Best breakfasts in Brisbane City

From a chic brunch with friends or a mouth-watering fry-up, to a healthy smoothie or hearty breakfast to start your day, these eateries in The City offer breakfast menus so delicious you won't want to miss the most important meal of the day!

Aquila Caffe Bar | Eagle St

Aquila is Italian for eagle - so where better for Aquila Caffe Bar than along Eagle St. This Italian-style space has a rustic fit-out and is serving up breakfast to suit any mood - from acai bowls to eggs benedict.

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Bagel Boys, Adelaide St

The Bagel Boys specialise in traditional kettle-boiled bagels that are mixed, rolled, boiled and baked fresh every single day. Sink your teeth into breakfast options like the BRAT (bacon, rocket, aoli and tomato), smoked salmon with cream cheese, and blueberry with your choice of spread.

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Botero, Adelaide St

Image credit: Savannah Van Der Neit

Image credit: Savannah Van Der Neit

If you’re walking along Adelaide St, your nose will most likely be drawn to the heavenly aromas of Botero. Housed in a three-storey, renovated, heritage-listed building, settle in and start your work day with a delicious and hearty breakfast. Our breakfast pick is certainly the buttermilk waffles with coconut and lime butter.

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Brew, Burnett Lane

Find a space in Brew's dimmed rustic basement to indulge in its wide range of breakfast selections; or simply grab a bagel and coffee before dashing to work.

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Cicada, Adelaide St

Cicada offers casual yet sophisticated dining with an extensive and mouth-watering breakfast menu that has something for everyone. From paleo-friendly muesli with coconut yoghurt and almond milk, to an open omelette with asparagus and sun-dried tomatoes, plus delicious Toby’s Estate coffee, you can’t go past this long-standing City bistro.

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Customs House Restaurant, Queen St

Customs House Restaurant provides inside dining in heritage surroundings as well as gorgeous outside dining boasting one of the best views of the river and the Story Bridge. Enjoy a menu of fresh seasonal produce sourced daily.

The Cutting Board, cnr George & Ann St

The Cutting Board

Located on the busy intersection of George and Ann Sts, The Cutting Board is your go-to cafe to grab breakfast and coffee on your way to work, or the perfect place to sit back and relax in its sunlight dining area. It offers a great selection of bagels and burgers, eggs on toast, muffins, yoghurt (including coconut), bircher muesli and fruit salad. 

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Felix for Goodness, Burnett Lane

Venture inside this quaint, light-filled space for breakfast, perch yourself on a stool, overlook the laneway and watch the world go by. Or soak up the relaxed atmosphere inside. The menu changes daily, but regulars include avocado on olive toast, heirloom tomatoes on rye with ricotta and herbs, and bircher muesli.

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The Gardens Club, City Botanic Gardens

The Gardens Club

Operated by the Wise Foundation, the heritage-listed curator's cottage at the City Botanic Gardens houses The Gardens Club, an event space and cafe. Dine in the beautiful cottage and savour a seasonal, fresh menu that highlights the influence that Walter Hill had on Queensland agriculture.

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Greenglass, George St

Hidden behind an anonymous door along George St, Greenglass can be found on the upper level of the old Duncalfe and Co building. Serving up French-inspired cuisine, Greenglass is the perfect place for a long - perhaps even boozy - breakfast.

Hops Scotch & Beans, Spring Hill

Located on Petrie Tce, Hops Scotch and Beans' breakfast menu allows you to enjoy both hearty and wholesome meals such as the bacon & egg roll, bircher muesli, and smashed avocado on rye toast. Make sure you order a coffee when you stop by, as Hops Scotch & Beans roasts and brews a fresh pot of java daily.

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Jak + Hill, Spring Hill 

Jak + Hill

Jack and Jill may have gone up the hill to fetch a pail of water, but there's no such effort involved in venturing to Spring Hill hotspot Jak + Hill, nestled underneath the Punthill boutique apartment hotel on the city fringe. This cute and cosy cafe dishes up some very instagram-worthy fare like waffles with candied bacon, maple syrup, rum & raisin ice-cream and pistachio crumb and a breakfast share board with bacon, chorizo, potato rosti, avocado and feta smash, cherry tomatoes, poached eggs and toast.

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Kiss The Berry, Creek St 

Kiss the Berry

While acai bowls are perfect for any time of day, Kiss the Berry's breakfast options include the signature superfood bowls, wholesome organic acai smoothies and freshly brewed coffee to start your morning. 

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Serving up vegetarian meals, Kitchen Sanitarium’s healthy breakfast menu has a strong focus on vegetables accompanied by organic eggs, whole grains and berries. 

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Lennons Restaurant & Bar, Queen St 

Lennons Restaurant & Bar

Located within NEXT Hotel, Lennons Restaurant & Bar embodies all the fine traits of the modern, stylish epicurean’s urban lifestyle. The breakfast menu features an array of delicious options inspired by fresh ingredients and regional produce daily. For example, the Byron Bay spiced granola, buckwheat & ricotta hotcakes and rolled omelette on a sourdough baguette are definitely dishes to try.

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Miss Kay's, George St

Staying true to its reputation as more than just your average burger bar, Miss Kay's also offers an enticing breakfast menu, serving you with your favourite mouth-watering American-style eats such as fried chicken & waffles, bacon & egg burgers, and baked eggs & hash. Miss Kay's also offers freshly brewed coffee to start your day. 

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Pando Cafe, Adelaide St 

Pando Cafe

Pando Cafe serves up an organic and nutritious menu in a casual and warm setting. Enjoy healthy breakfast options such as an egg-white omelette, big breakfast, pumpkin pancakes, a smashed avocado toasty or beetroot-cured salmon on sourdough bread with capers and scrambled eggs. 

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Pourboy Espresso, Wharf St

Pourboy Espresso

Pourboy Espresso’s breakfast menu is based on seasonal ingredients and French techniques. The menu offers classics such as croque monsieur or madame, plus modern dishes such as smoked salmon with house-creamed corn. 

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Raw Energy, Cnr of Edward & Mary St

Raw Energy is the perfect spot for a healthy start, serving up nutritious breakfast items such as the acai breakfast bowl, brekkie burrito, corn and zucchini fritters, and its signature energy muesli. 

Enjoy the funky environment and ask for a fresh juice, smoothie, coffee or tea to top off your order and energise you for the day. 

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Riverbar & Kitchen, Eagle St

Riverbar & Kitchen is the second Brisbane venture of celebrity chef and restaurateur Matt Moran. Indulge in breakfast favourites including croque monsieur, eggs benedict, and pancakes with maple syrup. Wash it down with juice blends such as lychee, pear, apple and lime. 

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Strauss, Elizabeth St

Bruschetta at Strauss

Hidden down a laneway, coffee haven Strauss offers a refined menu of all-day breakfast dishes inspired by seasonal produce. To accompany your morning coffee you can enjoy avocado on sourdough, fruit and nut toast, hot-smoked salmon rillette, and muesli with fruit.

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Thr1ve, Adelaide St 

Thr1ve is a wholefood cafe serving nutritionist-approved, paleo-inspired meals and is located in Post Office Square. With a focus on paleo and primal philosophies – think high protein and low carb with no added sugar - the perfect wholesome breakfast. Start your day with a "Breakfast Bowl" including eggs cooked your way, bacon, smoked and grilled salmon and a side of smashed avocado, summer salsa and broccoli. Thr1ve also offers paleo pancakes, primal bircher muesli and homemade granola. You can accompany your bowl with a smoothie with options like banana walnut, strawberries and cream, salted caramel or green mango, or you can customise and alchemise your own with a range of milks, fruits, superfoods and spices.

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Toobirds, Creek St 


Nestled on the ground floor of 127 Creek St, settle in the modern space of Toobirds Bistro & Bar and enjoy some of its breakfast delights. 

The Toobirds breakfast menu features all of your wholesome, hearty morning favourites such as the crispy bacon roll with aioli, eggs benedict bagel, and muesli with fresh berries and chia seeds. 

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Vintaged Bar & Grill, Hilton Brisbane

Savour homemade produce with a rustic touch as executive chef Jeremy Clark serves up quality, uncomplicated breakfast dishes. You can have a play at creating your own dish from the breakfast buffet, or simply order from the delicious a la carte menu. 

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