless Brunch Cafes in Melbourne

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Emmelyn Khoo Marketing Executive
15 minutes Feb 7th, 2022
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If we consider how much Melbournites love to drink, it makes sense that they would have a range of bottomless brunch options to maximise the amount of time that you can spend drinking.

From beers to wines and breakfast cocktails, we’ve compiled the best spots for bottomless drinks. Melbourne has no shortage of brunch ideas, so use this list as a guide or possibly even a map for a brunch hop that runs into the evening.

Everything To Know About Brunch in Melbourne

So, what actually is a bottomless brunch?

In Melbourne, brunch is a magical meal placed somewhere between breakfast and lunch that essentially allows you to have a sleep in on the weekend. The “bottomless” aspect is the fun part, as some of Melbourne’s finest establishments open up the flood gates for a nominated amount of time, in which you and your buddies can eat and drink as much as you can handle.

Often, for a set fee, you’ll have a range of drink options and food service included within a package, and you can indulge until your heart (or stomach) is content.

Is there a limit on bottomless brunch?

The limits placed around the bottomless brunch are usually time-based. Most sessions will run from 90-minutes to two hours, during which time you can eat and drink as much as you like. As for limits on the amounts of food and drink included, well, that wouldn’t be very bottomless now, would it?

Pilgrim

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Start your day by the river’s edge with a stunning high tea that, for the great price of $65, is up there with the best boozy brunch Melbourne can offer. Pilgrim has some wonderful views as it sits alongside the historic Federation Wharf right in the heart of Melbourne. This intimate waterfront venue only stocks Australian wine, beer and spirits and seasonal menus that focus on grazing.

You’ll have a genuine experience like no other in a relaxed bar environment with stunning views of the Yarra. Pilgrim’s high tea includes:

  • Three tea-infused gin cocktails (non-alcoholic options available)
  • Bottomless bubbles
  • Plenty of snacks
  • Scones with jam and cream (it is a high tea after all)

You can access this classy, good time from midday, Friday to Sunday, and bookings are essential.

Website: https://www.pilgrimbar.com.au/
Address: Vaults 15-19 Federation Wharf, Federation Square, Melbourne

Fargo & Co

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Melbourne’s longest-running bottomless brunch lives on a rooftop with stunning views of the city. Fargo and Co offer two hours of bottomless drinks (prosecco, mimosas, wine, cocktail jugs and schooners of beer), snacks and a soundtrack from some of the city’s best DJs for $69.

The gang run two sessions every Saturday and Sunday (12pm – 2pm & 3pm – 5pm), and during summer, you can try their amazing frosé, which will certainly help you beat the heat.

While a revitalised 1907 heritage bank doesn’t usually seem like a place for fun vibes, Fargo and Co breaks the rules and has become a go-to inner-city location. We recommend checking out the espresso martini waffles or the big brunch bowl to keep things healthy.

Fargo and Co are also responsible for the increasingly popular wine-laden yoga classes. Perfect all year round, you’ll love the art deco surroundings when it’s wet and the rooftop terrace when it’s warm.

Website: https://fargoandco.com.au/
Address: 216 Swan Street, Richmond

House of Lulu White

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You want options for brunch ideas; we’ll give you options. House of Lulu White offers two packages:
A $65 option that lasts 90 minutes with a meal included
A deluxe $85 option with two hours of canapes

Both options include a list of bottomless cocktail options that will blow your mind (e.g. the salted caramel cold brew martinis). Bookings are essential, and all dietary requirements are catered for.

House of Lulu White is one of the most popular South Yarra brunch spots that was once the Paradise Girls brothel. As a result, the new moniker draws inspiration from the former procuress.

Revamped by the Tommy Collins Group, an upscale hospitality company, the innuendo comes in thick and fast with various hilarious menu options split into ‘naughty’ and ‘nice’ sections. Along with the all-day breakfast options, we recommend checking out the ramen, umi plum syrup and matcha and sautéed ‘green stuff’ with hummus.

Along with the menu that will blow your mind, Lulu masters the drinks. Try a tea latte for those moments when you are unsure which hot drink you fancy; you won’t be disappointed!

Website: https://houseofluluwhite.com.au/
Address: 4 Yarra Street, South Yarra

Bodega Underground

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If Mexican food is your jam, the Bottomless Mexi-Brunch at Bodega Underground is for you! From Friday to Sunday, you’ll enjoy tacos, chilaquiles and bottomless cocktails for 90 minutes and the price of 69 pesos (kidding, all prices are in Australian dollars – 69 pesos is about five bucks, so let’s be fair.)

The vegan menu is next level, and everything is gluten-free. Surely the best brunch Melbourne can offer ends with a churro! If Mexican drinks are even more so your jam, Bodega Underground is the home of mezcal – tequila’s smokier, more rustic cousin.

With one of the finest tequila and mezcal collections in Melbourne, you’ll be able to experience both via cocktails and tasting flights (and shots, obviously shots).

Garnish your drink with worm and grasshopper salt, or try the Michelada for a truly Mexican experience. The taco list is also quite extensive, with the sweet potato and green bean options stealing the show. Bodega feels like an easy trip to Mexico that always makes for a great time.

Website: https://www.bodegaunderground.com.au
Address: 55 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne

Mr Joe

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For the biggest cocktail jugs in Melbourne, along with more food than you can handle, head over to Mr Joe in Richmond. The bottomless brunch is available all weekend with two sessions on Saturday for $65 or the huge Sunday feast for $72.

When they say unlimited food, they mean. Even Homer Simpson wouldn’t be able to sue these guys. Mr Joe is owned by the duo responsible for Brunswick’s Steam Junkies, opting for Japanese-inspired minimalist design via textured concrete walls and plywood tables. The menu, however, is classicly European, with the tortellini stealing the show.

Your brunch can dive into the fruit-heavy cocktail menu or pivot to Japanese whisky and sake if you are that way inclined. The bottomless brunch dishes include a set menu featuring whipped ricotta, crispy eggplant, and a range of other mish-mashed influences that weirdly work very well together.

Website: https://www.mrjoe.com.au/
Address: 362-364 Burnley Street, Richmond

Archie’s All Day

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So while this isn’t a specific bottomless brunch, as the name suggests, Archie’s is slinging cocktails all day! This brunch cafe has plenty of variety with four different Mimosas and Bloody Marys and a menu that is just as expansive. Head along and create your own brunch package, which is a fancier way of saying, order copious cocktails and great food from Archie’s amazing menu.

Archie’s All Day is the spot to visit for a burger at 10 am while sitting in the courtyard. Vegetarians, vegans, and those requiring gluten-free options are all covered with everything from small dishes to snacks, cakes and full meals.

Oh, did we forget to mention $10 Negronis all day, every day? That happens as well. What a spot!

Website: https://www.archiesallday.com/
Address: 189 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy

Yellow Bird Cafe

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One of our favourites on this list when it comes to great atmosphere is Yellow Bird Cafe. They have an amazing all-day breakfast that you can couple at any point with beer, wine or a Mexican cocktail.

While some may argue the bar is out-of-place on the southside, we think this slice of rock n’ roll is exactly what Chapel Street needs! The walls are lined with gig posters, the soundtrack is always awesome, and the staff are some of the nicest around!

Fun fact: Yellow Bird was founded by Clint Hyndman, drummer for arguably Melbourne’s greatest rock band, Something For Kate, so head along and pay respects to local rock royalty.

Website: http://yellowbird.com.au/
Address: 122 Chapel Street, Windsor

Stagger Lee's

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Keeping with the theme of rock n’ roll swagger, slide on over to Swagger Lee’s in Fitzroy for some Proud Mary coffee, less-than-healthy but extremely delicious comfort food and plenty of cocktails. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available at the door, and there is no such thing as bookings, so wander on in and start your session!

Stagger Lee’s offers single-origin espresso, filter and cold drip, which you can enjoy on outdoor seating or the large communal table. Everything about this place is extremely sunny, and there is no better spot to hit to start your weekend.

The breakfast staples are here, along with baguettes, baked goods (try the peanut butter and jelly tarts), passionfruit lamingtons and many other weird and wonderful concoctions that will delight your palette. All of this goodness is wrapped up in a stylishly cool hangout spot that we think should be renamed Swagger Lee’s.

Website: https://staggerlees.com.au/
Address: 276 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy

Mamma’s Boy Trattoria

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If the word “bottomless” gets you a little excited, adding the word “gnocchi” after it should have you truly amped. Brunswick’s Mamma’s Boy Trattoria offers unlimited gnocchi and cocktails every Sunday from 11:30am for just $59.

There are three distinct gnocchi dishes on offer (the truffle mushroom is a winner), and you can pair it with limitless espresso martinis and Mojitos. It seriously doesn’t get better than this!

You’ll also find a range of very out-there non-traditional bruschettas along with classic dishes like pesto, fior di latte and Roma tomatoes. If you aren’t quite ready to hit the alcohol this early, we recommend the range of Italian milkshakes (Tiramisu, please and thank you).

The trip is worth it for the homemade cannolis alone (try the mystery flavour), and you can wash those down with $25 Spritz jugs. The perfect pairing!

Website: https://www.mammasboy.com.au/
Address: 6/10 Tripovich Street, Brunswick

The Kettle Black

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The Kettle Black sits in a beautiful heritage-listed, 1880’s terrace house but features state-of-the-art, modern architecture and more brunch-friendly cocktails than you can handle. Espresso Martinis, Mimosas and some exquisite dishes to pair them with, The Kettle Black has your brunch date sorted.

A good brunch requires quality coffee, delicious food, and preferably, a stunning Victorian terrace backdrop. The Kettle Black not only ticks all of these boxes but also throws in a range of Hotcakes with Ricotta that are so fluffy, you won’t even miss the pillow you arose from to make it to brunch on time.

Website: https://darlinggroup.com.au/venues/thekettleblack/
Address: 50 Albert Road, South Melbourne

Now you’ve got the list, start exploring our top 10 bottomless brunch cafes in Melbourne. We have no doubt you’ll be able to eat and drink as much as physically possible in some of the city’s finest surroundings.

If lunch continues through to the evening, why not check out our best karaoke bars in Melbourne article for some ideas of where to head next!