As they say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Even when you eat too much and end up in a food coma before mid-day. When it comes to eating out for breakfast, we’re spoiled for choice with places to get a good feed in Brisbane. So we’ve rounded up some of our favourite spots to make things easier for you. Here’s our pick of 15 Brisbane breakfast spots to check out.
Last year, Little Hideout Café in Balmoral was named Best Avo Toast in Australia. Yes, it’s a bold claim to say that something is the best in the country, but Avocados Australia went ahead and made their decision. And they’re the industry body representing Australian avocados, so look, they might know what they’re talking about.
We thought their Avo on toast was delicious and we recommend trying it for breakfast.
Plant Vibes Café in Bowen Hills is one of the loveliest vegan eateries we’ve ever been to. Delicious plant-based food, brunch cocktails – you really can’t go wrong. Our favourite savoury dish was the Big Breakfast served with tofu scramble, potato chive cake, avo, mushrooms, grilled tomato and hollandaise sauce. Their vegan chocolate doughnut is also a must-try if you’ve got a sweet tooth!
Set in a Queenslander with pretty pink interiors, Plant Vibes is the perfect spot for breakfast with the gang.
An absolute favourite when we’re out and about in New Farm, Blue Bear Coffeehouse is the perfect spot for a breakfast date. If you’re a fan of seafood in the morning, look no further than their delicious Salmon Bagel (I always get it). The Karaage chicken toastie is pretty darn good too.
Just when we thought we had everything we needed here in Brisbane, along came Corgi Garden, a corgi-themed café with a super cute aesthetic.
Think corgi-themed food and drinks (including corgi coffee art), corgi interiors, and a dog-filled space. If you head there on a weekend, too, you’ll be able to meet the adorable resident corgi, KitKat.
The pastries at Lune Croissanterie are the stuff of legend. In 2016, the New York Times declared that they had the best croissants in the world. And look, they could be right. Lune’s freshly baked pastries are an absolute treat, perfect for breakfast, and any other meal of the day.
Calling all lovers of classic literature, and those who find it equally romanticising. There’s a café tucked away in the heart of the Brisbane suburbs which is dedicated entirely to William Shakespeare, which includes a mural of Will himself, holding a cup of coffee in one hand and a skull in the other.
On the breakfast menu, you’ll find a selection of classic dishes such as eggs benny, breakfast tacos, paninis, burgers, salads, as well as sweet potato pancakes.
Located in Craft’d Grounds, Doughcraft is inspired by the tasty bread, pasta and pastry havens you might find in France or Italy.
Treat your sweet tooth to a selection of gourmet treats such as doughnuts, cruffins, Danishes, and flavoured meringues.
However, if you’re more of a savoury sailor, then you’ll also find meat-filled pastries, sausage rolls, beer-infused buns, gorgonzola breadsticks, and heartwarming paninis.
Ovello Bar + Kitchen is most-known for having the largest spritz menu as well as the most expensive spritz cocktail in the country. But the Italian eatery also serves up a mean breakfast with eggs Florentine, “Italian Toast”, grilled halloumi, and more appearing on the menu.
9. Project Salubrious, Burpengary
If you’re a foodie who eats free of gluten and dairy, this is one new venue you’ll want to check out. Project Salubrious is nestled on the northside, and they’re serving up health-conscious plates that’ll bring your breakfast date to the next level.
On the brekky menu, you’ll find soft and fluffy Pumpkin pancakes, cashew brioche with ham, spinach and mustard cream, as well as an omelette of the day.
Portuguese custard tarts, also known as Pastel de Nata, are a god-tier dessert, but who said you can’t have them for breakfast? The flaky buttery pastry, the gooey aromatic custard centres. You can’t go wrong if you’ve got a sweet tooth.
Lisboa Caffe is Brisbane’s first bakery dedicated to them.
11. King Street Bakery, Brisbane City
King St Bakery is known for its freshly baked croissants, so much so the local joint has people flocking regularly just for a plain one. We don’t blame them, because the moreish pastries are absolutely worth it.
Rose by name, rose by nature. The Rose Room at The Constance Hotel is as pink a place in Brisbane as any and, actually, it’s probably pinker than all others put together. The walls are a shade of pink, the floor and the rug another, the chairs and stools rosy too, and rose-gold Champagne bottles line the entry. Even some of the drinks are pink. We hear the Turkish Apple Tea (cold or hot) is one tasty beverage.
The blushing venue is open as a café in the mornings on weekends, has a cherry blossom covered laneway you can sit in, and can be hired at other times for events and functions.
Say yes to all day breakfast. Because that’s what Picnic Café in West Village is all about. Think brekky ’til 2.30pm with options like Hong Kong-style French toast, eggs your way, Korokke Benedict, avo mash, and more.
Another one for the sweet tooths. And the lovers of all things crude. Crude cookies, cakes in the shape of human anatomies, you name it.
The bakery offers dine-in or takeaway, with yummy milkshakes and barista-brewed coffee from The Black Lab Coffee Co.
15. Superthing Bakery, West End
Your next brekky-slash-brunch spot is sorted with this vibrant bakery in West End. Superthing Bakery serves up everything from croissants and bagels to eggs, smashed avo, baguettes and more. So if you’re a fan of freshly baked pastries and you’re looking for a place that makes a damn good coffee too, then look no further.