Sick of the ‘same old, same old’ bacon and eggs and big breakfasts? We’ve put together a list of some of our favourite cafes around the region who have unique and creative menus, fun décor, fantastic service – and of course, fabulous coffee!
With gorgeous shabby chic décor and delicious fresh produce that is beautifully decorated and made with love, you’ll want to stay at the delightful Gather and Feast all day.
Their menu features ongoing classics like potato hash with pea and feta crumble and creative on-the-day specials like charcoal hot chocolate, sticky date pudding pancakes and PB&J waffles.
Sit back in their funky outdoor area or soak up the good vibes inside.
Location: 7 James Street, Caboolture
Flying Nun Café is well-known and loved by everyone in the Samford region – and for good reason!
This charming church-cum-café features stunning stain glassed windows, chunky timber floors and is surrounded by a peaceful rainforest garden. It is right in the middle of the picturesque Samford village, so after a big brunch you can walk it off and explore the gorgeous local shops and cafes.
Their menu rotates every season always ensuring fresh produce and unique offerings.
Our current pick? We absolutely love the Nun’s famous corn fritters with fried eggs, grilled halloumi, spicy tomato relish and coriander salsa.
Location:16 Station Street, Samford
You can’t go wrong when the menu includes things like hemp seed smashed avocado, Turkish eggs and apple crumble French toast!
Sit and unwind with fantastic views of Moreton Bay and watch the passers-by on the foreshore of Redcliffe Beach.
Location: 75 Redcliffe Parade, Redcliffe
You’ll spot this popular brunch location easily from the hordes of people feasting in its outdoor area!
Their brioche breakfast burger with chilli jam is a regular go-to and, although not a traditional brunch item, their fried chicken tenders with BLVD sauce and siracha mayo are something truly special.
Featuring an amazing range of food and super friendly service, sit in the sun and enjoy your cuppa to power up before a shopping spree at Westfield North Lakes.
Location: 59 Endeavour Boulevard, North Lakes
Insta-worthy acai bowls, mushroom omelettes with thyme and lemon, and smashed
avocado with tomatoes, feta and dukkah are some of the many favourites at this retro-inspired café.
Conveniently located in the middle of Bribie Island, you can stop by on your way to the surf beach, while visiting friends and rellies, or wherever you are heading in this beautiful haven.
Take your pick from their range of seating including comfy couches, swivel chairs, vintage leather armchairs, bar stools and timber ex-cable reels.
Location: 2/241 Goodwin Drive, Bongaree, Bribie Island
Looking for more things to do and see? Pop into one of the region's Accredited Visitor Information Centres, the volunteers have a wealth of local knowledge.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Amy Ashton is a Bribie-based creative writer, foodie, avid penguin collector and lover of the great outdoors.
Her favourite yoga pose is savasana (lying on the floor doing nothing) and she thinks every day should be a mental health day.