Before a certain self-taught Sydney chef managed to put them on the foodie map, fritters were only a takeaway treat for after your fish and chips.
But Bill Granger’s corn fritters with crispy bacon and avocado salsa have become the stuff of legend and everyone’s followed suit making them a staple on breakfast menus across Brisbane.
And fritters don’t have to just contain corn—think a variety of veg, a cheeky bit of fish and even an upgrade of the chippy-style pineapple sweet.
But, in homage to the corn classic we’ve had to load you up with a few classic options, from some of Brisbane's best cafes.
Pawpaw Café’s all-day menu (served until 3pm!) contains classic corn fritters served with chipotle sour cream, avocado and tomato relish. Bacon is optional, but seriously who is going to say no?
Merriweather's zucchini and haloumi fritters with poached aggs and smoked eggplant are something else.
Lock‘n’load keep you going through breakfast and lunch with their corn fritters served with avocado, poached eggs and chimi-churri. You can also add South American spiced sausage for extra oomph.
Pear Café spice up their fritters with corn and coriander, served with crispy pancetta and blistered cherry tomatoes.
If corn isn’t your thing, and you prefer your fritter with a glass of bubbles, Up on Constance is here to help with their spiced chickpea fritters served with pickled vegetables and honey labne.
The Rare Pear fully load up their pumpkin, zucchini and fetta fritter with bacon, sautéed artichoke, cherry tomatoes, spinach, two poached eggs, asparagus, tomato and rosemary jam and herb hollandaise. Phew!
Sticking with the veggie theme, Habitat Café’s 'Little Fritter Critters' combine zucchini and kale fritters with pumpkin mousse and chilli jam.
Dell Ugo Southbank take a seafood side step with their “Frittelle di nunnata e patate” - whitebait and potato fritters with rocket, endive, orange, spring onion and chive sour cream.
Crab cakes are technically fritters, and we love Buffalo Bar’s Cajun version with avocado, jalapeno and lime salsa.
And to finish things off, Birdcage’s banana fritters sweeten your tooth with salted coconut caramel and vanilla bean ice-cream.
Want more of the best breakfasts in Brisbane? Search 'Breakfast' in our Directory!
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