There's nothing better than a great Brisbane breakfast to kick off, or cap off, the weekend's festivities. It’s the perfect occasion for good food, good friends and meandering conversation.
Because Brisbane is almost always blessed with great weather, it turns out that breakfast is the most popular meal of the week (it’s not rocket science, folks), so whether you’re craving a bacon butty, post-workout smashed avo, something dairy/gluten/calorie free (well, almost) or just some sinfully good good waffles, here are 11 new Brisbane breakfasts to start your day off right.
This family-friendly, dog-friendly, cheerful café has been a huge hit with the locals of Yeronga, and we can see why. Seven South is open daily for breakfast which means you get to indulge in their spectacular lemon, thyme and blueberry ricotta hotcakes with crème fraiche and pistachio praline any day of the week!
It’s hard to go past a classic bacon butty or even some smashed avo when it comes to the first meal of the day, but New Farm’s Allium has brought a new contender into the mix. Cereal? I can already hear you screaming in confusion. What. Do. You. Mean? The peeps at Allium have given the humble bowl of cereal a delicious facelift and is served up in the form of coco-pop panna cotta, malt ice-cream and milo crumb. Err, we’ll have a double serve, thanks.
A cozy European-style eastside haunt, Pompidou Café launched a new menu late last year and it's already a smash hit. With an extensive (and impressive) menu, it can be hard to make a decision, but we favour the breakfast-style bruschetta with blistered heirloom tomatoes, confit red onion, wilted spinach, Persian feta and a poached egg on sourdough toast, topped off with balsamic glaze.
St Coco Café
St Coco Café is spicing up Daisy Hill’s breakfast scene with its specialty coffee and all day breakfast menu. The café, which occupies the spot of the old Sara Lee factory, serves up hearty creative meals as well as fresh pastries, raw treats, and vegan and gluten free options, but the pick of the bunch (and paying homage to the site's former sweetness) has to be the breakfast brûlée with its layers of berry compote, raw granola and Greek yoghurt, topped with a traditional crunchy brûlée toffee top and accompanied by a maple biscotti. Worth every calorie.
If you hanker for something sweet of a morning then Bruno's BNE should be your first port of call. Bruno’s French toast with rose watermelon, pistachio crumb, strawberries, and vanilla ice cream is as beautiful as it is delicious, plus, watermelon + fruit = healthy!
The Vegan Cup—which happens to also be gluten and dairy free—gets my top pick when it comes to the new breakfast menu at Stafford café staple, Elixir. Chow down on a bowl of coconut yoghurt topped with house made granola, crunchy oats, passionfruit coulis and berries. Just be sure to photograph it before you eat it because it looks and tastes #gorgeous
The Priory Kitchen
The same creative and culinary geniuses behind Pablo in New Farm are the very same crew behind The Priory in Woolloongabba—how good!? The focus is on fresh, simple and creative meals and their fruit salad with homemade banana, lime & coconut bread, poached pear, fresh berries, rhubarb ice cream, macadamia rubble, fresh honeycomb totally hits the spot!
It wouldn’t be a breakfast wrap-up without waffles appearing somewhere and thankfully, Paddington’s Niam—formally Shouk for those in the know, but still the same beloved team—have delivered the goods in the form of chocolate, apricot and honey waffles. Be still my sugar-laden heart. Their freshly made Belgian waffles are topped with house made honey ice cream, chocolate gel, apricot purée, lavender marshmallow, cacao nibs and a pistachio and waffle crumble. *drooling on my keyboard*
Todd & Pup
Dumplings for breakfast? That would be a big fat yes! Tarragindi’s Todd & Pup has won a legion of fans with their pan fried dumplings on the new menu. Filled with a delicious combination of pork, prawn and lemongrass, these house made dumplings come with slow cooked eggs, miso broth, pickled ginger, sriracha, spring onion and toasted sesame and soy.
If you’re holding tight to your New Year’s resolution to eat healthier, you’ll relish the nourishing and flavoursome wholefoods on offer at West End’s Miss Bliss. The nourish bowl with its mix of roast pumpkin, beetroot noodles, spiced chickpeas, beetroot hummus, red vein sorrel and soft egg with dukka is the champion of breakfasts.
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