It’s time again for the release of our breakfast bucket list for 2016! No kidding folks ain’t it grand? Unless you’ve spent 2015 flitting about town smashing bottles at every new opening, this list will open your eyes to all manner of gastronomical gratifications springing up like daisies all across Brisbane.
1. Wilde Kitchen, Teneriffe
Since their recent open, Wilde Kitchen has been shaking up the ‘Riffe with a badass display of sticky pork with spiced pumpkin, tahini, pomegranate, seeded toast and a fried duck egg that you simply have to get your face around.
2. Billykart, West End
The waffle game is strong at Billykart West End. How strong? Crisp potato waffles with hot smoked salmon, poached eggs and horseradish hollandaise, that kind of strong.
3. Neighbourhood Coffee Roasters, Rainworth
Besides a brilliant lunch menu of tasties, Rainworth’s new local Neighbourhood Coffee Roasters offers a whole bunch of breakfast plate you won’t get anywhere else, like the Japanese style cheese on toast with miso; the perfect mind-blowing snack. Or you could always just have 5 flat whites in lieu of solid food, it’s seriously that good.
4. Benzina, Kenmore
The idea of pizza for breakfast teeters on the razor’s edge of ingenuity and something your brother’s dirtbag roommate would do. Benzina’s here with a message to check yo’self because egg and crispy pancetta pizza is here to change the world, keep up or get left behind.
5. Darling & Co., Paddington
Get yo urban forage on at Darling & Co. with a serving of their sautéed forest mushrooms with thyme, rosemary and house-made labneh. Little ‘uns get the Dr. Seuss: green eggs and ham on toast. I challenge any child to resist how bloomin’ charming that is.
6. Mr Claude, CBD
Eating at a table is overrated. Mr Claude’s one-handed on-the-go breakfast toastie is filled with not one, nor two, but THREE DIFFERENT CHEESES. That means that in every bite there’s three times the cheesy cultures of the sangas at 7/11.
7.Kin + Co., Teneriffe
Avocado toast has had its run of literally every café everywhere. There have been so many permutations at this point that we started to think there was nothing left to excite us…until Kin + Co turned up and changed the game with an avocado toast extravaganza pimped out with pickled fennel, radish, mustard seeds and fresh herbs.
8.The Humble Quinoa, Indooroopilly
If you’re leaning towards a more healthy breakfast option, don’t. Seriously, you’d be missing out on the Humble Quinoa’s caramelised banana pancakes complete with honey and coconut macaroon ice cream. Shibby.
9. Locavore Cafe, Woolloongabba
Bacon gets pretty decent coverage on the breakfast circuit, but Locavore is having none of this typical short-cut nonsense. Their porky pleasure champions the crispiest pork belly and comes with soft eggs and cucumber kimchi.
10. Morning After, West End
I refuse to accept that there are meals that would not benefit from a helping of fresher than fresh sand crab. Case in point, Morning After’s crab omelette with betel, shallots, peanuts and lime *drops mic*.
11. Padstows, Noosa
If their three varieties of eggs benny weren’t enough to set your chops racing, Padstows' chorizo baked eggs will absolutely slay any remnants of civility you managed to retain. The most popular and effective method of ingestion is faceplant, but feel free to use the cutlery.
12.The Smug Fig, East Brisbane
Cheese boards aren’t the only places to enjoy generous tearings of Brie and double smoked ham, The Smug Fig has gone and chucked them into their knee-weakening omelette. Justifying wine with breakfast has never been simpler.
13. Canteen Kitchen, Burleigh Heads
Beachside brunching will never be the same after a cheeky visit to Canteen Kitchen and a plate of their cumin scrambled eggs with za’atar flat bread, labneh and green olives. Level up with a side of chilli smoked trout for maximum infliction of plate envy on other diners.
14. Hawkes & Crosby, Anstead
Not ones to be left behind in the sweet stakes, Hawkes & Crosby’s contribution to the waffle game involves a pretty hectic amount of figs, pistachios and Chantilly cream that’ll make you numb with happiness.
15. King Arthur Café, New Farm
They’ve been blowing up for months, but King Arthur’s breakfast funghi proves they’ve still got plenty of gas left in the chamber. With corn and cheddar croquettes, eggs, and salsa verde to go with a heaping of fresh local mushrooms, the best days begin at King Arthur.
16. Asana by Pete Evans, CBD
The little darling of Albert Street, Asana nestles in the entrance of Capri and satisfies every variety of paleo proclivity. We can’t get over the breakfast buffet and its cornucopic array of gorgeables that won't deprive you that clean, wholesome feeling.
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