Arcadia Cafe Restaurant
193 Gertrude Street
Splurge on an Upmarket Breakfast in MelbourneArcadia is a hidden Melbourne gem. From its calming interior and attentive service to its top-notch food, the restaurant stands out in every way. On the breakfast menu, you'll find fresh juices and smoothies, grain salads, wholesome desserts, and imaginative entrées. Corn fritters are common on any brekky menu in Australia, but the folks at Arcadia have elevated this staple to a new level. Their version features corn mixed with mature English cheddar, which gives the fritters a bit of bite. After being fried, they're topped with house-cured salmon, poached eggs, arugula, sesame seeds, and a dill-coriander yogurt sauce. The dish strikes just the right balance of flavors, and there are no superfluous ingredients. Arcadia also serves some of the best coffee in Melbourne, another reason this breakfast is worth the splurge.