You know you're nuts about a particular food when it makes the transition from regular meal-time food to breakfast-time food. Case in point: burgers. More specifically, breakfast burgers. As one of the most underrated breakfast foods in Brisbane, we think it's time the humble brekky burger was promoted to the lofty status of its lunch and dinner brethren.
Encased in a bagel, smooched between a seeded bun, or, best yet, banged between some brioche, when it comes to the most important meal of the day, we know what's up.
Here's our list of the best Brisbane breakfast joints, restaurants, and cafes serving up these decadent breakfast meat-n-carb stacks in the morning.
Chur Burger | Fortitude Valley
Fortitude Valley newie, Chur, know their way around a burger, and their breakfast burger, part of their Mexican-leaning breakfast menu, is no exception. And, if the promise of Chur Burger for breakfast wasn't enough, these guys serve breakfast beers.
Ben's Burgers | Fortitude Valley
Ben's has burst onto Brisbane's burger scene and stolen our hearts in a matter of weeks, and the fact that these guys do breakfast burgers has only increased our affections. With three classic burger day-starters on the menu, including the BB Elvis (banana, peanut butter, bacon, and maple syrup), a Brisbane burger as memorable as The King himself, Ben's is a breakfast burger no-brainer. They also do toasted brioches with your choice of spread, but if you can pass up the PB & J we're not friends.
Chow House | New Farm
Chow House have nailed the breakfast burger. Served on a brioche bun with bacon, haloumi, fried egg, avocado, and relish, this is a classic breakfast burger, from a James Street favourite. Knock it back with one of their Virgin Marys and you've got a Brisbane breakfast worth raving about.
Seven Stones | Enogerra
This Enogerra craft beer bar and breakfast nook does a mean build-it-yourself brekky burger. At Seven Stones you can choose from pork and fennel sausage or triple-smoked bacon, then jazz it up with glorious additons like haloumi, aioli, and avo', all gloriously smooshed together in a turkish bread roll.
Hoo Ha Bar | South Brisbane
This Southside bistro and bar are not just about a great time after dark—Hoo Ha also do breakfast, and a mighty fine one at that. Their breakfast bagel is filled with slow-cooked pork hock, served with fried, free-range eggs, Swiss cheese, chilli salsa, and greens (because, diets).
Scout | Petrie Terrace
Scout's breakfast bagel has reached near legendary status among Brisbane's breakfast fans. Decked out with Kaiserfleisch, a fried egg, cheddar, rocket, and relish, you can't go wrong.
Little Pawpaw | Kedron
New Yorkers have long been onto the joys of a well-stacked breakfast bagel. Kedron's own slice of NY comes in the form of The New York bagel from Little Pawpaw, with Sriracha whipped cream cheese, rocket, bacon, and haloumi.
Pourboy | CBD
A handmade burger bun encompasses the frankly luxurious filling of this Brisbane breakfast burger: Jamon Serrano, melted Manchego, a fried egg, and smashed avo', rounded out with a spicy tomato relish. Pour Boy's, we could kiss you.
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