Don’t be the sad sucker stuck with a bad breakfast this weekend. A magical world of fluffy pancakes and smashed avocado is out there, just waiting for you to come along and gobble it up.
We’re here to help you make the most of your free-time eating with a hit list of the best Brisbane breakfasts to chow down on this weekend.
This Woolloongabba bar and eatery has a menu item called The Unhealthy Option, which gives you some idea of the casual-coolness of Canvas’s breakfast offering. (FYI, it’s an epic breakfast sandwich with maple bacon, eggs, haloumi, and BBQ sauce.) AND they do breakfast cocktails! I think I’m in love? Go here this weekend.
Brand new north side café from the team behind awesome South Brisbane café, Merriweather, King Arthur has a similar focus on locally and sustainably sourced produce, and a royally good breakfast menu, including slow-cooked goat on sourdough with oregano and tomato, locally-caught charcoal pilchards with truffle mustard, and sourdough crumpets with rhubarb and honeycomb crumble.
This little coffee joint in Bald Hills is dishing up Cleanskin Coffee, big serves, and friendly service. Bold Coffee do a wicked loaded banana bread, and a coconut quinoa bircher for the less glutinous among us.
If you count yourself as a Brisbane breakfast fan of a certain calibre, brunch at Balfour Kitchen should be top of your weekend agenda. The omelette with kipflers, shallots, prosciutto, asparagus, and ash chevre is a crowd pleaser, but if you want to throw caution to the wind and go all out, you can’t go past the chocolate brioche French toast with peanut butter parfait. Balfour Kitchen even offers a champagne breakfast with Veuve Cliquot. Look at you taking brunch next level!
Expand your breakfast horizons at South Brisbane newbie, Gauge. This new Brisbane cafe has been impressing the socks off Brisbane breakfasters since opening, but the breakfast menu here is not your average fare; the black garlic bread, brown butter and burnt vanilla is well worth a try.
Hops Scotch & Beans
Serving breakfast until a very civilised 2pm, Spring Hill newcomer Hops Scotch and Beans has a slough of fresh and filling breakfast options for you to wade through this weekend: the chilli scrambled eggs, the bacon-stuffed brioche breakfast roll, the crab omelette…we could go on. We’re also big fans of their frappes—one of the tastiest hangover cures we’ve ever found.
Steamtrain Espresso Bar
Fancy a liquid breakfast? Cute-as-a-button new Red Hill café Steamtrain Espresso has a short-and-sweet selection of breakfast dishes to temp you, as well as smoothies and juices made on site, and cold-pressed juice.
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