The Breakfast of Champions

By aj james
2nd May 2012

Brisbane's best avocado on toast. It's the breakfast of champions, the universally accepted choice after 'the night before', and a prominent feature on Brisbane breakfast menus from the suburbs to the CBD. You might call the dish a key contributor to Australian breakfast culture - everyone loves avocado on toast. If there's any disagreement, it's about what you do with it once served… Do you squeeze a little lemon? Do you use butter too? Is spreading vegemite under the avocado gross or grouse? 

So, as purveyors of breakfast culture and avocado enthusiasts, we bring you the Brisbane's best avocado on toast…

Jamie's Espresso Bar
Two slices of Turkish are toasted until slim and crisp, then placed on a paper sheet along with little cubes of butter and half an avocado. It's that simple you really can't fault it. You do need to share the salt and pepper grinders with other patrons, but that ties into the close knit nature of the spot; it's kind of like Cheers, where everybody knows your name.
Where:49 James Street in Fortitude Valley

The Gunshop Cafe
It's logged on the menu as a classic, and I can't recall a time in the past three(ish?) years that it wasn't available. There's Barambah Organic quark (European cottage cheese) and it's a revelation with its tart creaminess. It comes on a solid sourdough, but they've three other breads available including a gluten free option that's baked just for them.
Where: 53 Mollison Road in West End

Fundies Wholefood Cafe
A dining companion once said "this is mint" as she munched her way through an all-organic plate at Fundies. You just can't fault it.
Where: 219 Given Terrace in Paddington

Sourced Grocer
Smashed up, dots of labna, a drizzle of really good oil, and a good grinding of pepper. Plus a few micro herbs snipped atop for good measure. Oh, and really good Levain sourdough (or rye if you ask nicely).
Where: 11 Florence Street in Teneriffe

Where do you get your avo on toast? Let us now if there are any spots we have missed...! 

If you're a bit of a breakky fanatic, why not take a look at our latest breakfast roundup, or have a squiz at the avo aficionado's; Jamie's Espresso Bar, The Gunshop Cafe, Fundies Wholefood Cafe and Sourced Grocer to find out what else they master! 

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