While it is not the most aesthetically pleasing breakfast food, porridge has an inner beauty: it warms the soul and provides the long lasting energy needed to survive a crisp winter’s morning. We’ve all learnt from a young age that porridge can be dangerous, whether too hot or too cold, so it’s probably wise to allow the professionals at Brisbane’s best cafes to dish you up a bowl that is just right (farewell microwave).
Plenty’s farm-to-fork style dining is the optimal spot for a hearty bowl of organic oats. The barn-like venue, scattered with big sharing tables, gives off a country-style ambience that will make you feel like you're eating brekkie in your grandma’s kitchen. The poached pear and yogurt porridge is deliciously creamy and just sweet enough.
Merriweather’s rye, barley and oat porridge with poached pear, honey and wattle seed will curb that morning carb craving, completely guilt-free. The fresh, beautifully presented meals served at this charming cafe in the sunny pocket of South Brisbane are heightened by the scent of fresh flowers and organic coffee brewing—the warm fix for a freezing winter morning.
Jak + Hill
Bustling eatery in the heart of Spring Hill, Jak + Hill delivers a sensational sized strawberry and rhubarb compote porridge with vanilla mascarpone. This delectable concoction was the ‘just right’ moment in my quest to find the most soul-soothing bowl of porridge in Brisbane. Make sure you go porridge hunting at Jak + Hill on the weekend, as the delightful bowl of goodness is only a special on Saturday and Sunday. Blasphemy.
King Arthur Cafe
Coeliacs, forgive me: It was rude to rub it in your face how scrumptious and creamy porridge can be without procuring an ultra-healthy gluten-free option. King Arthur Cafe has your back in this time of desperation. Meet King Arthur’s quinoa and chai porridge topped with cacao nib ginger bread, fresh figs and chia seed. The crunch of the gingerbread leaves a memorable impression on the tastebuds and quinoa is a surprisingly filling brekky carb!
Five Sisters Arthouse Cafe
Tucked away amongst a row of cute houses, it’d be easy to miss the Five Sisters Cafe on roaring Boundary Street. The menu screams simple yet effective, and the fruity porridge is a Brisbane breakfast not to miss. Topped off with cinnamon and honey, the homey taste will bring a nostalgic warmth to your belly, as you’ll realise maybe you don’t hate winter as much as you once thought.
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