By Taylare Maddern
Whether you’re in the mood for bacon and eggs, or something a little more out there – here’s where you can find the best savoury breakfasts in Brisbane. From café classics to internationally inspired surprises, whether you’re going with your bestie or with the kids – there’s a place and dish for every one.
Banh Xeo Vietnamese Crepe: Kettle and Tin
This French-Vietnamese inspired dish at Kettle and Tin is served with pork and prawns, fresh herbs and a nuoc cham sauce, in a non-traditional breakfast dish that’s sure to awaken your senses. Pair with a green tea and you’re well on your way to making the most important meal of the day an exotic one.
215 Given Terrace, Paddington
P 3369 3778
The B.R.A.T. bagel: The Bagel Boys
Bagel houses are popping up all over town, but nothing can beat one from the iconic Bagel Boys that not only have their own storefront, but serve up their boiled breads all over the city from markets to other cafes. A savoury breakfast for a hungry meateater is not a savoury breakfast without bacon, and the B.R.A.T has that, and rocket, avocado, tomato, and aioli. Eat it there or take it away for a breakfast on the go.
126 Adelaide Street, Brisbane CBD
P 3162 7435
Chorizo and potato hash: The Corner Store Café
The Corner Store Café is all about breakfast classics with a twist – and this dish is no exception. The hash is served along side poached eggs (a breakfast staple, no eggs – not breakfast), creamed corn, bacon jam, and fresh green onions. Perfect for the breakfast fan who’s been there, done that with regular morning meals.
113 Sylvan Road, Toowong
P 3870 2223
Pumpkin from the Heavens: Habitat
For a lighter choice, this heavenly twice-baked pumpkin and honey soufflé with rocket, parmesan and feta is the perfect option. In the middle of bustling West End, at Habitat you can hide out indoors and enjoy the modern decor, or sit outside and enjoy the sunshine – your choice!
1/187 Melbourne Street, West End
P 3846 3285
Scallop Nigiri Sandwich: Brew
In the mood for sushi but it’s not quite lunchtime? This sandwich at Brew is a perfect combination of Japanese flavours and weekend indulgence. The delicious filling includes nigiri scallop, salmon, shallots, Japanese mayo, soy sauce, and deep-fried wasabi. Served with potato crisps, it’s perfect for when you’ve been out just a little too late the night before.
Lower Burnett Lane, The City
P 3211 4242
Smoked Duck Omelette: Nana and Da’s
This ultimate omelette has been a menu favourite for a while now. Served with homemade chilli jam it’s the protein packed breakfast option that’ll hastily reverse any day that started on the wrong side of the bed. Most of Nana and Da’s dishes are seasonal and change regularly with different daily specials as well – but we’re hoping this one stays put permanently!
12 Homebush Road, Kedron
P 3357 6334
The Ultimate Pulled Pork Toastie: Arthur Green
If you don’t like pulled pork – we can’t be friends. This sandwich, stuffed with delicious pulled pork and accompanied by coleslaw, gherkin and cheese, truly is an ultimate combo. Add eggs for some more protein and to make it more ‘breakfast-y’ or just have it as is. Arthur Green is the perfect place to take the kids as well, with a fun outdoor area especially to keep them occupied and smaller menu items to suit their appetite.
22 Fulcher Road, Red Hill
P 0467 217 471
Eggs Benedict: Room with Roses
Eggs Benny is the breakfast to beat all breakfasts, and this one at Room with Roses is pretty special. Served on Turkish bread, the perfectly poached eggs and buttered spinach are covered in freshly made hollandaise and then topped again with your choice of mushrooms, ham, bacon, millionaire’s bacon (bacon in a sweet and spicy glaze), or smoked salmon. As well as the tasty good, the décor is a reason to visit – with the ambiance taking you back to the elegant bygone era.
Gallery Level, Brisbane Arcade 160 Queen Street, Brisbane CBD
P 3229 7050
Bacon and eggs: Gerard’s Bistro
Head over to Gerard’s Bistro if you want anything but the ordinary bacon and eggs most other cafes are serving up. This dish boasts 63-degree duck eggs, smoked bacon mousse and maple toasted buckwheat, creating a breakfast that tests the boundaries of any master chef meal.
14/15 James Street, Fortitude Valley
P 3852 3822
Chilli Con Carne: Che Asado
This Mexican inspired number (pictured) is all about flavour with the chilli con carne accompanying flat bread, fried eggs, smashed avocado and tomato salsa. And with multiple meats and potato delights to add on, Che Asado brings a twist to the classic a big breakfast for the foodie that likes to branch out.
Shop 15, Little Stanley Street, South Bank
P 3846 5555