Top-notch brunch spots in Timaru District

Arthur Street Kitchen

Another great spot for brunch is Arthur Street Kitchen.

The waffles are a great way to start the day – as is their occasional breakfast bacon, egg and hash brown panini on homemade sourdough. Yum.

Where: 8 Arthur Street, Timaru City

The Oxford Restaurant, Bar and Brasserie

If you love eggs, the Oxford is your brunch spot of choice.

Here they serve them anyway – with bacon, sausage and black pudding. There’s eggs benedict, eggs Montreal and eggs Florentine.

Weekend brunch is served from 9.30am to 3pm – so you can take your time.

Where: Cnr Stafford & George Streets, Timaru City

The Shearer’s Quarters

A little further out of town in Seadown is a rustic cafe called The Shearer’s Quarters.

Brunch is served until 11am and includes fluffy pancakes and a big brunch dish known as the Shearer’s Breakfast (bacon, sausages, tomatoes, mushrooms, hash browns, eggs and toast).

With plenty of farm animals and outdoor activities galore, it's a great place for kids.

Where: 932 Seadown Road, Temuka

The Running Duck

Head to the Running Duck for their extensive breakfast/brunch menu before midday.  Their eggs bene is epic, or go the whole hog with their 'Morning Glory'.

Decorated to resemble a laid back kiwi 'bach', the vibe is everything to the Duck crew, and quite frankly, they've nailed it.

Where: 1 Peel Street, Geraldine