Our favourite meal of the day comes around once every 24 hours, and for its frequency we’re eternally grateful.
It’s a tough life keeping up with the best breakfasts in Mooloolaba, so we’ve taken one for the team and tackled the exhaustive chore of café hopping to bring you our tried and tested favourites.
If you’re lurking around the esplanade or are willing to jump in the car to tackle a new-to-you breakfast spot, then you’re going to want to keep this list of must-try Mooloolaba breakfast spots, handy.
We worship everything these guys bring to the table—literally—and breakfast is no exception. Rolling with the times, as they do, Gainsbourg is kickin’ avos and their crazy prices to the curb in exchange for a new brekkie dish—poached eggs with smashed butternut PUMPKIN, feta, crispy kale, radish, and dukkah. Could this new combo be one of the best breakfasts in Mooloolaba? We think so!
Where: Shop 109, 59-75 Mooloolaba Esplanade, Mooloolaba
CK Coffee Bar and Wholefoods
The new healthy kid on the Mooloolaba café scene, CK Café Bar and Wholefoods is where you take your vegetarian, paleo, or fitness-lovin’ friend for a morning feast, any time of the day. Yep, these guys don’t tell you when you gotta eat brekkie, they just have the goods at the ready—All. Day. Long. Still super fresh, CK has already gained a loyal following and we’re dying to eat our way through the menu starting with the Vege Stack—a drool-worthy tower of roasted pumpkin, sautéed wild mushrooms, haloumi, and rocket with house-made dukkah, smashed avo, and a balsamic glaze, on toast. Sounds delish, no?
Where: 17 Brisbane Road, Mooloolaba
The Velo Project
Our fave non-esplanade café, The Velo Project undoubtedly serves some of the best breakfasts in Mooloolaba. With an out-of-the-way location, interior packed with eclectic eye candy for hoarders, and menus pasted on pages within old atlases, this Mooloolaba café does thing differently. Don’t leave without trying one of their epic buckwheat crepes piled with tasty toppings. In the AM we’re all about savoury, so the crepe with truffled mushrooms, prosciutto, spinach, and parmesan, is right up our eating alley.
Where: 19 Careela Street, Mooloolaba
Old Bean Espresso Bar
If coffee is how you break the fast, the folk at Old Bean can help you with that. Serving up strong, smooth cups of joe, coffee is serious business around these parts. Add a little sweetness to your morning with a slice of dairy-free carrot cake or a vegan black forest cupcake, and you’re totally on the way to devouring one of the best breakfasts in Mooloolaba. Plus, you’ll be all jacked up on caffeine and ready to conquer the world. Easy, tiger!
Where: 4/1 Mooloolaba Esplanade, Mooloolaba
Most of you have probably ached for one of their burgers, proven your smarts at their epic trivia nights, or sipped on a spiffy cocktail while soaking in the old-school hip hop vibes. Chances are, you’ve even thought about what kind of magic would happen if Good Bar and “morning” came together. Well, wonder no more folks, because if you missed our announcement, Good Bar is now open for breakfast! This American food joint is pumping out stiff coffees alongside an “I want everything” menu that’ll get you out of bed with or without (but especially with) a hangover.
Where: 5/19-23 First Avenue, Mooloolaba
If smoothie bowls are your jam, these guys must have one of the biggest ranges on the Coast and they come in last but not least in our round up of best breakfasts in Mooloolaba. They’re called Acai Brothers, after all. Hit the beach for an early morning dip before heading to this new-ish health food joint for a colour-jammed, fruit-filled breakfast.
Where: 1/3 River Esplanade, Mooloolaba
Image Credit: Ariana Gillrie
Did we leave your fave off our best breakfasts in Mooloolaba list? Fill us in!