This weekend, thousands of Brisbanites will come together for the 30th RACQ International Women’s Day Fun Run; and, since running is hungry work we’ve done the job of hunting down the best breakfasts in South Bank for you to get your hands on.
There’s nothing like the smell of fresh breakfast fair and spectacular city and river views after a workout. With all The Jetty’s dishes packed to the brim with flavour, this restaurant gets our brunch-loving hearts racing with their weekend breakfast offering. Try the Potato Gems Benny, filled to the brim with eggs, spinach, homemade hollandaise and potato gems, and you’ll be impressed.
Want to have brunch on-the-go? Espresso Garage has answered your prayers! Nestled in an unassuming nook between Grey and Little Stanley Streets, this hole-in-the-wall is a caffeine-addict’s failsafe haven for a quality brew. The best part? They serve up delicious eats too – hello, fresh breaky muffins and tasty scrambled eggs! Open at 5.30am for pre-run sustenance.
River Quay Fish
River Quay Fish is one of our favourite places to do breakfast, lunch, brunch, dinner AND dessert, and not just for its incredible riverfront location. Think: wholesome classics like eggs benny with haloumi and big breakfasts. The disappointment is real if you miss out with the gang after your race, trust us.
One of South Bank’s best-kept brunch secrets lays hidden at Barbossa Bar. A destination with a cosy ambience, all your brunch favourites (hello avo smash, goodbye mortgage!) are available every weekend from 7am, making the perfect finish to your fun-run experience. You can thank us later.
Papa Rossi Cafe
After many years of delivering all-round heavenly dinner sustenance at Papa Rossi Restaurant, their café section has recently marked themselves as the ultimate in South Bank brunches. Our top pick? Their eggs benedict or signature omelettes. Did we also mention they have an in-house pastry chef that fills their cabinets daily? We’re sold.
This one’s for the food-stagrammers! Denim Co. offers picture perfect, colour-laden dishes that taste just as good as they look. If we HAD to pick a must-try (the whole menu would do!) we suggest the Banana Split, made with waffles, banana, caramel, cream and honey nut crunch. You deserve it, after all.
Lost Bean know what’s up when it comes to a delicious breakfast and cup of coffee to match. Whether you’re after a grab-and-go banana bread or muffin (made in house!) or eggs benedict made to order, this is the place for you. Plus, you won’t be disappointed by their coffee served from some of Brisbane’s best baristas. Yep, it’s really the perfect pick-me-up after that sweat session. Open at 5am for pre-run sustenance.
Want to go all out on your fitness experience? Coco Bliss has your back with pure, nutritious and raw whole-foods in the form of delicious acai bowls, raw treats, juices and smoothies. With a predominately raw, vegan, gluten free and refined sugar free menu, you’ll forget it’s as healthy as it is. Sold.
Oh how we adore you, Dot. Espresso. Dot’s uncomplicated and delicious menu offers home-style favourites such as bagels and toasties. The real winner? Their fresh juices. Trust us, you’ll be going back to try every combination under the sun.
Shysh combines Lebanese fare with your breakfast favourites, making the ultimate sustenance post-workout. Think: mouth-watering pancake stacks, delectable breakfast wraps and Lebanese-inspired bug breakfasts. Yum.
Rejoice, smashed avo lovers! Mucho Mexicano is the newest kid on the breakfast block, offering a delicious selection of staples like eggs benny, avo on toast and omelettes to enjoy in their vibrant restaurant atmosphere; all with a Mexican twist, of course.