In today’s insta-hungry world, it’s easy to get confused about what’s more important – how your food looks, or how your food tastes. You might taste with your eyes but you better make damn sure that acai bowl tastes as vibrant as it looks – you don’t want to cross a displeased G&G staffer. Through trial and error we have discovered the Brisbane cafes that will keep both you AND your followers happy.
Pawpaw | Woolloongabba
Move over bacon and eggs, this vibrant Wolloongabba café is here to shake up your breakfast. Drawing inspiration from South-East Asia, it’s not just the décor that’ll have your insta-story blowing up. Snap up one of the colourful nutrient bowls (#fitspo) or get girlie with pink brioche French toast with white chocolate crumble, mixed berry compote and vanilla bean ice-cream
Little Clive | Annerley
Good things come in small packages, and Little Clive is no exception. Sip on Vivo coffee as you recline in handmade wooden furniture, and admire murals in this hip, airy space. Not just good decorating, Little Clive also serves up some of the south sides best breakfast and lunch. Tuck into on trend fusion food including karaage chicken waffles and kale kimchi bowls, just don’t forget to take a snap!
The Jam Pantry | Greenslopes
When they’re not up to their elbows in pickles the team at Jam Pantry are flipping some of the hottest breakfasts in town our way. With their monthly menu changes with quirky, seasonal ingredients – you’ll never try the same thing twice at Jam Pantry, making it twice as insta-worthy. Think award winning avo toast, beautiful birchers and eggsellent omelettes.
Miss Jones | New Farm
Have you met Miss Jones yet? If you haven’t already, there’s a damn good chance you’ve seen photos of this New Farm café plastered all over your feed. From the baby pink walls and neon signage to the towering fiddle-leaf figs, Miss Jones is a sight for sore eyes. Good news for all you foodie fans, the taste matches the aesthetic. From sweet treats like blueberry and vanilla waffles, piled with honeycomb ice-cream and peanut brittle to roasted pumpkin bruschetta with goats cheese and poached eggs. Happy to meet you Miss Jones!
Goodness Gracious | Graceville
Whether your breakfast tastes are sweet or savoury, sometimes west is best, make the trek out to the ‘burbs to Goodness Gracious. With a focus on nutrition and local, seasonal produce the food is as delicious as the location is adorable. Try the vanilla blueberry griddle cakes, piled high with passionfruit curd, marscapone, blueberries and honeycomb or pig out on the Vietnamese omelette with pork mince, bean shoots, fresh chilli and rice. Sit in the sunny courtyard and get stuck into a red velvet or matcha latte.
Scout | Petrie Terrace
It’s no secret that we’re impatient when it comes to food. Forever hungry, forever on the edge of hangry – we don’t like to wait around. Scout is one café we’ll happily line up for, rain, hail or shine if it means getting to sample some of their quality brews and bagels in their reconverted Queenslander space. With exposed brick walls and shabby chic furniture – Scout is the hipster living room you’ve always wanted.
Day Made Supreme | Woolloongabba
Keep on pouring that sweet, sweet supreme coffee and there’s no doubt they will definitely make our day. And let’s be honest, with a space this pretty – and food this good, we’d probably accept international roast. The gorgeous space has timber share tables, more macramé and greenery than you can shake a (hanging) stick at – as well as its iconic neon sign. Not just a pretty face, Day Made also dishes out delicious food from local suppliers, including house made cacao granola and spiced cauliflower and chickpea on blue corn tortillas.
Little Loco | New Farm
Miss Jones’ big sister, Little Loco has been delivering the caffeinated goods to New Farm residences for a while now – but we never get sick of their perfectly brewed coffee or seasonal menu. Your followers are going to froth over your hashtags when they see the snaps of your activated charcoal waffles with meringue and strawberry – or your perfectly on trend breakfast poké bowl, set against green plants and wooden decor. Bow down peasants – you’ve just won breakfast.
Gauge | South Brisbane
The younger, late night loving sibling of Sourced Grocer – Gauge is a little slice of inner-city, contemporary paradise. With an ever changing inventive, seasonal menu, a modern wine list and damn good coffee – Gauge is no one trick pony. Our pick? If you try one thing from Gauge let it be the black garlic bread with brown butter and burnt vanilla. Trust us, you’ll hit that sought after 1k in no time
So get snacking and get snapping – we’re got hashtags to spam and pics to spare.
Words by Emma Callaghan