Have you got a friend with a benediction? The friend, let’s call them Benny, that insists on breakfast as the catch-up meal of choice but is only ever happy with somewhere they can get an eggs benedict fix. You get boiled at the thought of their limited palate when you’ve got adventurous tastebuds. There’s no need to check them in for a 12 step program, we’ve found some places where Benny can have their eggs and you can eat yours too! Ahhh eggcellent.
Shouk | Paddington
Even on Shouk’s Middle Eastern inspired all-day breakfast menu your friend will still find their signature dish. And with hard to pronounce dishes like the Latke stack, a pile of Polish potato pancakes, and Shakshuka,Tunisian style baked eggs, you can get your unique brekky fix. With the eggs benedict made on toasted challah, Benny can get a little taste of culture too.
Symposium Cafe | Fortitude Valley
Symposium Cafe is serving up dishes to suit paleo devotees and benedicts alike. On the all-day brekky and lunch menu, you’ll find paleo waffles and build-your-own protein rich dishes alongside a paleo-friendly truffled eggs benny served on zucchini fritters. Talk about two birds, one cafe!
Gianni’s Kitchen | Newstead
The new Gianni’s Kitchen in Newstead will put the benediction resolve to the test. Their weekend only brekky menu features breakfast pizza, sweet and savoury waffles and orange candied ricotta crepes. If your Benny can resist any of those tasty brekky alternatives, you may have check them in to a clinic (just yolking).
Room with Roses | CBD
Room with Roses presents breakfasts as tasty as they look. Googy eggs are a nostalgic favourite of boiled eggs with toast soldiers or, for a dainty palette, the healthy breakfast trifle is almost too pretty to eat. The eggs benedict comes traditionally, with options like ham, salmon, Millionaire’s bacon or field mushrooms for the vegetarian Benny.
Nana and Da’s | Kedron
If you’re looking for a suburban spot, Nana and Da’s, the north-side treasure, is serving up the good and the benny. Their freshly launched all-day breakfast menu includes seasonal dishes like brioche French toast with mango and roasted macadamia mascarpone basil syrup. Even the eggs benedict is unique with a house made Gravlax salmon option!
Lock ’n’ Load Bistro | West End
Lock ’n’ Load Bistro in West End dish out a weekend breakfast menu packed with unique options. From smoked eggplant balls with hummus to corn fritters with chimi-churri, even their take on eggs benedict is quirky. Their baked eggs benny is served with glazed leg ham, creamed silver beet and white balsamic hollandaise. Actually, maybe we’ll have that too!
Tutto Caffe | Ashgrove
Ashgrove is a suburb that really knows how to brunch. At Tutto’s, you can appease Benny’s appetite with bacon or salmon eggs benedict with spinach, pesto, mushrooms and hollandaise while you have a hard decision to make. Will it be the sweet potato fritters with hummus, haloumi, spinach and tzatziki or a pulled pork taco with chipotle, onion jam and sour cream? Too bad you don’t have a friend to share them both with.
So scramble on down to one of these spots next time you’re headed to brekky with your friend Benny.
Words by Tayla Trask
Image credit: Simply Recipes