10 best breakfast in Queensland

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Choosing the best breakfast in Brisbane or Noosa is no easy task. You know that feeling when your companion’s meal looks so much better than yours? You won’t have meal envy if you order these breakfasts from these cafes and restaurants around Queensland. 

Enjoying a leisurely breakfast in a lovely spot is one of the quintessentially Queensland things to do

Breakfast in Queensland

Breakfast in Brisbane

1- Plum Tucker, Red Hill

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Is this the best breakfast in Brisbane?

They call it sweet avocado on toast, and it combines avocado with strawberries, organic feta, toasted pistachios and local honey.  

Try it and see.

I’m sure you’ll be back for more of this delicious dish at Plum Tucker.

2- Shouk Café, Paddington

At Shouk Café, it’s just too hard to choose between the lightly sweetened honey and cardamom pannacotta with smashed baklava and pistachio Persian fairy floss and the tall Polish potato pancake stack with cream cheese, dill, pickled red onions, two poached eggs and your choice of smoked salmon, bacon, avocado or halloumi.  


Have them both or share!

Read this post for more Brisbane cafes

3- Wild Canary, Brookfield

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Looking for breakfast in Brisbane? You can’t go wrong here.

Oh yes – coconut lime rice pudding, quince and pear with cinnamon crumble is just so right.

Wild Canary has a tranquil garden setting and is a lovely spot to start the day.

Keep an eye out for upcoming foodie events and this cool spot or take a look at this post for more Brisbane eat streets

4- Billy Kart Kitchen, Annerley

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Billy Kart Kitchen dishes up a lovely Brisbane breakfast.

How about a smoked pork hash with avocado, tahini, yoghurt, green harissa and a couple of poached eggs?

Billy Kart Kitchen is set in a refurbished corner shop in a lovely tree-lined street.

The eatery is the brainchild of Celebrity Chef Ben O’Donoghue and his wife Dee, who have successfully managed to capture the essence of an old-fashioned local store with this 80-seater eatery.

If you like beer, here’s a list of Brisbane craft beer bars that serve up decent food too. 

5- Gerard’s Bistro, Fortitude Valley

The Middle Eastern influences are strong in Gerard’s Baghdad eggs, fried in cumin, garlic, mint and lemon on flatbread with tahini yoghurt.

Gerard’s Bistro is a stylish spot in Brisbane’s trendy James Street precinct.

After breakfast, check out these things to do in Brisbane

Best Breakfast in Noosa

6- Bistro C, Noosa 

Besides being right on the beach, Bistro C dishes up great food and if you’re looking to breakfast in Noosa you’ll also enjoy the stunning view. 

The toasted almond, oat and quinoa granola acai berry sorbet with banana and blueberries topped with local Kenilworth honey-yogurt is so pretty it’s almost a crime to eat it.

Been there before? Here’s a list of other cool Noosa restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

Best Breakfast in Cairns

7- Caffiend, Cairns

They call it French toast but what you get is house-made banana and walnut bread, caramelised banana, coconut gelato, coconut caramel sauce, dehydrated raspberries and strawberries topped with toasted coconut.

It’s just one of the items on Caffiend’s mouth-wateringly scrumptious menu.

This scrumptious breakfast will provide the fuel to tackle these things to do in Cairns

Best Breakfast in Bundaberg

8- Indulge, Bundaberg

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You’d be surprised at this delicious breakfast in Bundaberg.

Their bacon and eggs look too good to eat but for something different try the Japanese breakfast. 

Okonomiyaki Japanese pancake with smokey bacon, local prawns, smoked chicken, shallots, cabbage, pickled ginger, Okonomi BBQ sauce, kewpie mayo and roast sesame – no need to say more.

The ingredients at Indulge are sourced from local growers.

Best Breakfast Gold Coast

9- Paddock Bakery, Gold Coast

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Is this the best breakfast on the Gold Coast?

Dippy Eggs served in an egg carton with a side of toast soldiers and other beaut bits.  

Or, munch on their wood fire sourdough bread which is baked daily on site.

Paddock Bakery is definitely somewhere to put on your list when visiting the Gold Coast.

Fuel up and hit this list of things to do on the Gold Coast with gusto. 

Best Breakfast Palm Cove

10- Nu Nu Restaurant, Palm Cove

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Breakfast in Palm Cove doesn’t come any better than this.

Hard choice between the mud crab omelette, greens, ginger caramel and white pepper broth or the Spiced pineapple and coconut cream soaked muesli, Daintree vanilla, mango, seasonal fruits & toasted coconut.

Nu Nu Restaurant’s location on the beach at Palm Cove is hard to beat.

The writer lives in Brisbane and has eaten at all the places mentioned above.

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Breakfast in Queensland is about getting in tune with the tropics. Photo: Nu Nu Restaurant

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10 best places to breakfast in Queensland


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Kerry Heaney
My mission is to search the world for food that tastes as good as it looks. I’m dedicated to finding the perfect cupcake, the best brekkie and the ultimate lunch everywhere I go. As a freelance food and travel writer I contribute to a wide range of publications including News Corporation’s Escape Travel, Get Up and Go, Selector Magazine, and Where Magazine. I also was a restaurant reviewer for the 2014 Brisbane Times Good Food Guide and wrote the Queensland section of Gourmet Touring around Australia. I have Brisbane’s best loved and longest established food blog, Eat,Drink+beKerry. It’s the food lover’s guide to finding good food where ever they travel.