Next-Level Avocado On Toast
 in Brisbane

Next-Level Avocado On Toast
 in Brisbane

Avo is good, but next-level avo is BETTER.

By Candice Jackson | 5th November 2015

Smashed avocado on toast may be a humble dish, but it’s also an ever-popular breakfast staple in our books. Sometimes you just can’t bear a fancy pants organic acai bowl, an over-indulgent sugary mess, or a greasy fry-up for breakfast… and that’s where the humble avocado on toast never disappoints.

Nearly every café worth its salt offers perfectly seasoned avocado on toast, but there are certain Brisbane venues that are simply smashin’ the traditional dish out of the park. From strawberries and mango salsa to dukkah, chilli chutney and beetroot ricotta, here are the masters of Brisbane’s best next-level avocado on toast:

1. Campos Coffee

Campos Coffee

Feeling like a little bit of protein with your healthy fats? Campos Coffee offer a smashed avocado on toast with sundried tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, nuts and poached eggs.

Campos Coffee
11 Wandoo Street, Fortitude Valley

2.    Plum Tucker

Plum Tucker

Plum Tucker

Plum Tucker know their avo and have three boss breakfast avo dishes to try on sourdough: with The Pioneer, you’ll get pumpkin and rosemary, grilled haloumi, cos lettuce, toasted almonds and caramelised balsamic. The Celebrity is a sweet treat of fresh strawberries, honey ricotta and crushed pistachios. Ordering The Rookie will get you beetroot hommus, dukkah and roasted chickpeas. Everyone’s sorted for their choice of avo here.

Plum Tucker
1/5 Enoggera Terrace, Red Hill

3. Pineapple Express

This health conscious café’s slogan is “it’s good for your insides”, so you know you won’t feel one iota of guilt chomping down on their smashed avocado with sourdough, feta, lemon juice, hummus, cherry bliss tomatoes and Himalayan salt – yum!

Pineapple Express
9 Hercules Street, Hamilton

4. Corner Store Cafe

Corner Store Cafe

Cabbage for breakfast? Before you turn your nose up, it’s actually quite nice! Corner Store Cafe serve up their smashed avocado on sourdough with haloumi and kimchi (a fermented Korean dish with napa cabbage and seasonings). If you’re not feeling adventurous you can choose the more familiar option of avo on sourdough with red pepper salsa and feta.

Corner Store
113 Sylvan Road, Toowong

5. Jam Pantry


Proving that avocado on toast is far from boring, Jam Pantry offer an avo toast with pickled and fresh strawberries, goats’ chevre and pistachio crumbs. It may sound sweet, but it's actually quite a savoury dish.

Jam Pantry
2/575 Logan Road, Greenslopes

6. Hops Scotch & Beans


Beetroot totally makes lunch better, so we’re sure it makes breakfast better too. Hops Scotch & Beans on Petrie Terrace serve their smashed avocado on rye bread with beetroot ricotta, sesame tuile, grilled lemon and ashed salt.

Hops Scotch and Beans
101 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane

7. The Low Road Cafe

This little café is a hidden gem near the Windsor train station, that Stylers regular visit for brunch items come lunchtime. Styler Miriam can personally vouch for its deliciousness and says it has “pistachios, herbs and lemon and sh*t”!

The Low Road Cafe
25 Eildon Road, Windsor

8. Pablo


Did someone say mango salsa? Summer is nearly here, guys, and we’re happy to celebrate it a little early with this fresh avo dish from Pablo. Their crushed avocado on sourdough toast is plated with basil and mango salsa, grilled haloumi, minted labne, fresh herbs, lemon and local olive oil.

893 Brunswick Street, New Farm

9. Puk Collective

Puk Espresso

Spice up your morning ritual with a coffee and some chilli at Puk Espresso. Their avo on organic toast is served with lemon and Persian feta, and adds a slight bite with their sides of dukkah and homemade habanero chutney.

Puk Espresso
98 Main Street, Kangaroo Point

10. The Golden Pig

If you find it hard to stray from tradition, start with The Golden Pig’s simple adaptation: toasted organic pane with smashed avocado, labne and dukkah.

The Golden Pig
38 Ross Street, Newstead

11. Alcove

Alcove café is close to the Style Magazines office and, in turn, our hearts. We love popping down to grab our daily coffee and ordering breakfast on the go in the form of their avocado on organic sourdough with feta and dukkah.

Alcove Cafe and Deli
92B Kedron Brook Road, Wilston

12. Miss Bliss

Miss Bliss Treats

Miss Bliss pride themselves on delicious dishes that are also great for you. So follow your breakfast bliss and order the toast and toppings: smashed avo edition. It comes with shriveled tomatoes, fresh basil and crispy speck served on house-made nut and seed loaf.

Miss Bliss Treats
85 Vulture Street, West End

13. Ben’s Burgers, Fortitude Valley

Not technically on toast, but an avo fix from Ben’s Burgers is worth the trip if you can get out of bed and make it to the Valley before 11am. The burger joint’s brioche bun is served with smashed avocado, cheese and mint leaves.

Ben's Burgers
5B Winn Lane, Fortitude Valley

14. Habitat


Avocado on toast with dukkah, balsamic jelly, red chard salad and raspberry dressing… Mmm, that's what I'm guaccan about. No, seriously, Habitat’s dish is called “That’s What I’m Guaccan About” and we think it’s worth ordering just to say that out loud.

56 Boundary Street, West End

15.  Little Loco

Are you always on the hunt for a decent brunch date venue? Do you go a tad loco? Well, Little Loco in New Farm is an adorable brunch café that serves avocado smash with heaps of healthy toppings, including roasted beetroot, feta, pistachio and dukkah, all on pumpkin-seeded sourdough.

Little Loco
121 Merthyr Road, New Farm

16. Paddington Deli


Having proved their sweetness in our recent Best Nutella dishes list, Paddington Deli have now proved they do unique savoury breakfasts just as well, with their smashed avocado toast with goats’ cheese, sesame seeds and caramelised lime.

Paddington Deli
153-155 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington

17.    Morning After, West End

Morning After. Image: Isaac Ryan

Image: Isaac Ryan

Satisfy your rumbling stomach after a night out on the town with something a little more loving than that kebab you ate on the way to the cab line. Morning After’s smashed avocado on multigrain with garden peas, buffalo ricotta, scrambled eggs and lime will hit the spot!

Morning After
Corner Vulture and Cambridge Streets, West End


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Article by Candice Jackson

Candice Jackson is a former Journalist of Style Magazines. She has an uncontrollable sweet tooth, an irrational fear of birds and a love of travel. Candice believes in the Yes Man Philosophy.


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