Dads can be simple creatures. Satisfied year after year with socks and jocks for Father’s Day, there’s no point getting too complex when it comes to selecting where to celebrate the big day; as long as the venue has good coffee, good food and a good view, you can guarantee the old man will be pretty happy.
Luckily Brisbane boasts a whole heap of epic breakfast spots that offer just that, so we’ve pulled together our pick of Brisbane’s best cafes so you can wow dad with minimal effort:
Gauge in South Brisbane is made for special occasions. With a whole range of experimental breakfasts on the go, dad should be pretty impressed. Have you heard about their ‘coco pops for adults’? We’ll take the bowl of honey roasted puffed buckwheat, banana, whiskey, cacao and chocolate milk on the double.
If your dad is anything like mine, he’s a sucker for the breakfast classics and Locavore in the Gabba knows how to serve them up with a twist. Fluffy omelettes with sage oil and buttermilk waffles with figs should do verrry nicely.
A local hit on the Southside, sunny Seven South in Yeronga, which sits opposite a beautiful park, is made for relaxing Sunday mornings. Take dad along for the good coffee and the even better crispy polenta and pancetta hash with a fried egg. Delish!
The Jam Pantry
Can any grown man (or woman or child) go past a good chutney? I know my padre can’t and Jam Pantry in Greenslopes knows how to spice up a plate of crunchy bacon and soft eggs with an delicious chutney or two. You need five or more peeps for a reservation here, so obviously invite the siblings and mum too.
If dad is a bit of a foodie, Sourced Grocer in Teneriffe could be the ticket for this Father’s Day. Unusual options like baked porridge with quince and cream or cabbage pancakes with charred Brussels sprouts and poached eggs will keep him interested.
West End fave Morning After is known for it’s epic breakfasts and dad will appreciate the good coffee, cool atmosphere and the big breakfast options on offer here. We love the cheesy Breakfast Carbonara, so obviously dad will too?
Café O Mai
If your dad is a little left of centre and appreciates an Asian-inspired breakfast, Café O Mai in Annerley could be the choice du jour. Piping hot pho soup, Vietnamese-inspired eggs, not to mention the potent Vietnamese coffee, will make this a Father’s Day breakfast he’ll actually remember.
The Brass Barrel
Does salted caramel French toast or a slow-cooked brisket eggs benny take your fancy? Yeah us too. Sounds like taking dad to recently opened The Brass Barrel in Paddington on Father’s Day will be the ultimate win-win.
Brisbane’s best breakfast spots just aren’t complete without a mention of Pearl in Woolloongabba. With a new menu that is as elegant as it is delicious—avocado on toast with housemade labna and fennel pollen or Byron Bay pork cotoletta and radish slaw anyone?—your pop’s big day will be off to an epic start!
In need of some outdoor activities for the big guy come Father's Day? Try these 5 epic hikes around Brisbane, for a day chock full of action!
Image credit: The Brass Barrel by Yaseera Moosa