With summer here and the holiday season just around the corner, there are more relaxing weekends available for long breakfasts than ever before. If there's one thing I love, it's a good old fashioned breakfast! Here are my top picks for the best breakfast spots Brisbane has to offer.
1. Northshore Harbour Cafe (Hamilton)
Everyone raves about the Eat Street Markets and while they are delicious, there is a hidden gem just around the corner. The Northshore Harbour Cafe is nestled in parkland just metres from the Brisbane river. The views are amazing and the menu is even better. You could even take a refreshing stroll down the river to work up and appetite/work off breakfast.
Try: The House made waffles with peanut butter gelato, maple bacon and caramelised banana.
2. Pancake Manor (Brisbane CBD)
If you've even been out on a big night in Brisbane, Pancake Manor will be a familiar name. The 24 hour restaurant is located inside the heritage listed former St Luke's Church of England. Trust me, it's pretty surreal to sit and eat delicious pancakes in an old church at 3am. As well as an exhaustive menu of pancakes, there are also other options if you are one of those weird people who don't like pancakes.
Try: The Short Stack with butter, maple syrup, cream and ice-cream.
3. Lady Marmalade Cafe (Greenslopes)
Although Lady Marmalade is small, the meals are hearty and the service is friendly. My favourite touch is the use of plastic animals in place of table numbers. The menu is pretty small but the meals themselves are amazing!
Try: The ‘Gringo’ baked eggs with wagyu, chorizo and black bean ragu, herbs and feta,
4. Vintage Kitchen (Coorparoo)
If you like to eat breakfast somewhere between 1960 and 1985, then Vintage Kitchen is the breakfast spot for you! Not only do they do a beautiful breakfast, you can also shop to your vintage heart's content from a selection of clothes, games, pictures, cutlery and crockery.
Try: The Vege Stack - Roasted pumpkin, spinach, feta, avocado and aioli on sourdough.
5. Foxy Bean (Woolloongabba)
There is only one word to describe Foxy Bean and that is cool. The atmosphere is cool, the wait staff are cool and the decor is super cool. Not to mention the menu! On the hottest days of summer, you can catch a cool breeze at the tables out the back while you sip your coffee and chow down on some fine breakfast fare.
Try: The Hello Haloumi bruschetta - avocado on sourdough with grilled haloumi, tomato salsa and lime & chili dressing.
What's your favourite breakfast spot?