Forget sky diving, 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 cafes opening every second weekend, but that’s not going to stop us giving it a red hot go. After all, what are Sundays for?
So, after sampling more than we’d care to admit, we’ve rounded up our favourite Brisbane breakfast spots you should tick off, one for every Sunday of the year. In no particular order (how could we choose between them?), here are the best breakfasts in Brisbane!
Artie & Mai| Albion | Banana French toast. French toast is an indisputable breakfast classic, add salted caramel, tomato jam and candied bacon ice cream and it only gets better!
Let Minnow Café| Clayfield | Black Forest Waffles. Rebels rejoice – instead of having dessert before your dinner, you can have it with breakfast too! Introducing the Black Forest Waffles, which is a chocolate waffle stack topped with cream, ganache, fresh berries, macadamia crumble, and vanilla ice cream.
My Mistress| Clayfield | Head Mistress. You won’t find yourself in trouble with My Mistress’s free range baked eggs with house made spiced beans, chorizo, sour cream and cheesy sourdough.
Hansell and Gretel| Gaythorne |The Bogan Burger. For a brekkie that’d have Kath & Kim saying ‘baby cheezus,’ head over to Hansell and Gretel to grab The Bogan Burger, a fried egg with cheese, bacon, BBQ sauce on buttered Turkish toast with hash browns on the side.
Rogue Bar + Bistro| Newstead | Savoury waffles. Waffles don’t always have to be sweet. Rogue will bring you to the savoury side with waffles topped with popcorn chicken, fried egg, smoked aioli, carrot jam and maple syrup.
Arthur’s Green| Red Hill | Spring onion & feta hash cakes. Hash it out at Arthur’s Green with spring onion hash cakes, tomato chutney, and plenty of bacon.
Plum Tucker| Red Hill | Avo on toast. Choose from avo, pumpkin, and haloumi on toast, avo, pomegranate, and sweet potato on toast, or avo, hummus and red onion relish on toast. Why not avo go at all three?
Elixir Café| Stafford | Corn Cakes. Swap your boring corn flakes for Elixir Café’s Corn Cakes, a scrumptious dish served with 2 poached eggs, bacon, smashed avo, dukkha, and fresh tomato salsa with a balsamic glaze.
Windsor Larder| Windsor | Coconut panna cotta. They might be relatively new to the breakfast scene, but this quirky north side café has already got quite the following over delicious but nutritious dishes like their Instagram-worthy coco-nutty granola with coconut panna cotta!
The Low Road Café | Windsor | Breakfast Spaghetti. For a good ol’ spag bowl, don’t forget to hit up The Low Road Café’s breakfast spaghetti, which comes with melty parmesan and basil on sourdough toast.
Willow & Spoon| Wilston | The Willow. Who can say no to pork belly for breakfast? Willow & Spoon are dishing up their smoked pork belly with truffle scrambled eggs, buttered leek, and piquillo pepper on sourdough toast.
Republic Coffee Traders| East Brisbane | Acai bowl. But not just any acai bowl – this one is extra delicious and features granola, acai, seasonal fruit, natural yoghurt and, the real kicker – bee pollen. Bee-utiful.
King Arthur| Fortitude Valley | Sambal Cabbage & Crab Pancake. There’s plenty fit for a king at King Arthur café but you’ll find us chowing down on their house baked sambal cabbage & crab pancake with herb salad and miso dressing.
Victoria Park Bistro| Herston | Mushrooms on rye. If mushrooms are enough to lure you in, you’ll love the additions to this dish – baba ghanoush, dukkha and a fried egg on rye.
Pablo| New Farm | Green Eggs and Ham. I do not like green eggs and ham… unless they come from Pablo that is! This divine dish is basil pesto and goats cheese scrambled with eggs, with honey glazed wood-smoked ham and smash avo on sourdough toast.
Little Loco| New Farm | Coconut Chia Pudding. This silky-smooth pudding, served with sweet maple, coconut milk, muesli, passionfruit, and sour chia seeds and lime, gives you the best of both worlds in one tasty little package.
Miss Jones | New Farm | Lloyd’s Breakfast. Little Loco’s little sister, Miss Jones’ Lloyd’s Breakfast is super delicious and unique (cheddar waffles anyone?). Also comes with bacon, poached eggs, and onion jam.
The Brunswick Project | New Farm | Wild Mushrooms. If you’re on a health kick, get in on this delicious treat! Slow roasted mushies paired with grilled asparagus, lemon thyme and feta on sourdough.
Moray Café | New Farm | Breakfast Panna Cotta. People are going banana over panna (Moray’s café panna cotta that is!) This deluxe brekkie dish comes with seasonal fruit and house made muesli.
Deathproof | New Farm | Fried Chicken with Waffles. Can’t decide between sweet and savory? Why not both! Deathproof’s fried chicken with waffles also come with maple syrup, bacon & lemon.
Darling & Co.| Paddington | Spanner crab omelette. Throw a spanner into your usual breakfast routine with this twist on the classic omelette, topped with green papaya, coriander and chilli.
Kettle & Tin| Paddington | Bánh Xèo. As if Bánh Xèo’s translation ‘sizzle cake’ wasn’t enough to make us come running, this brekkie dish is a Vietnamese-style cake with prawns, fresh herbs, and nuóc chấm sauce inside.
Naïm| Paddington & South Brisbane | Green shakshuka. Forget green smoothies, you’ll want the spicy Middle Eastern baked eggs with avocado sour cream in Naïm’s newest creation.
Sassafras| Paddington | Ricotta hot cakes. Crunchy house made honeycomb butter atop soft, ricotta hotcakes, drizzled with maple syrup.
Scout Café | Petrie Terrace | Blueberry Bagel. Basically, a doughnut for breakfast, Scout Café’s Blueberry Bagel with cinnamon schmear, spiced baked pears and ice cream is so good, you’ll be going in for seconds (and thirds!)
The Roastery Cafe| South Brisbane | Eggs Benedict. You can never go past a classic eggs benny done to perfection, especially not The Roastery’s epic version!
Ginger & Green| South Brisbane | Avocado hummus. Two of your favourite things placed on sourdough with maple bacon, rocket, dukkha and poached eggs.
The Charming Squire| South Brisbane | Breakfast bruschetta. It’s the pile of crispy fried haloumi on top of this beetroot and pumpkin bruschetta that won our hearts – but their weekends specials are pretty epic, too!
The Corner Store Café| Toowong | Affogato Belgian waffles. Topped with Frangelico ice-cream, espresso shot, macadamia biscotti, maple syrup, and fairy floss, you’ll be writing cheesy thankyou notes to The Corner Store for these waffles.
Morning After| West End | Carbonara. They may have offended all Italians, but the cheesy carbonara with 63-degree eggs and field mushrooms is our idea of breakfast heaven.
Suburban| West End | Breakfast nachos. Every breakfast dream we didn’t know we had has come true with Suburban’s bowl of crispy potato, savoury mince, poached eggs and chilli hollandaise!
Miss Bliss Whole Foods Kitchen| West End | Miss Bliss Feast. Find your bliss with a healthy start of sous vide steak, bacon, herbed mushroom, tomato, sesame sautéed greens, and soft n’ gooey eggs on local quinoa bread.
Billy Kart Kitchen| West End | Aussie Asian eggs. A little bit exotic, a whole lot filling, this plate comes with prawns, bacon, deep fried egg, oyster sauce, chilli, and shiso cress.
Lokal & Co| West End | Salmon Gravlax. 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 crispy waffles and cured salmon!
Plenty| West End | Seasonal. There’s plenty to choose from on the ever-changing Plenty menu, but it’s usually the French toast offering that wins our hearts.
The Gunshop Café| West End | Potato and feta hash cakes. One of The Gunshop’s classics, these fluffy on the inside and crisp on the outside hash cakes are topped with herbed sour cream, baby spinach and fresh tomatoes.
Little Clive| Annerley | Matcha Granola. Got a serious sweet tooth when it comes to brunch? Little Clive will change your life with their matcha granola, served with blueberry yoghurt and local 888 Bees fresh honeycomb.
Café O-Mai| Annerley | Breakfast pho. A traditional Vietnamese street breakfast, this comforting, spicy soup is packed with rice noodles, bean sprouts, basil and lemon. And served right up until 2pm if you can’t handle it too early in the morning.
Jam Pantry| Greenslopes | Seasonal. The menu at the Jam Pantry changes but you’ll always find breakfast classic like French toast and omelette filling out a menu of homemade sweet and savoury goodies.
Deedot Coffee House| Holland Park West | Rainbow Salad. To find some sunshine in the rain, head over to Deedot and indulge in their rainbow salad, made up of mixed cooked and raw greens, quinoa, cherry tomatoes, avocado, pumpkin, poached egg, and beetroot hummus!
Lady Marmalade| Stones Corner | The LM Gringo. Ay my amigos, the LM Gringos aren’t just any waffles. This combination of chili cheese cornbread waffle with savory mince, chorizo, black beans, fried eggs and sour cream will have your taste buds singing Arriba Arriba in no time!
Pearl Café| Woolloongabba | Red Fish Croquette. The world is your oyster, and the Red Fish Croquette with celeriac and apple remoulade, poached egg, and horseradish is the pearl (at Pearl Café that is!).
Locavore| Woolloongabba | Heart of Palm. Get around the flavoursome combo that is passionfruit, coconut, kemangi, cashews and green chili with a sprinkle of daun lemo.
The Priory| Woolloongabba | Brioche French toast. You’ll be praying for a second serve of this decadent French toast piled with blueberry compote, pistachio gelato, loads of honeycomb, toasted nuts and maple syrup.
Pawpaw Café| Woolloongabba | Nutrient Bowl. For a meal that packs a yummy punch, hit up the Pawpaw Café’s Nutrient Bowl, which contains sweet potato, cauliflower, edamame, pickled ginger, avocado, raw kale, poached egg, creamy sesame dressing, and almond dukkha.
Putia Pure Food Kitchen| Banyo | Italian breakfast doughnut. Sweet ricotta cannoli, passionfruit curd, toasted meringue and white chocolate pistachio crumb is sure to satisfy even the sweetest sweet tooth!
Picnic Café| Camp Hill | Strawberry and Cream Pancakes. Ever heard of buckinis? Well you’ll love them in Picnic Café’s Strawberry and Cream Pancakes, which also features vanilla coyo ice cream, almond cream, & strawberry coulis.
Banter Coffee House| Manly West | Vanilla Cream Rice. It doesn’t sound like much, but you must check out this insta-worthy breakfast! It features a beautiful pistachio crumbed poached pear with pomegranate and strawberry puree.
Blockhouse| Nundah | Potato hash cakes. Fluffy potato, feta, carrot puree and garden peas with poached eggs will get your veggies in, a side of bacon will do the rest!
Fuel & Co.| Nundah | Chorizo Rye Bagel. Back at it again with the classic bagel, this puppy comes with grilled chorizo, fried eggs with chives, fresh tomato and aioli.
Wild Canary| Brookfield | Gardener’s breakfast. Feast on a generous plate of bacon steak, debrecener sausage, mushrooms, poached free range eggs, garden greens, spiced Moroccan tomato relish and sourdough toast.
Smoked Paprika| Bardon | Smoked Paprika breakfast. Spice up your morning with spicy beef on Turkish with poached eggs, hollandaise and plenty of haloumi.
Goodness Gracious Café| Graceville | The goodness gracious. You’ll want to book in a special date for this concoction of angus steak, roast pumpkin, carrot, tomato, kumara hummus, sourdough and cloud eggs.
NKB Express| Indooroopilly | Waffles. Whether you like them sweet or you like them savoury, NKB has the waffles, piled high with your choice of toppings, for you.
Piggy Back Cafe| Jindalee |Mojito Pancake Stack. For a fresh start to your day, devour Piggy Back’s Mojito Pancake Stack, that comes with lime infused mascarpone and peppermint white choc sauce.
Seven South| Yeronga | Carrot Cake Porridge. The fluffiest porridge, chock full of cinnamon and walnuts, that you’ll ever eat, topped with crumbed carrot and coconut yoghurt.
Are 50 of the best breakfasts in Brisbane enough reasons to ditch your morning Weetbix for the year? We think so. Did we miss your fave Brisbane breakfast spot? Let us know via email at [email protected] so we can include them in the next round!
Words by Ranyhyn Akui and Nicole Portacha