Hyperlocal news about Melbourne's first suburb: Fitzroy 3065

lunch at Breakfast Thieves on Gore St


Breakfast Thieves on the corner of Gore and Rose streets opened a couple of weeks ago. I tried to go last weekend but they were full on Saturday morning and I was more successful on Tuesday at lunchtime.

While the breakfast side of the menu looks good I was more interested in some of the lunch dishes, including the ‘Ned Kelly’ – rosemary polenta with mushrooms and poached eggs. This is fantastic dish that needs only a piece of bread to soak up the yolk and juices to make it perfect. My eggs were perfectly cooked and mushrooms presented differently to how it was for Gourmet chic. Breakfast Thieves also been positively reviewed by P-alate.

The coffee is very good, but perhaps not quite as good as that at Martha Ray’s on Brunswick St. (the new 30Kerr65 is also quite good, but they don’t do food so don’t count in this comparison). The coffee at Argos Loves Company, also on Brunswick St, is also excellent.

We’re spoiled for choice with these new cafes, particularly people living in the northern end of Fitzroy, with Breakfast Thieves, Rustica and Backstreet cafes joining the established Min Lokal and Ici as good reasons to be lazy and not walk further for a pleasurable meal.


  1. you went yesterday? it was closed when i walked past this morning about 8.30

  2. usually 7.30 except Mondays.

    They haven’t been open long, so possibly still are making adjustments. I walk past most mornings, and they have seemed quite busy.

    (webiste doesn’t help here….

  3. I’m so happy I stumbled across your blog! I just recently moved to Melbourne and am a bit of a foodie as well as a brunch / caffeine addict and am keen to try new places. Boy have I come to the right place! Definitely want to try Breakfast Thieves someday soon.

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