Avo is good, but next-level avo is BETTER.
Smashed avocado on toast may be a humble dish, but it’s also an ever-popular breakfast staple in our books. Sometimes you just can’t bear a fancy pants organic acai bowl, an over-indulgent sugary mess, or a greasy fry-up for breakfast… and that’s where the humble avocado on toast never disappoints.
Nearly every café worth its salt offers perfectly seasoned avocado on toast, but there are certain Brisbane venues that are simply smashin’ the traditional dish out of the park. From strawberries and mango salsa to dukkah, chilli chutney and beetroot ricotta, here are the masters of Brisbane’s best next-level avocado on toast:
1. Campos Coffee
Feeling like a little bit of protein with your healthy fats? Campos Coffee offer a smashed avocado on toast with sundried tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, nuts and poached eggs.
11 Wandoo Street, Fortitude Valley
2. Plum Tucker
Plum Tucker know their avo and have three boss breakfast avo dishes to try on sourdough: with The Pioneer, you’ll get pumpkin and rosemary, grilled haloumi, cos lettuce, toasted almonds and caramelised balsamic. The Celebrity is a sweet treat of fresh strawberries, honey ricotta and crushed pistachios. Ordering The Rookie will get you beetroot hommus, dukkah and roasted chickpeas. Everyone’s sorted for their choice of avo here.
1/5 Enoggera Terrace, Red Hill
3. Pineapple Express
This health conscious café’s slogan is “it’s good for your insides”, so you know you won’t feel one iota of guilt chomping down on their smashed avocado with sourdough, feta, lemon juice, hummus, cherry bliss tomatoes and Himalayan salt – yum!
9 Hercules Street, Hamilton
4. Corner Store Cafe
Cabbage for breakfast? Before you turn your nose up, it’s actually quite nice! Corner Store Cafe serve up their smashed avocado on sourdough with haloumi and kimchi (a fermented Korean dish with napa cabbage and seasonings). If you’re not feeling adventurous you can choose the more familiar option of avo on sourdough with red pepper salsa and feta.
113 Sylvan Road, Toowong
5. Jam Pantry
Proving that avocado on toast is far from boring, Jam Pantry offer an avo toast with pickled and fresh strawberries, goats’ chevre and pistachio crumbs. It may sound sweet, but it’s actually quite a savoury dish.
2/575 Logan Road, Greenslopes
6. Hops Scotch & Beans
Beetroot totally makes lunch better, so we’re sure it makes breakfast better too. Hops Scotch & Beans on Petrie Terrace serve their smashed avocado on rye bread with beetroot ricotta, sesame tuile, grilled lemon and ashed salt.
Hops Scotch and Beans
101 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane
7. The Low Road Cafe
This little café is a hidden gem near the Windsor train station, that Stylers regular visit for brunch items come lunchtime. Styler Miriam can personally vouch for its deliciousness and says it has “pistachios, herbs and lemon and sh*t”!
The Low Road Cafe
25 Eildon Road, Windsor
Did someone say mango salsa? Summer is nearly here, guys, and we’re happy to celebrate it a little early with this fresh avo dish from Pablo. Their crushed avocado on sourdough toast is plated with basil and mango salsa, grilled haloumi, minted labne, fresh herbs, lemon and local olive oil.
893 Brunswick Street, New Farm
9. Puk Collective
Spice up your morning ritual with a coffee and some chilli at Puk Espresso. Their avo on organic toast is served with lemon and Persian feta, and adds a slight bite with their sides of dukkah and homemade habanero chutney.
98 Main Street, Kangaroo Point
10. The Golden Pig
If you find it hard to stray from tradition, start with The Golden Pig’s simple adaptation: toasted organic pane with smashed avocado, labne and dukkah.
The Golden Pig
38 Ross Street, Newstead
Alcove café is close to the Style Magazines office and, in turn, our hearts. We love popping down to grab our daily coffee and ordering breakfast on the go in the form of their avocado on organic sourdough with feta and dukkah.
Alcove Cafe and Deli
92B Kedron Brook Road, Wilston
12. Miss Bliss
Miss Bliss pride themselves on delicious dishes that are also great for you. So follow your breakfast bliss and order the toast and toppings: smashed avo edition. It comes with shriveled tomatoes, fresh basil and crispy speck served on house-made nut and seed loaf.
Miss Bliss Treats
85 Vulture Street, West End
13. Ben’s Burgers, Fortitude Valley
Not technically on toast, but an avo fix from Ben’s Burgers is worth the trip if you can get out of bed and make it to the Valley before 11am. The burger joint’s brioche bun is served with smashed avocado, cheese and mint leaves.
5B Winn Lane, Fortitude Valley
Avocado on toast with dukkah, balsamic jelly, red chard salad and raspberry dressing… Mmm, that’s what I’m guaccan about. No, seriously, Habitat’s dish is called “That’s What I’m Guaccan About” and we think it’s worth ordering just to say that out loud.
56 Boundary Street, West End
15. Little Loco
Are you always on the hunt for a decent brunch date venue? Do you go a tad loco? Well, Little Loco in New Farm is an adorable brunch café that serves avocado smash with heaps of healthy toppings, including roasted beetroot, feta, pistachio and dukkah, all on pumpkin-seeded sourdough.
121 Merthyr Road, New Farm
16. Paddington Deli
Having proved their sweetness in our recent Best Nutella dishes list, Paddington Deli have now proved they do unique savoury breakfasts just as well, with their smashed avocado toast with goats’ cheese, sesame seeds and caramelised lime.
153-155 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington
17. Morning After, West End
Satisfy your rumbling stomach after a night out on the town with something a little more loving than that kebab you ate on the way to the cab line. Morning After’s smashed avocado on multigrain with garden peas, buffalo ricotta, scrambled eggs and lime will hit the spot!
Corner Vulture and Cambridge Streets, West End