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Food, Top 10

Best Corn Fritters in Melbourne


If you're like us, Corn Fritters are high on the brunch radar. Here are some of our Melbourne favourites- 

Operator 25 - CBD

Sweet corn fritters, fried duck egg, tomato salad, goats curd, and herb oil is one of the best breakfast dishes in Melbourne. Spectacular presentation and spectacular taste. Ticking all the boxes, this dish provided generous portion of fritters and the fritters themselves were fresh and moist and full of flavour. Complementing was the oozy duck egg - together with the fritters so rewarding! The salad wasn't a token but fresh and crisp. A welcome addition to the equation is the goats curd, creamy and delectable. The balance of this dish is superb and a cacophony of culinary delight!  

Crabapple Kitchen - Hawthorn

Crabapple Kitchen has one of those menus you can choose from blindfolded throwing a dart. I could see I was going to spend 20 minutes in sweet indecision trying to choose, so I asked the waitress to help me with a recommendation. Having leaned towards the pancakes, I leaned back to embrace her recommendation of Sweet corn and chilli fritters w grilled Cyprian haloumi, avocado, tomato, cucumber, red onion and mint. Her expert advice was to order sides of a poached egg and a serving of chorizo. The wait staff told me the chorizo would set the dish off - and she wasn't wrong.

Such a pretty dish from a team that understands nuances. Hail the mint to give extra zest! My impression was of a refreshing hearty breakfast imbibing fritters with kick and a bevvy of indulgences including the haloumi and chorizo.

Bossy Boots Cafe - Brighton 

Popular at Bossy Boots Cafe in Brighton are the Corn Fritters, featuring large fritters with smashed avocado, salsa and sour cream. Crispy bacon completes the dish. Here we have a party of textures and tastes with creaminess of the avocado and cream to complement the crisp corn fritters. Bossy Boots cafe has a gourmet touch about all its dishes and the Corn Fritters dish is one of the best brunch dishes in Melbourne.  Image credit Lisa Eats World.


CH James - Fairfield


At CH James in Fairfield Head Chef Franck provides healthier eating options and the Zucchini chilli corn cake, fried egg & salad is such a dish.  The presentation of this dish is like art on a plate. A large corn cake with tasty zucchini, with that little bit of kick with the chilli. Combined with fried egg and a choice salad this is a perfect brunch option.

Darling Street Espresso - Moonee Ponds

Darling St Espresso is a classy chic but relaxed cafe in Moonee Ponds that serves sensational fritters. There are dishes that fire the imagination but when it comes to fritters you need to get the basics right - and they nail it! Image: Darling St Espresso Insta.

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Hammer & Tong - Fitzroy 

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The breakfast menu at Hammer & Tong is impressive with several items I wanted to order such as the Breakfast Ramen, as well as the Duck egg with truffle butter. Well, I just couldn't go past the Corn Fritters, a famous dish here at Hammer and Tong 412. I raved about these corn fritters all day long. Crispy outside, softer inside, a bit of kick, and a generous portion.

Johnny Cash was playing as we sat down to brunch. I reckon Johnny Cash would love these corn fritters - 

Hey look at that beans and look at that corn
And I bet them watermelons must be three feet long
Man look at them tomatoes and look at them peas
Well I know if papa was here right now he'd sure be pleased...

Johnny Cash - Look At Them Beans

Look at that corn man. Love the micro herbs - not just for show but went well with the dish. A contender for best corn fritters in Melbourne.