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Brisbane’s 50 Best Breakfasts: How Much of a Brisbane Breakfast Boss Are You?

By Sophia McMeekin
12th Nov 2014

Our search for the best breakfast in Brisbane has taken us through many a plate of poachies and stack of pancakes, but as much as we love a new brekky joint, we couldn't help but notice there are some Brisbane breakfasts that keep us coming back, time and time again. So we've put together our list of the 50 best ever breakfasts in Brisbane—a monster list of the Brisbane breakfast dishes that have earned a spot in our Sunday routines, or a drive-by take-away dash on our way to work. Sweet or savoury, fried or scrambled, these are the start-of-the-day meals we roll out of bed for.

Think you can brunch with the big boys? Enter your details below to find out just how much of a Brisbane breakfast boss you are! We wanna know, how many have you got to go? Count up how many of these iconic Brisbane breakfasts you've had as you move through the list!

How Many of the 50 Best Ever Brisbane Breakfasts Have You Eaten?

  1. Atticus Finch – warm malted semolina, rhubarb, poached pear, pistachios, yoghurt, honey, cardamom
  2. The Burrow – Wookie Waffles, served with either Darth Mulberry: berry compote, darkside chocolate sauce and sweet ricotta; or Ham Solo: crispy bacon and maple syrup
  3. Canvas – 'The Unhealthy Option', a breakfast sarnie with fried eggs, bacon, halloumi, and BBQ sauce
  4. Pearl Café – Sourdough pikelets, rhubarb, honeycomb butter, almonds, lavender
  5. Artie & Mai – Banana French toast, with salted caramel, tomato jam, and candied bacon ice cream
  6. Shady Palms – Hotcake banana split, caramelised banana, banana ice cream, raspberry candied pecans, cherry chocolate sauce
  7. Wild Canary – Rice pudding, Mt Tamborine rhubarb, blueberry, cinnamon crumble
  8. Harveys Bar + Bistro  - Ricotta buttermilk pikelets with caramelised banana, honeycomb butter, and smoked bacon
  9. Lock'n'Load – Baked eggs benny with glazed leg ham, creamed silver beet, white balsamic hollandaise on a seeded rye baguette
  10. Cowch – Canadienne breakfast waffles with bacon ice cream and maple syrup
  11. The Burrow – El Desperados Taco, chipotle pulled-pork carnitas, soft flour tortillas, poached egg, pico de gallo, spicy jalapeno salsa, ranchero beans, and crème agria. 
  12. Ashton & Old – Harris' Smokehouse smoked trout & potato hash, creamed corn, poached eggs
  13. The Balfour Kitchen – Hay-smoked salmon, leek & dill crème fraiche tart, fennel, cress, sprouted alfalfa seed salad, lemon mustard dressing
  14. Willow & Spoon – In a Shoal: Pan-fried sardines, herb Napoli sauce, potato rosti, poached eggs 
  15. Elixir Coffee – Beetroot cured smoked salmon: poached eggs, candied roma tomatoes, grilled lemon (DF + GF)
  16. Merriweather Café – Slow cooked sticky pork with chilli, coriander, flat bread, and a fried egg
  17. Pablo – Savoury mince, slow-cooked with chorizo, speck, cherry tomatoes, and baby spinach, served with herbed crème fraiche and a fried egg.
  18. Pearl Café – Omelette, Moreton bay bug, fresh peas, house-made buttermilk cheese, dill, and lemon
  19. Chelsea Bistro – Poached eggs, smoked bacon, carrot jam, potato hash, and feta
  20. Café O Mai – Aunty Five's claypot baked eggs with Vietnamese lemongrass & chilli pork sausage, spring onion, and tamarind sauce, and sourdough
  21. Goodness Gracious – Green eggs and ham: salsa verde scrambled eggs with a corned beef hash, peas, and jamon crumb.
  22. Moose and Gibson – Baked potted eggs, rich herb tomato sauce, chorizo, olive tapenade, baby spinach served with toasted ciabatta and truffle butter
  23. Nana and Da's – House-smoked duck omelette, Maleny brie, witlof, and chilli jam
  24. Plenty – Cheesy basil omelette with pulled pork and tomato ragu
  25. Spring Hill Deli Cafe – Sloppy Joe savoury mince with two fried eggs
  26. Kiss The Berry – Snickers delight acai bowl
  27. The Rare Pear  – Avocado toast on steroids: avocado, feta, mint, smashed on rye with grilled asparagus, lemon, watercress, herb oil, and dukkah
  28. The Ponycat  – Eggs Benny with smoked salmon
  29. Scout – Breakfast bagel with a fried egg, kaiserfleisch, cheddar, rocket, housemade relish, and aioli 
  30. Hoo Ha Bar – Slow-cooked pork hock with fried free-range egg, greens, Swiss cheese, and chilli salsa, on a poppy seed bagel
  31. Bitter Suite – Big Daddy: free-range eggs, honey bacon, veal and pork terrine, crumbed black pudding, wilted spinach, roasted roma tomatoes, sautéed mushrooms, hash brown, smoked chilli relish, Turkish toast
  32. Regatta Hotel – The All-Day Big Breakfast: two eggs, bacon, mushrooms, potato rosti, kransky sausage
  33. Anouk – Swiss flatfields and button mushrooms pan fried with kale and garlic butter 
  34. Habitat Restaurant & Bar – Twice-baked pumpkin and honey soufflé, rocket, parmesan, and feta
  35. Botanica – Strawberries and 'cream' overnight oats (it's vegan!)
  36. Shouk – Latke stack with smoked salon, crème fraiche, dill, and pickled red onions.
  37. Au Cirque – Brioche French toast with peaches
  38. Gerard's Bistro – 'Bacon and eggs': 62-degree duck eggs, smoked bacon mousse, maple toasted buckwheat
  39. Primal Pantry – Sticky pork breakfast burrito with pickled cucumber, BBQ sauce, and fried egg
  40. Artie & Mai – Beetroot and apple rosti, smoked salmon, horseradish and caper berries
  41. Journey Cafe and Bar – Slow cooked baked beans with crispy pork belly and baked eggs
  42. The Gunshop Café – Toulouse sausage with sweet potato and caramelised onion hash, poached eggs, and tomato hash.
  43. The Little Larder – Nutella waffles with banana and ice cream
  44. Il Locale – Truffled eggs: poached eggs with asparagus, shaved truffle pecorino, and white truffle oil
  45. The Balfour Kitchen – Chocolate brioche French toast with peanut butter parfait, banana, valhrona glaze, cocoa nibs
  46. Dandelion & Driftwood – Waffle berry dunk
  47. Mondo Organics – Crispy pork belly, poached eggs, pickles, kraut, and sourdough toast
  48. Crust & Co – Breakfast brioche
  49. Buzz – Corn and mint fritters with fresh avo and bacon
  50. Cawfee – Toasted jalapeno bagel with butter
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