The perfect complement to a weekend lie-in, the all-day breakfast satiates all 2pm French toast cravings.
If the words “We’re on our lunch menu now” send shivers down your spine, chances are you’ll love this list of the best Brisbane joints that don’t move onto salads and sandwiches come 12pm – or worse, 11.30am. What is UP with that?!
Vue Lounge, New Farm
The geniuses at Vue are serving up breakfast for dinner on Fridays and Saturday nights. Think pumpkin and parmesan fritters with crispy pancetta, or French toast doused in lashings of cream and maple syrup with fresh strawberries. From Sunday to Thursday, breakfast is available well after lunch.
Monk & Grind, Fortitude Valley
As well as an online ordering service, an all-day breakfast menu and Di Bella coffee, Monk & Grind offers free wi-fi and power outlets at each table, which means you can eat breakfast after breakfast while you work away the day.
Southside Tea Room, Morningside
Being the smarties they are, the people behind Southside only have a brunch menu. The huevos rancheros – corn tortillas, fried eggs, black beans, salsa and avocado – is just as good for afternoon tea as it is for a post-run breakfast. Trust us.
Merriweather Café, South Brisbane
Influenced entirely by what produce is in season, Merriweather has a simple but ever-changing all-day brunch menu. Go Scandi with their smoked (sustainable) fish with rye, beetroot and sorrel, or keep it classic with sourdough crumpets and a cold-pressed juice.
Bungalow 4171, Hawthorne
Bungalow 4171’s breakfast served “all day, every day” is clearly something we can get behind. Try their bubble and squeak potato cake, or maybe a breakfast pizza with pancetta, rocket, tomatoes and goat’s cheese, enjoyed in the breeze on an early Saturday afternoon.
Shouk Café, Paddington
This modern Middle East-inspired menu offers the amazing Asparagus and Peas with Baghdad Butter. Served grilled on Turkish bread with a great hunk of labne, this is the savoury breakfast you didn’t know you needed in your life until now. You’re welcome.
Arthur’s Green, Red Hill
With plenty of space to spread yourself out, infamous spring onion hash browns and lawn bowls at your doorstep, why would you take your family anywhere else? Arthur’s Green – set within the Red Hill Bowls Club – is a weekend afternoon in a nutshell.
Chester Street Bakery, Newstead
Whether you’re a smashed avo on sourdough kinda gal or a full breakfast kinda guy, Chester Street has you covered with their all-day menu. Order a Tim Tam milkshake or a Pimm’s jug and settle in for a few hours. End the day, obviously, with cake.
Milk Café, Ashgrove
This sweet family-owned café offers a breakfast burger, replete with bacon, egg, caramelised onion, tomato relish, cheese, lettuce and aioli. AND it’s served with hash browns. Genius! Don’t leave without trying one of their famous soda spiders.
Smoked Paprika, Bardon
Dive into a stack of blueberry ricotta pancakes piled up with caramelised banana, maple syrup, mascarpone and fresh strawberries. Or if you’ve just been to the gym next door, maybe the organic black quinoa porridge (served with almond milk, coconut and fruit) is more your style.
Kettle & Tin, Paddington
Crack open a craft beer and tuck into some bacon and eggs. This bustling old Queenslander turns up the atmosphere with a relaxed all-day breakfast menu perfect for long, lazy afternoons.
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Main image: Vue Lounge
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