If you’re a foodie fiend, then you know a big part of escaping to a boutique bed & breakfast is, well, breakfast! And to make sure your next escape is just as delicious as the last, we've rolled up our sleeves, endured sleep-ins and mornings waking up to the smells of freshly brewed coffee. We’ve feasted on homemade bread straight from the oven to bring you this mouth-watering collection of boutique accommodation with the best breakfasts.
From freshly baked waffles in Margaret River, to tomato bruschetta and berry hotcakes in Port Fairy; the descriptions alone of these delectable breakfasts is enough to make us hungry for more.
Bircher at Bellview, VIC
Escape to Victoria’s dairy country in Gippsland and discover luxury accommodation at Bellview Hill. Surrounded by rolling green hills, with cows dotting the scenery, you’ll be warmly welcomed by afternoon tea on the terrace. But the most beautiful scene doesn't come until the morning, with food playing the starring role. As the first light of day hits your pillow, wake up to a glass of the freshest OJ, platter of fresh fruit and Bellview’s divine Bircher muesli, lathered with Bellview Hill raspberry compote. And if you still have room for more, the South Gippsland free-range eggs en cocotte topped with spinach, bacon and a touch of cream and cheese are a must. For those with a sweet tooth, the fluffy buttermilk pancakes with caramelized apples are to die for.
Bushman’s Banquet at Coral Sea, QLD
Relive your childhood days, climbing into luxury treehouse accommodation and escaping to a world where everything is perfect. At Coral Sea Retreat, you can make your childhood dreams come true. Hideaway in the treetops and spend your nights exploring the rainforest and ocean below from the secret open-air lounge. And in the morning, discover the daily-changing breakfast menu. From fluffy Dutch Proffertjes to tropical fruit platters, Tulip Croustades and the heartiest Bushman’s breakfast in town, your eyes will definitely be bigger than your stomach with all the beautifully delicious menu choices.
Opulent Eggs at Oscars, VIC
Place yourself in the heart of the picture-perfect postcard town of Port Fairy and experience luxury accommodation at its best at Oscars Waterfront Boutique Hotel. Enjoy stunning river views from your French Provincial style room before venturing out onto the sunny riverside terrace ready to devour your amazing full breakfast. With so many delicious things to choose from, caramelised banana hotcakes, breakfast bruschetta with tomatoes, rocket, prosciutto and basil butter, berry pancakes and egg-cellent eggs we struggled to settle on just one each morning. But we couldn't leave without trying Oscars famous bacon and eggs; superb spinach, tantalising tomatoes, magnificent mushrooms, crunchy toast and the best bacon in Port Fairy. In a word, perfection.
Golden Waffles at Rosewood, WA
Tucked away into a pretty little corned in Margaret River, lies a little slice of heaven, better known as The Rosewood Guest House. Enclosed by verdant gardens and blissful birdbaths, each of the charming ensuite guest rooms has everything you need to relax. But we would be lying if we said the spectacular breakfast spread wasn't our favourite part. Prepared with only the finest and freshest ingredients from local suppliers, the morning feeds are beyond compare. Savour hot porridge served with brown sugar and cream, or nibble on organic bread from the local bakery with homemade jams and marmalade before indulging on the Rosewood Breakfast; fried egg, bacon, Rosewood sausage and oven roasted tomato or why not try one of the Daily Specials - scrambled eggs on bagels and crepes to name a few. And no trip to Rosewood is complete without a serve of Rosewoods famous waffles, covered in maple syrup, bananas and cream. Yum!
Wildlife Breakfast at Wild Cherry, VIC
From the moment you arrive at Wild Cherry Bed and Breakfast, you will know that you have come somewhere very special. Perched on the side of the mountain, the sweeping views down to the beautiful valley, across the town and to the treetops beyond are simply mesmerising. Get the best seat in the house on the front verandah and soak up the serenity as you enjoy Wild Cherry’s famous ‘breakfast with the birds’. With both hosts being chefs, you know you are in for an unforgettable breakfast at this heavenly B&B in Gippsland. Choose from Stringers Homemade Savoury Mince: Savoury mince served with toasted bagel, grilled tomato and two eggs, Kitty Kane’s Eggs Benedict, Walhalla Pancakes served up with mixed berries, maple syrup or lemon and sugar or Wild Scrambled Eggs: Three eggs with Reggiano Parmigiano, scrambled and served on a toasted bagel with bacon. Each one is more tantalising than the next, and the best part, you can enjoy your favourite menu choice in the company of the local beautiful birdlife with kookaburras, king parrots and rosellas to name a few!