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15 Epic Breakfasts You Need To Try This Winter

By Claire Plush - 15 Jul 2016

Here on the Sunshine Coast, we love to do breakfast, brunch, and all things involving some combination of coffee, eggs, bacon, and smashed avo.

Thankfully, our many and diverse breakfast cravings are more than catered for by the Coast’s flourishing army of cafés. And, because there’s no excuse to fall into a morning-time feasting rut, we’ve rounded up some of the best breakfasts on the Sunshine Coast you’ve probably never tried. Time to get adventurous, peeps!

Pulled Pork Benedict | Izba Espresso

First of all, this isn’t as good as it sounds… it’s BETTER. Seriously. It’s the kind of magic that’s only reserved for when an English muffin is topped with apple slaw, spicy pulled pork, and a poached egg, before it gets a generous lashing of hollandaise. Ermahgawd! Izba, you’ve done it again. Metrop readers, Izba’s menu is dripping with some of the best breakfasts on the Sunshine Coast, so don’t stop here.

The Breakfast Stack | Glass Coffee House

The folk at Glass have just dropped a new brekkie menu, and we’re eyeing off the brekkie stack, big time. Piled high on a house-made sweet potato and feta rosti, you’ll find a roast Portobello mushroom, bacon, avocado, and a poached egg, all drizzled with a more-ish balsamic glaze. Does it get any better? Probs not!

Maple Bacon Eggs Benedict | Five & Dime

As well as the humble truth that Five & Dime is only open for breakfasts on Saturdays and Sundays, there’s the fact that when they do serve AM dishes, they do it spectacularly. The crowd fave without a doubt is the Maple Bacon Eggs Benedict. Poached free-range eggs, crispy free-range maple bacon, slow-roasted Roma tomatoes, wilted spinach, and a house-made hollandaise served on artisan sourdough. Oh la la! We’re getting full just writing about it. Kidding. Gimme, gimme, gimme!

Smoked Salmon Bagel | Guru Life

One for the road, or the café—this bagel crammed with cream cheese, toasted capers, smoked salmon and fresh greens is freakin’ tasty wherever you choose to scoff it. Don’t forget to nab a cup of enlightenment (aka Guru coffee) while you’re there. These guys do a good brew. Real good.

Superfood Oatmeal Bowl | Vanilla Food

Noosa health nuts know all about the goodness that is Vanilla Food. But for those who have no idea what we’re talking about, we suggest you dip your tastebuds into their epic offerings with a Superfood Oatmeal Bowl complete with a smattering of cacao nibs and Loving Earth Buckini. If there were only one Instagram-worthy breakfast in all of the land, this would be it.

Naked Breakfast Burrito | Greenhouse Café

Like your brekkie burrito minus its trousers? Well then, the friendly peeps at Greenhouse Café have got you covered. Their Naked Breakfast Burrito is nothing short of incredible—think: spiced refried beans, turmeric hummus, guacamole, salsa, and a fried egg, all laid lovingly on a bed of brown rice.

Vanilla Bean French Toast | Gainsbourg

Claimed by many who’ve tried it to be the best French toast in the histories of French toast, Gainsbourg’s take on this longtime breakfast menu staple is on par with what we’ve come to expect from one of the best restaurants in Mooloolaba. Order the Vanilla Bean French Toast and you’ll be served a drool-worthy plate of brulee brioche, crème Anglaise, Canadian maple, strawberry crumble, and a generous cluster of seasonal fruit that will take even the fussiest of eaters to a very happy place.

Good Bar Shrooms | Good Bar

What do you get when you combine field mushies, halloumi, tomato, sautéed spinach, and truffle oil, and then pair it with chargrilled sourdough toast? Good Bar Shrooms, that’s what! These guys may be new to the breakfast scene, but it doesn’t show!

Smashed & Cured | Canteen Kitchen & Bar

Salmon-lovers will go ape over this epic brekkie dish. And because this joint is a newbie on the Coast, you can be pretty sure you’ll be the first among your friends to try it. If salmon beetroot gravlax with scrambled eggs, organic blue corn tortilla chips, smashed avocado, and watercress sounds like the perfect start to a day, don’t go past Canteen Kitchen’s Smashed & Cured, oh no.

Turmeric Latte Panna Cotta | The Velo Project

If you’ve done the crepes and the breakfast boards, then the next step along your Velo journey has to be the turmeric latte panna cotta. This vegan delight features coconut yoghurt, house-made quinoa granola, and berry coulis. And believe us, it tastes as good as it looks. We reckon this has got to be one of the best breakfasts on the Sunshine Coast right now.

Pulled Lamb With Potato Hash | Foster & Black

We drooled a bit when we first laid eyes on this breakfast baby. Pulled lamb on potato hash with a fried egg, natural yoghurt, rocket, red onion and herbs… what will Foster & Black think of next?

Cinnamon Brioche French Toast | Decisions Café

Known for their ridic selection of #superfood and #superjunk, it’s hardly a surprise that Decisions Café is the provider of some of the best breakfasts on the Sunshine Coast. Our fave winter warmer? The Cinnamon Brioche French Toast topped with grilled banana, house-made double choc ice cream and salted caramel sauce, popcorn (yep, p-o-p-c-o-r-n), and double cream. So good, it’s great!

Almond Croissant | Noosa Hot Bread Shop

Chances are you’ve heard us harp on about this Noosa bakery BUT if you haven’t managed to get your toosh here for a croissant, consider this another boot in the right (aka Noosa Hot Bread Shop’s) direction. Their almond croissant… we have no words. Teem it with a Costa Noosa brew and there’s no way you can have a bad day.

Paleo Waffles | Café Le Monde

Before all you non-Paleo peeps skip this Café Le Monde dish, we’ve got three words for you: Don’t Do It. If you do, you’ll be missing out on toasty waffles paired with banana, strawberries, organic maple syrup, and… wait for it… frozen organic Cocowhip. See? Aren’t you glad you stuck around.

Shakshuka | Black Bunny Kitchen

‘Cause they do everything well, Black Bunny Kitchen serve up a mean Shakshuka that’ll impress the toughest breakfast boss. Order this gem and you’ll be packing your belly with Israeli bakes eggs, Persian feta, chilli, and Turkish (for the scooping, of course). Best for those lazy mornings when you’re not in a rush, as this delicious dish can take up to 20 minutes to plate up. And just in case you’re wondering, it’s worth the wait!

Are you a gluten-free bandit? We’ve got you covered with nine of the best gluten-free breakfasts on the Sunshine Coast

Image Credit: @gypsy_stone for Vanilla Food

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