Sleep In, Eat Up, These Are BNE’s Best Brunches

Easy like Sunday morning

By Style Journo | 7th June 2023

A good weekend starts with two things: a sleep-in and a bite at one of Brisbane’s best brunch spots. 

Whether you’ve got a sweet tooth that craves pancakes and waffles, can’t pass up on avo on toast, or feel like gettin’ spicy with a burger alongside your brew, Brisbane sure knows how to turn it on for our favourite meal between breakfast and lunch. 

And hey, if you’re up with the sun and need a feed, Brisbane’s best breakfast spots are pretty darn tasty too. Either way, your first meal of the day is gonna be a cracker.

By the way, we consider everyone in this list the best of the best! To make finding your next favourite that much easier, we’ve ordered the list alphabetically by suburb and also have filtering tabs for your convenience. Did we miss someone from the list? Let us know here!   Hide the form

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Downtown Istanbul


Where Turkish flavours meet the streets of Hawthorne, Downtown Istanbul from the Alemré Group brings a Turkish food bazaar to the ‘burbs. Swap out your usual brunch pancake stack to something a little meatier. Offered on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am, the Sultan’s Brunch menu consists of a five-course shared mezze feast, including Turkish bread and dips, haloumi fries, and lamb and chicken shish. Need something to wash it all down? Indulge in flowing drinks, including the Sultan’s Sangria, mimosas, and Efes beer. Enjoy your feast amongst Turkish tiling, delicate ornaments and greenery, paying homage to the haunt’s motherland. So, grab your hungry crew and feast on traditional flavours, embellished with a contemporary twist.

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Corn Street Cafe


It’s a truth universally acknowledged that breakfast food tastes good at all times of the day, and Corn Street Cafe has a menu that’ll ensure you fuel up on the good stuff. A family owned and operated cafe with plenty of ambience, this is one wholesome place to stop and grab a bite. With a strong focus on local and quality ingredients, Corn St Cafe’s offerings are made fresh on the daily. From the huevos rancheros – a Latin version of a big breakfast, to the Turkish eggs, and poke bowls, sleep in knowing a delicious dish is ready and waiting for you at Corn St Cafe.

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Fortitude Valley

If bottomless brunches are often part of your weekend schedule, then you need to try SOKO’s bottomless beverage package. The best part for those who enjoy getting much-needed sleep in? It’s held from 1 pm to 4 pm on Sundays. Enjoy three hours of free-flowing house wine, beer, and sparkling as well as gourmet Japanese and Peruvian bites. And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, SOKO is situated at the top of Jubilee Place, so while you’re wining and dining, you can also enjoy breathtaking views of the city’s skyline.

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Morning After

West End

Located in the heart of Brisbane’s West End, Morning After is no stranger to the Brisbane brunch bunch. Their menu is measured on two factors: health and indulgence, so order yourself a guilt-free mid-morning feed as each dish supports local Brisbane producers. There are numerous reasons this spot is high on many people’s ‘best brunch in Brisbane’ lists, but if you’d like just one, their iconic carbonara is enough to leave you wanting more – it’s the ultimate all-day meal.

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Halo Ground

Fortitude Valley

Dig into a ‘gram-worthy feed at Halo Ground! Inspired by the churches surrounding the cafe, these meals are nothing short of holy goodness. The seasonal menu is as pleasing for the palate as it is for the eyes, with an array of ingredients handpicked by the talented chefs. From the pork belly benny to their famous souffle pancakes, the inventive dishes are sure to have you coming back for more.

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Bear Boy Espresso


Whether it’s a work meeting, a post-Pilates feed, or a catch-up with a friend, the ambient and sunny vibes at Bear Boy Espresso are hard to pass up. Ensuring you get your favourite feed whenever you need it, their all-day menu is packed with brunch faves like avo on toast, eggs benny, and brekky burgers, alongside dishes like their orange blossom salad, BLT, and cheeky chicken burger.

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The Green

Fortitude Valley

Middle Eastern flavours taste good no matter what time of day you consume them, and the fresh produce at The Green is so good, you’ll linger long into your next feed. With seasonal specials added to their list of faves (eggs, corn fritter stacks, and green bowls of goodness), every dish here is packed with healthy, hearty ingredients.

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