12 best breakfast and brunch spots in Fortitude Valley

Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley precinct might be better known for its nightlife, bars, pubs and live music venues, but in the not-so-wee hours of the morning a new culture of coffee and breakfast is creeping in. Discover our picks of the neighbourhood for your next brunch adventure.



A breakfast institution, Harvey’s is a breezy spot along James St perfect to fuel your day shopping the strip. Breakfast is served seven days, with everything from a confit potato, ricotta and spinach omelette to ricotta-buttermilk pancakes with caramelised banana and honeycomb butter.

Lost Boys

Step into this Peter Pan-themed cafe and perch yourself on a seat within the forest. This cafe is carbon neutral and completely vegetarian. Open seven days for breakfast, tuck into vegan waffles, eggs benedict or a big brekky.

Chow House

Chow House rides the line between Asian-fusion and a classic morning menu. Tuck into the Chow House nasi goreng and Thai chicken omelette, or go more traditional with thyme-roasted mushrooms on toast and a breakfast burger.

King Arthur

King Arthur Cafe

The best spots are hidden away, and this one is on a side street off James St. The dual-level cafe is open seven days serving fun dishes that push boundaries as evidenced by the streaky bacon bap and green tea noodle salad.

Reverends Fine Coffee

At Reverends, the coffee is great and so is the food – talk about a match made in heaven. Enter the raw brick-walled space, order your favourite brew and make the tough decision between the likes of coconut and chocolate granola, bagels and more.

Gerard’s Bistro

Gerard's Bistro

Take a trip to the exotic side of dining with a Middle Eastern-inspired breakfast at Gerard’s Bistro. This James St beauty is open for brunch only on weekends, with the likes of a rosewater rice pudding, Baghdad eggs fried in cumin with flatbread, breakfast mezze and more.

Sol Natural Foods

What started as a bakery has turned into a few cafes around the city. As a result, Sol bakes all its breads in house, including easygest and gluten-free varieties, plus a range of sweets. Those that are GF or vegan are easily catered for, and brunch includes everything from an acai bowl with coyo to a brekky salad.

Pineapple Express Superfood Box

Need a health kick to start your day – tiny container cafe Pineapple Express offers acai bowls, cocowhip and healthy wraps. Drop by for an express feed on the footpath by James St.

Alfred & Constance

Open seven days a week, A&C is the place that does it all. From late-night boogies to early-morning brunch, dance back into A&C for buttermilk gingerbread pancakes, salmon tortillas, green chilli scrambled eggs and more.


Breakfast at Campos Coffee

This is coffee roasters Campos headquarters – so we can guarantee the coffee is good. Fortunately, the food is also awesome and a changing menu means regular changes and seasonal eats.

Dello Mano

Home of the luxury brownie, Dello Mano is more than the little foil-wrapped squares it sells. Pop by the vine-covered cafe for breakfast or lunch and finish your meal with a perfect gourmet brownie.

Chur Burger

Treat yourself to brunch at a burger bar. More than just breakfast burgers (though that’s on the menu too), Chur offers French toast, granola, avo smash, smoked ocean trout with scrambled eggs and more. Pair with a salted caramel milkshake – go on, you deserve it.

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