Breakfast is traditionally a savoury affair – eggs Benedict, greasy fry-ups, and Vegemite on toast are never far away. But cafés around Brisbane have heard the cry for a sweeter start to the day and are going above and beyond by giving us what we really want: dessert for breakfast.
Here are the top picks for a breakfast sugar rush!
Cowch | Nutella French Toast Roll-Ups
French toast gets a makeover with diced strawberries and Nutella’s choc hazelnut goodness. A generous sprinkle of cinnamon sugar seals the deal on this scrumptious sweet treat.
Harveys Bar & Bistro | Ricotta-buttermilk pancakes with caramelised banana and honeycomb butter
Pancakes are always a winning breakfast choice, but when they’re topped with honeycomb butter and caramelised banana they’re pure heaven! Add some smoked bacon for the perfect mix of sweet and savoury.
Nodo Donuts | Breakfast Crumble
The Breakfast Crumble at Nodo Donuts tastes so naught you’ll forget it’s actually healthy. Ginger, kombucha, baked apple, rhubarb and strawberry with crumble and probiotic vanilla bean coconut yoghurt all in the one bowl will help you start your day the right way. Don’t forget to pick up a donut or two for morning tea while you’re there!
Artie & Mai | Banana French Toast w/ salted caramel, tomato jam, candied bacon ice cream
Banana and salted caramel is a decadent combination and pairs perfectly with French toast. There’s also a Nutella and blueberry version if bananas and caramel aren’t your thing.
Spring Hill Deli Café | Baked oatmeal, flavored w. apple & berries, drizzled w. maple & served w. fresh berries & organic Greek yoghurt
Oatmeal is great way to start the day. It’s low GI and will keep you feeling fuller for longer, plus it’s a comfort food so you just feel good when you eat it. The baked oatmeal with apple, berries, maple syrup and organic Greek yoghurt will satisfy your sugar craving and fire you up to tackle the day ahead.
Miss Claudes | Lemon Meringue Crepe
Zesty lemon curd-filled crepes topped with mini meringues, fresh strawberries, raspberry coulis, vanilla ice cream and/or crème Chantilly are sure to tempt you. Miss Claudes has a nearly endless list of crepes to try with more sugary suggestions than we can fit in one article so you’re spoilt for choice!
Pancake Manor | Blackforest Cherry Pancakes
Fluffy chocolate pancakes topped with cherries in a cherry brandy sauce plus choc chips, chocolate ice-cream and cream will have you drooling. What’s the best bit about Pancake Manor? It’s open 24 hours so you can get your sugar fix day or night!
Max Brenner | Chocolate Fondue for Two
For breakfast with a sweet and ’70s twist, try the chocolate fondue at Max Brenner. Gooey melted chocolate is sure to win everyone over and the fresh fruit, marshmallows and banana bread are just made for dipping.
Chester Street Bakery | Mini Cheesecakes
For a delicious start to your morning, why not grab a coffee and something sweet from Chester Street? The mini cheesecakes are mouth-wateringly delicious. The hardest decision you’ll have to make is choosing just one!
Botanica | Callebaut chocolate fudge cookies
If you need a mid-morning munch, stock up on the callebaut chocolate fudge cookies from Botanica. Perfect with a coffee or tea,they are also dairy- and gluten-free so everyone can enjoy without the fear of tummy troubles.
NKB Express | Waffles
Waffles are the way to almost every sweet-tooth’s heart and at NKB Express you’re spoilt for choice! The Coney Island has house-made vanilla bean ice-cream, Hershey’s chocolate syrup and sprinkles. The Broadway combines berry compote, maple syrup and cream. The Flatiron has house-made vanilla bean ice-cream and maple syrup, and the Brooklyn is topped with bacon, egg and maple syrup. It’s enough to keep you coming back all week just to try every combination!
Passion Tree | Matcha Mochi Pancake Stack
For a pancake stack with a difference, try the Matcha Mochi offering from Passion Tree. Matcha green tea-flavoured ice-cream, a white chocolate and green tea sauce and pancakes with layers of cream and red beans, it’s a tower of green goodness just waiting to be devoured.
Pineapple Express | Clean cacao & Vanilla waffles
Another healthy breakfast masking as a sugary sweet treat, the clean cacao and vanilla waffles from Pineapple Express will fill you up and satisfy the hankering for something sweet. Served with coconut yoghurt, goji berries and raw cacao nibs, your morning meal will also give you a hit of antioxidants.
Ramekin’s Café | House made granola and coconut pannacotta
Ramekin’s Café at Carseldine does a wickedly good house-made granola with toasted oats, coconut flakes, macadamias, sultanas and orange zest served with a silky coconut and pandan pannacotta drizzled with kithul palm honey and fresh passionfruit, cherry and lychee. It looks so pretty you might have trouble eating it. If granola isn’t your jam then give the peanut butter and jelly pancakes a go – it’s delish!
Rogue Bar + Bistro | Waffles
There’s a plethora of sweet breakfast choices to be had at Rogue Bar + Bistro, but the waffles would have to be our top pick. With a matcha green tea and strawberry salad, toasted meringue, raspberry gel and green tea ice-cream, it’s a super tasty and refreshing dish.
Fuel & co | Cinnamon and Blueberry Hotcake
Freshly baked to order and topped with mascarpone, fresh berries, maple and crushed banana chips, this heart-warming hotcake is sure to fill you up.