The round-up: visit the best all-day breakfast spots in Brisbane
The weekend is for taking it slow – we can’t be blamed if we want to sleep in. We shouldn’t be punished for enjoying our days off by missing the best meal of the day – breakfast! Thankfully, there are some cafes that are forgiving to us sleepyheads, offering all-day breakfast menus so bed heads can enjoy an eggs benny or for dusty revellers that are craving the restorative properties of bacon.
nodo, Newstead: Not only is nodo one of the best cafes to get a late brekkie, it’s also one of Brisbane’s best cafes overall. In addition to the drool worthy treats, the cafe whips up phenomenal fare such as the kimchi waffle with buttermilk fried-chicken bread, brioche benedict with miso-butter hollandaise and the sourdough hotcakes with cereal milk semi freddo. What’s even better is there is now a nodo cafe in Camp Hill, so you have two spots to choose from.
Billykart Cafe, West End: Wandering around West End is a great way to spend a Saturday and with Billykart’s all-day breakfast menu you can get you fuelled up at any time with its iconic Aussie Asian eggs with bacon, Skull Island tiger prawn and deep fried egg.
The Brunswick Project, New Farm: If you’re keen to slow down on the weekend, park yourself on the deck at The Brunswick Project and watch the day roll by. You can snack on breakfast salads, sauteed mushrooms with smashed peas, matcha hotcakes and much more while you do so.
Mylk + Ko, New Farm: Those with dietary intolerances needn’t suffer when it comes to starting the day late. The nutrient rich meals at Mylk + Ko extends beyond acai, with the likes of pavlova pancakes, CocoWhip brekkie bowls and spring greens helping to put a pep in your step.
morningafter, West End: If you’ve woken up with a heavy head and some regrets, don’t let the fact that it’s after midday get you down further. Morning After has made a name for itself by offering all-day breakfasts that will put you back on track.
Six Feet Under, Newstead: If there’s anything that can raise us from the depths of a weekend sleep in, it’s the promise of a good breakfast. Six Feet Under’s resurrection-worthy menu offers the likes of fermented chilli scrambles, crispy pork-belly buns and waffles topped with mascarpone and raspberry gel.
Sourced Grocer, Teneriffe: If we are starting the day late after a night on the town, the best thing for us is usually a breakfast of healthy options that won’t delay our recovery. Sourced Grocer prides itself on its menu of day starters made from fresh ingredients, including the likes of coconut tapioca with mango, pineapple, chia seeds and basil.
Dicki’s, New Farm: Plant-based dining is something that we should be able to enjoy at any hour of the day, and the team at Dicki’s agrees. Snack on buckwheat waffles, scrambled tofu breakfast burritos, and chocolate waffles all day.
Gauge, South Brisbane: Fancy eating black garlic bread for breakfast? How about a sourdough waffle topped with peaches and buttermilk sorbet? It goes without saying that brunch at Sourced Grocer’s sibling Gauge will be unlike anywhere else. Keep in mind that the team also pours cocktails from 10:00 am, should the mood strike.
ED Cafe, Brisbane City: The brunch-savvy folk behind The Smug Fig have brought suburban-style cafe dining to The City, plating up all-day brunch bites including haloumi stacks, big breakfasts and dukkah and tahini crusted salmon fillet, with puy lentil and quinoa salad.
Miss Jones, New Farm: Sooth aching heads and ease sleepy eyes amidst the pastel-pink surrounds of Miss Jones. All-day eats include roast pumpkin bruschetta with hummus and kale, eggs benedict on hash cheddar and ham waffles and mouth-watering breakfast burgers.
King Arthur, Fortitude Valley: Venture a little bit up James Street and you’ll come across King Arthur, one of the best spots for a coffee and feed in town. If charred sweet potato and mushroom, slabs of bacon with eggs, and French toast sound like dishes you could go for, King Arthur is waiting.
The Frond Cafe, New Farm: New Farm charmer The Frond Cafe has got what you seek, if what you seek is a belated breakfast feast. The Turkish fried eggs, rich tomato-based shakshouka and the cured salmon with grilled polenta cake are some sure-fire standouts.
Chapel Park, Nundah: Nundah’s newest cafe nook promises to be there for you when the day grows long, serving up goodness until 2:00 pm. Dishes likes strawberries-and-cream pikelets, ham-hock bagels and avocado toast lathered in labneh and harissa oil are just the ticket for heavy heads.
Shambhala Espresso, Wooloowin: Wooloowin locals need not be left in the shadows, believing that they have to travel to find breakfast after midday. Shambhala Espresso on Shaw Road offers an all-day menu of dishes made from local produce such as granola bowls, bagels and eggs benedict.
The Hamptons, Hendra: One way to ease the regrets of sleeping in is to simply imagine you’re on a luxurious beach holiday. Swan into The Hamptons for a similarly lush breakfast feast, where dishes like the fluffy matcha pancakes with candied ginger ice-cream, red velvet crumble and wild berry coulis speak to us on a near-spiritual level.
Let Minnow, Clayfield: If you need some extra convincing to leave the shelter of your bedroom, Let Minnow has some jumbo jaffles well worth getting out of bed for. Luckily there is no hurry, as Let Minnow will whip it up at any time of day.
Huskk, Grange: Wholesome and hearty – that’s what you can expect from Huskk’s all-day breakfast menu. Start your day the right way with eggs benny with charred leek and potato hash, gingerbread pancakes and granola smoothie bowls.
Blockhouse, Nundah: Nundah’s brunch hotspot boasts an all-day breakfast menu featuring chilli scrambled eggs, potato hash cakes, smoked salmon and avocado rice bowl, and sandcrab omelettes. Hello, we’ll take one of each thanks.
My Mistress, Clayfield: This cheeky cafe rewards patrons for sleeping in after a rendezvous. Stroll in and enjoy the Morning Glory with smoked bacon, free-range eggs and Swiss cheese on a toasted bagel and end up feeling like a million bucks.
Willow and Spoon, Wilston: This brunch spot can cater to your brekkie cravings until 2:00 pm, so be sure to go all out an order the grilled haloumi with roti bread, cucumber, mint and chilli eggplant, or the cured pork belly with truffle scrambed eggs and malted barley bread,
Artie & Mai, Albion: If you have a hankering for eggs benedict, spring onion hash cakes or pumpkin bruschetta but the hours are slipping away, head to Artie & Mai where you can chow down well into the afternoon.
The Farm House, Kedron: If you like your breakfast in the afternoon and made from excellent, locally sourced produce then The Farm House in Kedron has what you seek. How does breakfast gnocchi, crispy cheese and potato cake, and saffron rice summer bowls sound? Pretty good, right?
Freja’s Cafe, Wilston: With a crisp and vibrant Scandinavian-inspired fit-out and a fine-dining approach to brunch, you’re bound to enjoy your experience at Freja’s. Grab your utensils and feast on croissant with pulled beef cheek, macaroni, fried egg, green tomato and lime aioli.
The Jam Pantry, Greenslopes: With a menu of all-day classics, The Jam Pantry is a reliable spot for some breakfast. The Whole Pantry boasts an ever-changing range of specials, so you can still indulge in a bit of spontaneity in the early afternoon.
Little Clive, Annerley: Few words bring as much joy as all-day brunch. Little Clive knows this and has shaped its menu accordingly. Try the cauliflower waffle with sticky sesame, vanilla bean pancakes, or broccolini linguine for a tasty twist.
Pawpaw, Woolloongabba: You can saunter into Pawpaw well into the afternoon and order a the tasty broiche french toast, hash benedict, Mexican mince or nutrient bowl any time before 3:00 pm.
Penny Coffee Co., Dutton Park: Specialty coffee and stunning breakfasts are what Penny Coffee Co. is known for. Blueberry lemon ricotta hotcakes, piña colada panna cotta and healthy green bowls are just some of the scrumptious choices on offer.
Vvaldmeer, Highgate Hill: If you’re keen on some breakfast with a difference, Vvaldmeer is the spot for you. Enjoy the likes of granola with seasonal stone fruit, housemade coconut yoghurt and hibiscus syrup, or black rice porridge with lychees, pawpaw, goji berries, coconut sago and pandan.
Lady Marmalade, Stones Corner: Lady Marmalade is boasting a new look these days, with an expanded venue and a killer new menu to boot. Did you sleep through the morning? No problem! Lady Marmalade serves the likes of sweet potato and butternut pumpkin hash, paisin pain au lait French Toast and sauteed harissa mushrooms until 2:30 pm.
St Coco Cafe, Daisy Hill: Daisy Hill cafe St Coco prides itself on its incredible specialty coffee offering, but if you wake up after coffee o’clock, the kitchen can still offer breakfast options such as truffle sprout bowls, citrus-style French Toast and bratwurst benedict.
Little Black Pug, Mount Gravatt: If the pups are getting restless while you sleep in, promise them a trip to Little Black Pug for a late-morning feed. While you chomp on fruit and nut French toast, lemon and poppy-seed hotcake stacks and a big breakfast, your pooch can enjoy puppyccinos, cherry pie-decorated doughnuts and Hugu’s Doggy Ice-Cream.
The Bloom Room, Birkdale: Birkdale locals needn’t trek far to get a top-notch breakfast fix, especially now they have The Bloom Room to call their own. This gorgeous cafe serves the likes of tiramisu pancakes, potato hash benedicts, and cauliflower, corn and zucchini fritters until 2:00 pm every day of the week.
Picnic, Camp Hill: Strawberry and cream pancakes is a great meal to start the day, but you needn’t feel guilty if you order it after midday – Picnic specialises in catering for breakfast lovers well into the arvo.
The Smug Fig, East Brisbane: From 7:00 am until 2:00 pm, East Brisbane’s The Smug Fig will be able to cater to those sauntering casually through the entrance seeking a late breakfast feed.
Florence, Camp Hill: Cafe’s don’t get much cuter than Florence, but this Camp Hill hideaway isn’t all about looks. The all-day breakfast offering is serious business, as evidenced by the three-grain porridge, cauliflower bhaji fritters, and whipped vanilla ricotta cannoli.
Macho Macho, Ashgrove: This pastel-coloured charmer is delivering a mighty fine spread of breakfast eats throughout the day, including house-made hash cakes with chorizo, mushroom and fetta omelettes, and beetroot-cured salmon gravlax.
Naïm, Paddington: If you are donning the sunglasses after a big night, consider Naïm for your hangover cures. Chai’ce cream waffles, Tunisian-style baked eggs, or a good old hummus plate are some perfect ways to kick-start your day, even if it is starting late.
Plum Tucker, Red Hill: The all-day menu at Plum Tucker features great choices such as chia granola, mushroom medley with poached eggs, bacon and egg rolls and organic fruit toast.
Kettle & Tin, Paddington: So you’ve started your day at 1:00 pm – who cares? Pull up a seat late at this Paddington spot and enjoy summer-spice bircher muesli, smorrebrod, Vietnamese-style crepes, chicken and waffles or death by chocolate French Toast.
Gramps Cafe, Red Hill: The kitchen at Gramps Cafe stays open until 1:30 pm on weekends, giving you just enough time to pop in for some show. On the menu are simple but satisfying eats including old-time omelettes, slow-cooked savoury mince and beans, and sweet-spiced and butter-fried sourdough French toast.
Goodness Gracious Cafe, Graceville: This Graceville locale is a great spot to catch up for a leisurely group brunch with all-day options such as prawn crepes, Polynesian tapioca gnocchi and poke salmon toast.
Chapter IV, Paddington: Coconut scrambled eggs, saffron-poached pear or corn and quinoa fritters? It’s a hard choice but you have plenty of time – Chapter IV serves breakfast all day.
Piggy Back, Jindalee: Jindalee locals can mosey into Piggy Back late, knowing they can order pink pitaya panna cotta, popcorn chicken waffles, sweet potato and greens, and poached pear waffles at any time of the day.
Westport & Lee, Paddington: Leafy Paddington is home to a sprawling cafe that is perfect for soothing weary heads. If your stomach is growling for a substantial feed, settle it down with Westport & Lee’s Canadian waffles with crispy bacon, mango bircher bowls and salsa stacks.
Method to the Madness, Kenmore: Don’t let the Shakespearean names attributed to each of its dishes fool you, there is a definite method to the menu at this Kenmore newcomer. How does a wagyu spag bol brioche sandwich or a eight-hour beef short rib benedict sound? Pretty good, if you ask us.
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