The round-up: 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.
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.
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.
Morning After, 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.
The Moray Cafe, New Farm: One of New Farm’s finest breakfast haunts whips up dishes such as breakfast panna cotta, Sicilian scrambled eggs, and zucchini and corn rostis on the regular all day.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Southside Tea Room, Morningside: The positively charming Southside Tea Room in Morningside will welcome bleary-eyed wanders with welcome arms and tasty coffee. If you need a nibble, the breakfast burrito, the campfire steak and eggs and the hangover helper are some great recommendations to try.
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.
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.
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.
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