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Brisbane's Top 10 Best Breakfasts

If you follow alluxia on Instagram, you’ll already know we’re a bit partial to breakfast. There is something decadent about breakfast out. Whether it’s a simple crunchy granola or eggs Benedict, breakfast in a buzzy cafe just starts the weekend right.

Here’s our round-up of the best breakfasts in Brisbane.


Remy's, Paddington (previously known as The Rogue Rennard)

This unassuming little café is one of our absolute favourites and our go-to menu item is the humble avo toast. We think Remy's serve the best in town, with Remy’s version featuring Avocado, Persian fetta, pine nuts and pistachio on sourdough. Great coffee and free WiFi seal the deal.

Double Shot Espresso, New Farm

With no bookings, get there early on the weekends to snag a spot at this little café on Oxlade St or be prepared to wait. We love the breakfast board filled with delicious morsels of ham, poached eggs, avocado, heirloom tomatoes and more. With a cabinet filled with enticing goodies, all made on the premises, it’s best to leave room for some treats too.

Pearl Café, Woolloongabba

Pearl Café deserves is status as one of the most popular cafes in Brisbane. This carefully curated French inspired café impresses in every way from exposed brick walls, beautiful lighting to a row of delectable sweets on the counter, all elements combine to give the café a warm ambience. Pearl has a cult following for its small, delicious, produce driven menu.


Sourced Grocer, Teneriffe

This provedore has it all, with selection of fresh produce, gourmet goodies and top notch café. It’s a casual affair, with seating limited mostly to milk crates, it’s probably not somewhere you take your parents. Grab a coffee and groceries on the go and of course their avocado toast is another not to be missed, smashed up, dots of labna and a drizzle of olive oil atop Levain sourdough. Delish!

The Ponycat, New Farm

You gotta love a place that serves all day breakfast. With a blackboard menu of specials, hearty serves of simple, delicious fare & street-art inspired artwork it’s the go-to for New Farm hipsters. Ponycat is now serving Proud Mary coffee for a limited time and regularly serves up different coffee blends from around the world.

Pablo, New Farm

Be early or get ready to queue for this much loved New Farm institution.  With an inventive breakfast menu that stretches leisurely until 2.20pm, we love (not surprisingly, are you sensing a theme) the Seasoned avocado on sourdough toast, basil, mango & tomato salsa, grilled haloumi, pink lake salt, Maleny avocado oil, fresh lemon – because really isn’t everything better with haloumi?

Scout Café, Brisbane

In a cute little old store on Petrie Terrace, this lively café is a welcome addition to Brisbane’s breakfast scene. Their breaky bagel with fried egg, Kaiserfleisch, cheddar, rocket, housemaid relish, tomato and aioli is a winner accompanied by killer coffee and an 80’s soundtrack to boot.

Balfour Kitchen, New Farm

Housed in a converted Queenslander, uber chic boutique hotel Spicers Balfour has recently revamped and opened their doors to the general public with Balfour Kitchen. Balfour Kitchen offers arguably one of Brisbane’s best breakfasts created by Maria Hobcraft, head breakfast chef. Relax on the breezy, wide verandah and indulge in a Champagne breakfast with a glass of Veuve Clicquot in the sunshine. Bliss.

Campos Coffee, Fortitude Valley

Tucked down a laneway, seek out Campos for THE best coffee in town. Love the coffee? Order a takeaway, ground specifically for your home machine - our favourite is the Obama blend. Menus change monthly, but the Campos kitchen rarely gets it wrong. While this is the original and best, the Campos team have expanded to cafes in Teneriffe and the new Gasworks Plaza, Newstead.

Olio, South Brisbane

You may be surprised to see this one on our list, but the delicious omelette and strong coffee we had recently at Olio has us coming back for more. Olio has the professional service you’d expect from the well-trained Convention Centre team and without the pretention of many other Brisbane cafes. Definitely one to watch.

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