Brekkie Salads: Sydney

12 February 2016 | 12:02 pm | Xavier Fennell

If salad is good for you, and breakfast is the most important meal of the day, then breakfast salads must be one of the greatest meals a human can ingest. Following this logic, got together a few of our favourites around your city.

Ruby's Diner - 1/173-179 Bronte Rd, Queens Park

Ruby's Diner is mostly focussed on coffee, offering some pretty fancy filter options as well as their patron favourite single origin. Their all day breakfast menu features a raw brekkie salad with kale, broccoli, avocado and poached eggs on soft feta. They also do a Rainbow Salad Eggs and the Pump Up The Jam eggs includes a cucumber and quinoa salad.

Kawa Cafe - 348 Crown St, Surry Hills

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Kiwi-owned Kawa Cafe is one of the friendliest places in Sydney to grab a bite. Generous portions and a great selection of sweets and breakfast classics are sure to keep you coming back. Their famous brekkie salad is packed with the good stuff: kale, spinach, broccoli, green apple, quinoa, buckwheat seeds, lemon dressing, avocado, poached egg and chilli.

Bruce Leaves - 91 O'Riordan St, Alexandria

The master of punny menus, Bruce Leaves doesn't shy away from a little play on words. This salad bar/cafe combo sources their ingredients from the local growers' market, allowing them to easily whip up their raw vegetable market salad, with market veggies of the day, kale, mint, coriander, chickpeas, mixed seeds and grains and a fresh lemon and tahina dressing.

Shenkin - 53a Erskineville Rd, Erskineville

Shenkin has long been considered the backbone of the local cafe culture. With an Israeli influence and huge felafel wraps, it's easy to grab a quick, healthy and filling feed. Their Shenkin Salad is a beast of a thing with haloumi, pickled capsicum, okra, tuna, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, corn, olives, red onion and a boiled free-range egg.