There are few things better than rolling out of bed on a beautiful day, dragging your tired and hungry self to a great Brisbane cafe and feasting on delicious food and a good cup of coffee with your friends. To help you plan your breakfast chow-fest this month, as we know you always do, we’ve put together a list of seven Brisbane breakfasts, from Brisbane's best cafes, you really should try in March.
Hops Scotch and Beans
This cool new cafe, bar and roastery on Petrie Terrace serves up delicious and beautifully plated breakfasts, seven days a week. Items on offer for you eating pleasure include the crab omelette, leeks, and mushroom on deli rye. We’re also big fans of Hops Scotch's jamon and cheese quesadillas with avocado and lime (Mexican breakfasts are so hip right now).
Deedot Coffee House
Southsiders rejoice! Deedot Coffee House at Holland Park West has a must-try breakfast menu complete with great portion sizes and good coffee. Try the infamous ‘Stacks On’ consisting of toasted turkish bread, smashed avo, crispy bacon, two poached eggs, haloumi and herbed cherry tomatoes on rocket, drizzled with balsamic glaze, or the equally tasty house-made spicy baked beans with chorizo. Southside, represent.
Brisbane CBD breakfasts just reached new heights. Don’t let the hotel facade fool you, the breakfast menu at Lennons Restaurant is amazing, and the restaurant has a very cool interior, overlooking the old shop fronts at the Myer Centre end of the Mall. Tasty treats include new season asparagus, slow-cooked egg, shaved leg ham and béarnaise sauce on a toasted English muffin and—my favourite—buckwheat and ricotta hotcakes with local figs, hazelnut, oat biscuits, and fresh blueberries.
Lucky Duck Cafe & Bar
An inconspicuous space on Gladstone Road in Highgate Hill, Lucky Duck has a cosy shop front brightly decorated with eclectic duck-themed items and a great outdoor seating area out the back. The coffee is great and the food delicious, with generous portions. Try the mushrooms cooked in thyme and garlic, mixed with rocket and feta on sourdough, or indulge in the Canadian waffles topped with vanilla ice-cream maple syrup and your choice of strawberries or bacon. (Hint: bacon.)
The Single Guys
Being a speciality coffee company, you just know The Single Guys at Kenmore are serving up a great mug of caffeinated happiness. Not only is the brew game strong, but the food here is seriously good too, making for one heck of a seasonal menu. Things you must try include the cinnamon brioche French toast with poached nectarines and vanilla marscapone and the bacon and free range egg on a brioche bun with tomato relish, cheddar, rocket and mayo. Breakfast burgers forever.
Enoggera coffee lovers, you need to check out Seven Stones, a west side café with a great breakfast menu featuring plenty of options for vegans, and vegetarians. The vegan stack is a fave, and includes sourdough toast topped with avocado spread, spinach, roasted tomato, garlic mushrooms and walnuts. The very tasty Shakshuka features a baked egg served with spicy tomato and chorizo ragout, Greek yoghurt and toasted turkish bread. All the noms.
Burnett Lane’s hidden little gem, Brew, is renowned for it’s nocturnal offering, but this Brisbane cafe also has a fantastic breakfast menu just waiting for you to come and devour it. The food, that is, not the actual menu. For a big hunger try the bigger breakfast of mexican corn fritters w pepperonata, poached egg, rocket and avocado. For a smaller bite, try the spiced avocado on organic ciabatta with duke, or Brookfarm muesli with apple compote and yoghurt. For a smaller bite, try the spiced avocado on organic ciabatta with duke, or Brookfarm muesli with apple compote and yoghurt. All of this can be washed down with one of Brew’s fantastic coffees. Thanks, Brew! Take five.
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