By Claire Plush of The Urban List

Our search for the best breakfast on the Sunshine Coast has taken us through many a plate of poached eggs and stack of pancakes.

So we’ve put together our list of 27 Sunshine Coast breakfasts you need in your life—a monster list of breakfast dishes that have earned a spot in our Sunday routines, or a drive-by takeaway dash on our way to work.

Sweet or savoury, fried or scrambled, these are the start-of-the-day meals we roll out of bed for. Like to think of yourself as a Sunny Coast breakfast connoisseur?

Enter your details below and tell us just how much of a Sunshine Coast breakfast boss you are!

We want to know; how many have you got to go? Count up how many of these iconic Sunshine Coast breakfasts you’ve had as you move through the list!

Now we’ll have you know, this is in no particular order as that’d be waayyy too hard!

1. The Velo Project, Mooloolaba

The Hunter’s Breakfast at The Velo Project sets the “big breakfast” bar stupidly high with deliciously meaty ham off the bone, pork and sage sausage, grilled haloumi, toasted ciabatta, a sweet tomato chutney, and so much more than we can be bothered to write.

The Hunter Breakfast - The Velo Project
The Hunter Breakfast from the Velo Project is best tackled on a very empty stomach. Photo: Cory Gale

2. Greenhouse Café, Caloundra

Bits and Bobs with egg, spicy beans, tomato salsa, avo, feta, and fresh greens all piled high on long-fermented sourdough. So organic. So guilt-free.

3. Little Boat Espresso, Marcoola

Have you tried Little Boat’s okonomiyaki served with twice-cooked pork belly, a fried egg, coriander, fresh chilli, and Japanese sauce and mayo? Do it!

4. Noosa Beach House, Noosa

Pretty much the most epic buffet breakfast in town.

5. Depot, Noosaville

Toast “N” Toppings, speaks for itself but our fave is the seeded sourdough topped with fresh fig, ricotta, quince ham, walnuts, and drizzled with just the right amount of honey.

6. Noosa Hot Bread Shop, Noosa

Pains au chocolat is the perfect brekkie-on-the-run where you don’t have to compromise taste for convenience.

Noosa Hot Bread Shop
Delicious pastry snails and croissants baked on site at the Noosa Bread Shop. Photo: Noosa Bread Shop

7. Canteen, Noosa

Granola Clusters is a symphonic concoction of golden rolled oats clusters, puffed quinoa and nuts, mixed with goji berries and raisins, and then topped with coconut yoghurt, local bush honey, cinnamon, and a handful of fresh berries. Holy deliciousness!

Canteen Noosa
Scrumptious granola with coconut yoghurt from The Canteen, Noosa. Photo: The Canteen Noosa.

8. Decisions Café, Birtinya

Vanilla Pannacotta loaded with berry confit, buttermilk pancakes, Nutella mousse and choc honeycomb. The breakfast dessert everyone wants a piece of at Decisions Café.

9. Beau’s, Caloundra

Lox + Schmear, a New York City Bagel laid with smoked salmon, dill cream cheese, and capers.

10. The Shak, Buderim

The Gatherer, the ultimate brekkie in a bowl that’s as nourishing as it is pretty.

The Shak, Buderim
The ultimate breakfast in a bowl from The Shak, Buderim. Photo: The Shak.

11. Guru Life, Rosemount

All Day Breakfast is the king of A.M. eating ‘round here with fried eggs, avo, mushies, tomato, cheese, and chutney making an appearance. Add bacon for the beastiest of feasts.

12. Husk and Honey, Nambour

Open BLT on gluten and grain-free bread with nitrate-free bacon, crispy lettuce, and homemade tomato chutney.

13. Little Miss Saine, Buddina

Pumpkin and Smashed Avo Bruschetta topped with cinnamon-roasted pumpkin, Meredith’s marinated goats cheese, torn basil, and toasted pepitas served on Van Wegens organic crusty sourdough.

14. Monica’s Café, Maleny

The holy grails of vegetarian breakfasts—poached eggs, avocado, mushrooms and spinach, haloumi, cherry tomatoes, sourdough, and basil pesto.

15. Little May Espresso, Montville

Potato and Leek Frittata with house-cured ocean trout, crème fresh, apple and greens.

16. Shotgun Espresso, Maleny

Crispy Sweet Corn Fritters with crème fresh and capers, smoked salmon, fresh dill and young greens.

17. Bistro C, Noosa Heads

Pulled Pork and Sweet Potato Hash teamed with poached eggs, apple cider and bacon jam, candied chilli, green apple and herb slaw. You’ll be set for the day!

18. Gainsbourg, Mooloolaba

Brulee Brioche topped with strawberries, pistachio mascarpone, and drizzled pure maple. Just wow!

19. Paperboy Café, Tewantin

Bogan Burger, featuring bacon and eggs on toasted Turkish. A steal at 8 bucks! This one’s a special though, so it’s all about timing.

20. Jimmy Foxx, Noosaville

Get your smashed avo fix from Jimmy Foxx, complete with feta, tomato salsa and mixed seeds.

21. Get Fresh, Cotton Tree

Superfood pancakes with coconut ice-cream, nuts, cacao, blueberries, and strawberries. These babies are divine!

22. High Tide, Mudjimba

For the experimenters, go the thick cut smoked bacon with beetroot relish, poached eggs, ham and parmesan potato

Little Boaty
Breakfast tempations from High Tide. Photo: Ariana Gillrie

23. Sunshine Sunshine Espresso, Currimundi

Cherry Ripe cronut. Some may think it ain’t breakfast material, but the sweet-tooths out there know where it’s at!

Cherry Ripe Cronuts - Sunshine Sunshine Espresso
Cherry Ripe Cronuts. Photo: Sunshine Sunshine Espresso

24. Noosa Farmers Markets, Noosa

Rotis, smoothies, and all things delicious. The go-to for a family with differing taste buds.

25. Hungry Feel, Buderim

Got a craving for baked eggs? Order the eggs Middle Eastern baked eggs with tomato, quinoa, chorizo, and dukkah kibbeh.

26. Bohemian Bungalow, Eumundi

From Paris with love at Bohemian Bungalow, a French baguette dipped in maple flavoured egg, then fried and served with crispy shaved bacon, drizzled with maple syrup and topped with whipped cinnamon butter. That is all.

27. The Nines, Maroochydore

The Nines Emporium's waffles squared, featuring two house-made waffles, salted caramel, banana,ice-cream, and sprinkled with a seed and nut mix. Delish!

The Nines Maroochydore
House made waffles from The Nines, Maroochydore. Photo: The Nines Emporium

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