Sitting on the edge of the Yarra River and Flinders Street Station, Arbory is arguably one of the most exciting eateries to hit the Melbourne dining scene in recent years. Offering some amazing views of Southbank (in fact, its located directed across the river from Fatto Bar and Cantina), Arbory also claims the title to Melbourne’s longest bar at 150 metres and is completely outdoors (though heated during winter).
Whilst Arbory is usually packed to the brim in most evenings, by early morning, the ever-bustling Arbory Bar and Eatery takes a more subdued turn and what’s left is a lovely riverside sanctuary that makes it perfect to sit back and watch as the Melbourne city awakens in front of you.
Compared to most cafes, the breakfast menu is small but solid, featuring many well-loved Melbourne breakfast dishes with a slight twist. The eggs benedict here, appropriately named the ‘Eggs Royale’, is served atop two fluffy Dr Marty’s crumpets and topped with lashings of creamy hollandaise whilst the Sweet Corn Fritters are served with romesco sauce and goats curd – both incredibly delicious.
Overall, breakfasts at Arbory are a relaxing affair and its various seating options make it a great spot for group breakfasts or a coffee pit-stop before work.
Sweet Corn Fritters, Romesco Sauce, Zucchini salad, goats curd with a side of pork sausage
The ‘Eggs Royale’: Dr Marty crumpets, smoked salmon and hollandaise
Flinders Street Station
1 Flinders Walk
Melbourne VIC 3000
Breakfast from 7.30 – 11.30am daily
Table to Paper dined as a guest of Arbory. Opinions are our own