Eggs are such versatile things, don’t you think? Fried, scrambled, poached, hard-boiled, sunny-side up, over easy, medium, eggs bene… baked.
In our opinion, we think baked eggs are the unsung heroes of the egg-world. Opening up a realm full of flavour opportunities—Turkish, Tunisian, Spanish—the humble egg is accompanied by a variation of super tasty fillings, spices, and condiments that’ll fill your belly and leave your taste-buds dancing the rumba for the rest of the day.
It kinda makes the average egg seem a little…well, unadventurous. So next time the waiter asks how you want your eggs—tell ‘em you want excitement and exotic flavours bursting in your mouth. And if they look at you strangely—just say “baked”.
To help you out, we’ve rounded up a list of a few of the best baked eggs on the Sunshine Coast, where they get that eggs can be more than just poached or fried. Happy travels!
If you haven’t had a chance to trial the brekkie menu at Padstows yet, then this is the perfect opportunity. You are a bit spoilt for choice when it comes to their fresh and seasonal menu—but their chorizo baked eggs with tomato, capsicum, fresh herbs, olive crumbs, and grilled ciabatta is clearly going to be a winner. A perfect place to stop in before your weekend beach sesh; or a mid-week brunch while you take advantage of their complimentary wifi. Doggies are welcome too—so it’s the perfect all-rounder in the baked eggs department!
Where: 1 Sunshine Beach Road, Noosa
Contact: 07 5447 5413
If you get that Hungry Feel (see what we did there?) and also feel like keeping it local, sustainable, and super fresh, then the Turkish baked eggs at this Buderim gem are going to tick all your boxes and more. Served with tomato, spinach, dukkah, harissa yoghurt, and Maleny’s Cedar Street Haloumi; you’re guaranteed to find ingredients on your plate which are sourced from local businesses and producers on the Sunshine Coast, as well as from Hungry Feel’s very own kitchen garden. With all things considered, these have to be the best feel-good baked eggs on the Sunshine Coast.
Where: Middy’s Complex, 29 Main Street, Buderim
Contact: 07 5477 1331
BLACK BUNNY KITCHEN
We know them well for their awesome selection of craft beers, live entertainment, and Bibfest session when we get to over-indulge in smoked ribs, pork, and what-not until we’re ready to pop. But don’t underestimate Black Bunny Kitchen’s ability to pull a perfect brekkie selection out of their bunny-bag like a clan of food magicians. Their Shakshuka Israeli baked eggs with Persian fetta, chilli, and Turkish toast are of a whole new dimension, and will have you giving them a big round of applause.
Where: 180 Alexandra Parade, Alexandra Headland
Contact: 07 5326 1472
Looking to the hinterland at Monica’s Cafe, our home-away-from-home, and we know anything they feed us is going to satisfy mind, tummy, and soul. We love the fact that we can grab one of their wholesome brekkies any time of day—especially with their baked eggs on the menu. Served up with chorizo, capsicum, and tomato sauce; with two slices of sourdough toast, creamed cheese and fresh rocket; we can think of nothing better than a long-breakfast/lunch propped up by fairtrade coffee while we sit window-side and watch the world go by. Aaah… heaven.
Where: 11/43 Maple Street, Maleny
Contact: 07 5494 2670
Sirocco in Noosaville—yes, their version of baked eggs “Chachouka” served with merguez sausage, Tunisian tomato relish, and Turkish pide is AMAZING. And yes—they use the best local ingredients and free range eggs. And their coffee is indeed, wonderful. But, great taste and exotic flavours aside, let’s take a moment to appreciate the view. As we sit under the Pandanus trees and watch the pelicans glide across the water riverside, while a fresh breeze blows softly through our hair… seriously we would settle for the plain fried eggs for just a moment of this. But of course the baked eggs are SO much more our thing.
Where: 2/257 Gympie Terrace, Noosaville
Contact: 07 5455 6688
Speaking of great views, Lot 104 are putting in good competition with their leafy courtyard overlooking Mooloolaba beach. The sort of place where you might start off with brunch and espresso martinis and end it with a sunset, cocktails, and live music. If that’s the plan, then we highly recommend lining the stomach with their Spanish baked eggs, set on to a rich, spiced tomato sauce with potato, roasted capsicum, cannellini and black beans, and a hint of fresh chilli; all topped with goats cheese and served with ciabatta (with the option to add some chorizo). OMG. Sounds like the perfect start to a perfect day!
Where: 104/101-105 Mooloolaba Esplanade, Mooloolaba
Contact: 07 5326 1990
Canteen Kitchen & Bar
This Coolum restaurant might be new, but their Shakshuka is already rating among some of the best breakfasts on the Sunshine Coast—it’s that good! Packed with smokey chipotle bbq beans, cumin romas, poached eggs, wilted spinach, watercress, and grilled Turkish fingers, if you see us hanging at Canteen, this is what will be in front of us.
Where: 1748 David Low Way, Coolum Beach
Contact: 07 5471 7477
Image Credit: The Gouda Life