Brisbane’s eggs benedicts with a difference | Gourmand and Gourmet

Brisbane's eggs benedicts with a difference

With a perfect English muffin throne, some garden greenery, a gooey, golden-yolky cloak and layers of hamazing goodness topped with a crown of glowing hollandaise, there’s no denying that the classic eggs benny is brunchtime royalty. But before you go thinking that once you’ve had one eggs benny you’ve had them all, check out a few of our faves. We’re not going to steer you away from the old faithful-flavours – but you are going to have to forget everything you knew about basic eggs benny! From beefy-bennies to boozy-bennies, we’ve rounded up the best eggs benedict in Brisbane – with a twist! Ginger & Green | South Brisbane Do you like to be a little bit cheeky around breakfast time? Then you’ll be all over this benny choice! You can top the perfect poached eggs, sautéed spinach and creamy hollandaise with streaky bacon or house cured salmon, but really, how could you go past tender shredded beef cheeks? Lotus Café | Springfield Central Smoky pulled pork? Now that’s a benny we could pig out on! Especially when it’s piled high upon a tasty tower of sourdough, two soft poached eggs and house-made hollandaise. The Roastery Café | South Brisbane While it might sound pretty standard with two poached eggs, wilted spinach, and house-made hollandaise on sourdough with a choice of bacon or salmon, this benny is anything but basic. A) Because it’s freaking enormous and B) their hollandaise is so good you’ll be licking the plate clean. Spicers Balfour | New Farm Bubbles at breakfast? Yes please! These culinary geniuses have creatively combined our love of golden hollandaise with our love for chardonnay to produce one of the best bennies you ever will try. Enjoy it atop of toasted brioche with ham, salmon or bacon in the gorgeous leafy retreat – you’ll never want to leave.   Jak + Hill | Spring Hill Whoever said eggs benny had to be served on toast anyway? Not Jak + Hill, that’s for sure, who dish theirs up with crisp potato rosti instead!  With poached eggs, roasted tomatoes, avo and streaky bacon to boot, we’d ditch the cereal for this masterpiece any day! Valentina Café | Mitchelton What if we told you that you could build your own benny? That’s right, at this little Mitchelton café you call the shots, no yolk! Whether you want to stick with the classics or switch up the poachies and spinach for portobellos and scrambled eggs, these chefs will sort you out! Our only recommendation is that you choose the Arepa (Latin American cornbread) as your base – you won’t be disappointed. Suburban Café | West End This little West End wonder sure knows how to make one eggcelent benny. We don’t know if it’s the perfectly gooey hollandaise, the mouthwatering sourdough or the haloumi/pulled pork, but one thing’s for sure, that feta and chive potato hash on the side is what dreams are made of. California Native | Coorparoo Can’t afford a week’s holiday on the west coast? Don’t worry, a brunch outing at this ‘oh-so-Cali’ spot is the next best thing! With soft poached eggs, kale and corn fritters, sautéed spinach and hollandaise atop of toasted sourdough, we’d just about choose hollandaise over holidays! Alter Ego | Rosalie A healthy benny without the gluten belly and greasy feels… are we dreaming? No! Let your nourished dreams come true at this Rosalie health haven with a sweet potato hash brown, baby spinach, poached eggs, Alter Ego hollandaise and your choice of locally sourced bacon or smoked salmon. That’s all, yolks! Words by Caroline Tully