Eat your way through Brisbane's best breakfasts

If there is one thing that gets a Brisbane local out of bed on a Saturday morning, it’s the promise of a good breakfast.

Fortunately we’re spoilt with amazing cafe choices here, but rather than keep the secret to ourselves, we've decided to share our favourite Brisbane breakfasts. Read on to discover which cafes and restaurants do some of the best breakfasts in Brisbane.

Gauge, South Brisbane - Treat yourself to something a little fancy at Gauge. This fine dining breakfast is designed to tickle the taste buds with some interesting twists on normally classic dishes. Our pick is the black garlic bread with burned vanilla brown butter – it even got a mention in a rave review by The New York Times.
Corner Store Cafe, Toowong - Whether you're a health nut or a sweet tooth, Corner Store Cafe has both and everything in between. The Middle Eastern green bowl gives your daily serving of vegies while the apple crumble french toast with bacon ice cream gives your daily serving of eating whatever you want.
Artie & Mai, Albion - Classic choices done well with gourmet produce. Try the spring onion and feta hash cakes.

Lemon ricotta hotcakes Little Loco

Little Loco, New Farm - If you’ve got an intolerance, Little Loco will sort you out with vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options. The pavlova waffles are the ultimate delicacy.
Pourboy, South Brisbane - It's almost like dinner for breakfast when you have the corn and jalapeno waffles with avocado and poached eggs. 
Balfour Kitchen, New Farm - An intimate neighbourhood restaurant serving a crab omelette and ham hock hash with poached eggs. 
Double Shot, New Farm - All meals are made and served with love in this laid-back cafe – you won't be leaving hungry.
King Arthur Cafe, Fortitude Valley – Head here for a creative breakfast menu that pleases both healthy eaters and sweet-treat fans using locally sourced and ethically produced food.

Morning After, West End - The bustling area of West End happily welcomed Morning After into its family of cafes when they saw red velvet waffles and a breakfast carbonara on the menu. 

Botero, CBD - Offering a short but definitely sweet menu, Botero is making your life easier by not making you pick from 55 different options. Instead just go with the roast pumpkin with quinoa and zucchini popcorn waffles, definitely the highlight of the menu. 
Miss Jones, New Farm - Single Origin Coffee and aesthetic dishes that taste as good as they look will keep you coming back to this suburban joint. 
Kiss The Berry, CBD, Woolloongabba & South Bank - They were some of the first to jump on the bandwagon when the acai bowl craze swept the nation so they certainly know what they're doing. Sit in or eat on the go, either way you'll love the fresh fruit and granola that is used in each bowl. 

Kiss the Berry

85 Miskin Street
, Toowong -
Treat yourself to four decadent courses at Brisbane’s only breakfast degustation. Think fine dining with coffee.
Alcove Cafe & Deli, Wilston - A classic choice on Brisbane’s breakfast scene. Dive into a dish of middle eastern lamb koftas with herbed yogurt, cumin rolled poached eggs and balsamic roasted beetroot on flat bread.
Jam Pantry, Greenslopes - With the menu changing every month depending on what fresh ingredients are in hyper season, you never know what you could be enjoying at Jam Pantry – but we promise it's all delicious. 
Naim, Paddington - Inspired by marketplaces of the Middle East, treat your taste buds to an exotic twist on classics.
Smug Fig, Woolloongabba - There is a constantly changing French toast menu with favourites including Tim Tam, Mint Slice or Freddo Frog – need we say more?
Three Blue Ducks, CBD - After gaining a cult following at their restaurants in Sydney and Byron Bay, Three Blue Ducks is finally gracing Brisbane with their presence and have brought along their epic breakfast menu. We'll be feasting on the cheese omelette with bacon, confit onion, tomato, chive and toasted sourdough or the mango bircher.
Lokal + Co, West End - It will be difficult to choose but you can't go wrong with any of the breakfast options on offer. From ricotta and blueberry dumplings to asparagus and gruyere cheese omelette, everything is almost too delicious – if that's possible.

Breakfast at Campos Coffee

Plenty, West End - Located in a warehouse decked out in timber and teal is Plenty. Indulge happily in a menu that celebrates locally grown produce with its "know your farmer" philosophy.
Cafe O Mai, Annerley - Grab your classic breakfast or venture into the unknown with Vietnamese street food. Pho and Bahn Mi are popular breakfast items on he streets on Vietnam so if they're good enough for the locals then they're good enough for us.
Kettle & Tin, Paddington - Another with all-day dining, try the Bahn Xeo, a vietnamese crepe with pork and prawns, or chicken and waffles with avocado and lime cream and spring onions.
Goodness Gracious, Graceville - Munch on the spiced beef cheek, kumara quinoa hash, prickly pear salsa, eggs your way on charcoal sourdough in the surroundings of this quaint suburban backyard. 
Pearl Cafe, Woolloongabba - Set within Woolloongabba’s antique precinct and often argued between Brisbanites that it houses the best breakfast in Brisbane, Pearl suits the area to a tee with old-world charm and a menu with a modern twist. Don’t pass up the housemade butterscotch milkshake.

Spring Hill Deli

Spring Hill Deli, Spring Hill – This family-run deli and cafe offers delicious local deli items and delectable homemade food. Tuck into the sweet and savoury platter for breakfast.
Reverands Fine Coffee, Fortitude Valley - The coffee is certainly fineee and the food isn't bad either, and by isn't bad we mean chilli bacon and cheese bagel - so good. 
Wild Canary, Brookfield - It’s a cafe set within a garden centre in the far-west suburbs of Brisbane. We probably shouldn’t give this secret away, but it is one worth spreading. They do some of the prettiest cakes.
Southside Bistro, Sunnybank - Finally something for the southsiders to boast about with the Spanish potato tortilla and the breakfast puffle with pork floss and oolong tea egg. Expect some big portions that won't break the bank either. 
Billykart Kitchen, Annerley & West End - Paying homage to the billy karts that glided through Annerley in the 1950s, the old corner store serves a menu that is produce-driven with simple but delicious dishes such as corn dog sobrassada with avocado, chipotle salsa and poached eggs.
Smoked Paprika, Bardon - This unexpected gem serves up breakfast classics with a twist. Try the kale and pumpkin on zucchini fritters with caramelised onion, Danish fetta, poached eggs and bernaise sauce.

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Pawpaw Cafe, Woolloongabba - Need we say more when there are blueberry pancakes on the menu? Combined with almond ice cream, maple, white chocolate crumble and seasonal fruits – this is a sweet tooth's must have. 
Plum Tucker, Red Hill - Plum Tucker has revived a classic – french toast with salty bacon and hokey pokey ice cream.The breakfast salad is also a winner for anyone on a health kick.
Stalled Espresso, Albion - the small suburban cafe has certainly made a name for itself, so head on down for some great coffee and food to match. 
Little Larder, New Farm - A favourite of New Farm locals, be sure to order the green eggs (pesto infused scrambled eggs with choice of smoked salmon, bacon or ham).

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