You can’t make it far in Brisbane without doing brunch. This city offers an array of morning cuisine that will satisfy your taste buds. From acai bowls to donuts, you will definitely find yourself snapping an Insta-worthy shot of the masterpiece that is your breakfast. Here are a few of my favorite spots in the city.
If you are a doughnut fan, you will be thrilled with this place. The doughnuts (which can be eaten any time, not just brunch) are well known in Brisbane. If you are in South Bank, keep walking until you see the little green and pink building. The hardest part of your visit will be choosing which kind of donut you want. I tried to order every flavor during my time abroad, but alas, there were too many. The names are so clever too; be sure to order the “Liam Hemsworthy” for red velvet goodness and “It’s Always a Gay Time” for a bite of honeycomb custard.
For a fancy fix, head to Miss Bliss in West End. You’ll feel refreshed after eating at this modern style restaurant, as everything is made fresh with local, organic produce. Avocado toast, smoothies – you name it. I tried the Miss Bliss Acai Bowl and was blown away. The acai is topped with coconut yogurt and their own granola. This spot is also very vegan and gluten free friendly!
Part of the prestigious Charming Squire restaurant in South Brisbane, this brunch spot offers decadent, over-the-top-in-a-good-way breakfast. I hope your eyes are as big as your stomach as the portions are pretty good. Try the Hazelnut Hotcakes if you are in the mood for something sweet. You’ll receive Nutella and ice cream for your hotcakes with a tiny jar of maple syrup. Enough said.
Another South Brisbane find. Kiss the Berry offers amazing acai options of all kinds. Check out the seasonal flavors but do not be afraid to settle with the regular acai also, as seen below. The location is perfect as you can take your acai to go and walk in the parklands or by the Brisbane river.
You may have to arrive early to get a seat at this West End gem. Known for their coffee and delicious brunch, you can find basics such as eggs on toast and more extravagant options, like red velvet waffles. I tried the omelet of the day, which ended up being a great decision. Many items are sourced locally and there are plenty of vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options available.
Caroline Grady is a TEAN Alum and student Stonehill College. She studied abroad with TEAN in Brisbane, Australia.