Brisbane’s best omelettes | The Gourmand & Gourmet

Brisbane’s best omelettes

It’s Sunday morning, and you’ve decided you’ve had enough of cereal and it’s time for an omelette. You’ve got the perfect flipping angle, spatula at the ready, you’re about to go for it, hoping to hell that old mate Teflon has your back, you take the flip – aaand you’re having scrambled eggs for breakfast. For the not so great cooks amongst us, let Brisbane’s best breakfast spots egg-ucate you on what the perfect omelette tastes like. Wholesomeness | Grange A-poaching things from a healthy perspective, the folks at Wholesomeness will help you start the day sunny side up with a protein-packed mushroom and spinach omelette. Best paired with a Big Green Booster for an extra hit of green goodness. The Jam Pantry | Greenslopes With a menu that changes more often than you make your bed, there’s always something egg-citing going on at The Jam Pantry. Eggs-perimenting with a new omelette each fortnight, the repertoire is endless. Slow cooked goat, tahini cauliflower, pistachio and mint made it into the mix last month – who knows what they’ll get up to on their Christmas boards! #whentheboardflips Café O-Mai | Annerley Eggs not enough protein for you in the morning? Café O-Mai will meet all your #bulking needs with their Vietnamese omelette. Topped with prawns, pork mince, sprouts and mushrooms with a side of rice, it could be eggs-actly what you’re looking for. Wilde Kitchen | Teneriffe Omelettes have a reputation for being the healthy choice, and at Wilde Kitchen, that’s definitely true. Packing in the protein with smoked salmon and then loading smashed avo on top, it rolls all our favourite breakfast foods into one. After you add bacon and haloumi on the side, of course. Kettle & Tin | Paddington No yolk, Kettle & Tin do an omelette so tasty you’ll never bother trying to whip one up yourself again. Packed with cherry tomatoes, spinach, onion jam, greens and goats cheese, it’s a cracking start to any morning, especially if you pair it with a Bloody Mary. Jak + Hill | Spring Hill Got a craving for some spice for breakfast? Skip the baked eggs for once and tuck into Jak + Hill’s Spanish omelette.  Combining eggs with chorizo, caramelised onion, bocconcini, roasted capsicum and basil? What a cracking idea. Five Sisters Art House Cafe | South Brisbane When you fry the Greek Omelette at the Five Sisters Art House, you’ll wonder why you haven’t paid a visit to this secret café before. Get egg-cited, because this omelette involves haloumi AND bacon. We cannot eggs-press our approval enough. Next Door | South Bank You could head next door and see if your neighbours are any better at flipping eggs – or you could just stop by Next Door Kitchen & Bar and crack into their cheesy three egg omelette. Because two eggs are never enough but three are eggs-actly right. The Balfour Kitchen | New Farm We could be shellfish and keep this hidden New Farm fave to ourselves, but frankly their crab omelette is too good not to share. There’ll be no feeling crabby after this breakfast, with zucchini, artichoke and rocket to make sure you can get your greens quota out of the way nice and early. Morning After | West End If you’ve had a big night, you probably shouldn’t even turn the stove on, let alone try to make an omelette. Lucky Morning After is here for you, with a zesty sand crab omelette with chilli, peanuts and lime that will clear any cobwebs from your head. Gunshop Cafe | West End Never ones to settle for mundane, The Gunshop Café put the eggs into eggs-traordinary with their Asian omelette. And this is certainly an omelette with a difference – plus a whole lot of soy and ginger pulled pork. Wasabi mayo, fried leeks, cucumber and panko crumbs are just a delicious bonus. King Arthur | Fortitude Valley Eggs fit for royals are what you’ll get if you order up King Arthur’s miso rolled omelette with salted cabbage and dashi.  A whisky combination perhaps but it pays off in the tastiest way possible. Om(elette) nom nom. And no, it was no coincidence that our top picks for Brisbane’s best omelettes came to an even dozen. Words by Moira Kennedy