The Brisbane breakfast bucket list
Forget skydiving, climbing Everest and learning another language–our bucket list involves eating our way through every single breakfast Brisbane has to offer.
We know it’s a lost cause, with all those seasonal menu changes and delicious new cafés opening every second weekend, but that’s not going to stop us giving it a red hot go. After all, what are Sundays for?
In no particular order (how could we choose between them?), here are the best breakfasts in Brisbane!
BREAKFAST IN NORTH BRISBANE
LET MINNOW CAFÉ | CLAYFIELD | KATSU CHICKEN TOASTIE
Talk about a party in the mouth. This toastie is chock-full of crumbed chicken, katsu curry sauce, tomato, slaw, and Kewpie mayo.
BEAR BOY ESPRESSO | WINDSOR | CURLY WURLY ACAI
Because we all need some chocolatey, fruity goodness on a Sunday mornin’. This almost-healthy breaky comes complete with house cacao granola, salted caramel, coconut and cacao nibs, banana, berries, and vegan chocolate mousse.
HUSKK CAFÉ | GRANGE | THE BREAKIE BURRITO
We’re rolling up to this northside spot for a spicy, smoky breaky in the form of a fat burrito – overflowing with beans, bacon, scrambled eggs, spinach, tomato, cheddar, and chipotle tabasco.
FUEL & CO. | NUNDAH | RASPBERRY AND WHITE CHOCOLATE HOTCAKE
Raspberries make this healthy, right? Maybe not after lashings of white chocolate, whipped vanilla ice cream, and house-made citrus syrup are slathered on top… But we don’t really care.
WILLOW & SPOON | WILSTON | THE WILLOW
It’s the signature dish for a reason… If truffled scrambled eggs weren’t enough for you, there’s also cured pork belly, malted barley toast, piquillo mayo and buttered leek.
MY MISTRESS | CLAYFIELD | OH MY GEISHA
Say ‘thank you, mistress,’ for a Japanese-style cabbage pancake with bacon, fried egg, Kewpie mayo, house made otafuku sauce, nori, pickled ginger, dried shallots, and chilli.
BREAKFAST IN SOUTH BRISBANE
TODD & PUP | MOOROOKA | KEY LIME PUFFED PANCAKE
Decadent and fluffy, this house-made pancake is topped with condensed milk ice cream, mango, macadamia crumble, lime coulis, and lemon balm.
THE GIFT SHOP | MT GRAVATT | SWEET AND DREAMY
You are what you eat, right? These dreamy cinnamon waffles are lovingly drenched with maple and raspberry coulis and served with berries, mint, coconut ice cream, and caramelised bubble shards.
CAFÉ O-MAI | ANNERLEY | AUNTY FIVE’S CLAYPOT
A traditional Vietnamese street breakfast, this comforting dish is packed with Vietnamese lemongrass pork sausage, mushroom, tomato and tamarind sauce with sourdough.
DEEDOT COFFEE HOUSE | HOLLAND PARK WEST | BANOFFEE FRENCH TOAST
Oui oui. Think brioche French toast, dressed to the nines with sliced banana, caramel sauce, vanilla cream, and chocolate soil.
LADY MARMALADE | STONES CORNER | CONFIT DUCK CHILLI CORNBREAD WAFFLE
It’s a mouthful, and that’s just how we like it. A confit duck Maryland with pecan butter, fried egg, candied pecans and maple chilli sauce, served on a chilli cornbread waffle. Yee haw.
BREAKFAST IN CENTRAL BRISBANE
KING ARTHUR | FORTITUDE VALLEY | RED VELVET WAFFLE
Yes, it’s both of those things. On one plate. With yuzu semifreddo, poached stone fruit and crumble. We could waffle on all day about how delicious this dish is, but we’ll let it speak for itself…
SCOUT CAFÉ | PETRIE TERRACE | BREAKY BAGEL
We’re huge fans of the simple, but effective. This bad boy is filled with a fried egg, kaiser bacon, cheddar, house relish, rocket, tomato and aioli.
LOKAL + CO | WEST END | BANANA DUMPLINGS
Don’t use up all your attention taking in the uber chic Scandinavian vibe around you, or your breakfast buddy might just steal a bite of these dumplings doused in cinnamon sugar, with vanilla mascarpone, chocolate sauce and berries.
MORNING AFTER | WEST END | CARBONARA
They may offend all Italians, but the cheesy carbonara with 63-degree eggs, field mushrooms, smoked pancetta and manchego is our idea of breakfast heaven.
LITTLE LOCO | NEW FARM | WONKA WAFFLE
Tastes like childhood. Chocolate chip waffle topped with rainbow ice cream, marshmallows, fresh berries, unicorn biscuits, white chocolate, and sticky choc sauce. May or may not contain a golden ticket inside.
MISS JONES | NEW FARM | MANGO WEIS GRANOLA BOWL
Little Loco’s little sister, Miss Jones’ mango Weis granola bowl is probably one of the most healthy AND Insta-worthy picks on this list. Talk about summer flavours.
BREAKFAST IN EAST BRISBANE
PAWPAW | WOOLLOONGABBA | PAWPAW’S SIGNATURE HASH
For a meal that packs a yummy punch, hit up Pawpaw’s potato hash cakes with poached eggs, turmeric hummus, smashed avocado, dukkah, haloumi and beetroot relish.
PICNIC CAFÉ | CAMP HILL | TIM TAM PANCAKES
Wham bam, thank you ma’am. These Tim Tam pancakes will truly change your life, as bites of fairy floss, strawberry coulis, Nutella, gingerbread crumble and vanilla bean ice cream hit your palate.
FLORENCE CAFÉ | CAMP HILL | PARIPPU
Spiced red lentils with coconut sambal, fried kale and toasted sourdough. It’s as delicious as it sounds.
NEESH BAR | EAST BRISBANE | CRÈME BRÛLÉE FRENCH TOAST
Good morning and bonjour! This European delight is topped off with deep-fried custard, house granola, vanilla bean ice cream, fruit and caramel sauce.
SISTER CAFÉ | HAWTHORNE | BUTTERMILK ESPRESSO WAFFLES
Sisters are doing it for themselves, dishing up dishes that are almost too pretty to eat, like those STUNNING buttermilk espresso waffles. Yaaass sis.
BREAKFAST IN WEST BRISBANE
WILD CANARY | BROOKFIELD | GARDENER’S BREAKFAST
Carnivores, feast on a generous plate of bacon steak, kranskies, poached eggs, grilled haloumi, tomatoes, mushrooms, beans, avo and greens and sourdough toast.
SMOKED PAPRIKA | PADDINGTON | SHAKSHUKA
This one has us shakshuka to the core. Dig into Israeli baked eggs in a rich tomato and capsicum sauce with chickpeas, house spice mix, feta, grilled halloumi and sourdough to soak that sauce up!
SASSAFRAS OF PADDINGTON | PADDINGTON | RICOTTA HOT CAKES
Decadent house-made honeycomb butter atop soft ricotta hotcakes drizzled with maple syrup. Best believe we’re adding crispy bacon and grilled banana, as they suggest.
GOODNESS GRACIOUS CAFÉ | GRACEVILLE | MAC ‘N’ CHEESE BENEDICT
You can’t help but drool just thinking about it… Panko crumbed mac ‘n’ cheese, poached eggs, hollandaise, shallot crumb, and your choice of bacon, chorizo, salmon, or halloumi.
PITCH + FORK | TOOWONG | BREAKFAST GNOCCHI
Why? Because carbs are delicious, that’s why. This house-made gnocchi is tossed with confit cherry tomatoes, spinach, oyster mushrooms, and olive oil, topped with a poached egg and plenty of parmigiana, alongside turkish soldiers for dipping.
Are these enough reasons to ditch your morning Weetbix? We think so.
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