Treat yourself to some of the sweetest dessert-style breakfasts around the Coast
Layne Whitburn goes on a foodie road trip around the Coast to discover some of the sweetest breakfasts on the menu
MORNING or not, a golden stack of maple syrupy pancakes are worth jumping out of bed for. It’s a Sunday morning favourite, but cafes around the Sunshine Coast are stacking on the creativity with all kinds of dessert-worthy bites for the AM.
Here’s 10 decadent breakfasts on the Coast to dig your sweet tooth into.
Nutella brioche toast
No need to move to Italy to enjoy some of the world’s most loved flavours…. Just drop into Decisions Café for some Italian-infused brilliance. Inspired by the French pastry brioche combined with another Italian chef-d’oeuvre, Nutella. Complete with a peanut butter ice cream cone and vanilla foam, this choc hazelnut twist on brioche makes jam on toast history.
4/10 Capital Place, Birtinya.
From Italy to France, Europeans know how to do breakfast right. Take the good old fashioned French toast for example. CK Wholefoods have put a wholesome twist in the breakfast favourite with their French tower. Stacks of organic banana bread style French toast are topped with strawberries, goji berries, figs, walnuts and Co-Yo Coconut Yoghurt, then drizzled with 100% pure Canadian maple syrup. Bon appetite!
17 Brisbane Rd, Mooloolaba.
Croissant or muffin? It’s a tough choice, so the team at
Sunshine Sunshine Espresso have combined the two and created a cruffin. Their salted caramel cruffin gets our vote with their lemon curd cruffin coming in a close second. Hot tip: they don’t last long – so don’t save this decadent treat for afternoon tea, make it a breakfast treat and drop into Sunshine Sunshine Espresso before the daily batch gets devoured.
9 Lomandra Dr, Currimundi.
A fluffy stack of warm pancakes had to feature on this list, and Via Italia have delivered. Made with grilled banana, rich caramel, salted macadamias and of course vanilla ice cream, this is how every Sunday morning should taste.
13 Mooloolaba Esp, Mooloolaba.
When your sweet tooth is calling but your PT is keeping an eye on diet, Bohemian Bungalow have you covered with their house-baked banana bread. Topped with honey mascarpone and fresh strawberries, it tastes like health and happiness feels.
69 Memorial Dr, Eumundi.
All this sweet talk giving you the sugar shakes? Lucky we have pinned down a savour option for the salty lovers. Dukes Deli crepes come with two choices – scrambled egg and bacon for the savoury fans or banana and fruit compote for the sweet tooths. 4/40 Dukes St, Sunshine Beach.
It may be called a pudding, but this breakfast is bursting with nutrition. Chia seeds are a great source of healthy omega-3 fats and fibre and have many positive health effects including stabilising blood sugar, aiding digestion, boosting energy and lowering cholesterol. Brown Sugar Espresso adds the goodness of Granny Smith apples, organic cinnamon and macadamia milk for one delicious and ultra-nutritious chia pudding delight.
6/2-4 Mitchell St, Nambour.
Third-generation baker Dane Van Wegen, of Van Wegens Continental Bakery, is renowned for his sourdough but, when it comes to something a little less sour and a lot sweeter, Dane’s hot buttered cinnamon sugar pretzels are a must-try. Made onsite and from scratch, you’re guaranteed a fresh delight hot off the baking tray. 15/130 Brisbane Rd, Mooloolaba.
Ricotta gingerbread waffles
There are waffles and then there are ricotta gingerbread waffles. Topped with poached chai pear, spiced mascarpone, roasted nuts, crumble, spiced syrup and garnished with edible flowers, it’s safe to say Little Boat Espresso don’t do average.
3 Lorraine Ave, Marcoola.
Panna cotta for breakfast? Yes, it can be done… and Woombye’s newest café, Winnie, have nailed it. Their Barambah yogurt panna cotta complimented by Hrvst St granola and poached plum with mint is helping put Woombye on the foodie map as well as making dessert-style breakfasts a regular thing.
13A Blackall St, Woombye.
Decisions Cafe Nutella brioche toast.
Sunshine Sunshine Espresso salted caramel cruffin.
Via Italia pancakes.