smashed avocado and poached eggs on toast

I absolutely love eating breakfast out at different cafes. I think breakfast foods are the tastiest! Having them cooked for you and served with a lovely flat white is such an indulgent way to start the weekend. It’s hard to not have a bad day after a start like that; however, I often think, ‘I could easily recreate something like this at home for a quarter of the price’. If you’re like me and have found yourself thinking the same thing, here’s a recipe I created based on lots of delicious breakfasts I have enjoyed at various cafes for you to try at home!

Serves 2


1 soft avocado
Himalayan salt
pepper, freshly cracked
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tbs white vinegar
4 eggs
2 slices bread of your choice (I use homemade Paleo bread)
10g organic butter
10 cherry tomatoes
2 large handfuls baby spinach
50g danish feta
2 tbs chives, chopped


  1. To make smashed avocado: In a small bowl, smash the avocado roughly with the back of a fork. Add a sprinkle of salt, pepper and the lemon juice. Set aside.
  2. To poach the eggs: Bring a saucepan filled with 2 inches of water to the boil. Once boiling add the vinegar, reduce the heat slightly so the water is only simmering, and crack the eggs one at a time into a mug and then gently slip into the water. Poach for 2 minutes, then remove with  a slotted spoon onto a paper towel.
  3. Pop toast in the toaster. Preheat a medium frypan over medium heat. Add the butter so it melts.
  4. Sauté the baby spinach and tomatoes in the butter.
  5. To assemble the dish top the toast with smashed avocado, poached eggs, crumbled feta and chopped chives. On the side, serve the sautéed tomatoes and spinach.


  • Fresh eggs work best for poaching.
  • The timing for poached eggs depends on the size of the eggs and how runny you like your yolk, so adjust if necessary.
  • The nutritional information below is based on using the homemade Paleo Bread recipe from Jo Whitton’s Quirky Cooking cookbook. If you use a different bread the calories and macronutrients will of course be slightly different.
  • This is a very high-calorie breakfast. I like to have it on a morning where I sleep in so have it as my breakfast and morning tea calories combined!
Nutritional info per serve:
Calories Carbohydrates Fat Protein  
688 21g 55g 31g