The round-up: Brisbane’s hangover-beating breakfasts
It’s Christmas party season, so we understand that heads might be feeling a little heavy this month. While crying in the shower is one way to combat feelings of post-bender regret, we suggest you take the opportunity to indulge in some hearty food therapy to help beat your hangover. Hefty and greasy or healthy and wholesome, there are options for however you approach your morning meal.
Once you are roused from bed, the next step is to decide where to drag your sorry self. All across Brisbane cafes are prepping brilliant hangover beaters just for you. The logical first port of call is the aptly titled Morning After in West End, where you can line your stomach and ease you regrets with the MaMuffin, which contains sausage, egg, American cheese, spiced tomato relish and a hash brown. Ben’s Burgers cook up some fiendishly delicious breakfast burger such as the epic BB Elvis – bacon, peanut butter, banana and maple syrup. Arthur’s Green in Red Hill is a sunny spot to recover, with spring onion hash browns with tomato chutney, poached eggs and bacon if you desire it. The shakshuka at Spring Hill Deli is known for its stomach soothing properties, while Hansell & Gretel in Gaythorne whips up a mean bubble and squeak to tuck into. London Fields in West End has a menu full of options to eat your way back to fighting form – the appropriately titled Big Breakfast boats black pudding, bacon, baked beans, tomato, mushroom and egg. My Mistress Cafe can heal wounds with its Magic Mushrooms, containing sautéed portabello, shiitake and button mushrooms with crispy bacon pieces, herbed and spiced ricotta and poached eggs.
Merriweather in South Brisbane has plenty of nourishment to choose from, but the green eggs and ham with silverbeet, ham hock, sauerkraut, eggs and chimmi churi is a great choice for getting back your stamina. Billykart Kitchen in Annerley plates up a great Mexican breakfast with chorizo, beans, chipotle salsa and poached eggs on tortillas. In the city, Miss Kay’s has you covered with fried chicken and waffles drizzled with maple syrup and topped with ice cream and strawberries, while Bowen Arrow Cafe pairs its waffles with bacon. Southside Tea Room is a laid back spot with great coffee and food – the breakfast burrito with black beans, avocado, fried egg, spinach and cheese will bring you back to life in no time. East Brisbane’s spot, The Smug Fig can ease your weekend woes with The Fig Brekkie, boasting free-range eggs, bacon, chorizo, balsamic tomato, garlic mushroom and house made potato hash, while Paddington hot spot Kettle & Tin can pair any breakfast option with three kinds of Bloody Mary.
Not everyone feels like a massive bacon-loaded feast at breakfast, healthy eaters get hangovers too. Pineapple Express can start your day right with its green breakfast bowl consisting of kale, broccolini, avocado, sunflower seeds, dukkah, chilli, cherry tomatoes and topped with a poached egg. Au Cirque on Brunswick Street puts together a vegetarian version of its Chow Down breakfast, filled with soft poached eggs, dukkah, avocado, mushrooms, roma tomato, potato rosti and onion jam. Raw Energy in the City can help revitalise after a night out with its potato fritters layered with spinach and field mushrooms topped with a creamy basil cumin sauce. King Arthur off James Street whips up griddled flatbread with chickpeas, beans and fried duck egg for those who can’t handle a hefty helping first thing. Wrapture stocks plenty of wholesome goodness to set your belly right, while a hearty bowl of ramen from Taro’s is also a great way to go.
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