As a teenager going off to live on the other side of the world for 7 months, my mum sent me on my way with two absolute necessities: a portable travel washing line (very handy) and her recipe for bircher muesli.
Needless to say, the humble bircher is a staple breakfast item for many people. After all, when you wake up and realise you made your breakfast the night before, how can a good day not follow?! Here are our top picks of the best bircher muesli in Brisbane.
Gertrude & Mabel
If I’m going to say someone’s bircher is better than my mother’s, it has to be someone else’s mum’s, right? The Mum’s Bircher Muesli at quaint Dutton park café Gertrude & Mabel comes straight from the recipe book of owner Danielle Diacos’ mum, and is downright delicious. It could be the addition of hazelnuts, or just that extra sprinkling of love.
Now, if you’re REALLY busy and can’t even get to one of these fine purveyors of bircher muesli in the morning, never fear—Youfoodz will bring the bircher goodness to you. Wake up to a delivery of their bircher bowl with sweet dukkah and dive in to a blend of creamy overnight oats, natural yoghurt, dried fruits and maple-drizzled, roasted seeds. Check out their full breakfast menu here for more healthy, home-delivered delights!
If there was an award for Brisbane’s most Instagrammed bircher, Sourced would take out the top prize. The recipe varies slightly season to season—at the moment it’s a delicious combo of house rolled organic oats and Barambah yoghurt topped with seasonal fruit, lemon myrtle and fresh honeycomb.
Sourced’s younger sister Gauge dishes up a similar bircher bowl for those south of the river. The organic oats are milled on site, and the chunk of fresh honeycomb is tantalisingly huge.
The bircher at this city slicker favourite is the real deal. Classic soaked rolled oats, dollops of yoghurt, drizzles of honey, chopped dates and macadamia nuts, strawberries and blueberries and julienned apple (oh my!)—Gramercy’s bircher is all that and then some.
Honor Food Co
New Farm newbie Honor Food Co’s bircher is a sight to behold. A modern twist on the old classic, the House Bircher is a blend of rolled oats and chia seeds soaked in almond milk with coconut flakes, sultanas, dried cranberries and almonds peppered throughout. Topped with raspberries, apple slivers and half a passionfruit, it looks too good to eat, but you should.
Botanica Real Food
If your morning is too jam-packed to stop and smell the roses, let alone sit down and enjoy some muesli, Botanica has you covered. Their takeaway breakfast boxes include overnight oats, vanilla and toasted coconut chia pudding, blueberry and apple breakfast crumble, coconut yoghurt and fresh mango and mint (pictured).
Moose & Gibson
Whoever said rugby players don’t know how to make a good bircher muesli have clearly never been to Moose & Gibson. The brain child of Super Rugby star Scott Higginbotham and Malcolm Watts, this Woolloongabba café serves up coconut-soaked quinoa house made bircher with fresh berries, sunflower seeds, toasted almonds and honey yoghurt.
Also on the coconut quinoa bircher bandwagon is Bulimba’s top waterfront breakfast spot, The Jetty. Topped with golden raisins, strawberries, bowen mango, coconut yoghurt and toasted shaved coconut, this is a treat for the eyes as well as the stomach.
Billy Kart Kitchen
The bircher at Billy Kart is not merely a bowl; it is a MOUNTAIN. A mountain of apple and date and quinoa and roasted coconut and hazelnut and pecan. A mountain of deliciousness.
The bircher at Remy's, Paddo’s hippest hangout, packs a punch for under 10 bucks and will keep you going for the whole day. It’s a creamy concoction of overnight oats, dried cranberries, sultanas, apple and coconut topped with yoghurt, roasted fruit and macadamia nut crumble.
James Street favourite Chow House’s bircher is a force to be reckoned with. Think oats, grated apple and coconut soaked in berry juice and milk and topped with an unbeatable combination of rhubarb berry compote, fresh berries, almonds, toasted coconut, sunflower seeds and housemade coyo.
My Mistress Café
The bircher at My Mistress looks like your hair might after a sultry afternoon with your mistress—messy and seductive. With pepita and chia seeds tossed through oats soaked in coconut milk and topped with strawberries, green apple, raisins, toasted coconut and honey, this is a breakfast sure to keep up your stamina for whatever, er, activities you have planned throughout the day.
Northsiders, rejoice! A delicious bircher muesli exists in your neck of the woods, too. Bold Coffee’s quinoa and coconut bircher muesli is topped with seasonal fruit, honey, chia seeds and natural yoghurt, and it’s damn good.
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