Admit it, the last time you took dad to that super-fun-cool-hipster joint you love to hit for breakfast, he spent most of your bonding time scrambling uncomfortably on his milk crate seat and puzzling over what exactly a ‘quinoa’ was. This Father’s Day, take him out for a brunch he’ll really enjoy, with not a chia seed pudding in sight. We’ve got a couple of our favourite dad friendly (but not dad joke friendly) venues right here.
Tempt dad away from the idea of breakfast in bed (who wants to cook on a Sunday?) with the promise of fried chicken waffles at The Moray Cafe. But if he’s a dedicated eggs benny fan, he can get it with pulled pork and truffle hollandaise at this shady spot. More fried chicken waffles for you! Though we’re pretty sure he could be tempted into a coffee caramel mason jar milkshake.
Feel like a fine dining experience for brunch (ie. Mum’s paying)? Treat Dad to the cider braised ham with poached eggs, spinach and cherry tomatoes on the Spicer’s Balfour balcony while you tuck into the new brekky trend you’ve been Insta-drooling over – crumpets.
With all the breakfast staples done well here, you had better make sure Dad is famished before setting him on his pulled pork shoulder jaffle. We’re talking a fried egg, crumbled cheddar and hollandaise sauce on thick, housemade, wholegrain toast. We bet he wouldn’t say no to the pork belly eggs benedict though.
With plenty of produce grown in their very own garden, Wild Canary will ensure Mum won’t be alarmed at what ends up on Dad’s plate for this brunch. Their menu embraces the seasons with a rotating menu dependent on what’s flourishing, like warm spiced apple bread with honey, or the grilled mushrooms with polenta, poached eggs and feta.
Want a big family brunch but not the big pile of dishes that goes with it? Sit down to a breakfast banquet at Affinity, with a huge spread of eggs, bacon, tomato, mushrooms, sweet potato hash, avocado bruschetta and even a couple of pancakes! Coffee and juice included of course, and all just $30 pp.