Brisbane's Best Avocado on Toast | Round Two

And now for something completely different . . . or not. Ok, ok, so we’ve written about our love of the genius that is avocado on toast before. Not only is it an indicator (we believe) of how a café will perform in other areas, but it is just such a refreshingly simple option, when more and more menus are being filled with convoluted breakfast dishes with ingredients lists that go on forever.
 
Plus, we’ve put in the hard yards, sampling enough of Brisbane’s avocado on toast excellence to justify a round two on this most important of topics. 
 
It’s been a hard slog, but we’ve done it. And, so, without further ado, we bring you the latest AOT creations that are rocking our world.
 
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Here’s where to go to get Brisbane’s best avocado on toast:
 
We wrote a Verdict on Alcove last week, and their avo’ on toast was the star of the show. It’s got fetta and dukkah, for a surprising (but successful) middle-eastern twist, and it’s just yummy.
 
One of our absolute favourite brekky spots, Scout, on Petrie Terrace, has the avocado on toast formula down pat. Their smashed avocado and goats fetta with herbs, olive oil, and lemon, served on pane is simply delicious, and if you are clever enough to add a side of chorizo or Kaiserfleisch, well, bravo.
 
The trick with avocado on toast is often that there should be no tricks. Cirque got the message, and their simple, sliced avocado atop perfectly toasted bread (their gluten-free option is a winner, also), with fresh, well-seasoned tomato on top is a beautiful thing to behold. Can’t go wrong.
 
This Toowong local, tucked away on Dean St, is busy for a reason. Choosing to ignore the temptation to produce a food menu packed with complicated options, the Bean on Dean crew have opted to do a few, simple things, really well. The avo’ on toast is their calling card (along with the Campos coffee) and there are a few different options if you’re in the mood to be choosy.
 
Served simply, with olive oil and lemon, Brew’s Burnett Lane hideaway does an excellent avo’. The generous serving size is yet another reason we keep coming back.
 
Proof that good things come in small packages, Pablo, on Brunswick Street in New Farm, is giving everyone else a run for their money in the breakfast stakes, and their avo’ doesn’t disappoint. Seasoned avocado on sourdough, haloumi (the perfect addition to anything, always), minted labna, dukkah-roasted tomatoes, basil, salt, and avocado oil. Um, shut up.
 
Another one of our faves (yes, commitment is not our strong suit), RR has got it going on when it comes to simple fare and great coffee. Plus, they’re just . . . COOL. Their take on avo’ involves Persian fetta, crushed pine nuts and pistachio, fleur de sel (aka fancy salt), finished with lemon and cracked pepper. You’ve got the option of ordering one slice or two but, really, who are you kidding?
 
Apart from having one of the best names in the biz, The Flying Nun café in Samford has developed somewhat of a cult following from locals who can’t get enough of its classic breakfasts. Their avo’ is simple and delish—what more can you ask for?
 
It’s not just the peanut butter brownies and banoffee pie we go for at Flamingo (although, let’s be frank, these treats don’t hurt)—their avo’ on toast is also a winner. Smashed avocado plus creamy labna, on perfect toast = winning.
 
An eastside favourite, Pompidou’s breakfasts are simply sensational. And we love their take on the humble avocado . . . crushed with grapefruit (for a lovely tang), olive oil, and herbs. Yes, please.
 
There are few words to express our love for labna, and when you throw in a few herbs and generously dollop on top of some creamy avocado, we are pretty much yours. Gramercy does just that, which is why we love them.
 
There’s nothing better than a suburban gem, and Delicatezza is exactly that. Their Avocado Char is famous with north-side locals and, with the addition of a pickled chutney and an amazing tomato sauce, served with charred ciabatta, we can see why.
 
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7 comments
Posted by Ali Gunner at 08:50AM on 30th March 2014

Site Cafe does smashed avo with halloumi! It's amazing with a special dressing. Best ever. Stalled does a simple one but they sprinkle fetta on which is really yummy too.

Posted by The Gourmet Belle at 01:56PM on 24th August 2013

Auchenflower Cafe does a sensational smashed avo on rye. The Rogue Rennard is also worth a visit for an avo fix.

Posted by Kim Barnard at 08:42PM on 26th August 2013

You're right! Two serious omissions . . . will make note for round three! 

Posted by Trudy Rottier at 08:56AM on 30th July 2013

The avo and tomato on toast at Locale in Newstead is amazing. So fresh and big servings with lots of lemon and salt and pepper!

Posted by Kim Barnard at 08:38PM on 26th August 2013

Thanks, Trudy! This is just down the road from our office, so will definitely check it out!

Posted by Liz French at 02:26PM on 27th July 2013

The Low Road at Windsor does awesome smashed avocado on toast with fried haloumi. Amazing.

Posted by Kim Barnard at 05:33PM on 28th July 2013

Fried haloumi is the answer to pretty much everything. I must go!