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Best Breakfasts in Brisbane!

Looking for one of the best breakfasts in Brisbane where you can take the kids AND the grandparents and ALL have a good meal? We’ve rounded up our 10 favourite places!

The best kind of family breakfast

The best kind of family breakfast venue in Brisbane is one where the atmosphere is relaxed, the staff are friendly, the prices are right and there’s stuff to keep the kids entertained. We’ve searched (and eaten!) high and low and we think we’ve come up with a pretty good list. If you can think of any we’ve missed be sure to mention them in the comments.

Banter Coffee House

Banter Coffee House meal

Full disclosure – the person writing this article is almost constantly at Banter. And there’s a good reason for it! Amazing coffee, huge range of breakfasts, comfy seating outdoor but undercover, toys for kids and THE MILKSHAKES. You’ve not lived until you’ve had a Banter milkshake, trust us!

Banter Coffee House is in the IGA set of shops at the corner of Wondall Road and Radford Road in Manly West. They’ve got highchairs, friendly staff and a relaxed vibe. Definitely one of our best Brisbane breakfasts for families! Our tip? Order the kid’s pancakes for your little ones.

1/190 Radford Rd, Manly West

Southside Tea Room

Patience and John from Brisbane band The Grates own and run this awesome café in Morningside. The décor is very kitschy and will keep kids interested. Staff who work here are always relaxed, happy and often in the mood to sing! A huge variety of food is available that caters for a wide range of dietary needs and tolerance.

Parking is either on street out the front or just past Southside Tea Room in the off-street carpark. This is a really funky, eccentric place so if you’re looking for something a little different than the usual fare check them out – definitely up there for Brisbane’s best breakfasts!

Our tip? The Breakfast Burrito!

639 Wynnum Rd, Morningside

Dramanti, Wynnum

Head to Brisbane’s beautiful bayside to find this absolute gem of a café. It’s hidden down a funky alleyway decorated with an amazing graffiti mural. Push open a secret door at the end of the alleyway, next to the train-line, and you’ll walk into what feels like another world! Dramanti has a very ‘Melbourne’ hip feel. Cool artworks, galley style seating, incredible coffee and SERIOUSLY competitive prices.

One thing we love about Dramanti is the incredibly friendly staff and the super-cheap prices. Seriously. Their cakes and biscuits window is always stocked with the most delicious treats. You can buy coffee beans to take home from here as well – Dramanti Artisan Roasters stock quite a few Brisbane cafes. Definitely an amazing Brisbane breakfast! The best!

94 Tingal Road (enter into the carpark alley and then head right down the back) Wynnum

Dragonfly Café (in Edens Garden)

Carseldine’s Edens Garden has long been the home of high quality plants, landscaping and outdoor decorating products. The café inside the garden centre, Dragonfly Café, is not only the home of one of Brisbane’s best breakfasts for families but it also has a self-contained playground and a spectacular mini-lake – complete with fountain!

Kids can play to their hearts’ content or laze on the chairs watching the waterdragons and ducks enjoy their natural habitat. The pace is always relaxed and easy-going and you’ll leave absolutely stuffed and ready for a nap.

1657 Gympie Rd, Carseldine

Victoria Park Golf Complex Bistro

best breakfasts in Brisbane

Best Breakfast view in Brisbane with a dedicated kids playground, activities for kids AND a Putt Putt Course? That you can buy slushies on?! Victoria Park Golf Complex’s Bistro is hands-down one of our favourite places to eat. There is definitely fare here for the whole family. Enjoy your meal on the outdoor decking while you take in 360 degree views of beautiful Brisbane scenery.

Note – you do not have to be a patron of the Golf Complex to eat at the bistro. You don’t have to be a member. The bistro is open to everyone!

309 Herston Rd, Herston

Café Lagarto

Picturesque Samford not only offers an escape from the city but also the chance to indulge at the gorgeous, kid-friendly Café Lagarto in the Samford Lifestyle Centre. Here you’ll find a fantastic fenced playground and a great menu that can be easily modified to suit the needs of children.

There’s also a nursery and gift shop on site for grandparents who love a bit of a browse afterwards. Definitely worth the trip and definitely one of Brisbane’s best breakfasts!

225 Mount Glorious Rd, Samford Valley

King Country Garden Café

Thornlands is your destination for this unique café experience. If you come during the week (Tues to Friday) between 10 and 1 there’s a petting zoo, jumping castle and pony rides! Every day!

Fully-fenced playgrounds are on either side of the café where they serve all-day breakfast with a wide range of hot and cold drinks. You’re also nestled into a rainforest so surrounded by lots of beautiful greenery perfect for a post-breakfast stroll. See it to believe it – one of the best breakfast experiences in Brisbane!

58 Dinwoodie Rd, Thornlands

Chapter IV

Chapter IV breakfast - best breakfasts in Brisbane

Quirky Paddington is the home of Chapter IV – a quaint café that offers a unique experience for parents. One where your children will be completely occupied by toys the whole time you eat breakfast so you can actually finish your coffee while it’s still hot!

Busy Latrobe Terrace can mean that sometimes parking is a bit difficult but if you don’t mind a bit of a walk back to the car you should find something in bordered streets. This is a popular destination for mother’s groups and will offer the whole family a chance to relax and enjoy.

180 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington

Kabels Café

The kids play area and special menu (including cutie egg soldiers!) mean that parents and grandparents will be able to relax and enjoy one of Brisbane’s best breakfast spots for families. The breakfast range has all your old favourites and there is plenty of comfy outdoor or indoor seating.


18 Corrie St, Chermside

The Alley Cafe

The Alley cafe playground eqipment - best breakfasts in Brisbane

Last but not least – what list of Brisbane’s best family friendly breakfasts is complete without mention of The Alley? It’s found within Northside Christian College at Everton Park (you actually have to drive into the College). There is lots of car parking, a fully enclosed HUGE shaded playground, purpose-built family-specific amenities, nappy changing area alongside the playground and a huge outdoor area where you can keep an eye on everyone. PHEW!

Our tip for eating at one of Brisbane’s best family-friendly breakfast destinations – try to time your arrival so you’re not battling for car park spaces with church attendees. It’s a popular venue and things can get TIGHT. Take it from us!

151 Flockton St, Everton Park

The most important meal of the day!

We hope your tastebuds are watering now that you’ve checked out our list of Brisbane’s best breakfasts! If you know of a great family-friendly venue that we’ve missed, please let us know. We also think these all you can eat breakfast buffets are rather good for families!

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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