Friends from the Southern States often marvel at how early Brisbanites get up and at it in the morning. And it’s not just because we are a bunch of exercise enthusiasts keen to get our cardio in before the sun starts blazing, but because we really, really love our breakfasts.
Thankfully Brisbane’s best cafes have got so much awesome variety, that you could have a different breakfast every day of the year. So we’ve gone and done the leg work to find 10 amazing Brisbane breakfasts you probably haven’t tried…yet.
Brisbane has a few stellar paddock-to-plate cafes and one of the best is Wild Canary housed in the Brookfield Garden Centre. As Brisbane cafes go, locally sourced food is high on the breakfast agenda here and I’m going to go out on a limb here and suggest that their Lockyer Valley pumpkin and goats curd soufflé is one of their best. With a side of blistered tomatoes and greens sourced from the kitchen garden you can feel doubly smug with your breakfast choice.
West End gem Café Wrapture is home to some of Brisbane’s best breakfast wraps. Bacon and eggs is always a safe option, but I’ve got to say the halloumi wrap with is one of the best I’ve ever tasted. Word on the street is that Wrapture’s gluten free wraps are dang delicious too. Winning.
Kooky and kitsch, Scout in Paddington never disappoints when it comes to both food and friendly service. You might have tried their famous bacon and egg bagels, but have you tried their breakfast salad special? Combining poached salmon, peas, zucchini ribbons, radicchio and a dill crème dressing, it’s health personified.
Josie North Coffee
Hidden down an alleyway close to Toowoong Village is the newly-opened specialty coffee roaster, Josie North. While in-the-know peeps seek them out for their caffeine fix, we suggest stopping by for a decadent brekkie too. Top of the list? Their peanut butter and jelly doughnuts. Cheat day is calling your name.
The Jam Pantry in Greenslopes is loved for its delicious condiments, such as pineapple chutneys and cranberry relishes, but they have a secret breakfast treat that’s not as well known as their jams. Introducing the Mac’n Cheese Omelette; this genius combination of two favourites melded together will definitely see you through to dinner.
Café O Mai
When it comes to breakfast sometimes you want something a little left of centre and that’s where Annerley’s Café O Mai comes in. Their Asian-inspired breakfasts are mouthwatering and the Vietnamese-style claypot eggs with lemongrass, with a side of potent Vietnamese coffee make for a breakfast to remember.
Gerard’s Bistro in New Farm is known for it’s amazing dinners. We’re talking the to-die-for Bekaa Wings with Blue Cheese. But it’s a little known fact that Gerard’s knocks breakfasts out of the park too. My pick? The delicious Shakshouka Eggs poached in a sauce of tomato and spiced with chilli and cumin. Swoon.
If you take a chance and walk down an unassuming alleyway on George Street, you’ll be rewarded by finding the beautiful garden oasis that is Coffee Iconic. The Roastworks Coffee is top notch, but our hot tip is the banana bread and honey marscapone toasted sandwich with coconut chips. Decadent AF.
Image credit: Jam Pantry by Esteban Rivera