Your Guide to Brunch at South Bank

Oh, the magnificently gluttonous and delectable combination of the breakfast and lunch worlds. Look no further, we’ve done the tough work and have hunted down the best brunches in South Bank for you to get your hands on.

Baba Ganouj
There’s nothing like the smell of fresh Lebanese fair on a Sunday morning. With all of Baba Ganouj’s dishes packed to the brim with flavour, this homely restaurant gets our brunch-loving hearts racing. Try the Baba Ganouj Special, a mixture of turkish bread, spinach, Kafta patty, eggs, mushrooms and hollainaise to make your taste buds dance.

Espresso Garage
Need 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!

Next Door Kitchen and Bar
Next Door Kitchen and Bar is one of our favourite places to do breakfast, lunch, brunch, dinner AND dessert. Think: berry pancakes, corn fritters with bacon, eggs benedict and honey almond granola. The disappointment is REAL if you miss out, trust us.

Southbeach Social
One of South Bank’s best-kept brunch secrets lays hidden at Southbeach Social. A destination with a view, all of your brunch favourites (hello avo smash, goodbye mortgage!) are available every weekend from 8am, making the perfect start to the day. You can thank us later.

The Charming Squire
After many years of delivering all-around heavenly dessert and dinner sustenance, The Charming Squire have recently marked themselves as the ultimate in South Bank brunches. Our top pick? The Apple Cider and Sage Fritters, served with chipotle spiced apple puree, BBQ pork and poached eggs. Get here STAT.

Denim Co.
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. Yep, you heard us correctly!

Lost Bean
Lost Bean know what’s up when it comes to a delicious breakfast (and cup of coffee, too). 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.

Coco Bliss
Want to go all out on your brunch, minus the guilt? Fear no more, because 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.

Steam Café
Oh how we adore you, Steam Café. Steam’s uncomplicated and delicious menu offers home-style favourites such as bacon and eggs, pancake stacks, salads, burgers, and gourmet classics like the chicken schnitzel. There are so many dishes to choose from, you’ll need to make a return visit to satisfy your food envy. Ask about their gluten-free options for lunch and dessert!

Nonna’s Deli
If you ever need convincing that Italian truly is the greatest feel-good food, Nonna’s Deli is here to remind you that it’s just that, and more! This hole-in-the-wall extension of Mister Paganini pumps out freshly brewed Campos coffee and some of the most mouth-watering baked goods you’ll ever feast your eyes on. We’ll catch you there.

Take me to Baba Ganouj and Espresso Garage and Next Door Kitchen and Bar and South Beach Social and The Charming Squire and Denim Co. and Lost Bean and Coco Bliss and Steam Cafe and Nonna’s Deli

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