10 Of The Best West End Cafes For Sunday Brunching

By Ranyhyn Laine – who always has time to go to breakfast, no matter how busy she is.

It seems a lil' unfair to the rest of Brisbane/Meanjin that one little bohemian suburb should boast such an epic share of quality cafes. It’s home to some of the best coffee going around, a multitude of breakfasts to drool over, and interiors to swoon over.

So which suburb are we here at Urban List getting so excited about? We’re looking at hippie-chic-central, West End. Today we’re listing out the best cafes in West End for Sunday brunching, so start planning your eat-inerary.

Morning After

Corner Vulture And Cambridge Street, West End

Named for the hazy dawn after a night of regret, these guys are masters of getting you back on your feet, and they're mighty good looking to boot. Their all day menu is an eclectic motley featuring breakfast carbonara, honey buttered French toast, truffle mushroom and leek croquettes and even a fancy version of a McMuffin. Basically, whatever your hangover poison, Morning After has you covered. 

Picnic Cafe 

111 Boundary Street, West End

With a cafe space as beautiful as the breakfast dishes coming out of their kitchen, Picnic Cafe is a lush spot to spend the morning, especially when it means you can chow down on feeds like their huge Dutch baby pancake. Situated in the buzzing West Village, you can get some shopping done afterwards, or just order a second coffee and people watch for an hour or two. 

Cordeaux Social Club 

462 Montague Road, West End

Part cafe, part wine bar, Cordeaux Social Club serves up breakfast seven days a week from their sunny West End corner. Nab a table in their outdoor courtyard to tuck into an ever-changing array of seasonal brunches, from continental spreads of smoked salmon and soft boiled eggs to scrambled eggs with avocado. 


215 Montague Road, West End

Image credit: Superthing | Instagram

You won't just love Superthing for their baked goods and brunches, you'll also fall in love with their pastel pink decor, complete with a neon lit pastry rolling room you can view through glass walls and cosy pink booths to get comfy on. As for the food, you'll be hard pressed to choose between the incredible line-up of baked goods or the lengthy list of breakfast dishes—so you'll just have to get both.

Lokal + Co

6 O'Connell Street, West End

These guys are our Nordic reps in the west. Crafting modern dishes from fresh, seasonal ingredients, Lokal + Co’s offerings include breakfast like leek and manchego cheese croquettes and three cheese omelette, alongside some piquant curveballs like their salmon gravlax with potato and pea pakoras. Décor-wise, Lokal + Co really nails it with clean lines and rose gold fittings you'll want to 'gram on the spot.

Alphabet Cafe 

243 Boundary Street, West End

As well as serving up some of the best baked goods in West End, and greater Brisbane, Alphabet Cafe has a menu of scrumptious breakfasts, all of it dished up in the surrounds of their cute cottage setting. Be warned though, no matter how big your breakfast choice is, you’ll want to take one, maybe even a couple of their sweet treats home for dessert. 

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The Gunshop Cafe

53 Mollison Street, West End

Image credit: The Gunshop Cafe | Facebook 

At this stage, it’s fair to call The Gunshop a West End institution. The laid-back relaxed atmosphere, cosy outdoor eatery and delightful menu make it a real crowd pleaser, every day of the year. Their staple Gunshop classics, like potato and feta hash cakes, are complemented by seasonal treats like Szechuan-style fried chicken and waffle or coconut and passionfruit French toast. 


4/220 Melbourne Street, West End

If you’re a fan of eggs benny, you’ll want to give brekky at Suburban a go. Here they mix up breakfast staples with the likes of red velvet hot cakes and Korean fried chicken waffles—but what they're really known for is their epic breakfast nachos topped with beef bolognese and curly fries. Bonus, they're doggo-friendly. 

Grown Café

3/21 Buchanan Street, West End 

Spruiking sustainability and locally sourced ingredients, Grown Café is a wonderland of options, and you won't be able to stop at one visit—the creative menu simply won't allow it. And they do dinner too? We're truly impressed by their work ethic. Pre-3pm however, you can try and choose between the likes of banana bread French toast, beef ragu brunch tacos, forest mushrooms on toast and smashed avo on potato hash.

NYC Bagel Deli

1/57 Vulture Street, West End 

Wary of inauthentic bagelries spoiling your breakfast? Never fear, these guys are the real McCoy. If you fancy yourself a bagel with ‘the lot’ check out the flavour-packed Club, otherwise you can’t go wrong with NYC's classic cream cheese shmear. There's a handful of tables where you can sit down to your chosen stack, or of course, you can take it away to make a mess with in private.

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Image credit: Morning After | Instagram 

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