Brisbane's Best Brunch Spots
By Kim Barnard Posted in | Plating Up | 8 April 2013 11:00AM
So, we know you love breakfast. And so do we. As you can see here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here (ridiculous).
But sometimes it’s not possible to be up and eating eggs by 9am. Late nights, too-many-wines-and-oh-yeah-three-shots-of-tequila, or just a general unwillingness to emerge from your bed, can make it downright impossible to make the official breakfast sitting.
Happily, lots of Brisbane folk, hungover or otherwise, are embracing the idea of eating later—combining their love of breakfast and coffee with their love of lunch in what I’m told the cool kids are calling ‘brunch’.
Personally, I can’t think of many better ways to spend a weekend than languidly reading the paper, sipping coffee and, on the odd occasion, having a tipple or two as the late breakfast/early lunch worlds merge.
So, that being said, we’ve tracked down some of our favourite spots in Brisbane to get your brunch on.
Jam Jar | West End
With a dedicated brunch menu running from Friday to Sunday, you know Jam Jar means business. And what delicious business it is. I’m lusting after the ‘kinda scotch but not’ (crumbed eggs, salmon gravlax, walnuts, sourdough and crème fraiche), or a couple of manchego cheese croquettes. Seriously, there are so many choices and they are all insanely good.
Pearl Café | Wooloongabba
Sunday Brunch at Pearl has become a bit of an institution. And for good reason. We feel that nothing is more suited to the lovely French-style restaurant than a nice, long brunch with friends. Sit outside if you can, get some French toast (or anything else on the menu—it’s impossible to play favourites) and enjoy.
Willow and Spoon | Alderley
What better way to spend a weekend than in the cosy, quirky confines of much-loved Alderley local, Willow and Spoon? We love their Brioche French toast, and the famed corn-beef Reuben.
Lady Marmalade | Stones Corner
With one of the best all-day menus around, Lady Marmalade is the perfect place to bunker down for a bit of brunch. They’re famous for their innovative and unique menu, and I would recommend the ‘Gringo’ baked eggs with wagyu, chorizo, and black bean ragu or the Ploughman’s Lunch (cheese, pickles, fresh pear, bread, and house-roasted meat).
Pawpaw | Woolloongabba
One of the best brekky places in Brisbane, it’s no surprise that Paw Paw has your brunch needs covered as well. Offering an all-day breakfast and lunch menu, Paw Paw mix it up and change it regularly. Insanely popular among the brunching crowd, we’re pretty keen to sink our teeth into their famous corn fritters.
Spring Food & Wine | Brisbane CBD
We Love Spring, which is why we were so excited to hear that they’ve recently launched brunch! Only on Saturdays (Sundays coming soon), you can choose from a large selection of brunch items—everything from muesli to steak—and just sit back and enjoy the lovely surrounds.
Brown Dog Café | Wooloongabba
Whether you’re sampling something from the All Day Breakfast menu, or cracking straight into the lunch options, I promise, Brown Dog has something you’ll love. Breakfast burrito, Super Dog Roll (ham, egg, cheese, hp sauce, spinach, tomato, and red onion), or Spanakopita - It’s all good.
Red Robin Supper Club | Here, There And Everywhere
A special addition to the brunch list is the Red Robin Supper Club (fantastic Brisbane restaurant pop-up). They’re giving their next event (to be help on April 14) a brunch theme and we’ve already been tantalised with teasers of the menu (think crab cakes on buttermilk biscuits, Harlem meatloaf with fried eggs and hot sauce, and Cuban black beans on jalapeno corn bread). It’s first in best dressed to the Red Robin events, so be sure to jump onto their Facebook page and book!
Who have we missed? Let us know, below!
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