Brisbane’s Best Cheap Eats | Breakfast Edition

By Catherine Blake - 13 Jul 2018

Ben’s Burgers

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Nodo Donuts

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The Bagel Boys Bagel Bar

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Just Earth

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Morning After

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Coffee Iconic

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Goodness Gracious Cafe

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Reverends Fine Coffee

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Let Minnow Cafe

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Frankie & George

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Nana & Da’s

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West End Coffee House

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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and often the most expensive. We’ve done the hard yards and hunted down the yummiest breakfast options that are also light on your wallet. We present to you: Brisbane’s cheap eats—the breakfast edition!

  1. Ben’s Burgers: bacon and egg, sausage and egg, or bacon and peanut butter breakfast burgers for just $8. 
  2. Gramps Café: toast with poached eggs, house herbed labneh and butter for just $8.
  3. Nodo Donuts, CBD: eggs your way on house made sourdough with Sriracha ketchup go for just $10.50.
  4. Jacaranda Coffee Lane: cater to your sweet tooth with a stack of fluffy lemon ricotta pancakes with berry compote for $15.50.
  5. Bagel Boys: from the schmears menu, get a freshly made bagel with avo for just $5.
  6. Just Earth: the breakfast burger with fried egg, house relish and your choice of bacon or halloumi on a rye roll for just $10.50.
  7. Parallel Roasters: avocado with herbs and salt on sourdough starts at $8, and with the option of add-ons to customise your breakfast.
  8. Morning After: this infamous MaMuffin will only set you back $13 and is kind of the best breakfast ever. It’s the gourmet (and delicious) answer to another more famous breakfast muffin.
  9. Coffee Iconic: Belgian waffle with fairy floss, seasonal fruit and cream for just $12.   
  10. Goodness Gracious: honey polenta porridge with seasonal fruit compote and muesli for $13 is just the kind of sweet release you need in winter. 
  11. Thr1ve: Much like Dr Seuss, we’re all about our green eggs. For $12 you’ll snag a green eggs breakfast bowl with scrambled eggs, seasonal greens, pesto, and avo and pea smash. 
  12. Suburban Café: beef and burgundy pie with potato mash is a hearty dinner-for-breakfast situation that’ll only set you back $15.
  13. Little Black Pug: their avocado toast is a morning essential and will only set you back $9 ($13 if you add halloumi which we recommend you do).
  14. Reverends Fine Coffee: get around something a bit different with Reverends’ bruschetta with thyme-infused grapes and lemon ricotta for $13.
  15. Let Minnow Café: the halloumi toastie comes with roast sweet potato, olive tapenade, and roasted peppers and is a damn delight for just $12.
  16. Grown Café: the plant-based eatery does Asian-style scrambled tofu with sautéed mushrooms and sesame cashew cheese on sourdough for $13
  17. Frankie & George: a bacon and egg roll with Swiss cheese and slaw on a brioche bun will set you back just $10.  
  18. Nana & Da’s: three-cheese toast with tomato relish and buttered asparagus at this Northside fave is just $14.50.
  19. Wrapture: the breakfast wraps are all $12 and under – get around the Hal Ranger wrap with halloumi and fried eggs for $11.  
  20. West End Coffee House: a hefty serve of pulled pork fried rice for $14.

Boom! That’s how you do breakfast without breaking the bank.

Image credit: Ariana Gillrie

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