Pawpaw Cafe, Brisbane, Queensland © Pawpaw Cafe
5 of Brisbane's best breakfast and brunch spots
Explore the ultimate breakfast and brunch destinations around Brisbane.
By Amy Bryant
From healthy greens to gluten-y goodness, the Brisbane ‘brekkie’ scene will, without a doubt, satisfy your tingling tastebuds. Here are just a few of the city's best breakfasts.
Where: Cambridge St, West End
Located in the heart of Brisbane's West End, Morning After is a café with classic white brick, hanging greenery and a delectable menu of both healthy and indulgent dishes. With a generous amount of choice, you're sure to find a breakfast to suit your mood – are you after the well-known comfort of crumpets or are you craving something a little different? How about a breakfast version of pappardelle carbonara?
Where: 164C Arthur St, Fortitude Valley
Hidden amongst Fortitude Valley’s trendy dining and shopping quarter is a World War II army hangar, where King Arthur eatery resides. This café lures in passers-by with its delicious scents of freshly baked breads and pastries. Sustainable produce takes centre stage on the imaginative all-day breakfast menu, with dishes ranging from healthy hummus and rice bowls to mouth-watering waffles.
Where: 12 Martha St, Camp Hill
A neighbourhood gem and a brunch-lover's go-to, Picnic Café ticks all the boxes. With a combination of classics and exciting house creations, there’s a reason it consistently keeps locals and Brisbane visitors returning. The all-day breakfast menu is divided into simple, sweet and savoury, with dishes like Tim Tam pancakes and even quinoa nasi goreng. And bring your camera – the presentation here was made to be photographed.
Where: 121 Merthyr Rd, New Farm
In the nook of the leafy laid-back suburb of New Farm, you’ll find Little Loco dishing up big flavours. With a variety of healthy offerings, hangover cures and tasty classics, they’ve nailed the breakfast and brunch ritual. There's an all-day menu (kitchen closes at 12:30pm), where you'll find the likes of house-made granola and breakfast bao buns.
Where: 898 Stanley St E, Woolloongabba
Flooding with natural light, Pawpaw Café is an inviting space to dine and enjoy an innovative breakfast. The menu features the classics, but a few dishes may surprise you, like parmesan gnocchi and mushroom croquettes. Try the croissant eggs benedict – cutting into the crispy croissant and runny eggs is a satisfying way to start the day.