Monday, July 11, 2011

Brisbane breakfasts are the new black!

While Bird and I were away for our little weekend escape to the Finders Keepers Markets, we had the pleasure of dining out in kooky little cafes, for none other than my favourite meal of the day – breakfast.

Brisbane had some beautiful little spots for early morning meals, and the places we visited were all that and a bag of bananas.

On our first morning in the big smoke, we flew in early and once we landed our feet, unpacked our bags and puckered on some fresh lip-gloss, we were walking through the bustling streets to one of our favourite places, Spoon. While there I had a hot pot of tea, with muesli and a side of yoghurt with honey. Bird enjoyed bacon and eggs (not poached; which left her a little upset) while we people watched, chatted about our weekend ahead, and looked in awe at all the beautiful oil paintings and pastel drawings from local artists on the walls.

The next morning we woke up early and headed over to West End where we visited the highly talked about Gunshop Cafe. We lined up outside and were served by a cute-as-a-button waitress with frosted pink lipstick, who seated us in rustic leather seats that looked out onto the footpath. Bird had a poached egg settle to score, so she ordered some eggs with a side of bacon and tomato, while I got to try beautiful roasted tomatoes still attached to their vine, with sourdough splashed in oil, with fetta and ricotta.

The coffee was beautiful, and the cafe was so trendy, with wooden floors, fresh flowers on the tables and retro music blaring from the roof. We sipped our hot drinks, and headed over to the Finders Keepers for our day of antique shopping and browsing crafty stalls.

On our last day, we wandered on down the road from our motel and stopped into The Villager, where we were the only ones dining at 7am, with salmon, rocket, eggs and sourdough. It was a perfect morning before we flew home after a marvellous weekend in the bright lights, big city.

Thank you, Brisbane for your beautiful early morning stop-ins, where Bird and I woke ourselves up with freshly grinded beans, crunchy sourdough, crème eggs and the colourful conversations about our exciting adventures ahead for the day.


  1. This post made me hungry! Sounds like you had some beautiful meals in Brisbane. I can't wait to try out all the places you mentioned x

  2. Thank you for my food blog. Pack your bags, meet you at the airport in 20 xx