As you may have guessed by now, I am quite the breakfast freak. You probably don’t know how lucky you are here in Melbourne; there is an ‘all day breakfast’ joint on every corner, eggs cooked to perfection in meals made with love.
Where I am from you have to make your own ‘brekky’ if you want something other than a ‘sanga’. Stockholm, Sweden (the place I call home) is a city filled with spectacular cuisine from all corners of the world, just like Melbourne (my second home). However, it fails where it really matters; breakfast. I had never tasted the eggcellence (sorry, I had to) that is poached eggs before I moved here. Almost 2 years later, I’m hooked! Thinking about it, I can’t think of any other city in the world that has embraced breakfast culture to the extent that this city has.
Other cities I’ve visited, known for their extraordinary food, all lack in the breakfast department; Parisians eat a croissant with a café au lait, in Barcelona an espresso and a cigarette is all they need, and let’s not even talk about the dodgy breakfast sausages of the Brits.
Even if it is easy to overindulge in all the varieties of eggs in this town, you can’t ignore the fact that breakfast is, like our parents said every morning of our childhood, the most important meal of the day.
According to the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) regular breakfast eaters “are more likely to be of normal weight than non-breakfast eaters”, other than that it provides your energy for the day and keeps you alert. They also say that a healthy breakfast should be low in saturated fat, contain a lot of carbohydrates, fibre, vitamins and minerals.
Surely this is not a fact for all the breakfast out there, and I don’t even want to know how they feel about my Eggs Benedict diet (Hollandaise has changed my life). However I feel that whatever you eat, having breakfast out once and a while (about 3-4 times a week in my case) isn’t just good for your physical health, but also for your mental wellbeing.
So, to make it easy for you my fellow aficionados, I will do the groundwork for you. Follow this quest and I will help you with where to eat, what to eat and where you definitely should not waste your money.