The best new breakfasts for 2016 | Gourmand and Gourmet

The best new breakfasts for 2016

Need an excuse to head out for breakfast this weekend? How about a whole bunch of them, one for every Sunday for the rest of the year? While we didn’t think Brisbane’s breakfast scene could get any better (have you seen our breakfast bucket lists one, two and three?), we were so wrong, because 2016 has seen a whole new line up of pancakes, waffles, potato hashes and eggs bennys thrown into the mix – and these are a few (ok, more than a few) of our faves.
Barcadia | Bulimba
They may have been one of our fave spots for a tipple and a pile of wings for a while now, but Barcadia’s weekend breakfasts are all new – and all worth a revisit to the Bulimba bar. The gorgeous blueberry ricotta hotcakes with mascarpone are worth two visits alone, but we’d also suggest a morning feed of the black truffle burrata with mushrooms and polenta chips.
Seven South | Yeronga
It only took one bite of Seven South’s lemon, thyme, blueberry and ricotta hot cakes on opening day before we decided they were our new breakfast beau. Throw in the cheesiest croque madame we ever did see, and we’d happily cross suburbs for this sophisticated spot.
Republic Coffee Traders | East Brisbane
If it’s a wildly creative breakfast you’re after, Republic Coffee Traders is this year’s clear winner. On their menu over the last few months has appeared scotch eggs, deep fried pancake batter and breakfast arancini – and we can’t get enough.
Blockhouse Eat + Drink | Nundah
We were already a little enamored with this suburban café come champagne bar – then they went and put breakfast ramen and mac ‘n’ cheese balls on the menu. If only we could get champagne with our breakfast, we’d be there on the daily.
Ginger & Green | South Brisbane
Another spot that drew us in with its seriously freaking delicious sounding menu, Ginger & Green’s potato skins with blue cheese for breakfast were the call that we had to answer. And they’ve kept the irresistible feeds coming ever since. brisbane breakfasts the wickham
The Wickham | Fortitude Valley
Bet you didn’t know this favourite Valley watering hole started serving up scrumptious breakfasts just a few months ago! That’s right, not only can they now fulfill all your cocktail, ice cold beer and drinking food needs (not to mention doughnuts), The Wickham can also make sure you start the day off right with a tasty feed of banana bread or smashed avo on toast, as well as a steaming hot coffee.
 Banter Coffee House | Manly
Sibling to Deedot Coffee House, the suburban spot leapt onto the scene with some of the tastiest waffles we’ve ever had the pleasure of waffling on about. And their menu just keeps getting better – banana bread and butter pudding anyone?
Lokal & Co | West End
A little bit Nordic, a whole lot stylish with their minimalist white and copper décor, the only thing prettier than Lokal & Co is the breakfasts they dish up. Ginger bread waffles loaded with honeycomb and whipped ricotta may not be particularly Swedish, but who cares? They’re delicious.
 Piggy Back Café | Jindalee
When the crew behind Pawpaw Café open somewhere new, it’s time to take notice. And take notice we did – how could we not when red velvet French toast and rainbow lattes were involved?
 The Brass Barrel | Rosalie
Frankly, anywhere that has $4 mimosas to have with breakfast is somewhere we want to hang out. A lot. Although we don’t recommend having it with the salted caramel French toast if you want to have a productive day – stick to the grilled polenta and chorizo ragu. So breakfast every Sunday until the end of the year? Words by Ranyhyn Akui