The Breakfast Club: Don’t miss these Wollongong hot spots that locals love

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but sometimes it is also the only meal where you can sit back and enjoy the company of friends or family before the hustle and bustle of the day begins.

With just a few weeks left in Summer, we’ve got your Saturday summer catchups sorted with three fantastic places to start the day.

Diggies, North Wollongong

Perched on the edge of Wollongong’s North Beach is a restaurant with unmatchable views and fantastic food. Diggies Wollongong is one of three locations in the Illawarra that offers beach-side casual dining for locals. Open seven days from 6:30 am, their versatile Brunch menu is packed with all your favourite sweet and savoury options with an elegant twist of breakfast sophistication. Let me tell you, try ‘the shrooms’.

The Broken Drum, Fairy Meadow

Nestled in the heart of the northern Illawarra suburb of Fairy Meadow is a little espresso bar called The Broken Drum. With the spellbinding smell of coffee in the air and a menu full of baked treats and breakfast happiness, this place will become your new weekly hangout.

Whether you are planning on pulling up a seat with the paper or taking away a brilliant start to the day, The Broken Drum is the place to stop over before you face the supermarket shopping or head to the office. They also offer an avocado smash that makes my heart happy, just sayin’.

Hone, Balgownie

If you are looking for something a little quieter, try Hone Cafe in Balgownie, open all day from 7:30 am with a focus on using fresh, local produce from the surrounding community. How cool is that?

Hone offers all of your breakfast staples plus a waffles display that can help to bribe your child or spouse into doing just about anything!

Zoë Wood is an international travel writer from the local Illawarra area. Contact her here: Facebook –  Instagram  –  Email