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The Best Breakfast in Brisbane

Start your day with the best breakfast in Brisbane! These cozy cafés serve up coffee, eggs, bacon, and sweet treats.

Before you set out on a busy day of discovering all the best things to do in Brisbane, it's important to fuel up with a hearty breakfast. Join us as we smell the coffee, savor the smoothies, and crunch through a bowl of sweet, house-made granola. We'll help you find the best breakfast the city has to offer.


1. Petrichor & Co

Experience the flavors of Columbia and Latin America at Petrichor & Co, a friendly neighborhood café serving up the best breakfast in Brisbane. Seasonal produce features heavily on the menu, including options for vegans and gluten-free diets.

Petrichor & Co. opens daily at 6 a.m., making it the ideal place for an early-morning breakfast. If you're planning to visit on the weekend, it's a smart move to book in advance.

After enjoying a delicious meal, why not browse the range of products available to take home? These include sauces, jams, preserves, relishes, and delicious cakes and cookies.


2. Farmhouse

Farmhouse in Kedron is a much-loved community hub dedicated to serving fresh produce grown by local farmers. Every season, its proprietors seek out new farmers to add to its list of high-quality suppliers.

Walk into Farmhouse — it doesn't take bookings — and sit down to a fantastic breakfast of fresh eggs, Biscoff "pluncakes," or house-made granola. Accompany your meal with creative mixed fruit juices, real fruit frappés, or smoothies.

Owners Amanda and John open the restaurant every day at 6:30 a.m. There's also a beautiful outdoor seating area filled with plants, rustic wooden tables, and shady spots where you can relax until the café closes at 2:30 p.m.

We love stopping here for breakfast to fuel ourselves before our Brisbane performances, and we adore its friendly atmosphere. If you happen to bring a parent, it's a great place to celebrate Mother's Day in Brisbane.

Manly West

3. Banter Coffee House

Banter Coffee House serves delicious sweet treats, including blueberry bagels, brioche French toast, and the house's iconic gut-friendly granola. Vegans and omnivores alike will love the house-toasted granola topped with seasonal fruits, coconut yogurt, and passion fruit syrup.

You can order takeout online or visit the café in person on Radford Road in Manly West. Banter Coffee House opens at 6 a.m. on weekdays and 7 a.m. on weekends.


4. Café O-Mai

Slip inside the intimate setting of Café Ó-Mai on Cracknell Road for a taste of Vietnam. Choose from traditional options, such as pho, a Vietnamese omelet, or Aunty Five's clay pot. You can also get brioche French toast if your taste buds demand sweet treats in the mornings.

Café Ó-Mai is closed on Mondays. On other weekdays, it opens at 6:30 a.m., but on weekends, it doesn't open until 7 a.m. You won't find a friendlier welcome anywhere in Brisbane, so come on down and enjoy a fresh take on breakfast.


5. Todd & Pup

Relax on the deck at Todd & Pup, and watch the world go by as you sip delicious coffee and enjoy a gourmet breakfast. All the breakfast classics are on the menu, but each has a unique twist to make it more interesting.

If you like your breakfast spicy, try the sweet corn and jalapeño fritters. We highly recommend the gourmet coffees. They provide the perfect pick-me-up to get us through a heavy day of performances.

Todd & Pup is open for breakfast from 6 a.m. on weekdays and 7 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Kids and dogs are both welcome on the deck of this family-friendly neighborhood favorite.

West End

6. Morning After

Morning After is open seven days a week from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m., although it continues serving coffee until 3:30 p.m. For the best breakfast in Brisbane, there’s no better spot.

The menu features crumpets, banana loaf, muesli, croquettes, breakfast bowls, and more. Breakfast here is worth getting out of bed for, even if you have a training and performance schedule as demanding as ours.

Head here the morning after one of our Brisbane shows to reminisce on the awe-inspiring spectacle you've just seen over one of the best meals you'll ever eat.

7. Picnic Cafe

Picnic Cafe is serious about good coffee. The baristas here serve single-origin coffee, which means the beans are grown in a single geographic region. This allows you to taste the pure, distinctive flavor of a special part of the world.

The food at Picnic Cafe is just as good as the coffee. The menu features modern Australian cuisine, with flavors and recipes borrowed from different cultures. With an emphasis on locally sourced ingredients, the food here doesn't just taste great. It also has a carbon footprint that's as low as possible.

Picnic Cafe doesn't take bookings. Come any day of the week between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. for coffee, cake, and delicious breakfast foods.

Dutton Park

8. Penny Coffee Co

Cozy vibes and dank tunes are what you can expect if you visit Penny Coffee Co. The team here works hard to create a relaxed atmosphere. Sample some of the best single-origin coffees you'll ever taste, and buy a bag of beans to take home with you.

The breakfast menu here is simple but satisfying. Enjoy a breakfast burger on a house-made sourdough brioche bun, or satisfy your sweet tooth with maple coconut granola. If you have special dietary requirements, speak to a friendly team member. Penny Coffee Co. opens for breakfast at 7 a.m. every day.


9. Smoked Paprika

Brisbane foodies love Smoked Paprika. This hip coffee shop blends Hungarian traditions with modern Australian culture. Chef Gabor Traub creates beautiful breakfast dishes to help you start the day with a smile on your face.

Don't miss the Hungarian pastries. They smell so good that they're almost impossible to resist. Smoked Paprika opens every day at 7 a.m.

Fortitude Valley

10. The Green

The Green on James Street is a Middle Eastern restaurant that serves Lebanese cuisine and welcomes people from all walks of life. It's a great place to visit with friends. You can catch up with your loved ones over cold-pressed juices, hummus, falafels, and breakfast mezze to share.

Groups of more than ten people need to book a table in advance and order from a set menu — the venue provides the menu when it confirms your reservation. When the weather cooperates, ask for an outdoor table to enjoy the Brisbane sunshine.

Mount Gravatt

11. Kith' n' Chow

Dine outdoors at Kith 'n' Chow, an alfresco garden restaurant in Mount Gravatt. The venue doesn't want to compete with the fantastic espresso bar next door, so you can't get hot drinks here. But the menu is full of fresh juices and smoothies that are guaranteed to put a zing in your mouth and a spring in your step.

You're also welcome to grab a coffee from next door and bring it into the Kith' n' Chow garden. The food is scrumptious, and we think the gorgeous setting is unbeatable. The Nutella donut waffles are to die for! Looking for a healthier option? Check out the açai bowls or house-made granola.

12. Little Black Pug

Little Black Pug was founded by two pug-lovers who also share a passion for food and coffee. Louise and Josh provide a 99% gluten-free, mostly plant-based menu at their bright, airy café in Mount Gravatt. Dogs are welcome to join their owners in the two outdoor dining areas.

The menu is the same throughout the day, so you can enjoy a croissant, waffle, taco, or falafel whenever you arrive. This café opens at 7 a.m. every day except Sunday, when it opens at 7:30 a.m. Swing by for a smoothie, coffee, or loose-leaf tea.

Little Black Pug is a great place to spot cute dogs, as it's a favorite with local pooch owners. Keep an eye on the café's social media to find out when the pair of pugs it's named after are visiting.

Holland Park West

13. Deedot Coffee House

Deedot Coffee House serves specialty coffee and a range of herbal teas, soft drinks, and cocktails. If you can't get going in the mornings without a caffeine shot, you'll find yourself in good company here. The venue is located on Logan Road and opens at 6 a.m. on weekdays and 7 a.m. on weekends.

Once you've woken up your senses, take a look at the breakfast menu. Vanilla bean pancakes, Japanese omelets, and crispy fritters all feature, providing temptations for the taste buds.


14. Micasa Cafe

Why is Micasa Cafe a favorite Brisbane breakfast spot? Is it the fresh, fabulous frappés, the creamy milkshakes, or the colorful, nutritious breakfast dishes? We can't choose between them, but we invite you to visit and form your own opinions.

Pancakes with fresh fruit and delicious sweet ice cream are a perfect start to any day. Micasa Cafe is open from 6 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on weekdays and from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. on weekends.

Daisy Hill

15. St Coco Cafe

Twin sisters Amber and Cynamon founded St Coco Cafe in their hometown of Daisy Hill, Brisbane. They're passionate about serving the best breakfast food and coffee in the neighborhood.

Wake up with a cup of joe, featuring a custom signature blend produced by Brisbane-based Parallel Coffee Roasters. Tuck into a fresh pastry, a vanilla ricotta Brulé, or a bratwurst benedict — the café's signature dish.

The venue takes reservations, or you can order online and pick up your food when it's ready. St Coco Cafe is open from 6:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. during the week and from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. on weekends.


16. The Jam Pantry

The Jam Pantry is one of the best breakfast places in Brisbane. The menu changes frequently based on the availability of local, seasonal produce. Whenever you visit, you can be sure you're getting a meal that's been created with care. It's open seven days a week, from 7 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Takeout and delivery are also available.

Embarking on a Culinary Journey Through Brisbane's Breakfast Scene

After you've fueled up at one of the best breakfast venues in the city, it's time to decide how to spend the rest of your day in Brissie. Check out one of Brisbane’s markets, or if you want to do something truly spectacular, stop by one of our shows.

With dazzling costumes, breathtaking stunts, and spellbinding storylines, our shows win the hearts and minds of audiences across the world. We're particularly proud of the mesmerizing choreography of our shows in Brisbane. Get your tickets, take your seats, and prepare for the experience of a lifetime.

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