Feast on iconic Melbourne brunches while helping those in need

Australian charity OnePlate launches cookbook for social impact: ‘Brunch In Melbourne’

Melbourne-based charity OnePlate is thrilled to launch its cookbook Brunch in Melbourne, which celebrates our vibrant food culture while making a difference in the lives of children in the greatest need.


Launching on Saturday 23 May, Brunch In Melbourne features over 130 signature brunch recipes and brunch staples from 100 of Melbourne’s iconic cafés, bakeries and restaurants, with 100 per cent of profits funding OnePlate’s sustainable food security projects for children and families in the Philippines, Cambodia, Kenya, Congo and Rwanda.


Director and Co-Founder of OnePlate Thérèse Nichols says, “The thriving brunch culture of Melbourne is well known and respected throughout Australia. In creating this book, we have witnessed the passion of Melbournian foodies, the artisan work of our chefs and the excellence that every one of these cafés devote to their businesses to bring quality and innovation to Melbourne’s brunch scene”.


Brunch In Melbourne also helps to support the venues that are closed during this time by showcasing the city’s best brunches. The book covers all the basics from poached eggs to hollandaise sauce, sourdough bread and even cold-drip coffee and features sections for iconic savoury and sweet plates including:


•  Avocado Toast by Common Ground Project

•  Breakfast Bowl by Liminal

•  Crispy Skinned Salmon by ST. ALi

•  Grandma’s Japanese Breakfast by Cibi

•  Sourdough Bread by Little Bertha

•  Savoury Danish by Tivoli Road Bakery

•  Matcha Bowl by Matcha Mylkbar

•  Nutella Porridge by Bentwood

•  Strawberry French Toast by Entrecôte

With a mission to tackle child hunger in a sustainable way, OnePlate traditionally raises money by asking for $1 every time a particular item is ordered from a partnering venue’s menu, using the power and joy of food in Australia to provide hope, love and support for children in the greatest need, one plate at a time.

Its current projects focus on the establishment and the expansion of orchards, farms and food gardens in different communities, as well as providing education on agriculture and nutrition for both adults and children.


“Through this cookbook you are contributing to building gardens and farms around the world to break the hunger cycle and bring hope to children for many generations to come,” she continued.


After pre-selling 1,000 copies of the book last year to raise funds for the cost of printing, another 1,000 copies of Brunch In Melbourne will be available to purchase for RRP $59.99 from Saturday, 23 May via the OnePlate website at

OnePlate will be also launching a ‘Brunch Club’ via its Instagram page,, featuring videos on how to make some of the recipes from the book and for brunch-lovers to cook along and share their creations.


Brunch In Melbourne was created with the goodness from the Melbourne venues showcased in the book, as well as the generosity of photographer Georgia Gold and stylist Meryl Batlle.

Images: Georgia Gold