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.
Double Shot, New Farm - All meals are made and served with love in this laid-back cafe – you won't be leaving hungry.
Industry Beans, Newstead - Light, bright and beautiful, Industry Beans offers a unique coffee and brunch experience. They are home to the one and only Coffee Bubble cup - combining cold brew coffee with coffee-soaked tapioca pearls for the ultimate sweet-tooth coffee enthusiast treat.
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 grass fed sirloin with new potatos, grilled tomato and fried eggs.
Nodo, Newstead, South Bank CBD & Camp Hill - Donuts for breakfast? We won't say no! Nodo has a cult following for their gluten-free and guilt-free donuts but they're also serving up some pretty serious brunch fare. The menu changes seasonally but the donuts will always be there.
The Gunshop Cafe, West End - One of Brisbane's first breakfasts hotspots, The Gunshop Cafe continues to impress with their own blend of coffee, a rotating list of weekly specials, and a menu of Gunshop originals including sweet potato & thyme rosti and sauteed seasonal greens with poached eggs. Create your own fresh juice to accompany your brunch – none of the bottled stuff is used here.
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 truffled scarmbled eggs, 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 bae-corn on rye, definitely the highlight of the menu.
Naim, Paddington - Inspired by marketplaces of the Middle East, treat your taste buds to an exotic twist on classics.
Mylk + Ko, New Farm - Now these guys know how to make an epic acai bowl. From an original fruit-filled bowl to more creative options like ferrero, lamington or even cookie dough, brunch goers are spoilt for choice if an acai bowl is your go-to breakfast.<
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. }
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.
Kettle & Tin, Paddington - Another with all-day dining, try the Bahn Xeo, a vietnamese crepe with pork and prawns, or karaage waffles with sriracha maple.
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.
Balfour Kitchen, New Farm - An intimate neighbourhood restaurant serving a drunken duck fried rice and breakfast bahn mi.
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 cassava potato scallop and house spiced brisket to a ham hock, zucchini and gruyere cheese omelette, everything is almost too delicious – if that's possible.
Chapter IV, Paddington - Go for the views, stay for the food. Chapter IV is set in an old Queenslander that has views overlooking leafy Rosalie and the city.
Pawpaw Cafe, Woolloongabba - Need we say more when there are pink pitaya pancakes on the menu? Combined with vanilla bean ice cream, maple, white chocolate crumble, berry coulis and fresh berries – this is a sweet tooth's must have.
Plum Tucker, Red Hill - Plum Tucker has revived a classic – toasted waffles served with caramelised baked apple, berries, dulce le leche and ice cream.The breakfast salad is also a winner for anyone on a health kick.
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.
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.
Let Minnow, Clayfield - Cute, suburban and with a fishy theme, this quaint cafe takes its cues from its former life as an aquarium. Share a brekky board, or keep it all to yourself.
My Mistress, Clayfield - All day breakfast is music to our ears, especially when we're tucking into the likes of breakfast okonomiyaki, breakfast bagels and salmon fritters.
Artie & Mai, Albion - Classic choices done well with gourmet produce. Try the spring onion and feta hash cakes.
Willow & Spoon, Wilston - The fine chefs at Willow & Spoon will offer no judgement if you request the Korean fried chicken burger at 7am – because that's what brunch is all about and you'll find a bloody good one in the heart of Wilston.
Huskk, Grange - It may have a minimalist interior but the flavours are anything but. The gingerbread pancakes with butterscotch sauce are definitely our pick of the b(r)unch.
Farm House, Kedron - Fancy some breakfast gnocchi? Why did we even ask, of course you do – and you'll find it served with thick cut bacon, baby spinach, aged Parmesan and a poached egg at the Farm House.
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.
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.
Little Sista Cafe, Coorparoo -
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 loaded spiced potatoes, cheese sauce, bacon jam, tomato salad and poached eggs or the Aussie Asian eggs available at its West End location
Sundays Cafe, Rocklea - Everyday is a laid back Sunday at this cornershop cafe serving mouthwatering treats and time-honored breakfasts.
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.
Lady Marmalade, Stones Corner - Housed within a historic building and using locally sourced organic ingredients where possible, Lady Marmalade Cafe has been serving locals since 2010 with wholesome breakfasts, great coffee and a big heart – the confit duck on chilli corn bread waffle is a definite must-try.
Smug Fig, East Brisbane - There is a constantly changing French toast menu with favourites including Tim Tam, Mint Slice or Freddo Frog – need we say more?
Florence Cafe, Camp Hill - Florence is a historic corner store turned bustling brunch venue serving the local community with wholesome food and a seasonal menu.
Ashton & Old, Camp Hill - A suburban staple, Ashton & Old has been dishing up foodie fare since 2012 that has the locals returning for more.
Sister, Hawthorne - Eastsiders need not travel for their picturesque breakfasts as the team behind Miss Jones in New Farm has opened a sibling cafe in Hawthorne, aptly named Sister. Linger a little longer at this street-side pastel paradise and enjoy a fresh and quirky breakfast – the breakfast gnocchi with a poached egg is to die for.
In a Pickle, Camp Hill - Stop in for brunch and and be prepared to take home dinner because this family inspired cafe & catering business is doing everything right – they even serve milked in the old-fashioned metal cups.
Picnic Cafe, Camp Hill - Good luck choosing from the seemingly never ending breakfast menu that ranges from Timtam or Snickers pancakes to the Quinoa Nasi Goreng or grilled pumpkin with poached eggs. We're yet to try everything on the menu but we've heard its all pretty good, so you can't go wrong.
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.
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.
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.
Piggy Back Cafe, Jindalee - you may have visited this joint before to try one of their colourful rainbow art lattes, but did you stay for the breakfast? We hope you did, because you would have enjoyed breakfast croissants, pretty french toast or roasted mushrooms with haloumi chips and poached eggs.
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.
Hunter & Scout, Graceville - It may look like you've stepped into the inside of an interior design magazine, but this isn't even the best thing about Hunter & Scout. We've sent you here for an epic breakfast and that's what you're going to get.
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