The Other Brunch List

Beneath our love of all things new, we are creatures of habit.

It’s too easy to go back to places we love; places that have the vibe we love, reflecting a lifestyle we aspire to.

In the spirit of sharing, we pay homage to some of our most popular brunch places, giving you an alternative place to try that has similar qualities to our popular favourites.

Be adventurous! Step a little outside your comfort zone and there will be a plethora of great cafés to choose from when Covid finally disappears.

If you like THIS, try THAT!

If you love ELK ESPRESSO for its casual beachside vibe and adventurous menu, try NO NAME LANE only a street away.

If you love the Eggs Nasi at BAM BAM, why not try the Bacon & Egg Hawker Roll at HYMN COFFEE in Tweed?

If you love the gluten-free and vegan options at BSKT, head to BLENDLOVE where plant-based food comes in plentiful serves.

If you love the village feel of HOT SHOTT head out west to CABUKEE in Emerald Lakes and dine at the café voted ‘Best Brunch’ by GC Bulletin readers in 2020.

If you love TARTE for its continental French café vibe, have you enjoyed Eggs Cocotte and baguette at LE CAFÉ GOURMAND Mermaid Beach, cooked for you by French chefs.

If your tribe has already filled up SOCIAL BREW, head over to CREW for one of the best brunches in Burleigh.

If you feel at home with the alternative recycled sustainability philosophy of COMMUNE, drop in at NOEGO COFFEE in Ormeau’s industrial area for Golden Bean awarded coffee and great food.

If you love Dippy Eggs at PADDOCK, the ground-breaking lifestyle bakery founded by Ben and Ursula Watts, head over the border to try the Banh Mi at CUBBY BAKEHOUSE, one of their other bakeries.

If you love DAARK ESPRESSO for its great coffee and delicious food, follow its founders to SUBSTANCE ESPRESSO in Runaway Bay.

If DAYMAKER’s industrial vibe rocks your boat, head a few hundred metres away to DOUBLE BARREL KITCHEN at Mermaid Waters.

If you love ‘vegan art on a plate’ at CARDAMOM POD Brickworks or CARDAMOM POD Broadbeach’s weekend brunch, head north to PLANT BASED EATZ at Paradise Point.

If you love dining outside with a view of water at CUSTARD CANTEEN, head north to SANDBAR for a view of rolling surf, sunny days and long nights.

Once you begin exploring, you’ll soon discover new favourites.