When we think of mega famous brekkies that totally deserve coverage, we think of the deliciously simple, can-do-no-wrong, avocado on toast.
So versatile is this breakfast that it has no trouble playing on a menu with big guns like gooey eggs benny or saddling up next to sexy newcomers to the foodie scene—we’re lookin’ at you, Miss Acai Bowl.
In our minds, there ain’t no party like an avocado party, ‘cause truth is you never know what you’re gonna get. Smooth, creamy, chunky, with lemon, without lemon, whipped, sliced, seasoned, each has its time and place.
It’s true that you can’t go wrong with avocado on toast but on the flipside, it’s possible you can go really really right.
The search for the Sunshine Coast’s best avocado on toast is endless. But to kick off the fun, we’re starting with five of our faves. Time to avo look.
Makin’ the 2015’s best breakfasts in Noosa list, newcomer, Depot’s speciality is Toast ‘N’ Toppings. And if we’re honest, no toast topping is more consistently satisfying than smashed avocado on toast. Upping the avo toast stakes, these guys serve on a locally-made seeded sourdough and add Persian feta, pistachios, pomegranate, and lemon to the mix for the full wow-factor.
Where: 4/239 Gympie Terrace, Noosaville
Contact: 07 5473 0131
The Velo Project
The guys at The Velo Project serve up one heck of a smashed avocado on toast, but that’s kind of what we expected from a place that offers some of the best breakfasts in Mooloolaba. This is how the crowd favourite is done Velo-style—ripe avos smashed with red onion, corn, roasted garlic, a sprinkle of herbs, and lemon juice. The creamy yet chunky green concoction is then piled high on to toasted ciabatta. No doubt It’ll fill you up, but if you don’t believe us then whack on two eggs to the stack and voila!
Where: 19 Careela Street, Mooloolaba
Contact: 07 5444 8693
Little Boat Espresso
We love the eclectic foodie hub that is Little Boat Espresso. Especially because they understand the importance of having an epic avocado on toast on offer. Order Little Boat Avo, and you’ll be munching on organic ciabatta levelled with smashed avocado, sprinkled with house-marinated fetta and dusted with herbs. Add a slice of lime to squeeze all over that baby, and you’ve got yourself one of the Sunshine Coast’s best avocado on toast.
Where: 3 Lorraine Avenue, Marcoola
Contact: 07 5457 0898
Leave it to Beau’s in Caloundra to dish up an avo all-rounder that’ll hit the sides of the belly anytime of the day. Served for breakfast and lunch, Everyday Avocado is served on either organic 7 seed sourdough or volkorn rye with herbed labna, heirloom tomatoes and sprinkled with dukkah. You’ll want to scoff this one down as soon as It hits the table.
Where: 34 Esplanade Headland, Kings Beach
Contact: 07 5438 0048
Little Miss Saine
Earning brownie points with their take on avocado on toast is tucked away Buddina café, Little Miss Saine. If the usual smashed avo with salt, pepper, and a drizzle of lemon juice just isn’t hitting the special spot anymore it could be time to get freak-ay with Saine’s roast pumpkin and smashed avo bruschetta. Wait! It’s way better than is sounds. Towered on top of local bakery Van Wegen’s organic crusty sourdough you will find smashed avocado topped with cinnamon-roasted pumpkin (oh yes!), marinated goats cheese, torn basil, and toasted pepitas. Coming in below $15, it’s cheaper than most too. Winning!
Where: 24 Parkana Crescent, Buddina
Sometimes, simple is best. And The Shak’s avocado on toast is the perfect example of a breakfast dish that’s been deliciously pared back to only include a handful of high-quality, local, organic ingredients—smashed avocado, lemon, salt, house dukkah served on ciabatta. Total bliss.
Where: 11/43 Burnett Street, Buderim
Contact: 07 5445 3692
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