Tucked into the New South Wales inland region, Orange is an elegant town that is definitely worth a visit. The charming tree-lined streets and historic cottages provide a touch of history and offer great places to stay, while the top quality produce and foodie culture dining mean there are delectable cafes, restaurants and cellar doors.
One meal that Orange serves up with particular pizzazz is breakfast, and with that in mind here are my favourite breakfast spots to try in Orange.
* At the time of writing, activities and places mentioned in this guide are at varying stages of recovery from COVID-19. Please check government and business websites for specific details on opening times and any restrictions before you travel.
For other food guides on Orange see Four Insanely Good Asian Restaurants Orange.
A new kid on the Orange breakfast block, Birdie Noshery is a community-focused hangout brought to life by the brains behind Orange fine-dining establishment, Lolli Redini. The upscale interiors, great coffee and relaxed ambience make it a brekky designation with clout.
Birdie Brekky is served from 7.30 am - 11.00 am and includes a mouth-watering range of light bites in amongst heavier brunch options. If it’s just a little somethin’ somethin’ you’re after to accompany your morning cup of coffee, you’ve got a Portugese custard tart, flourless orange cake or almond croissant to choose from.
For something a little heartier, there’s the zucchini, sweetcorn and polenta fritters served with aioli, wild rocket and slow roasted tomato (streaky bacon optional but in my (not so) professional opinion—well worth it.) Or, the Brooklyn boy bagel—bursting with smoked Huon trout, dill, capers, whipped Philly cheese and Spanish onion is a delicious pick.
For a drool-worthy vegan option, the vegan shakshuka is what dreams are made of. We’re talking chickpeas, eggplant, stewed spicy peppers, bruschetta, avocado and tomato—basically, divine.
A perfect option for the early-rising crowd (lookin’ at you, fellow parents … ) Factory Espresso serves up delicious coffee and a hugely diverse all-day breakfast menu. What more could you want!
Alongside classic favourites like banana bread, eggs on toast and bacon and egg rolls, you can expect the line-up at Factory Espresso to include huevos rancheros, French toast, a brekky burrito and a delicious croissant eggs Benedict featuring a mouth-watering burnt butter hollandaise.
If you’re in the market for something fruity, there’s a range of smoothie bowls available, all served with fresh fruit and granola—the perfect summer start! If you want our pick (and believe us, it’s no easy choice), it’d be the open bagel with smoked salmon, served with horseradish cream cheese, baby capers and cucumber ribbons.