Is Breakfast Pasta the Beginning of a New Brunch Era?

Your next big food trend is going to make pasta fans very happy!

As smashed avo on toast and acai bowls quickly become old news, the next generation of brunch trends are being plucked from the dinner table.

The all-day menu is gaining new meaning thanks to the latest morning favourite: Breakfast pasta!



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While in recent years, health-conscious diets have dominated breakfast menus - a return to carbs is coming on thick and fast. 

The carbohydrate renaissance may mean we're officially bored of the popular gluten-free, grain-free fads of the past half decade, but it might also be thanks to recent scientific research confirming pasta isn't responsible for weight gain.



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While the trend is exploding New York, there are already some Aussie cafes ahead of the curb.

Small Axe Kitchen in Melbourne's Brunswick opened in August and is already drawing crowds thanks, in part, to its unique breakfast pasta dish. 

"We all really love pasta and are all obviously pretty obsessed with brunch, so it seems like a perfect marriage of the two," Kirstyn Tate from Small Axe Kitchen told Lifestyle

"The Breakfast Pasta is really our version of bacon and eggs on toast: the guanciale is the bacon, the slow cooked egg and the maccaruni pasta is the carb fix."


It's not surprise the breakfast pasta is the cafe's most popular dish on the menu.

"I think it’s [popular] because the flavours are familiar to people’s palates so, although it is different, it’s still comfortable," Kirstyn explains.

"The freshness of the mint and the peas, along with the theatre of the slow-cooked egg, makes it such an enjoyable dish that you really can eat at any time of the day."



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Brisbane-based cafe, Morning After, is also on the breakfast pasta trend, serving up a papardelle carbonara with a 63 degree egg, field mushrooms, guanciale (Italian cured meat) and pecorino romano cheese.

What's not to like? Pasta: delicious. Eggs: delicious. Put them both together: delicious.

[Feature image: Small Axe Kitchen]

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