Breakfast in Timaru District.

The Oxford Restaurant, Bar and Brasserie

If you love eggs, The Oxford is your breaky spot of choice.

Here they serve them any way – 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

Arthur Street Kitchen

Another great spot to start your day is Arthur Street Kitchen.

The waffles are delicious – as is their occasional breakfast bacon, egg and hash brown panini on homemade sourdough. Yum.

Open 9am - 3pm Saturday, closed on Sunday.

Where: 8 Arthur Street, Timaru City

The Yellow Door Cafe

Did someone say crazy shakes? For the sweet tooth out there, head to The Yellow Door to sample their latest milkshake creations.

The Delish, Goodness and Benny bowls are also a great option - a very Instagram-friendly menu.

They're open from 7am, 7 days a week. Breakfast served til 10.30am, or check out the lunch menu from 11am.

Where: 332 Stafford Street, Timaru City

The Bay Hill

Open from 8am everyday, The Bay Hill has the best ocean views in town to accompany your breaky.

The breakfast menu runs until 11.30am and includes their famous Chicken Waffle - the perfect balance of savoury and sweet.

Where: 54 The Bay Hill, Timaru City

Harlau House

Nestled in a relaxed country environment, Harlau House is close to town but far enough away to get the feel of our ambient countryside.

Breakfast is available from 9am - midday, and the falafel fritter is a must-have from their lunch menu, available from 11.30am.

Don't forget to check out their beautiful gift shop while you're there.

Where: 253 Beaconsfield Road, Timaru

The Shearer’s Quarters

A little further out of town in Seadown is a rustic café 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

Monarch Kitchen

Monarch Kitchen is a fresh and colourful new spot, right in the heart of Temuka.

Relax amongst their beautiful floral blooms while you enjoy a tasty treat from their ever-changing cabinet, or stick to the menu classics. Accompany with a Grid coffee and your day will be off to the perfect start.

They are open 8am - 2pm Saturday, closed on Sunday.

Where: 123 King Street, 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.

Pay them a visit 8.30am - 4pm Saturday and Sunday.

Where: 1 Peel Street, Geraldine

Barker's Foodstore & Eatery

You'll find Barker's Foodstore & Eatery in the heart of Geraldine, boasting a quaint garden backdrop and second-to-none hospitality.

Tackle a Barker's Big Breakfast or build your own from their breakfast menu anytime between 8.30 - 11.30am, or you can peruse and choose from their extensive cabinet offering.

Where: 71 Talbot Street, Geraldine

Cafe Verde

Another Geraldine favourite, Cafe Verde can be found tucked away behind the beautiful Old Post Office Building.

Their veranda is a great spot to start your day, while you take in the beautiful garden setting with a treat from the brunch menu.

Visit Verde between 9am - 3pm Saturday & Sunday.

Where: 45c Talbot Street, Geraldine