Skydiving, swimming with sharks and travelling the world might what you’d find on the typical bucket list, but here at Style, our priorities are in a slightly different place – one that involves eating our way through Brisbane’s best breakfasts.
As the days get shorter and the mornings get colder, we’re in need of a little extra incentive to climb out of the warm embrace of our beds, and these cafes are offering it up in spades.
With menus changing left, right and centre to incorporate winter warmers and tasty new additions, the race is on to try them all before the seasons change – but then and again, what are weekends for?
The Smug Fig, East Brisbane
A breakfast Mum would definitely not approve of – these are the nachos of our childhood dreams: potato gems, shaved parmesan, bacon bits, guacamole, two fried eggs and ranch sauce.
Hobby Lane, Mitchelton
We’re a little obsessed with this new Mitchelton café – and it’s not just because it’s run by Oprah’s former chef. Their menu is full of breakfast fare that’ll have you feeling nice and toasty, like their winter fruit crumble: poached pears, warm rhubarb and raspberry, granola and puffed grain crumble with a scoop of ginger ice-cream.
The Gun Shop Café, West End
Consider Christmas as having come early – these pancakes from the West End go-to has all the flavours of our favourite time of year: think gingerbread, maple bacon, pumpkin, clotted cream and candied pecans.
Dicki’s, New Farm
The last thing we need as the months get colder is to get shot down with the flu, and this New Farm plant-based haven has a menu full of things to keep us in good health. Our go-to? Their nurture bowl - full of yumminess like roasted pumpkin, crispy tempeh, crunchy vegetable and grilled garlic sourdough. It tastes amazing and is even better for you.
Little Clive, Annerley
If your morning cup of coffee doesn’t quite do the trick, the just-released winter menu at this Annerley favourite has the thing for you. With thick-sliced fruit loaf, liqueur-soaked Savoiardi biscuits, whipped mascarpone and coffee reduction, their tiramisu French toast is dessert masquerading as breakfast, and we couldn’t be happier.
Morning After, West End
With one of the tastiest brunch menus in Brisbane, we’re spoiled for choice at Morning After when it comes to finding something to satisfy our breakfast cravings. And while it’s hard to look past their classic breakfast carbonara, their potato rosti with thyme mushrooms, friarielli, poached eggs and truffle cheese sounds like just the thing to warm us up this winter.
Abode Cafe, Taringa
This neighbourhood go-to in Taringa pride themselves on their warm and friendly environment, with a menu that’s full of comfort food and celebrates seasonal produce. The thought of chocolate mousse for breakfast makes us drool – and you can find it here, paired with toasted walnut and banana loaf, crème fraiche and a red wine poached pear.
Miss Jones, New Farm
If you’re yet to meet Miss Jones, it’s about time you became acquainted. This New Farm café is an Instagrammer’s dream, and their winter menu is full of quirky takes on breakfast classics. For something fresh, try their smoked salmon roll – locally hot-smoked salmon, nestled within a soft brioche roll with cream cheese, dill, cucumber and capers.
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