Getting up and out of bed in Winter is hard. A warm breakfast should be considered essential.
I counted roughly 14+ places that have a dedicated breakfast menu in Miranda. Almost all of them offer some variety of the usual cafe classics – big breakfast, any-way-you-want eggs and porridge.
So where to go? There are only a few restaurants that have breakfast menus with an early shut off time, which is great news for those of us who like to sleep in or like to combine meals into brunch.
I chose to focus on the newly renovated Westfield Miranda, because not only is it close to where I live, but it also has options for everyone, no matter what time you wake up or what you want!
These are just a few of my favourite winter-friendly breakfast options at Westfield Miranda.
Kazbah – EDIT – Kazbah Miranda is now closed
(you can still visit Kazbah in Darling Harbour or Balmain instead)
Shop 2205, Westfield Miranda
Kazbah is in the dining district of Miranda Westfield which is a beautiful place sit down early in the morning and have a long breakfast. These photos are a few months old, but the menu items are still available. Pictured above is the rice pudding with saffron poached pear, hazelnuts and honey. This was my order, and it was rich and delicious. Kazbah has so many perfect winter breakfast options, including banana porridge, french toast and pancakes.
For the savoury food lovers, like Nick, Chickpea & Zucchini Fritters (pictured above with an add-on pork belly shish kebab) are a tasty, filling choice. Other savoury breakfast options include Kazbah’s Chakchouka Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Salmon, Spicy Moroccan Lamb Mince, or classics like Eggs Benedict. Also on the breakfast menu are breakfast cocktails and some unique teas and juices – which I’m yet to try, but will definitely be back for! Kazbah has a generous amount of outdoor seating, which makes it a spacious and relaxing place to dine.
Kazbah only offers breakfast on weekends and some public holidays from 9am – 3pm.
Level 2 of Westfield Miranda
Cafe Kazu is an open plan cafe right in the middle of Westfield, next to David Jones. They have a lot of seating and a great display of cakes, pastries and sandwiches in their display cabinet.
I always crave something sweet in the morning, so naturally I went straight for the pancakes. Pancakes are a favourite winter breakfast of mine, even if they aren’t served hot, they are always filling and comforting. The pancakes come with the option of strawberries, banana & maple syrup or berry compote with whipped cream. You can also choose to add ricotta or ice-cream for an extra dollar. As you can see from the picture, I went for the first option and added ricotta, which I can happily say was the perfect combination. The drizzle of maple syrup over the pancakes was just the right amount, the ricotta super creamy, and the pancakes themselves were tasty and soft.
The breakfast bruschetta (pictured right) was Nick’s order, and was made up of fresh chopped tomatoes, bacon, avocado and topped with perfectly cooked poached eggs and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. Kazu also does a delicious cappuccino (pictured below), which we were pleasantly surprised by, having not heard much about their coffee.
Kazu has an all day breakfast menu, served from 9am – 6pm.
Georgie Porgies Cafe
Level 1 of Westfield Miranda
Georgie Porgies Cafe is a great little cafe on the ground floor of Westfield, under Din Tai Fung and next to Coffee Hit. They have lots of outdoor seating (with heaters for Winter!) and a breakfast menu with lots of classic options.
Pictured above is their big breakfast, and the B.R.A.T toast. The big breakfast comes with two eggs, chorizo, bacon, 3 hash brown potato puffs, tomato, a small pot of beans, mushrooms and a piece of sourdough toast. Nick ordered this, and was impressed with all the different aspects of the dish. Classic big breakfasts can often be too big or lacking in one area, but Nick said that this was the perfect serving size with a great variety of things on the plate. I ordered the B.R.A.T, which was bacon, ricotta, avocado and tomato. It was a bruschetta style dish, and it was delicious. All the ingredients tasted very fresh and the flavour combination was a winner.
Their menu has lots of healthy items, like muesli, fruit and yoghurt, balanced by also having a cabinet full of tempting cro-nuts and muffins. If you do dine at Georgie Porgies, don’t forget to try one of their hot drinks, perfect to warm you up on a Winter day. Georgie Porgie’s cafe is the place to get good coffee, and if you live in Miranda, you likely already knew that.
The baristas brew The Grounds coffee, and their cappuccino (pictured below) is delicious.
Georgie Porgies Cafe is open 9am – 6pm, but serves breakfast (and all hot food) until 3pm.
I hope this post encouraged you to consider taking a break from your usual winter breakfast of porridge or toast at home, and get out to try one of these great cafes next weekend!
If you aren’t from the Sutherland Shire (or just the shire, as we call it) then Miranda may not be on your radar. Miranda is a beautiful area with a lot to offer, and is definitely worth a visit.
It’s a 45 minute train ride away from Central Station, or about a 35 minute drive.
The address for Westfield Miranda is 600, The Kingsway, Miranda, 2228.