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Bundaberg’s Best Breakfast Spots


If there's one thing that gets you out of bed on holidays, it's the promise of a good breakfast. Australians love breakfast, whether it's poached, smashed or drizzled with maple we can't get enough of eating out for breakfast and discovering the regions best. But where to find the best breakfast when you're visiting Bundaberg?

Bundaberg is blessed with an abundance of quality, local produce and Bundy's best cafes often proudly declare the origins of their locally grown produce on the menu. So, after sampling more than we'd care to admit on our recent visit during the Bundaberg Winterfeast, here's our roundup of Bundaberg's best breakfast spots.


The Pocket Storehouse
The tiniest bakery in Australia has a cult following here in Bundaberg. Only open to the public on Saturdays, we lined up with dozens of passionate locals at 6.30am on a chilly morning to score the best sourdough and treats in town! Enjoy your spoils from this hole in the wall bakery and sit in the sunshine drinking Helen's Hoti hand-crafted Kombucha or Barking Dog coffee to start the morning right. Don't miss the sourdough cinnamon scrolls; they are a taste sensation!


Indulge Café 
Bundaberg's iconic Indulge café has been under the guidance of chef/owner Mitchell White since 2016 after he took over from founder Amanda Hinds, widely regarded as having been responsible for raising the profile of the city's food scene. The same ethos remains today with a focus on sourcing the freshest, local ingredients and working in partnership with local producers to turn their quality ingredients into unique and spectacular dishes. The French Toast with One Little Farm's fresh strawberries, bundy lime curd, blueberry crush, ice-cream and Bundaginga crumble is a real showstopper!


The Windmill Cafe
Don't be fooled by the super kitsch giant windmill setting, the quirky building houses a wonderous local café in the beachside suburb of Bargara run by amiable manager Joey Caruana. This family and pet friendly café welcomes all with a delicious breakfast and lunch menu, just save room for some award-winning gelato. The Windmill Stack featuring seared and roasted haloumi, Barrit's Bacon, Bronnie's Worcestershire glazed mushrooms with a poached local free-range egg served on toasted sourdough and topped with more of Bronnie's much loved Worcestershire Sauce was supremely satisfying. The colourful Breakfast Bowl is also incredibly delicious and insta worthy.


Water St Kitchen 
Bundaberg's beloved Water St is serious about coffee, serving up superior Single O coffee to loyal locals. The sophisticated space is adorned with luscious floral wallpaper, teamed with French-style bistro chairs, fine crystal and floral bouquets throughout the café. The seasonal menu includes gems such as roasted field mushrooms, cherve, sourdough and rosemary crumbs.
Water St Kitchen is currently under renovation and reopening 12 September 2018 to reveal a new outdoor dining area.


With an eclectic style and peaceful vibe, Oodies is a little odds and ends café that delivers a little slice of warmth and heart to Bundy. The extensive breakfast menu, indulgently available until 2pm features Breakfast Bruschetta with cherry tomatoes, avocado, red onion, fetta and parmesan with a balsamic drizzle or Oodies Homemade Beans served with sourdough toast. Oodies serves quality Toby's Estate coffee so be sure to get your caffeine fix.


Where to Stay
We recommend basing yourself beachside at Bargara at ZEN Beach Retreat. Browse and book here.

Image: Water St Kitchen, IG @alluxia

The writer was a guest of Bundaberg North Burnett Tourism.

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