10 Brisbane Breakfast Spots NOT In New Farm

By Kate McCart
23rd Jun 2013

You're right, breakfast spots tend to procreate around the New Farm Fortitude Valley area. You find one, and then before you know it, two more have spawned on either side. 

We get it, you want to break away from the NF bubble. You want to branch out and breakfast elsewhere. That's why we're bringing you 10 top breakfast spots NOT in New Farm. Heed the best breakfasts in Brisbane. 


West End's new kid is doing a damn fine brekky. We went not once, but twice last weekend—check out our Instagram. The whole menu is ridiculously delish, but we have to recommend the crepes. They're served with salted butter, caramel, and poached pear. Best breakfast in Brisbane, or what? 

Moose & Gibson

Owned by the trio who started up Leaf Espresso in Tarragindi, Moose & Gibson is the latest café delighting locals in the southern suburbs. Just off the main drag of Logan Road, think polished concrete floors, wooden tables, and exposed copper pipes. Now gents, if you're looking for a hearty feed, we suggest the mighty mad moose feast; eggs, garlic mushrooms, spinach, bacon, black pudding, baked beans, croquette, tomato, and toast piled atop a rather large plate. 

Esher St Café & Deli 

Sleepy old Tarragindi ain't so sleepy anymore. The Southside seems to be Brisbane's new breakfasting hotspot. Brewing up a strong Veneziano blend, the coffee is good and the Mediterranean-inspired haloumi stack our current fave from the menu. We also recommend the brekky roll. Who doesn't love prosciutto, scrambies, mushrooms, and cheese in a big, floury bun?

Alcove Café & Deli

Owned by the crowd behind Esher St, Alcove is a favourite among Wilston locals.  The smoked salmon and scrambled egg panini with dill mayo is simple and delicious. If you're hankering for something sweet, they do a mean banana bread, served with honey and ricotta—you can't really go wrong for only $6!

Grub St 

This Gaythorne breakfast spot seems to slip under the radar, and god knows why. Owned by passionate foodies, the menu is next level. I'm talking 'Grubby style' mince with Israeli cous-cous, mixed herbs, and a fried egg, chicken Nasi Goreng with a fried egg and spicy cashew crumble, and pulled pork quesadillas with corn, capsicum, onion, cheddar, sour cream, and salsa. Um, told you so. 

EVO Espresso

Relatively new, and popular among the Yeronga crowd, EVO Espresso knows breakfast. Simple but delicious, we suggest the avo, tomato, and haloumi on Turkish toast. Add a squeeze of lemon and you'll be one happy camper. 

Hansell & Gretel 

Brand new. Literally. They only opened a few days ago. And they're serving up a seriously hefty breakfast option. I'm telling you, it's not for the faint-hearted. It's called the woodchopper's breakfast and it consists of a fried egg, pulled pork, tomato, smoked brisket, chorizo, bacon, smoky beans, chimichurri, portobello mushrooms, and grilled haloumi. We dare you. 

Saabi On Manson 

An old faithful. Tucked away along a suburban street in Hendra, this place is always packed to the rafters. Avo on toast lovers, this is your go-to. It's the best in the business. I swear by it. With all serving sizes ridiculously generous, I promise you won't leave hungry. In fact, I'd be surprised if you managed to clear your plate. 

Willow & Spoon

Keith and Tracey of Willow & Spoon know breakfast. I mean, what better way to break the fast than with braised beef cheek with a lentil gratin, pecorino crust, poached egg, and crusty ciabatta? Even the muesli's indulgent. It's topped with fresh berries, rose marshmallow, honeycomb, and lychee! 


There's nothing like a good serve of waffles, and this Mitchelton café has got you covered. Smothered in rhubarb and raspberry compote, crème Chantilly, and Canadian maple syrup, it's bound to make your teeth ache. The French toast topped with poached fruit, passionfruit mascarpone, and lime is killer, too. 

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