Fancy a café-style smashed avo or maybe a quick and easy chia pudding to kickstart your day?

Whatever your preference, we have three of our best breakfast recipes for you. Plus, we’re pairing each one with the perfect coffee for the ultimate delicious duo!

Didn’t know coffee pairing was a thing? It really is. And when you get it right (ie. the perfect pairing) it can really enhance your coffee experience and set you up for the BEST. DAY. EVER.

So here’s three of our best breakfast and NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto coffee pairings to get you well on your way to making the very most out of that morning cuppa!

BREAKFAST #1: Flat White and Smashed Avo


NESCAFE Dolce Gusto breakfast recipe

Who doesn’t love this cafe favourite? Yet thankfully, there’s no need to fight the weekend cafe crowds for a smashed avo brekkie when you can recreate this scrumptious brekkie option at home! Pair it with a coffee classic, the NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Flat White, and it’s the ultimate morning dream team.


  • 2 – 4 pieces of bread
  • Beetroot hummus
  • 2 avocados
  • 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 eggs, each cracked separately into a measuring cup
  • Cherry tomatoes (optional)
  • Coriander to garnish (optional)
  • Olive oil


  1. Spritz cherry tomatoes with olive oil. Next, pop them in a roasting tray and pop them in a preheated 200°C oven for around 15 minutes, or until heated through and blistered. Continue with the following steps while they cook.
  2. To make smashed avo, cut one large (or two small) avocados in half and remove the stone. Using a spoon, scoop out the flesh and place it in a bowl. Next, take a fork and lightly mash (smash) the avocado. Stir in a small squeeze of lemon juice and season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  3. To poach eggs, fill a saucepan 2/3 full with water and bring to a boil. Turn down the heat down to a strong simmer and add a tablespoon of white vinegar to the saucepan. Gently pour the eggs into the water. Cook for three minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, toast the bread and spread a generous layer of beetroot hommus on it. Follow with an ample spreading of smashed avocado.
  5. Remove the eggs with a slotted spoon, placing each one carefully on top of your prepped toast. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with the roasted cherry tomatoes on the side and light sprinkling of coriander leaves for good measure. Pop a wedge of lemon on the plate for good measure!
  6. Finally, pop a NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Flat White pod into the NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Esperta coffee machine and in less than a minute you have the PERFECT mellow-bodied brew to get you through the morning. No need for milk – the clever folk at NESCAFÉ have already included that – perfect!

BREKKIE TIP: Use an air fryer for super speedy (no pre-heat required) roasted cherry tomatoes. They cook in only 10 minutes at 200°C!

Nescafe breakfast smashed avo

BREAKFAST #2: ADULTS - Ristretto Ardenza Coffee and French Toast TWO WAYS

SERVES 2 – 4 (depending on appetite)

French toast is a classic breakfast for when you have time to linger a little longer at the kitchen table. And as an added bonus, we’ve included a fun kids’ version that will have them gobbling up this extra-special brekkie with gusto!


  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ¼ cup castor sugar
  • 1 pinch of allspice
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • 50g butter
  • 4 – 6 thick slices of bread

To serve:

  • Whipped cream
  • Fresh berries
  • Maple syrup


  1. In a shallow bowl, beat together the sugar, eggs, spices and milk.
  2. Next, heat a frying pan over medium heat and melt the butter.
  3. Gently dip the slices of bread into the egg mixture, making sure each side is covered. Let the excess mixture drip off before placing in the frying pan.
  4. Cook each side for a few minutes until golden brown. Then, remove from the pan and rest on a piece of paper towel before plating up.
  5. To serve, stack the French toast as you would pancakes. Add a generous dollop of whipped cream, top with berries and drizzle with maple syrup for a decadent breakfast.
  6. What coffee to pair with a sweet breakfast? The full-bodied, intense flavour of the NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Ristretto Ardenza is just the ticket for mellowing out a sweet flavoured breakfast. It’s dark, short and has a sensational silky layer of crema, just right for espresso lovers. Now all you need to do is sit back and enjoy this coffee moment. Best breakfast moment ever!

BREKKIE TIP: No one wants to eat cold toast! Use a large frying pan to cook several pieces at once and have your toppings ready and waiting to place on top in a hurry.

Nescafe french toast breakfast

BREAKFAST #2: KIDS - Nesquik or Chocoletto French Toast TWO WAYS

French toast version 2.0

NESCAFE Dolce Gusto breakfast recipe


  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ¼ cup castor sugar
  • 1 pinch of allspice
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • 50g butter
  • 4 – 6 thick slices of bread

To serve:

  • Nutella
  • Strawberries
  • Sprinkles (lots of!)


  1. Cook French toast as stated in the above recipe, following steps 1 to 3.
  2. Using a microwave, warm a generous scoop of Nutella in a cup for 20 seconds on high heat. Give it a stir so it’s smooth, drizzly and irresistible.
  3. Stack the French toast on a plate, add a dollop of whipped cream, strawberries, sprinkles and top it off with a Masterchef-like drizzle of Nutella. Yum!  TIP: To make drizzling easy, pop it in a zip-lock bag and snip the corner off. Then, just squeeze to drizzle it on!
  4. The NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto range isn’t just for coffee-drinking adults. Kids can have their very own fancy pants drink from mum and dad’s coffee machine, so prepare to share. The kid-friendly NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Chocoletto or Nestle Nesquik pods are brilliant options for the kids. Plus, the Esperta coffee machine delivers frothy, comforting cups of hot chocolate in just seconds, so there are no tantrums over who gets theirs first!

BREKKIE TIP: Add extra fruit to the kids’ plates to encourage them to eat an extra serve of their daily recommendation. It’s so yum, they won’t even bat an eyelid. YUM!

Nescafe french toast kids

BREAKFAST #3: Americano Coffee with Chia Pudding



One of the best breakfasts you can prep in advance has to be chia pudding! Make it up the night before so all that’s left to do is layer it parfait style or simply add your favourite toppings and tuck into it straight away.


  • 400g tin of coconut milk (or any milk)
  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 1 cup of favourite granola for layering
  • ¼ cup blackberry jam


  1. Place coconut milk, honey and chia seeds in a bowl. Stir well to combine. Cover and store in the fridge for four hours or even better, overnight, to thicken. TIP: Chia seeds love to get cosy and clump together.  So after mixing, leave for five minutes and give them another quick whisk before putting in the fridge to thicken.
  2. Once thickened, divide the chia pudding between four serving glasses, leaving a little of the chia mixture to add another layer.
  3. Next, add a layer of your favourite granola for added crunch!
  4. Top with the remaining chia pudding. Next up, add a heaped teaspoon of jam to the pudding and a smattering of fresh blueberries and banana slices. Finish with an extra sprinkle of granola for added texture.
  5. Pair this lush creamy chia pudding brekkie with a generous mug of NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Americano. A gorgeous, lightly roasted coffee, it’s a definite crowd-pleaser for both black and white coffee drinkers.

BREKKIE TIP: Make your chia pudding in a jar or container with a lid and your Americano in a Nescafe Travel Cup for a brilliant on-the-go breakfast. Genius!

Nescafe breakfast chia puddings


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South Australian mum and self proclaimed foodie, Lexi can most days be found in the kitchen, apron tied firm and armed with a whisk or wooden spoon!

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