Orange & surrounds, NSW

Six top spots for breakfast Orange NSW

By Oceana Setaysha

October 2, 2020 | 5 minute read

Billy Beans
Billy Beans

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.

Birdie Noshery

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.

Factory Espresso

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.

Groundstone
Groundstone

Groundstone

Located within Orange’s cultural and museum precinct, Groundstone serves breakfast and lunch during the week and brunch on weekends. The bright, modern space is brimming with greenery and sunshine; inspiring the cafe’s seasonal menu that heroes freshness and local produce.

We can’t address the menu without these three words: rocher French toast. That’s right; pain au chocolat French toast served with nutella, frangelico creme patisserie, poached Nashdale pear and Fourjay hazelnut praline. If you’re in the market for a very, very decadent start to the day—this is for you. 

For the savoury crowd, there's a G&T salmon Benny; Parrot Gin cured salmon, avocado, spring greens, potato rosti and a poached egg, or a veggie health bowl; which changes from week to week depending on what’s in season.

Suffice to say, excellent coffee, excellent food and a prime location combines to create a veritable stalwart of the Orange brunch scene in Groundstone.

Bills Beans, East Orange

East Orange is worth wandering through if the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow is Bills Beans. Coffee is the main game in this hidden Orange gem, where the talented baristas pour out some of the best in town, and they sell roasted beans by the bag if you want more for later. The good news is you can accompany that smooth caffeine hit with some quality food, with a nice variety of breakfast options as well as a colourful selection of baked goodies keep you going. 

Good Eddy
Good Eddy

Good Eddy

They call themselves Good Eddy and we have to disagree. This place is better than good, it’s great and for breakfast in Orange it’s a must-try. With impressive coffee served up in a stylish setting, Good Eddy wouldn’t be out of place in bustling Sydney. 

Instead it’s hidden away in Orange where it’s happily discovered by hungry adventurers, surprised by this unexpected find. The food is simple, but high quality, and you’ll find it impossible to resist seconds on the coffee.

Byng Street Café

Its menu is delightfully stuffed with regional produce, and because it's open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the Byng Street Café really does have it all. There’s a cute outside courtyard sitting area as well as expanded indoor seating, plus a fantastic variety of food options, including a brunch menu for the weekends. 

The skilled Byng Street baristas also deliver on silky smooth coffee that goes down a treat alongside everything else on offer. No doubt you’ll be left feeling spoilt for choice.

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