Brisbane’s Most Under-Rated Breakfast Spots

By Siobhan Taylor
17th Dec 2016

Best breakfasts Brisbane

Brisbane is a breakfast-lovers nirvana, and if you want to fit into this town you’ve got to know where you can score a good brekky any day of the week. We’ve celebrated the must-have breakfasts and curated your breakfast bucket list, but things are about to take a turn for the obscure as we scope out Brisbane’s most under-rated breakfasts. Some secrets have to be shared...

Here's Brisbane's most underrated (but totally awesome) breakfast spots.

Neighbourhood Coffee Roasters


I am a changed woman thanks to the team at Neighbourhood. Their locally roasted coffee and globally-inspired menu is the best way to start the weekend. Allow me to open your eyes to the delight that is their pork floss, kimchi and cheddar toasted sandwich. Insane.

Spring Hill Deli Café

Spring Hill

We need to thank the breakfast gods that Spring Hill Deli started serving up breakfast because I don’t think there is anyone in Brisbane offering such a diverse and inclusive menu as these folks. Swing by for all your organic grocery needs in their adjoining deli, and stay for the Belgian waffles with maple syrup, strawberries, macadamia nuts & vanilla bean ice-cream. Mmmmmm.

Picnic Café

Camp Hill

Have you ever had nasi goreng for breakfast? Probably not, which is why you have to try the moreish and indulgent Seminyak with pork belly at Picnic Café. Order it extra spicy if you really want some extra pep in your step. 

Bare Bones Society


Bare Bones Society does not do “tame”. Everything at Bare Bones is bold, heavy, and satisfying, and there is no better example of this than their jumbo mushroom burger with haloumi, quinoa tabouli, whipped garlic, and fries on the side. Nothing stops a hangover dead in its tracks like a Bare Bones feed.

Goodness Gracious Café


Everything on the menu at Goodness Gracious is superb, but their matcha French toast is a real beauty. Usually I’m a sucker for savoury, but the vanilla brioche, lemon curd, meringue, and honeycomb combo is bliss second to no other.

Day Made


If, like me, you need coffee through an IV drip every morning, then you need to get yourself to Day Made asap. Coffee lovers and addicts alike swarm to Day Made for some of Brisbane’s best java. Hook into the delicious baked cacao granola, savour that fourth cup of brew, and thank your lucky stars for Coffee Supreme.

Let Minnow Café


Housed in what used to be the Clayfield Aquarium, Let Minnow is a neat little café created for the conscientious diner. Cashing in on home-grown talent, everything in this café (coffee, tea, crockery, produce) has been sourced locally. Treat yourself to the nourishing beans with avocado, halloumi, spinach, eggs, and a jalapeno salsa and read up on all the local businesses partnering with this super cool café.

Smoked Paprika


If you need to spice up your breakfast, sashay your way to Smoked Paprika for Hungarian-inspired meals that will surely leave you in a food coma. The kale, pumpkin, and zucchini fritters are a standout dish that can’t be passed up.   

The Priory Kitchen


Tucked away in one of Woolloongabba's most taked about developments, The Priory isn't exactly 'under-the-radar' when it comes to looking for an epic lunch spot. But, did you know that they do a damn fine breakfast too? Stop in for a coffee and their almost-too-pretty-to-eat French toast. It rocks.

For even more epic breakfast spots in Brisbane, check out The Directory.

Image credit: Ariana Gillrie

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