For those of us that aren’t morning people (raises hand and raises hell), cooking breakfast can be a (ce)real chore. All the labour, all the cleaning, all the angst – it’s a no from us.
This is extra real in winter, but luckily crawling out of bed and into a cafe is a warm and lazy solution to a very delicious problem. We’re here to serve you the best winter breakfast options in town, and yes, they have coffee (thank the java gods).
It’s Sunday, and we’re in love. This nifty little nook in Rocklea is serving up pasta for breakfast, because there is a foodie god. Say sì to a bowl of rendang pappardelle with 12 hour slow cooked pulled lamb, fresh tomatoes and a hearty homemade sauce.
Jessie’s Girl| Petrie Terrace
Give fruit the boot and kick it with some savoury porridge at Jessie’s Girl. This little dish is cooked in duck fat with zucchini and dill pickle, and a poached egg. That’s going straight in our basket.
Victoria Park Bistro| Herston
You’ll be waffle thrilled after this sweet start to your morn. Victoria Park’s strawberry and cream waffles come with vanilla cream, crisp meringue, fresh local strawberries, and a big side of satisfaction.
Just Earth| West End
Don’t be salty, be vegan. A plate of vegan salted caramel pancakes with coconut yoghurt and seasonal fruits is a sure fire way to shake up your morning.
Corner Store Cafe| Toowong
Ooft we could go a cheeky Corner Store breakfast. Moove on over for a succulent slow cooked beef cheek with cauliflower puree, poached eggs, brussel sprout and bacon relish and quinoa crumble.
Morning After| West End
Pasta is the new black, so let’s breakfast that business. Calm your Morning After cravings with a creamy carbonara, complete with eggs, field mushrooms, smoked pancetta and manchego. Le’go.
The Low Road| Windsor
Less regretti, more breakfast spaghetti. The Low Road will lift your spirits with this flavoursome number, loaded with rich napoli, parmesan and fresh basil on sourdough. How’s that for a fancy uni student favourite? #flashbackfriday
Atticus Finch| Paddington
Bean needing to up your daily veg intake? Welcome to the garden, boys. Get your hands on some slow cooked broad beans and lentils, with poached eggs, tahini, tomato, pickled cucumber and sourdough toast at Atticus Finch. Sinch.
Three Blue Ducks| North Quay
Miso happy that Three Blue Ducks are finally in Brisbane, and you’ll be stoked with this breakfast winner. We’re talking miso eggplant with creamed corn and seafood. Fish, fish, bish.
Don’t you, forget about breakfast.
Words by Nicole Portacha – the gourmand who ALWAYS breakfasts like a king.