As satisfying as stuffing your face with choccy eggs can be, by the time Easter Monday rolls around chances are you’ll have had your fill of chocolate and hot cross buns and are on the prowl for a Brisbane café open for breakfast.
To help you avoid any hangry outbursts today, we’ve tracked down the best Brisbane cafes taking care of breakfast (and your caffeine fix) this Easter Monday.
Bacchus' breakfast buffet is lauded as one of Brisbane’s best breakfast, and for good reason. You can eat your fill of everything from crispy streaky bacon, chipolatas and potato rosti with spinach and onion to omelettes and pancakes cooked to order, freshly baked Bidor French pastries, freshly pressed juices and Maleny Dairies flavoured yoghurts. Holy hot cakes, that’s good!
Republic Coffee Traders
If you firmly abide by the slogan, ‘First I drink the coffee, then I do the things’ you’ll be overjoyed to know that Republic Coffee Traders on Caswell St will be open from 7am to 11am for all your caffeine and cake requirements on Easter Monday.
Darling & Co
From fresh produce, to delicious Provedore condiments, the whole breakfast menu at Darling & Co is ridiculously delish. If you haven’t yet overdosed on sweet eats, you’ll want the buttermilk waffles with whipped mascarpone, maple roast pineapple, coconut but if your body is crying out for something healthy, order the breakfast green bowl which is packed full of haloumi, kale, avocado, mushroom, wild rice and a poached egg.
The Charming Squire
The Charming Squire might be better known as a destination for beer lovers, but it also serves a great Brisbane breakfast in its resident eatery, The Brewer’s Pantry. Offerings include breakfast bruschetta, and fluffy hotcakes with honeycomb, mascarpone and passionfruit curd.
NYC Bagel Deli
Get your fill of savoury and sweet bagels this morning at NYC Bagel Deli like cream cheese and smoked salmon, or if you’re feeling brave try the ‘Elvis The King’ with bacon, peanut butter, banana and cream cheese. #blowout
Piggy Back Café
Piggy Back serves up Fonzie Abbott coffee and some of the prettiest rainbow lattes in Brisbane! When it comes to food, you can expect similar menus to its sister venues (Picnic and Pawpaw); acai bowls, smoothies and fresh mains. Plus, four-legged friends are welcome outside, with a dog's water bowl provided. The perfect morning start for everyone in the family!
The Smug Fig
The Smug Fig has made all of our Easter Monday breakfast dreams come true with all day breakfast. Nosh on breadless benny with a potato and beetroot fritter, diakon, two free range eggs, seeded mustard hollandaise, rice pudding waffle with housemade rice pudding, or their infamous Malteasers French toast.
The Priory Kitchen
Head to The Priory Kitchen this Easter Monday for some of Brisbane’s best brioche French toast. Made with homemade pistachio gelato, homemade honeycomb, toasted nuts, maple syrup and blueberries, it’s actually pretty healthy AND will totally hit the spot!
A cafe by day, Remy’s is serving up tasty breakfast favourites this Easter Monday in Brisbane. Their breakfast menu contains simple and delicious options including their breakfast chorizo mince with pumpkin, avocado, sour cream and two poached eggs. Add haloumi and a hash brown for the win. Your belly will thank you.
Lokal & Co
People say you don’t win friends with salad, but you will if it’s the breakfast salad from Lokal & Co. With sweet potato, freekeh, baby beetroot, shaved broccoli, nuts and seeds
topped with tahini yoghurt and black rice popcorn, it’s a pretty sexy salad. However, if greens ain’t your brekky jam, order the banana fritters rolled in cinnamon sugar, crème fraiche, papaya lime salad and peanut brittle. They had us at fritters.
Moose & Gibson
With breakfast available until 12pm today, try Moose & Gibson’s black pudding potato cakes with fried eggs wilted spinach and paprika aioli or our favourite, the coconut soaked quinoa bircher with fresh berries, sunflower seeds, toasted almonds and honey yoghurt.
Kettle & Tin
Passionate about food and people, Kettle & Tin is a great place to catch up with friends this public holiday. Tucked away in this gorgeous historic workers’ cottage their breakfasts are well known and there’s something for everyone from classic smashed avo to cabbage cured salmon or get a taste of Vietnam with the banh xeo. If you’re just after something light, we can’t resist their Banana Bread with maple and pecan ricotta.
A Brisbane institution, we can’t even talk about breakfast without mentioning Naim (formerly Shouk) and we may have done a little happy dance when we heard they’d be opening on Easter Monday. They’ll be serving a limited menu but rumour has it they’ll be bringing back some of their old favourites so it’s definitely worth a visit if you’re willing to wait for a table.
Set in a lush garden paradise, the gorgeous bistro at Wild Canary features a highly seasonal menu which is often inspired by the extensive kitchen gardens and local produce. We’ve heard they’ve started sourcing some fantastic fresh produce from the Sunshine Coast hinterland and Maleny so diners are in for a real treat!
Here's a full round up of what's open in Brisbane over Easter.
Naim | Image credit: Hayley Williamson