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.
Here are 21 breakfasts every self-respecting Sunshine Coaster should have under their belt (literally) by the end of winter. Go for gold, friends!
- Climb the range and when you get to Maleny, park right out front of Shotgun Espresso. Inside, your golden chariot of apple and berry French toast with spiced compote and vanilla cream awaits. Does it taste as good as it looks? You betcha!
- A whole new menu from the folks at Decisions means we could very easily eat brekkie for every meal of the day. What’s hot? The Gaytime waffles. We’ll just leave it at that.
- Corn fritters have a place on every brekkie dish list, and we could never go past the jam-packed offering Guru Life so beautifully presents. If you think you’ve had the best fritters of your life, think again—these are it!
- The Breaky Bao at Skal is what all your morning meal dreams are made of. Loaded with lamb belly bacon, fried egg and chutney, we sure are glad these folks decided to expand and bring our bellies a full brunch menu.
- Come on guys, do we really need to tell you about the awesomeness that is Hungry Feel’s baked eggs, cooked with tomato, spinach and dukkah, and finished with harissa yoghurt, Cedar Street haloumi and grilled Turkish bread fingers? Well, we just did.
- You thought Coco Loco Club was all about a quick takeaway brekkie? Wrong! These guys have stepped it up, renovating their store, bringing in the coffee guns at Vintage Black, and serving their deliciously healthy goods as dine-in options. We’re all about the superfood chia cups—so pretty and so good for you.
- Not your average breakfast, The Velo Project’s pumpkin and goats curd baked gnocchi with chorizo and avocado is all kinds of amazing. Top it with two fried eggs, and this could become that brekkie you never forget.
- Nothing says ‘love’ like sharing your first meal of the day. And the folks at Gainsbourg have made it even easier to do with their epic share platter. Piled with poached eggs, avo, bacon, smoked ocean trout, fresh fruit and a bunch of other foodie stuff, they even include two coffees as the ultimate sweetener. Now, how could you say no to that?
- Spent the morning pounding the pavement and don’t wanna undo all that #werkwerkwerk with an OTT breakfast? Stay strong and head directly to 10 Hastings Street for their super salad—a mound of roasted cauliflower, chickpeas, feta, sultanas, pomegranate and poached eggs, free-range of course.
- Breaking the fast in Caloundra doesn’t come much better than at Beau’s with their housemade baked beans, grilled chorizo, avocado, poached eggs and organic seeded sourdough.
- Now, we better pre-warn you not to get your hopes up with this dish, because it’s a special so it is not available all the time. But, if when you visit Monica’s, the caramelised apple and sweet ricotta French toast with caramel sauce, candied walnuts and vanilla ice-cream is up for grabs, do this one thing—order it!
- Sometimes there's just nothing like a simple bacon and egg toastie with melted cheese and a dollop of tangy chutney. Thanks for keeping this classic alive, The Nines.
- Ricotta gingerbread waffles with poached chai pear, spiced mascarpone, roast nuts, crumble, spiced syrup and edible flowers? Take my money, Little Boat Espresso. Take all of it.
- Go big or go home at Backstreet Cafe with their mammoth Backstreet Madness—a stuff-yourself-silly breakfast board packed with free range eggs, bacon, sausages, roasted toms, sourdough, housemade baked beans and a super tasty spinach, onion and leek hash brown. And believe it or not, you’ll have change from a 20.
- Even if you disregard every other dish on this list, you would be an absolute crazy person to miss the Sri Lankan Hopper at Noosa Beach House. This crispy rice flour pancake with an egg is served with coconut sambal and seeni sambal and will pull you outta that hangover in a jiffy.
- Chosen smashed avo over buying a house? Good on you! Now go enjoy the avo and pea smash with cashew cheese and organic eggs at Vanilla Food. You made the right decision.
- Raw fish may not be everybody’s choice when it comes to the first meal of the day, but the poke bowls at Evolution Fuel with salmon, brown rice, pickled cucumber and ginger, shredded beetroot, seaweed and edamame are worth reconsidering. Even if it’s just for your Kewpie mayo fix.
- The truffle scrambled eggs at CK Cafe & Wholefoods are next-level, complete with sautéed wild mushrooms tossed in a black truffle paste. Double truffle, peeps.
- Warm up from the inside out at Jimmy Fox. Grilled banana, candied coconut, ginger syrup and coconut cream sticky, take the black rice porridge to a whole ‘nother level.
- For the vegos, putting Moto on your weekend brekkie list will do wonders for your tastebuds, especially if you make the BBQ brekkie on a Saturday and order the haloumi and roll with beer-charred onions and a lashing of relish. Drool.
- Who knew there was a place on the Coast serving deconstructed acai bowls? We did! Hazy Lo’s, AKA the place we all remember as Get Fresh in Cotton Tree, is serving up these babies daily.
Prefer to eat out with a bunch of friends and a side of bubbly? Here's four perfect spots for a long lunch on the Sunshine Coast.
Image credit: Amy Higg and Hayley Williamson for The Urban List