Breakfast is the most important meal of the day but who wants boring old cornflakes? You need something substantial and scrumptious. And where better to find amazing fresh produce and killer breakfasts than at some of Brisbane’s best markets? We’ve done some serious research (read: eating) to find the best market breakfasts in the business.
1. PLAZA MEXICANA – EUMUNDI MARKETS, EUMUNDI
If you’re after a hearty feed to fuel a shopping spree, you can’t go past Plaza Mexicana and their filled-to-the-brim breakfast quesadillas with melted cheese, bacon, egg, coriander, lime, jalapenos, onion, tomatoes and sauces alongside fresh guacamole (available spicy or mild). Or, if you’re game, have a crack at the huevos rancheros – fried eggs on beans and tortilla with bacon and cheese. Warning: food comas may ensue.
Eumundi Markets: 80 Memorial Dr, Eumundi
DATES: 8am to 1.30pm every Wednesday; 7am to 2pm every Saturday
2. J’ADORE LES CREPES – THE JAN POWERS FARMERS MARKETS, MANLY
Who doesn’t love a crepe filled with Nutella and banana? Or maybe strawberries, cream and ice-cream is more your thing? The salted caramel is to die for, and you can also dig in to savoury options such as the Notre Dame, with smoked salmon, mushrooms and capers. The Bastille comes filled with camembert (not prisoners and gunpowder) or you could go all out with the Provencale Crêpe topped with tomato, mushrooms and spinach – Bon appétit!
The Jan Powers Farmers Markets: Royal Esplanade, Manly
DATES: 6am to 12pm every first and third Saturday of the month
3. CESAR’S SMOOTHIES AND JUICES – THE JAN POWERS FARMERS MARKETS, NEW FARM
Vicki and Cesar’s smoothies and juices are the perfect health kick to start your day. Unprocessed, freshly-squeezed and topped with a fresh fruit skewer, you can nearly feel the nutrients healing your hangover or powering you up for some solid retail therapy.
The Jan Powers Farmers Markets: Brisbane Powerhouse, 119 Lamington St, New Farm
DATES: 6am to 12pm every Saturday
4. NYC BAGEL DELI - EAGLE FARM MARKETS
The NYC Bagel Deli offers a multitude of different flavours both sweet and savoury, for you to snack on while perusing the stalls at the Eagle Farm Markets. Live music with a side of shopping and a cinnamon and raisin bagel? Yes, please!
Eagle Farm Markets: 230 Lancaster Rd, Ascot
DATES: 7am to 12.30pm every Sunday
5. THE SILO CAFÉ – CARRARA MARKETS
If café culture with a side of market shopping is more your thing, drop in to The Silo Café at Carrara Markets. This place is famous for its big brekkie – think a plate chock-a-block with bacon, sausage, eggs your way, hash browns, mushrooms, grilled tomato and giant toast all cooked to order. The waffles with bananas, maple syrup and ice-cream are also a great sweet option!
Carrara Markets: Market St, Carrara
DATES: 7am to 3pm every Saturday and Sunday