Cafes

50 Brisbane Cafes You Should Have Eaten Breakfast At

By Catherine Blake - 10 Jun 2017

best-cafes-brisbane
Scout Cafe
Brisbane, QLD 1 Image
More Details +
Southside Tea Room
Morningside, QLD 1 Image
More Details +
Spring Hill Deli Cafe
Spring Hill, QLD 1 Image
More Details +
Gauge
South Brisbane, QLD 1 Image
More Details +
Nana & Da’s
Kedron, QLD 1 Image
More Details +
Dovetail On Overend
Norman Park, QLD 1 Image
More Details +
The Gettin’ Place
New Farm, QLD 1 Image
More Details +
Plenty
Brisbane, QLD 1 Image
More Details +
Billy Kart Kitchen
Annerley, QLD 1 Image
More Details +
Strauss Food and Drink
Brisbane, QLD 1 Image
More Details +
Felix Espresso and Wine Bar
Brisbane, QLD 1 Image
More Details +
Harveys Bar + Bistro
Fortitude Valley, QLD 1 Image
More Details +
Naïm
Paddington, QLD 1 Image
More Details +
The Tiller Coffee
Alderley, QLD 1 Image
More Details +
Shutter & Brew
Wavell Heights, QLD 1 Image
More Details +
Sourced Grocer
Newstead, QLD 1 Image
More Details +
Elixir Coffee
Stafford, QLD 1 Image
More Details +
Jam Pantry
Greenslopes, QLD 1 Image
More Details +
Gertrude & Mabel
Dutton Park, QLD 1 Image
More Details +
Pawpaw
Woolloongabba, QLD 1 Image
More Details +
The Coop Espresso Bar
Brisbane, QLD 1 Image
More Details +
Kettle & Tin
Paddington, QLD 1 Image
More Details +
Wild Canary
Brookfield, QLD 1 Image
More Details +
Crema and Cream
Stafford, QLD 1 Image
More Details +
Bear Bones Espresso
Fortitude Valley, QLD 1 Image
More Details +
The Little Larder
New Farm, QLD 1 Image
More Details +
Abode Cafe
Taringa, QLD 1 Image
More Details +
The Single Guys Coffee Co.
Kenmore, QLD 1 Image
More Details +
She Bangs Coffee Albion
Albion, QLD 1 Image
More Details +
Reverends Fine Coffee
Fortitude Valley, QLD 1 Image
More Details +
Lokal + Co
West End, QLD 1 Image
More Details +
King Arthur
New Farm, QLD 1 Image
More Details +
Chouquette
New Farm, QLD 1 Image
More Details +
Atticus Finch Cafe
Paddington, QLD 1 Image
More Details +
The Priory Kitchen
Woolloongabba, QLD 1 Image
More Details +
Lady Marmalade
Stones Corner, QLD 1 Image
More Details +
Locavore Cafe
Woolloongabba, QLD 1 Image
More Details +
Kin + Co.
Teneriffe, QLD 1 Image
More Details +
Pourboy Espresso
Brisbane, QLD 1 Image
More Details +
Neighbourhood
Kenmore, QLD 1 Image
More Details +
Let Minnow Cafe
Clayfield, QLD 1 Image
More Details +
Pearl Cafe
Woolloongabba, QLD 8 Images
More Details +
Lola Coffee
Woolloongabba, QLD 1 Image
More Details +
Ben’s Burgers
Fortitude Valley, QLD 1 Image
More Details +
My Mistress
Clayfield, QLD 1 Image
More Details +

Our flagrant obsession with breakfast in Brisbane would be worrying if breakfast was an illicit activity. If it’s poached, smashed, drizzled with maple, or can have smoked salmon on the side, we’re all over it. Thankfully, our love for the morning meal has resulted in us being utterly spoiled for choice by the sheer multitude of cafes serving up truly spectacular feeds first thing. 

Whether you dig on granola or the greasy fry-up, these are the best Brisbane cafes you can depend on.

  1. Scout Café, Petrie Terrace: Famous for their epic breakfast bagel, Scout is one of the cutest cafes in Brisbane, no question.
  2. Southside Tea Room in Morningside: Cafes don’t come much cooler. Their breakfast menu is working a very palatable Tex-Mex vibe (do we ever love a good breakfast burrito), and their milkshakes are something else.
  3. Spring Hill Deli in Spring Hill: Up there with our favourite Brisbane cafes of all time, the deli's menu is an ever-changing feast of gorgeousness.
  4. Gauge in South Brisbane: sure to impress the most seasoned Brisbane breakfaster, Gauge's menu defies convention and redefines the morning meal. 
  5. Nana & Da’s in Kedron: A quaint Brisbane café where the breakfast is anything but. Home to one of our very favourite smashed avocados.
  6. My Mistress in Clayfield: This lush cafe amongst the vines does a knee-weakening French toast with smoked bacon that gives us shivers. 
  7. Dovetail on Overend in Norman Park: Loved by locals, Dovetail is home to one of best breakfast menus in Brisbane. Their baked eggs are off the hook.
  8. The Gettin’ Place in New Farm: Cute-as-a-button, hole-in-the-wall café on James Street, The Gettin’ Place do a mean brew and a simple breakfast menu you can takeaway.
  9. Abode Cafe in Taringa: for wholesome, tasty breakfasts that'll satisfy check out Abode and their take on a ham and cheese toastie (the Dulcie) with mango sauce. 
  10. Morning After in West End: Local favourite, these guys have become known for a tasty, refreshing breakfast menu that's a little bit fancy (order the truffled scrambled eggs and find out what we mean). 
  11. Balfour Kitchen in New Farm: A gorgeous Queenslander with an equally beaut’ breakfast menu, Balfour Kitchen never fails to impress.
  12. Day Made in Woolloongabba: The Brisbane epicentre for all things Coffee Supreme, Day Made is part brew consultancy, part cafe with a neat little breakfast menu of just a couple of things done really seriously super well. 
  13. Lonely Boy in Spring Hill: Providing punters with great coffee and smashing breakfasts, Lonely Boy is a first-stop pleaser that doesn't disappoint. 
  14. Ben's Burgers, Fortitude Valley: Okay, so they only do breakfast burgers but, holy hell, is this a good breakfast burger. Tip? Always ask for extra special sauce. Always.
  15. Plenty in West End: A focus on locally sourced ingredients, plenty of healthy breakfast options, and a charming casual fitout has earned this Brisbane café many fans.
  16. Billy Kart Kitchen in Annerley: Ben O’Donghue’s café is nothing short of magic. Expect quality breakfast nosh that's reliably excellent, and some super delicious pancakes. 
  17. Strauss FD in the Brisbane CBD: Cool kids are all over Strauss. Expect a seasonal breakfast menu and changing specials that will keep you on your toes.
  18. Pearl Cafe in Woolloongabba: Perfect for any occasion, Pearl Cafe has the most exquisite breakfasts and freshly baked cakes in town.  
  19. Harveys in Fortitude Valley: You can’t talk about breakfast in Brisbane without talking about Harveys. This Brisbane restaurant has iconic breakfast dishes that we turn to time and time again, and should have been eaten by any brekky connoisseur. 
  20. Naim in Paddington: for a Middle Eastern breakfast you can't go past these guys. Falafels, hummus and shakshouka aside, the pumpkin and halloumi toast is a seriously magnanimous crowd-pleaser. 
  21. Let Minnow in Clayfield: For jaffles, waffles, milkshakes and all the breakfasting pleasures of your inner child you can't go past Let Minnow. 
  22. Neighbourhood Roasters in Rainworth: the incredible coffee isn't the only attraction, Neighbourhood does some seriously cute and tasty breakfast munch, best enjoyed in their garden out back. 
  23. Chouquette in New Farm: What weekend would be complete without the butteriest, flakiest pastries in town?
  24. Shutter & Brew in Wavell Heights: Simple and totally delish breakfast fare is the go here. Savoury mince on toast. Bagels. Bircher. It’s all good.
  25. Sourced Grocer in Newstead: Stalwart of Brisbane's breakfast scene and now sporting a fresh new deck, Sourced Grocer is all you need to start your weekend on the right note. 
  26. Pourboy Espresso in South Bank: Home to some of the city's best coffee, Pourboy also happens to make Brisbane's best croque monsieurs and madames.
  27. Kin & Co in Teneriffe: Another maven in the avo toast game, Kin & Co are committed to delivering the goods at all times of the day. For hearty breakfast satisfaction, look no further than the potato rösti with mushroom medley. 
  28. Locavore Cafe in Woolloongabba: With a big focus on local and seasonal produce, Locavore's is an ever-changing menu that jams to whatever nature's doing. 
  29. Florence Street Coffee in Wynnum: Specialty coffee and a commitment to making every scrap from scratch makes Florence Street a practically perfect caffeination station. 
  30. Cafe Grenadine in Coorparoo: A neighbourhood breakfast haunt with gusto, Grenadine cranks out consistently delicious breakfasts and coffee. 
  31. Lady Marmalade in Stones Corner: This vampy creole breakfast joint puts a much-needed spin on breakfast with gringo eggs, vegan gumbo, and corn waffles. 
  32. The Priory Kitchen in Woolloongabba: From the smashed peas to the ricotta hotcakes to the breakfast chilli, Priory has found a way to satisfy every every palate. 
  33. Atticus Finch Cafe in Paddington: There's no better way to take your breakfast than with an amazing cup of Atticus' coffee amid a jamboree of their canine customers.  
  34. Elixir Coffee in Stafford: It’s hard to find a seat, which you can take as a good sign, and the brekky menu is dependably tasty.
  35. Republic Coffee Traders in Woolloongabba: Indulgence comes naturally to Republic Coffee Traders, their breakfasts have everything luscious locked down from waffles to a brioche bacon and egg burger. 
  36. Jam Pantry in Greenslopes: One of the most beloved kids on the Brisbane breakfast block, we love owner Nim’s obsession with preserved goods, pickles, chutneys and relishes - all showcased on the changing menu and available for purchase by the jar. 
  37. Gertrude & Mabel in Dutton Park: With a lovingly homemade menu, this south side café has Nanna-approved, homely simplicity in spades. 
  38. Pawpaw in East Brisbane: Creative and substantial brekkys—like the Asian omelette with roast duck, mushrooms, cheddar, hoisin and sambal—abound at this breakfast fixture. 
  39. King Arthur Cafe in New Farm: Specialty coffee, fresh baked goods, and tasty breakfasts that get you excited about waking up. 
  40. Coop Espresso in the CBD: Coffee tastes better in a laneway and coffee is Coop’s jam so you know it will be good. Join the off to work crowd and grab one of their on-the-go munchables!   
  41. Felix in the Brisbane CBD: Pop down Burnett Lane, keep your eyes peeled and you’ll find Felix—a healthy brekky haven for city folk fed up with average breakfast fare. 
  42. Kettle & Tin in Paddington: Paddington locals love K&T for breakfast, lunch and dinner and this Brisbane café delivers every time. The brioche French toast is especially noice. 
  43. Wild Canary in Brookfield: Popular with the west side crew for their botanical brunches, this secret-garden vibin’ café serves up breakfast until 11am. The Gardener’s Breakfast with ham, pork and fennel sausages, and garden grown vegies is a winner.    
  44. Crema and Cream in Stafford: Canadian waffles with bacon, eggs and maple syrup, and the perfect cup of coffee? The race is won.
  45. Bear Bones Espresso in Fortitude Valley: You’ll certainly feel the caffeine in your bones at this Valley so hip-kid hole-in-the-wall. A simple breakfast menu will have you on your way 5-days a week.
  46. The Single Guys in Kenmore: Great coffee starts with a single bean, and these coffee-nuts know how to roast them and brew them to perfection, all from their suburban digs. 
  47. She Bangs Coffee in Albion: Industrial and jagged, She Bangs doesn't mess around. You'll get amazing coffee, slammin' juices, and a menu of toasted morning amp. 
  48. Little Larder in New Farm: A brekky burger with bacon and haloumi? You had us at burgers for breakfast. The coffee is not to be overlooked, either!
  49. Lokal + Co in West End: This Scandi-cafe's breakfast menu is as delightful and pure as you would expect, but with the added pizzazz of some choice breakfast cocktails. 
  50. Reverend's Fine Coffee in Fortitude Valley: The best coffee on the block and a strong breakfast game make Reverend's deserving of daily worship. 

Spicers Balfour | Image credit: Hayley Williamson 

Our best stories, direct to your inbox, helping you to out-trend your mates every weekend...

You May Also Like