As a vegetarian or vegan, loving avocado on toast is pretty much a pre-requisite, but so many times it’s the breakfast choice by default. Thankfully for us, there are many amazing Brisbane cafe’s out there serving up breakfast meals that are vegetarian and vegan-friendly, extending way beyond the humble avo on toast. To help you get your veggie-lovin’ feast on, we’ve brought together just a few of the very best vegetarian and vegan breakfasts in Brisbane.
If you’re going to visit Wilde Kitchen, do so with an empty belly and a full wallet because you’re going to want to eat everything they have! Try their sautéed greens with avocado and almond butter or coconut and almond porridge with chia seeds and cinnamon, drizzled with burnt honey and berries. They also do amazing smoothie bowls, including a chocolate peanut butter bow with peanut butter cups and nut crumble.
The Lost Boys
The best thing about the menu here is that everything is vegetarian and they have a huge focus on being carbon neutral, using local, organic produce. Their menu includes vegan waffles served with grilled pear and crystallised ginger, coconut ice cream and pistachio praline. You’ll also find a vegetarian eggs benedict and big breakfast on the menu. Yum, yum, yum!
The team at My Mistress pride themselves on listening to the dietary needs of their diners, so don’t hesitate to ask them if you need anything specific. Their veggie breaky treats include the Eggs Monica; corn, zucchini and haloumi fritters served with blistered cherry tomatoes, a haloumi slab, seasoned avocado smash and a free range fried egg. They also serve up one heck of a smashed avo on sourdough, topped with feta, olive oil, fresh basil and a lemon wedge.
You’ll lose your mind when you start reading the breakfast menu at Plum Tucker, as you realise just how many options you have to choose from. Their delightfully veggie-filled menu includes THREE different types of avocado on toast, topped with things like roasted chickpeas and beetroot hommus. They also boast a vegan super bowl, sweet potato and quinoa cakes and coconut panna cotta. Shut up and take my money.
Super cool spot, Cafe Wrapture, in West End have an amazing menu of tasty wraps, bursting with options for the breakfast-loving vegetarian or vegan. Their vego wraps include Asian spiced tofu with warm peanut sauce and salads, grilled haloumi served with fresh lemon, minted yoghurt, falafel and salads and teriyaki tofu served with wasabi mayo, teriyaki sauce, pickled ginger and salads.
The Green Edge
Everything on the menu at The Green Edge is vegetarian, which makes reading it a delight and choosing a meal quite difficult. Options include their classic tofu scramble with garlic-sauteed mushrooms served on toasted turkish bread and guacamole or their breakfast wrap of scrambled tofu, kale, garlic sautéed mushrooms, guacamole, house dressing and tomato relish in a jumbo tortilla wrap.
Lucky Duck Cafe & Bar
Highgate Hill favourite, Lucky Duck, have a few vegetarian friendly options on the menu including some pretty amazing mushrooms, cooked in thyme and garlic, then mixed with rocket and feta and served on sourdough with lemon, basil and garlic olive oil. In addition to a few other savoury options, they also make out-of-this-world Canadian waffles!
The brunch menu at Sassafras in Paddington is a treasure trove for vegetarians and vegans alike. While they aren’t solely veggie focused, their menu really does have you covered with treats like chilli corn fritters of charred corn, capsicum and coriander salsa, avocado and house relish or potato and feta mini rostis with poached egg, house onion relish, mushrooms, tomato and rocket salad.
Not only do the team at Merriweather Cafe serve amazing vegetarian and vegan food, they’re diligent in checking your food requirements too! Try their local mushrooms with preserved lemon and thyme flatbread or zucchini and halloumi fritters served with pickled eggplant, lane and poached eggs. For a sweet treat, try their sourdough crumpets with honeycomb butter and caramelised figs.
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