Before you head to work, dig into the most important meal of the day at these restaurants which serve food from 8am.

Caveau Wines & Bar
This wine specialist is a coffee bar by day (8am-5pm), using beans from local roasters like Papa Palheta, and serving light breakfast nibbles.

Choupinette
Start your day with popular breakfast items like the ham and cheese croque monsieur ($18). Or have one of their pastries (from $3.20) such as croissants and pain au chocolat in a laid-back café setting. 

Common Man Coffee Roasters
This café and roastery offers a mean cappuccino ($5) and a killer Turkish Common Man Breakfast ($25), comprising poached eggs—with golden runny yolks (from organic New Zealand eggs)—and savory feta pastries balanced with a drizzle of honey. There’s also some amazingly smooth hummus alongside.

NamNam Noodle Bar
At this Vietnamese joint, $5.90 scores you a bánh mì and coffee/tea for brekkie (8-10am).

Nassim Hill
This cozy spot next to the post office has a menu sporting items like smoked salmon omelet ($20), and almond brioche French toast ($13).

Oxwell & Co.
Dig into simple breakfasts (from 8am) and good coffee (care of their Slayer Espresso machine) at this hip British eatery.