Looking for a hip and exciting breakfast place in St Kilda? Fitzrovia has you covered with great portion sizes and reasonable prices.

Nestled into the busy hustle and bustle of St Kilda’s well known Fitzroy Street, Fitzrovia is in the perfect location for both locals and commuters.

This breakfast hotspot is ideally placed close to tram and transport links which regularly run into Melbourne’s CBD. Opening their doors from 7am on weekdays and 8am on weekends.

My personal favourite Fitzrovia brunch – sweet potato fritters

Fitzrovia’s great for catching some morning rays over brekkie, but is also the perfect meeting place for any occasion. Pop in for a quick business meeting, lunch date or a romantic dinner.

The friendly casual service makes you feel comfortable as soon as you walk through the door. The menu which is seasonally
adapted, is fit for every dietary requirement.

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The food

I have tried a fair few dishes on their menu including the smoked ocean trout bagel. This breakfast treat was nicely paired up with some salad leaves and fruit. Adding a new dimension of texture and flavour to cut through the richness of the sauce and fish.

Fitzrovia’s Ocean Trout Bagel

Their sweet potato fritters are my personal favourite which are served with thyme roast field mushrooms, poached eggs and grilled saganaki (a halloumi-like salty cheese). Eating this dish confirmed my fritter hype resulting in me trying to make fritters from any veg I had in the house (but never as good as these ones).

Matt has tried their fish fingers with a bacon crumb, and their doorstep sandwich, both of which he thoroughly enjoyed.

Fitzrovia’s fish fingers

If there’s one thing for certain the portion sizes will not leave you hungry. A lot of people find large portions overwhelming but that is not the case for Fitzrovia. You leave raring to go with a happy tummy and wallet. Some of Melbourne’s high end establishments charge well over the odds for much smaller portions.

The drinks

Fitzrovia does fit in with the hip Melbourne cafe scene. Professional barista’s whip up a storm every open hour creating beautiful patterns to go with the soothing tastes. It’s always worth asking if they have any special off-the-menu coffee in as they get specials in from all over the world!

Hot drinks aren’t the only beverages on offer, you can also have something a little stronger (I’m talking along the lines of bloody mary’s and mimosa’s) or even a smoothie or juice made fresh to order.

Whether you go for breakfast, lunch or dinner, I would seriously recommend trying the polenta chips. They arrive at the table beautifully stacked and fragrant from the drizzle of truffle oil on top and the sprinkling of sea salt, parsley and parmesan. Six chips make up a serving, however. I would advise sharing between two as a starter or side dish as they are quite decadent.


House made mulled wine and truffled polenta chips.. what a great way of finishing a week end….

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When to visit

Fitzrovia is open for breakfast and lunch 7 days per week, and dinner Wednesday to Saturday nights. It can get extremely busy so to avoid disappointment I would recommend booking.

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Lorna Van Baar
Born in England, raised in Spain. Food enthusiast with an incurable case of wanderlust. Currently dreaming of travelling the world.

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