If you haven’t caught on yet, here at The Urban List we ADORE breakfast. In fact, we’d even go as far as saying it’s the holy grail of daily meals.
From the plain and simple to the downright outrageous, keeping up with who’s serving what for breakfast on the Sunshine Coast is a tough gig. But, like always, we’re here to help you. So we’ve put together the definitive list of breakfasts you need to try in Noosa ASAP!
You can’t go wrong with a Tanglewood pastry from Belmondos. Ever. They’re always buttery and flaky with just the right amount of sweetness, and we can find them in some of the best coffee spots up and down the Coast. But seeing them in their natural habitat is another thing altogether—on raw wood boards under filtered lights—it’s Insta heaven! Pair it with a Clandestino latte and breakfast like the French.
Bistro C has a breakfast menu that stretches waaaay beyond bacon and eggs. Where else can you get sticky beef and pimento tacos for breakfast? And the cauliflower, pea and ricotta fritters take the Coast’s fritter game up several notches. And for those mornings when you’re not up for something quite so substantial, there’s daily pancake specials and some amazing light fruit options.
Cafe le Monde
A Noosa institution, a visit to Cafe le Monde is mandatory after an early morning surf. If you like your breakfast with a bit of a kick, you need to try the Noosa spanner crab omelette with chilli, coriander, coconut and lime dressing. Wash it down with a cold-pressed juice (or a kombucha, if that’s your thing) and you’ll be ready to head back to the water!
Noosa Hot Bread Shop + Circa Cooroy
The name doesn’t do justice to this seriously awesome boulangerie. Trust us when we say, Noosa Hot Bread Shop is NOT your standard cake shop—it’s next-level stuff. We’re talking about the best croque monsieur this side of the Left Bank, along with croissants and sourdough with housemade jam. And if you’ve still got room, treat yo’self with an éclair to take home for morning tea. Or what about one of hottest new places to hit the region? Circa Cooroy is owned by the same team who also produce the daily goods at Noosa Hot Bread Shop. Let's just say their latest venture is proving to be their very best.
Thomas Corner Eatery
We often think of Thomas Corner as a spot for cold champagne and oysters as the sun sets over the river. And it TOTALLY is. But we want to remind you that it’s also an amazing spot for a Bloody Mary and corn fritters with smoked salmon. There’s a couple of healthy options on the menu, but if you’re not in the mood for a green smoothie, we can definitely recommend the Belgian chocolate waffle with candied pecans, ice cream and maple syrup.
Noosa Farmers Markets
If you and your significant other just can’t agree on what to have for breakfast, the Noosa Farmers Market might just save your relationship. You’ll be able to find just about anything your tastebuds desire—dumplings, crepes, curry and roti, avo toast, pastries and superfood smoothies. Our personal fave is the pork sandwich at Embassy XO—a soft steamed bun, split open and filled with crispy pork belly, housemade pickled cucumber, some crunchy lettuce and a squirt of sriracha. It’s gone in a few bites, but you’ll be thinking about it all day, we promise. And for just $5, you can probably order two!
Blink and you’ll miss it, Mr Darcy is tucked away in Noosa Junction near the Post Office. Full of homemade slices, cakes, bliss balls and amazing coffee, we recommend you pop your head in to Bella Rustique Homewares next door while you wait for your coffee. We dare you not to buy something!
If you want a plant-based, healthy breakfast that will give you enough energy to get through the day, Coconut Head should be on your list. This vegan mecca dishes up epic bowls with amazing organic, raw, plant-based ingredients like coconut flesh, fresh fruit, veganola crunch, maple, vanilla and organic acai. You can also pick up smoothies with puntastic names like Berried Alive and Greena Colada.
Land & Sea Brewery
From the moment you step inside Land & Sea you can tell this ultra-modern brewery cum bar cum restaurant you can tell everything has been done with the utmost care. And the best news in, they've only recently expanded into delicious brekky offerings. The results are simply amazing. Think: Bircher muesli topped with creamy coconut yoghurt, berry syrup and seasonal fruit or our latest fave the roasted field mushroom with spent grain sourdough, poached egg, rocket, parmesan & balsamic reduction. Yummo! Come in for brekky and stay for lunch. That's what we're thinking slash recommending.
A mainstay on the Noosa breakfast scene, Canteen Cafe serves up some of the best morning feeds around the northern end of the Sunshine Coast. From brekkie burger specials to super delicious omelettes and salmon stacks, these guys have got your pre-Hastings Street jaunt covered. If you're looking for one of the best breakfasts in Noosa, you need look no further.
For breakfast with a million-dollar view, head down to Grind on Noosa River. You will find all the classics—eggs benny, bacon and egg and waffles with butterscotch sauce. But if you want your morning meal on the go, from 6.30am to 8.30am Monday to Friday, you can score a bacon and egg roll and coffee for under $15!
If you’re the sort of person who just wants a cup of tea and a piece of toast in the mornings, Padstows probably isn’t the place for you. These guys take breakfast seriously. For a savoury, umami hit to your breakfast, the baked Portobello mushrooms with poached eggs, truffled tapenade, parmesan and porcini salt will wake up your tastebuds like a bucket of cold water on a sleeping flatmate. For my fellow sweet tooths, the buttermilk pancakes with chocolate fudge sauce, vanilla ice cream and fresh banana is like having a banana split for breakfast.
Noosa Beach House
Not your average breakfast menu, you can travel the globe with the international options on the menu at Peter Kuruvita’s Noosa Beach House restaurant. The a la carte menu lets you try Sri Lankan hoppers (rice flour pancakes) or a Persian breakfast of fruit, nuts, dried figs, feta and crackers. Your other option is the classic hotel buffet breakfast—with pancakes, an omelette bar and all the usual suspects.
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Image credit: Nikki To and Land And Sea Brewery