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Eat your way around Hamilton with this brunch guide

Food glorious food! We just can’t get enough of it here at HUNTERhunter, so when we were tasked with the job of finding the very best of brunches in Hamilton there was very little twisting of arms.

Whether you love a lazy morning backed up with a delicious brunch, or like me, you much prefer skipping breakfast all together and devouring the Avo Smash at the nearest eatery; we’ve made your brunch searching that little bit easier with a list of all the best brunch dishes available in Hamilton.

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The Village

Starting our brunch adventure at The Village, this place exudes nothing but friendly vibes, great coffee, and even better food. Brought to us by the ever-so-bubbly face that is Sam Tsolakis, The Village has been a popular foodie destination along the Beaumont St Strip.

We couldn’t quite stick to just ONE favourite dish at The Village, so lucky you, you’re now graced with TWO delicious brunch offerings. The Village’s signature Greek Brekkie and the colourful Beetroot Hummus. 

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What: Greek Brekkie; lemon fried eggs, grilled halloumi, mushrooms, spinach, cumin, tomato, olive tapenade, pulled lamb and sourdough.
Cost: $29 (22 without lamb)

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What: Beetroot Hummus; served on sourdough with avocado, poached eggs, sprouts, and pistachio feta.
Cost: $20
Where: 44 Beaumont St
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Coal Espresso 

A cosmopolitan café with the interior boasting exposed brick walls with touches of wood throughout and relaxed roadside seating (perfect for people watching). A skim over the menu showcases that Coal Espresso features all of your Aussie brunch favourites, but there was no doubt we were picking the Smoked Salmon as our pick of the brunch (pun intended).

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What: Smoked Salmon with poached eggs, avocado, Binnorie feta, greens, cherry tomatoes, balsamic glaze, lemon, vinaigrette on uprising sourdough.
Cost: $22 (half serve - $14)
Where: 1/50 Beaumont St
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Overtime Cafe & Bar

A fresh-faced venue on Beaumont St, Overtime Cafe & Bar is situated in the old The Beaumont space and has had a fresh fit-out complete with a new menu!

What: Nourish Bowl with grilled haloumi, mushrooms, avocado, sauteed kale, charred broccolini, pesto, quinoa, and poached egg. 
Cost: $20.90
Where: 70 Beaumont St
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Clock Tower

The Clock Tower Café is a bit of an iconic venue on Beaumont St, serving up your traditional Aussie breakfast favs, it was hard to pick a favourite. After much deliberation, the Spinach & Feta Scrambled Eggs became a clear winner. The best part about dining at Clock Tower? It’s available on UberEats so you can get your brunch goodness delivered direct to your door.

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What: Spinach & Feta Scrambled Eggs with baby spinach, feta, cherry tomatoes, and olives on toasted sourdough.
Cost: $15
Where: 1/111 Beaumont St
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Mockingbird

Becoming a bit of a crowd favourite since opening in 2018, Mockingbird is known not only to the people of Hamilton but across all of Newcastle, for their fresh and fun approach to food.

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Whilst you can, of course, expect to see your brunch usuals, each dish has their own unique flavour twist. To make things interesting, you’ve got to order the brekky joint’s unique Prawn Toast; trust us, it’s worth it!

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What: Prawn Toast; king prawn, sesame, bisque, poached eggs, bean shoots, red onion, and herbs.
Cost: $22
Where: 131 Beaumont St
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Café 139 

The newest café to hit the Hamilton strip, Café 139 sits just a stone’s throw up from Mockingbird and has quickly become a regular joint for the locals.

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Serving up easy brunch options, all at an incredibly affordable price, Café 139 even makes their own potato scallop as a substitute for a hash brown. Considering this, we couldn’t go past the Breakfast Plate, complete with all the brunch trimmings.

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What: Breakfast Plate – with bacon, egg, tomato, onion, toast, avocado, house-made potato scallop
Cost: $16.90
Where: 139 Beaumont St
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Lords Coffee & Associates

Settle into the crispy white café space and soak up the massive hand-painted Bowie mural, or get comfy street side at this unique coffee joint on Beaumont St.

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Whilst Lords is known for their coffee, for those looking for a quick brunch on the go or an easy sit-down feed, you can’t go past Lords’ Ham & Double Egg Roll.

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What: Ham & Double Egg Roll; made on a fresh milk bun with Sellers butcher ham, two poached eggs, cheese, and your choice of chutney from James & Rose.
Cost: $12.50
Where: 148B Beaumont St
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