Whether your Noosa morning rituals involve yoga, national park wanders, Main Beach surfing or sourcing a locally-roasted coffee, breakfast always takes the lead.
Thankfully, Noosa is home to some of the best breakfast spots on the Sunshine Coast, providing you with the healthy and not-so-healthy brekkie dishes, super smooth coffee and waitstaff who simply just get it.
Here’s our round up of the best breakfasts in Noosa to curb those morning hunger pangs.
For those days when you can’t escape the satisfaction a classic breakfast delivers, Canteen Cafe is where you’ll score your fix. Perched along Sunshine Beach Road, Canteen has been around for ages, so you know you can always count on a good feed through either their seasonal or classic menus. Your pooch is welcome, too, so take the lead and head on down for an ice-cold organic acai bowl in the sun.
Larder & Baked
It’s the morning after the night before and all you can think about is sinking your teeth into a crusty baguette filled with soft-egg omelette surrounded by Voodoo Bacon, onion marmalade, American cheddar and BBQ sauce. When that’s the case, get yourself to Larder & Baked where their playfully creative spin on the typical breakfast menu will steer your day in the right direction. Drink-wise, your thirst will be quenched with smoothies, HRVST juices, coffee and Love tea.
If you manage to draw your eyes away from the cool coastal décor, VanillaFood is guaranteed to impress your tastebuds with some of the best breakfasts in Noosa that are totally wholesome. Their entire selection is bang-on, but we don’t think you’ll be able to look past the hot smoked trout with dill yoghurt, watercress, smashed peas and boiled egg on house-made stoneage bread. It’s so good, you’ll think you’re being naughty. And, it’s all organic.
Every Sunday, the brunch gods shine down on Miss Moneypenny’s and their infamous Bottomless Brunch experience. This ultimate feasting session includes four all-you-can-eat interactive brunch stations, each manned by a chef, ready to shuck your oysters, grill bug tails and slice charcuterie. Prices vary depending on how many stations you want to include, but we totally recommend going the whole hog and splashing out on the free-flowing brunch cocktails as well. This is, without a doubt, one of the best breakfasts in Noosa.
Jungle and Co
Let food be thy medicine at Jungle and Co where your Noosa breakfast is incepted with probiotic and prebiotic rich foods and drinks. Visitors at this Sunshine Coast wellness institution will experience cold-press juices, jungle shots, botanical elixirs and plant-based ethical salads that taste so good, you won’t believe it’s capable of injecting so much goodness into your body. Among the highlights; avo with beetroot feta, peas, chilli, hemp oil and hemp seeds on gut-health toast. It’s a jungle out there, and we like it.
Cafe Le Monde
One of the wonderful things about breakfast is that it occurs around the same time you down your first coffee of the day, and Cafe Le Monde pour a stunner of a locally-roasted Clandestino brew to accompany your meal. Not to mention, they’re one of Noosa’s longest standing cafes, fuelling surfers since ‘86 with meals that highlight local Sunshine Coast fare. Case in point; the coconut tapioca pudding with lashings of fresh mango, passionfruit, pineapple and dragon fruit syrup. It’s basically paradise on a plate and should be added to your hit list of the best breakfasts in Noosa.
If you haven’t heard of Bistro C by now, you must be out-of-the-loop or new to town. In either case, thank goodness you’re here; it’s time you checked out this beachfront restaurant. Bistro C is known for churning out some of the best breakfasts in Noosa, including corn and chive fritters, green eggs and ham, and quinoa granola with acai berry sorbet, all amongst the iconic Noosa Main Beach atmosphere.
10 Hastings Street
The breakfast vibes are strong at 10 Hastings Street where the menu is brimming with the usual, but delicious, suspects of bacon and eggs, avo on toast, croissants and acai smoothie bowls. Do yourself a favour, jump on an outdoor table in the sun and say sayonara to your morning hunger, because this is the spot to nab one of the best breakfasts in Noosa.
When chasing a French petit déjeuner pick-me-up, Circa skilfully defeats hunger with their French-inspired breakfast cuisine. And, if you’re anything like us, that only means one thing; French toast with thyme-stewed peach and crème anglaise. A former brick garage in Cooroy’s leafy Maple Street, Circa was given a second life the moment it transformed into the bakery, coffee roastery and café that wins our top pick for a book-accompanied morning feast on a rainy day.
Moto is on a mission to bring jaffles back with their breakfast spin on the childhood classic loaded with prosciutto, housemade baked beans, Maleny smoked cheddar and mozzarella. Don’t pretend like you’re not impressed, especially when that kind of deliciousness is paired with locally-roasted Clandestino coffee and custom bikes ready for your perving. P.s. It’s also an all-day brunch menu for those prone to sleeping in.
Thomas Corner Eatery
Searching for the best breakfast in Noosa with a side of river views? Sure, why not; it’s completely possible at Thomas Corner Eatery where the smell of eggs benedict, avocado toast and white chocolate Belgium waffles fill the air. Mingle with the locals in an understatedly cool and modern environment that’s sure to set you off on your best foot for the remainder of the day.
Perhaps you hit snooze too many times, skipped your ideal breakfast-making window and now you’re totally hanging out for a nourishing meal to get you through. That’s exactly the moment Coconut Head saves the day with a superfood rich menu to fill your belly. Mind you, with a menu of healthy smoothies, bowls, poke and raw cakes, you’ll be crushing any snooze-hitting habits to be first in line every day of the week at this Noosa takeaway health bar.
Land & Sea
Just when you think you’ve seen it all, Land & Sea pop on to the scene serving some of the best breakfasts in Noosa, but only on weekends. We know what you’re thinking; what’s a brewery doing serving breakfast? You may think they’ve overstepped the line, but we can assure you there isn’t anything wrong with a boldly scrumptious offering of Land & Sea’s brekky fry-up, bacon waffles, big bad pork belly buffet and open burrito with scrambled eggs and chorizo crumble. The menu is beyond awesome, and what’s more, you can enjoy it with a cold frothy, too.
Word on the street is that Jimmy Foxx in Noosaville is the place to kickstart your day with enticingly quirky meals that are essentially a human feat. The small haunt practices a good food movement, dealing only with the freshest Sunshine Coast produce and transforming it into meals of sticky black rice porridge with grilled banana, candied coconut, ginger syrup and coconut ice-cream. Or, how about their Japanese savoury pancake topped with pulled pork and a fried egg! Whoa, Jimmy Foxx, shut up and take our money.
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