Brunch (noun): the glorious meal between breakfast and lunch that lets us roll straight out of bed and into a bacon-and-egg burrito. 

Whether you missed your morning alarm clock (accidentally or intentionally is fine by us), or simply can’t go past a mid-morning smashed avo toast, we’ve taken to Fortitude Valley’s best brunch spots to let you in on the good morning goss. We have a hunch that we’ll see you around Fortitude Valley for brunch. 

1. The New Black 

Brunch is The New Black, as your new favourite Bakery Lane cafe will have you believe. Wake up to gingerbread and wattleseed waffles with chai syrup, hazelnut sablee and vanilla bean frosting, or go savoury and build your own breakfast (think a choice of bread, eggs your way, two sides and sauce on the side).

2. Paradise Fortitude Valley

This little brunch oasis on Alfred Street is paradise found, indeed, with specialty coffee and divine food. Slide in for a smoked salmon brekky complete with gooey soft-boiled egg and hollandaise, an avo bruschetta with cherry tomatoes, feta and basil on sourdough, or sweeten your outlook with the acai bowl topped with fresh fruit.

3. Reverends Fine Coffee & Bar

Pull up a pew and get pumped for Reverends – one of Brisbane’s best specialty coffee shops on California Lane. We adore the brekkie burger for one smooth brunch option – we’re talking smoked bacon, fried egg, melted cheese and sriracha mayo on a toasted milk bun. If you’re late for an important date, the grab-and-go options are your go-to! 

4. Brunch with Bite at Cloudland

Bounce out on the right side of bread at Cloudland’s Brunch with Bite on Sundays from 11am to 2pm. The weekly brunch banquet series with entertainment on the side serves up a two-hour Italian-inspired food and drinks package that includes jugs of spritzes, mimosas, soft drink or mocktails, depending on how naughty or nice you feel.

5. No. 5 Café 

No. 5 is alive and kicking in Winn Lane with a killer lineup of fresh and flavoursome brunch options. From warming specials such as barbecue bourbon pulled pork eggs benedict on toasted ciabatta that has to be seen to be believed to new faves like housemade chocolate granola, brunchers on the run can also fuel up with fruit salad and chia cups. 

 

— May 2021