Brisbane’s best suburban breakfasts | Gourmand and Gourmet

Brisbane’s best suburban breakfasts

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Whether you leap off the mattress thinking of a stack of pancakes sagging under the weight of ice-cream and syrup or you hit the snooze button so many times you’re finally driven out from under the doona by a hanger loud enough to drown out your neighbour’s lawnmower, breakfast is the meal we all get out of bed for. But there’s no need to wake up early so you can commute to a favourite inner-city spot (the one where you have those breakfast ‘meetings’ that aren’t meetings at all), the ‘burbs where made for brunching and we’ve found plenty of Brisbane cafes close enough to home that you can hit snooze one more time. Affinity | Paddington Newcomer to Paddington, Affinity is making quite the name for itself, serving up modern cuisine all day round, with everything (even the bread!) made in house. Whether you’ve already done a morning workout or your perfect day is all about the couch, you’ll find a breakfast for you, with an egg white omelette on the menu alongside French toast stuffed with marmalade and cream cheese. The Jam Pantry | Greenslopes You won’t find a more quirky (but delicious) menu than the ever-changing boards at The Jam Pantry. What do we mean by quirky? Think cheesy French toast with bacon ice-cream and fritters with slow cooked lamb and apple relish. You’ll be back to see what’s on the board every week. brisbane cafes breakfast ananasAnanas Espresso | Graceville Nestled away in the streets of Graceville, Ananas is a vintage hub doing 6am brekkies for those early riser types. The menu might be simple, but eats like the spicy Texas slow cooked beans with pork mince and bacon or the bircher muesli with berry coulis will leave you much more than simply satisfied. Wild Canary | Brookfield Dubbed the gardener’s breakfast, Wild Canary’s morning feeds pay homage to the beautiful produce grown in South East Queensland – and what’s grown in their very own garden. The menu embraces the seasons with a rotating menu dependent on what’s in season, like warm spiced apple bread with honey, or the grilled mushrooms with polenta, poached eggs and feta. Hedge Espresso | Salisbury One of the many cafes doing their best to make Salisbury Brisbane’s new foodie hub, Hedge Espresso is the perfect spot for chilling on the (fake) grass with a good meal. A breakfast menu peppered with baked goods from Sprout Artisan Bakery includes a smoky bacon and egg panini and zesty avo on toast. brisbane cafes breakfast workshopWorkshop Co. Espresso | Redcliffe It might be a bit of a hike from the inner city, but hole in the wall cafe The Workshop Co. has crowds leaving concrete jungle for seaside vibes. There’s nothing better than the bustling esplanade on Sunday mornings with their local markets, and Workshop Co. is in the middle of it all, serving up pulled pork breakfast flatbreads and corn fritters with a twist. Dovetail on Overend | Norman Park Well loved by locals, Dovetail on Overend is fuelled by the passion of owners Rejoice and Adam, who know that details matter. The breakfast menu is no fuss but features dishes worth getting up for, like their signature brekky of grilled eggplant, capsicum and caramelized onion on sourdough with chilli con carne, eggs, goats cheese and balsamic glaze. The Racing Cafe | Hendra Just a little way from bustling Racecourse Road, The Racing Cafe brings old fashioned flavours to the table with a scrumptious brekky menu and house baked goods (including some of the best jam donuts in Brisbane). Plenty of off street parking means you don’t need to do a pre-breakfast canter before you tuck into a stack of potato rosti with haloumi and roast tomato. Words by Ranyhyn Akui and Sheldon Hikaiti