Brisbane’s Best Breakfast Spots That You Haven’t Yet Tried
Looking for the best breakfast in Brisbane? You’ve found our guide to the best brekkie spots to start your morning the right way, every day.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and come the weekend, indulging in a long brekkie is one of our favourite ways to spend a morning out and about in Brisbane.
Feeling a little tired of your regular weekend haunts? Exhausted every cafe in the city? It’s time to mix it up! If you travel a little further out of your regular inner-city hotspots, you might just find a new favourite. To save you the hassle, we’ve discovered the best breakfast spots in Brisbane for appetites of every size and cravings of every kind. Read on to discover the morning haunts we can’t get enough of!
Andonis Café & Bar
If there’s one thing that Andonis Cafe is passionate about… it’s breakfast. Serving up an enormous menu of classic and modern brekkie dishes, there’s truly something for everyone at this breakfast spot in Brisbane! Serving up bountiful meals that are as pretty as they are tasty, this warm and welcoming cafe is also the perfect place to catch up over a couple of cocktails, making it an awesome destination for your long, weekend lunches or mid-week quick brekkie bites.
Illusion By No. 5
Step into an optical illusion on your next cafe adventure at Illusion by No. 5, the Brisbane cafe that is taking Instagram by storm. The entire cafe has a 2D aesthetic that will make you feel like you’ve stepped into someone’s notepad and they’re serving up dishes and drinks that are larger than life. Or, at least that's how they'll look in this 2D effect dining destination. Dine on the all-day brunch menu or just pop by for a coffee, smoothie or a glass of wine at this fun new cafe - open seven days a week!
713 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley
For a perfect weekend brekkie, head to Industry Beans! This converted warehouse delivers on industrial-chic aesthetics, natural lighting in droves, and some seriously tasty brunch dishes. Industry Beans is a spacious and airy cafe in the back streets of Newstead and a worthy addition to your weekend coffee crawl. With a menu of brunch staples as well as seasonal updates, this cafe serves up some of the best breakfasts in Brisbane.
18 Proe Street, Newstead
For a fresh, tasty and fun breakfast spot, it’s hard to beat Pawpaw Cafe. This contemporary pan-Asian restaurant dishes up delectable breakfasts by day, and decadent banquet meals by night. Enjoy a rare all-day breakfast offering and pore over the menu of coffees, teas, cocktails and so much more to curate the best breakfast experience in Brisbane.
898 Stanley Street East, Woolloongabba
Self-serve frozen yoghurt and acai? Say no more! Step into Yo-Chi, a frozen yoghurt store that lets you craft your very own dream breakfast with their bountiful offering of flavoured frozen yoghurts as well as acai on tap. Once you’ve filled your cup with frozen goodness, head over to the counter to spoon in granola, fresh fruit, peanut butter or something sweet to top off your fresh, summery soft serve breakfast. We can’t get enough of this fresh and flavourful brekkie experience!
This light-filled café is located smack bang in the middle of Brisbane's West End and has been making tastebuds and bellies happy for some time. Morning After puts a modern twist on classic brekkie food and plates up creative and flavourful dishes for the morning, as well as ‘after’. You can’t beat their MaMuffin for a morning carb load, with wagyu & pork sausage, scrambled egg, double cheese, hot smokey bbq sauce and a hash brown stacked on a steamed English muffin. Aesthetically pleasing and palate-gratifying, Morning After is high on our list of the best breakfast destinations in Brisbane.
Corner of Vulture & Cambridge Street, West End
King Arthur Cafe
King Arthur Cafe has a strong reputation as one of the best breakfast destinations in Brisbane. Housed in a World War II army hangar (as a surprising number of venues in this area are) in the Valley, this two-story cafe is a popular meeting place for weekend shoppers, weekday workers or any Brisbane local chasing a delicious coffee and a simple yet inspired menu. Break the fast on a sourdough Wholly Crumpet with rhubarb and honeycomb crumble, or visit after 11:00am for lunch and enjoy heartier dishes like tarragon gnocchi.
Sitchu Tip: This cafe is also pet-friendly, with pups welcome to join you on the lower level as you secure your caffeine fix.
164C Arthur Street, Fortitude Valley
A Brisbane breakfast spot so popular that the locations keep multiplying, Nodo Donuts has been keeping Brisbane tummies and tastebuds in very good spirits since 2014, when owner Kate Williams decided to share the joy of gluten-free baked donuts with us all. Every dish served at Nodo is gluten-free, many are (or can be made) dairy-free or even vegan. No matter whether you opt for a sweet or savoury plate, it’s never frowned upon to dine on a donut for breakfast at Nodo… and that’s why we think this is the best breakfast in Brisbane.
Taking the humble bacon and egg roll and making it utterly perfect, Yolk is a bustling breakfast spot serving up brekkie rolls, hearty sides, delicious 5 Senses coffee and freshly squeezed orange juice. A sister cafe to popular West End breakfast spot Morning After, Yolk defines tasty grab-and-go brekkie that fits into your weekday grind or your weekend errands with its convenient Gasworks location. It’s little wonder that Yolk is rated as one of the best breakfasts in Brisbane! Our pick is the chicken burger with a serving of truffle hash browns on the side.
Gasworks Plaza, 76 Skyring Terrace, Newstead
Stepping into Peach Café is like popping on a pair of rose-tinted glasses. This cute pink café is located in the leafy suburbs of Auchenflower, and has a playground right next to it, making it the perfect café for anyone with a little bundle of energy in tow. Filled with natural light, this spacious Brisbane café serves up some of the most Instagrammable sweet and savoury dishes we’ve ever laid eyes on, and they taste even better than they look! The team bake sweet treats and gooey cookies in-house, and you mustn’t leave this café without trying one! There are plenty of gluten-free and vegan-friendly options on the menu to try, so why not book in at Peach Café the next time you’re hunting down the best breakfast in Brisbane?
97 Haig Road, Auchenflower
Breakfast with a view of Brisbane? Sounds like the perfect weekend morning! Calling Kangaroo Point home, Joey’s sits atop the cliffs with a spectacular view of the Brisbane River and city skyline. With an elevated yet comfortable ambience, Joey’s is one of the best breakfast spots in Brisbane to catch up with your besties.
29 River Terrace, Kangaroo Point
Bear Boy Windsor
With a peachy-pink marble interior and white-washed leafy exterior, Bear Boy delivers an Instagrammable aesthetic just as well as it delivers on Brisbane’s best breakfast. Not simply a pretty face, this cute cafe dishes up some of the best flavour combinations and pours an expert coffee, every time. It’s a cosy nook in Colwill Place that often has a little line spilling over the pavement, so be prepared to perhaps have to wait for ten minutes or so at rush hour. It’s also dog-friendly, so your pup doesn’t have to stay home alone!
Shop 8, 180 Albion Road, Windsor
Tucked into Wilston Village, a thriving metropolis of excellent eats, Alcove Cafe & Deli offers a warm welcome to regulars and new visitors alike! The coffee is delicious every time and the food is second to none, with meals made from local and seasonal produce. There are also fresh artisanal loaves and pasta to buy for your home pantry. Alcove truly has a warm and homey atmosphere with a team that makes you feel like family, we predict they will soon make a regular out of you!
92B Kedron Brook Road, Wilston
Okay, so you might have been to Billykart already. But it’s one of Brisbane’s best breakfasts, so it had to make the cut. With two locations, you can choose to hit the inner suburbs at Billykart West End, or keep it suburban at Billykart Kitchen in Annerley. Either way, you’re guaranteed a fresh and flavoursome breakfast, that’s also a little bit fancy. Our pick is the housemade crumpets, served with honeycomb butter.
2-4 Edmondstone Street, West End
1 Eric Crescent, Annerley
Set in the charming suburb of Graceville, Goodness Gracious is a long-standing favourite for the local neighbourhood. Serving up a full and ever-changing menu of creative meals that fuse flavour and style as well as a fully stocked cabinet of baked goodies (including a whole row of gluten-free options!). GG is the perfect place to catch up with a friend you haven’t seen in months and to linger over a latte. Bring your pooch - puppies are very welcome!
250 Oxley Road, Graceville
Welcome to the Northern suburbs best kept secret… Farm House features beautiful produce fashioned into healthful and visually appetizing meals. This cafe honours local farms and fresh food producers with their commitment to a seasonal and local menu, fuss-free. The bright, airy interiors and top-notch eats will keep you coming back to Farm House regularly for your breakfast dates in Brisbane.
9 Somerset Road, Kedron
The Smug Fig Kitchen & Social
Tucked inside the cottage garden nursery in their new location in Stones Corner, The Smug Fig is a cool, cosy and relaxing spot to brunch with a special someone or with a group of your nearest and dearest. Serving up all-day brunch with vegetarian and vegan options, this cafe is an easy crowd-pleaser when you’re ready to make weekend plans. The Smug Fig also turns into a bar and dinner service come nighttime, so feel free to let your brunch plans spill over into afternoon drinks on your next weekend jaunt.
7 Jeavons Lane, Stones Corner
Plant Vibes is one of Brisbane’s newest vegan breakfast and lunch spots, in a beautiful and bright location with the most gorgeous decor. Whether you’re a herbivore, carnivore or omnivore, we have a feeling you’ll love the plant-based menu, the flavours and culinary twists are what make this one of the best breakfasts in Brisbane, in our humble opinion. Natural fibres, pink hues and the coolest prints are at every turn in this freshly renovated space and the food is just as gorgeous. We came for the creme brulee pancakes and stayed for the rose and citrus spritzes.
52 Brookes Street, Bowen Hills
Wild Canary Bistro
In the very beautiful suburb of Brookfield, the Wild Canary Bistro is a botanically minded bistro situated within the Brookfield Gardens, meaning you can shop the luxurious home, garden and decor items once you’ve eaten your fill of some of the best breakfast in Brisbane! Serving Allpress coffee and an interesting menu (Persian camel feta, anyone?), this is certainly a step away from your usual city cafe and a trip to be remembered! They’re also famous for their cakes, so make sure you bring your sweet tooth!
2371 Moggill Road, Brookfield