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Feeling a little dusty? Hit these cafés on New Year's Day

Baby Café & Pizzeria

A big hangover needs fried food, and the best fried food is pizza. Seriously. Here the base is pan-fried in olive oil till crunchy and golden, flipped and then topped.

Time: 8am-11pm

Chin Chin

Burn out the sins from the night before with a serious dose of spicy Thai food, and if you're really game, a litre of house wine.

Time: 11am-11pm

De Clieu

Crawl through one of the open windows and into brioche French toast with minted citrus salsa and peanut brittle.

Time: 8am-4pm

Friends of Mine

This Richmond breakfast haven will be serving the lost and weary from 9am but don’t sleep in too late, the kitchen closes at 3pm.

Time: 9am-4pm


First you'll want an outrageous number of soup-filled dumplings, then take two shallot pancakes washed down with a Tsing Tao and call us in the morning.

Time: 11.30am-3pm; 5.30-10.30pm

Il Fornaio

If your cure for the night before's ills is fresh baked good and house-made cheese, who are we to judge? Go forth and cure yourself with curds.

Time: 8am-4pm

Middle Park Hotel

The Middle Park Hotel is providing a recovery breakfast followed by a New Year's Day session so you can pick up where you left off.

Time: Noon-10pm

Porgie and Mr Jones

Hide out from memories of midnight in the the back room of Porgie and Mr Jones - called the good room - with a genteel afternoon tea or a glass of sparkling.

Time: 10am-4pm


Maybe if you treat your liver to a fancy brunch it won't punish you so much. Seems unlikely but still worth a shot.

Time: Noon-3pm & 6-11pm

Snow Pony

The big-as-your-head smashed avocado on sourdough with buttery roasted mushrooms, marinated feta, basil and tart tomatoes is quite the undertaking, perfect for when you have nowhere else to be.

Time: 10.30am-4pm

St Ali

You can't keep a good roaster down so it's business as usual at St Ali on New Year's Day with a snappy 7am start for those who need caffeine STAT.

Time: 7am-6pm

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Updated on 3 Jan 2015.

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