Brisbane has come of age. Never before has Brisbane foodies had so many choices when it comes to hot culinary destinations for foodies to frequent. We decided it was high time to visit, try, and review the 10 Best Brisbane Breakfast Spots in 2023.
Harveys Bar and Bistro is a stylish and sophisticated eatery located in the heart of Fortitude Valley’s bustling James Street. With its chic decor, impeccably dressed staff, and a menu of classic dishes with a modern twist, Harveys is the epitome of understated elegance. Whether you dine indoors and admire the contemporary decor or enjoy the alfresco atmosphere of the leafy outdoor area, you’re sure to be impressed by the attention to detail at Harveys.
One of the standout dishes on the menu is the delicious potato roesti with sweet corn, which has earned Harveys the title of the Best Breakfast in Brisbane. The expertly crafted dish features crispy, golden roesti paired perfectly with sweet kernels of corn, bacon, and a sprinkle of fresh herbs, making it the perfect way to start your day.
With its fantastic food, stylish atmosphere, and unrivalled location in the heart of Fortitude Valley, it’s no wonder that Harveys Bar and Bistro has become a popular destination for breakfast lovers in Brisbane. Whether you’re grabbing a quick bite on your way to work or lingering over a leisurely brunch, Harveys is the perfect spot to relax and indulge.
Harveys attracts the whos who of Brisbane and the coffees are to absolutely die for but once you have frequented Harveys you will agree, it was the rightful winner of Brisbane’s Best Breakfast in 2023.
We enjoyed breakfast at Farm House many times over the past 30 days. The location and decor are convenient and authentic. “Farm House is a popular breakfast destination, known for its delicious farm-sourced food and friendly hometown service, even amidst the busy Sunday morning crowds the venue and staff were impressed. The restaurant has been transformed by Amanda Scott, a renowned Brisbane hospitality figure behind Gertie’s, Continental Café, and Café Conti, from a former corrugated iron shed once occupied by Farmer Joe’s.”
Nestled among lush herbs, the Farm House Cafe boasts a spacious and rustic design, with a wooden verandah reminiscent of a classic country home. Sourced straight from local and regional farmers, the cafe’s menu features a variety of fresh, locally grown ingredients from Queensland such as Mt Cotton mushrooms, Scenic Rim eggs, and South Maclean haloumi. Paying homage to the beloved family-owned produce store, The cafe strives to revive the sense of community that once flourished there. With an extensive all-day breakfast menu, options range from sweet and indulgent, like pink coconut yoghurt panna cotta, to healthier options like a farmhouse bowl. No matter your preference, the breakfast menu is sure to offer something irresistible, from breakfast bruschetta to one-pan ricotta hotcake, crispy cheesy sweet potatoes with eggs and bacon, breakfast gnocchi, and more.
The Gunshop Cafe in West End, formally a “Gun Shop” is a well-known establishment that has been a favourite for West End locals dating back to 2001. Well known not just for its delicious breakfast offerings but also for the long lines that form outside its doors early on weekend mornings. Despite the crowds, there’s no shortage of seating with a cozy, rustic dining space featuring exposed brick walls and ample wooden tables. Very Instagram worthy.
Additionally, there’s a spacious courtyard in the back filled with herbs and tables, providing even more seating options. Keep in mind, menu items are made to order, so the wait may be a little longer, but the freshly prepared scrambled eggs and other dishes are worth it.
One of the cafe’s most popular items is the classic potato and fetta hash cakes, however, those looking to try something different can opt for dishes like the Mooloolaba spanner crab omelette, Canadian brioche French toast with bacon, or sautéed greens with poached egg, dukkah, and Persian fetta.
If happen to find yourself with an appetite in West End, put this cafe on the top of the list.
We loved hanging out the Camp Hill area, the suburb in the last 10 years has completed transformed and Aston and Old is a standout eatery in the suburb that truly ssits at the top of the list out among Brisbane’s best breakfast destinations. With a focus on locally sourced ingredients, the menu offers a range of foodie-friendly options that are both delicious and beautifully presented. From the toasted brioche with stewed autumn fruits and ricotta, to the pan-fried black pudding with cheddar, avocado, and salsa, there is something for every taste. The corn fritters with smoked trout and caviar are a must-try, and the coffee served is well-made and delicious.
In addition to its fantastic food, Aston and Old is also a family-friendly establishment, with plenty of space for prams and young children. The eatery also doubles as a takeaway pantry, offering its own brand of preserves, relishes, and sauces, as well as a carefully curated selection of other goods.
The atmosphere at Aston and Old is welcoming and warm, making it the perfect place to catch up with friends over breakfast or brunch. With its commitment to locally sourced ingredients, friendly service, and creative menu offerings, it’s no wonder that Aston and Old is considered one of Brisbane’s best breakfast destinations. Whether you’re in the mood for something sweet or savoury, this eatery is sure to deliver a delightful and satisfying meal.
The Morning After is a must-visit for any breakfast aficionado in Brisbane. Located in West End on Vulture St, this ultra-chic café offers a contemporary design that is both light-filled and inviting. With stone, pale wood, and grass-green elements, the café features a long community table, green felt wall bench, hanging ferns, coffee bar, and a white circular booth. Outdoor seating and a water bowl for dogs are also available.
At The Morning After, the focus is on quality and attention to detail. The café uses locally sourced ingredients, including rooftop Bee One Third honey, and offers two different coffee brands: 5 Senses from Melbourne and Uncle Joe’s from the Gold Coast. The menu, which is available all day, offers a range of light and substantial dishes, from Smashed Avo on multigrain to Fresh Sand Crab Omelette, Buttermilk Ricotta Hotcakes, and a breakfast Carbonara. Diners can also add smoked bacon, roasted mushrooms, and marinated tofu to their meals.
In addition to its gourmet food offerings, The Morning After also takes coffee seriously, offering options from both 5 Senses and Uncle Joe’s, which can be ordered in a variety of styles. Fresh-baked pastries, such as croissants, are also available to enjoy on the counter or take away.
Overall, The Morning After deserves to be in the 10 Best Brisbane Breakfast Spots, not only for its delicious food and quality coffee but also for its chic and inviting atmosphere.
Brisbane’s West End is alive in 2023 with another restaurant featuring in Brisbane Top 10- breakfast locations. Billycart is a great little hidden gem and can be found uphill off Melbourne St and is a food lover’s paradise. Headed by renowned chef Ben O’Donoghue, who also operates the other Billy Cart in Annerley, well known for being an institution amount the locals.
The interior of the cafe combines industrial design with touches of greenery, including a bar area near the entrance and a faux West End cottage with colourful glass windows at the back. The menu is a display of refined elegance, offering mouth-watering breakfast options such as Crispy Corn Fritters with grilled avocado, heirloom tomatoes, and chili, Spanner Crab and Scallop Congee, Carne Asada with fried eggs, habanero salsa, and chiccharones, and Sprouted Seed Loaf with avocado tahini, taramasalata, pickled green tomato, and fresh herbs.
For those who enjoy waffles and pancakes, Billycart offers the Eggs Bender with crispy potato waffles, house-smoked hot salmon, poached eggs, and horseradish hollandaise, and the Buttermilk and Ricotta Pancakes with coconut caramel banana. These are must-tries for any breakfast lover.
Billycart is a sophisticated and delightful choice for breakfast, with unique decor and a menu that’s sure to leave a lasting impression. Warning, once you venture into West End its hard to leave with so many good food options starting to emerge.
Fuel & Co is a charming cafe located in the heart of Nundah. The eye-catching decor, which combines modern and rustic elements, draws in customers and creates a warm and inviting atmosphere. From the leafy courtyard to the cozy inside seating, there is a perfect spot for everyone. The cafe even has a veranda and street-side breakfast bar for those who want to enjoy their meal al fresco.
Chef Vince Moefaauo, who has a fine dining background and previously owned his own cafe, heads the kitchen at Fuel & Co. He uses local produce to create fresh and mouth-watering dishes for breakfast, lunch, snacks, and sweet treats. From blueberry hot cake with pepita, maple, and mascarpone to seasonal avocado on quinoa toast with dukkah, there is something for everyone on the menu. The coffee served at Fuel & Co is a Di Bella special blend, while teas come from Tea Drop and iced teas are brewed from loose leaf. The cafe also offers a range of cold beverages, including iced chocolate, iced coffee, milkshakes, juices, and smoothies. Lactose-free milk, almond milk, and bonsoy are also available for those with dietary restrictions. The “home bake table” at the front counter is loaded with freshly baked scones, slices, and muffins that change daily.
Fuel & Co is a kid-friendly cafe, located across from a local school and well-supported by the school community. Kids can indulge in heavenly shakes in flavours like cherry ripe, choc-peanut butter, chocolate malted, honeycomb, and coconut bliss. The cafe is also pet-friendly, with a water bowl placed in a shady spot outside for four-legged friends. Owners Maria Rowe and Daren McGillivray, both chefs with over 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry, have created a special place at this northside cafe. Whether you’re looking for a delicious meal, a cozy atmosphere, or a place to bring the whole family, Fuel & Co is the perfect choice.
Willow & Spoon, located in the charming neighbourhood of Wilston, made it onto the list as one of the 10 Best Brisbane Breakfast Spots We also think Wilston is highly under rated spot so close to the city. This cafe creates a warm and inviting atmosphere that encourages guests to sit back and relax, whether it be with a book, a newspaper, or a conversation with friends.
The brunch-style menu at Willow & Spoon is sure to awaken the taste buds, offering dishes such as the “Sleeping Beauty” (poached eggs, muffin, tarragon, mushroom duxelle and tomato-honey and garden pea sauce), “Passiflora” (homemade granola, pepita, hazelnut and rockmelon with black rice pudding and passionfruit labna), and the award-winning “Voodoo Chicken” (hot southern fried chicken, honey beans, poached egg, and papa ghede salsa). The children’s menu offers a variety of options, including baby waffles, fried chicken and poached egg on toast, and babycinos.
The coffee at Willow & Spoon is expertly brewed using beans from Newstead-based Blue Sky, while the tea selection comes from Samford-based Nine Owls and includes options like chai, breakfast, and herbal. Guests can also indulge in sweet treats, including muffins, slices, tarts, pies, and puddings, with a range of gluten-free options available.
It’s not surprising that Krave Cafe in Windsor, Brisbane, made The Researchers’ selection of the Top 10 Breakfast Places in Brisbane for 2023.
Situated in the heart of Windsor, this cafe has established itself as a local favourite for its great coffee and tasty breakfast and lunch menus. The attention to detail in every facet of the dining experience is what distinguishes Krave Café, though.
First of all, the coffee is superb. Skilled baristas always make rich, smooth coffee with Campos coffee that is sure to satisfy anyone’s need for caffeine. Also, the cafe is completely licensed and offers a sizable selection of wine and beer for those who like something a little stronger.
Krave Café attracts consumers for more reasons than just its coffee, though. The broad breakfast and lunch menus offer a variety of selections to accommodate all tastes and dietary needs. The food is consistently of good quality, whether it be traditional items like eggs Benedict or more inventive selections like the halloumi stack.
With a special children’s menu, lots of high seats, and room for strollers, the cafe also offers services to families. Also, the variety of cakes and pastries is difficult to pass up for those with a sweet tooth.
Krave Café stands out, nonetheless, because of the careful attention paid to the environment and furnishings. The cafe feels roomy and airy despite being situated on a busy main road and having bi-fold windows that open to the street. With special details like holiday photos used to decorate the tables and hessian coffee sacks transformed into stools, the decor is light and contemporary.
Krave Cafe is a must-stop for anyone seeking a fantastic breakfast in Brisbane. It’s no surprise that it has won a spot on The Researchers list of the 10 Best Brisbane Breakfast in 2023 because of the excellent coffee, delectable food, and attention to detail in every area of the eating experience.
Rounding out the 10 Best Brisbane Breakfast Spots and taking the final spot is the Farmhouse Restaurant and coffee shop which is one of the few still-operating farms in the area, Farmhouse Restaurant & Coffee Shop in Redlands, Brisbane, is a charming and rustic eatery housed in a sizeable shed with a view of Wellington Point Farm. For those who enjoy breakfast, this farm to plate dining experience offers a distinctive and healthy experience.
The cafe and restaurant are housed in the same shed as the farm’s Market Hall, which offers the general public top-notch, fresh produce. Visitors can stop by the coffee shop, which is open every day, for an expertly brewed espresso and a sweet treat, or they can eat in at the gorgeous, rustic restaurant, which offers indoor/outdoor all-weather dining starting on Wednesdays.
The menu at Farmhouse Restaurant & Coffee Shop was created by award-winning, Michelin-trained chef Gordon MacGregor and emphasises a farm-to-plate, healthy eating philosophy and uses farm-fresh ingredients. Simple breakfast foods done well include toasted sourdough with two eggs cooked however you like them, crispy bacon, and wilted spinach, as well as Breakfast Yoghurt with toasted Farmhouse muesli and seasonal fruit. Some of the more creative dishes include charred mango cheek with coconut tapioca, roasted smoked macadamia, and farm honey.
Additionally, the menu features mouthwatering toasted sourdough topped with a selection of mouthwatering ingredients, including cream cheese, smoked salmon, capers, and fennel pollen; beetroot hummus, feta, confit tomatoes, and spiced chickpeas; sautéed spinach, mushrooms, feta, and thyme; and tahini-smashed avocado with roasted pepitas, sunflower seeds, and confit tomatoes. Alternate breakfast options include the Benny Bagel, the hearty Farmhouse Breakfast, and scrambled eggs with charred broccolini, blistered tomatoes, chili oil, and sourdough.
Without stopping by the Market Hall, visitors to the farm would not be able to purchase locally grown fresh fruit and vegetables, dairy goods, pantry essentials like milk and cheese, eggs and honey, nuts, and condiments like jams, mustards, relishes, and chutneys. Soon, the Market Hall will welcome a butcher and deli.
The Farmhouse offers a special breakfast and lunch menu for kids, making it family-friendly as well. The Farmhouse Restaurant & Coffee Shop is a must-go-to breakfast spot in Brisbane because of its stunning and rustic decor, which includes vaulted ceilings, exposed brickwork, and wood beams and beams overlooking the farm and its rich, red soil.