Here’s a list of some things you can expect at Miss Marmalade of Melbourne: house baked muffins, fresh juices, wagyu beef burgers, soft shell crab sliders, ricotta hotcakes, exceptional coffee. That list, we assure you, could be much longer, but it’s best if some things are kept as a surprise. You’ll find Miss Marmalade on Union Street in Brunswick, where a charming ambience awaits – the kind that makes you want to sit and relax and appreciate all the sounds and smells of a classic cafe. Melbourne isn’t short of great cafes, we know, but Miss Marmalade is better than most.
The Union Street exterior of Miss Marmalade is appealing and understated with a modest smattering of tables and some very pretty flowers. All this means it’s very clear you’re onto a winner before you’ve even stepped through the door. Once you are through the door, however, things get even better. Lots of exposed brick, dark wood, nice lighting and cups and saucers knocking against one another to give those proper cafe sounds. With all of that, mind it’s no surprise that we think Brunswick and indeed all of Melbourne are lucky to have Miss Marmalade.
Open for breakfast as well as lunch, the Miss Marmalade menu is packed with Australian cafe classics. Go light with banana and cinnamon bread, eggs however you like ‘em, or some classic smashed avo. Or go slightly more gourmet with grilled asparagus and smoked salmon, a quinoa salad or the Miss Marmalade fish of the day. Brunswick locals will be pleased to hear that many of these options are vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free, and Miss Marmalade of Melbourne even offers a cute little kid's menu. Reserve a table at this fantastic cafe now and get involved.
Tasty options with generous serves. Very busy on the weekends. Love the eggs how you like them, with bacon, holandaise and spinach. Good coffee too.
Great cafe great coffee but most of all ... GREAT STAFF!! The hot cakes with lemon curd and orange mascopone were awesome ... I highly recommend them AND this cafe.
Needed a lunch venue on the northern side of the city, with good parking. Great food and service. A hidden gem worth seeking out in Brunswick!
Amazing experience, food and drinks were unreal and staff were so friendly! Will 100% be coming back here again and would recommend to everyone! Thank you!
First time at Miss Marmalade and the food did not disappoint! We went at 9am on a Saturday morning and as it got later, the restaurant got busier and we did have to wait just to get our bill. However, even though we stayed past 10am, the wait staff did not hurry us to leave, which was great. The Farmer's Market breakfast special was huge and great value (I skipped lunch that day) and the play area at the back is perfect for kids up to 7 (just a little chilly). Definitely going back... to test out the lunch items!
Normally when you choose a kid friendly place you have to compromise on coffee/food quality plus you're usually uncomfortable as your child is squirming to get out of the high chair. Not at Miss Marmalade! AMAZING! Would truly recommend to all parents! Superb! I will be back again soon :-)
We loved it at miss marmalade!! We unfortunately had a terrible time finding a park but once inside we had a lovely meal. Kids area was 10/10 and kept our children entertained for two and a half hours!! Service was a tad slow for drinks But they were quite busy so we just relaxed while we waited. We were quite a large group ourselves so it was quite reasonable, meals were so delicious and come out very quickly and very reasonably priced! I would definitely go back and recommend it to anyone with kids!
Staff was super friendly and helpful in making menu choices, the food was great, especially the wagyu burger that was recommended. Staff were so attentive to the children, bringing them colouring books & helping us to clean up after them after our toddler broke a glass. We bought some whoopie pies to take home as a treat, & they were amazing!!!
I really love Miss Marmalade. Every time I visit is a lovely experience. The staff are really friendly, and the food and coffee are top quality.
Exposed brick walls, indoor plants wood top tables. Pavement has movable herb planter dividers. Relaxed feel. I chose crab sliders, seed topped sweet buns filled burger style with cooked soft shell crab, a pickle of sorts and aoli. A paper cup of beer battered fries accompanied the sliders, served on a wooden chopping board. Freshly squeezed orange juice was cold and frothy. Service was prompt but slacked off after meals were served. Restaurant and bathroom very clean.