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Breakfast in the CBD - Looking for value

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Breakfast in the CBD - Looking for value

Hi does anyone have any recommendations on where to go for an economical breakfast in the mall please? we are debating if we should pay the $ at the hotel or if there was a reasonably priced place that someone could recommend (group of 8). Thanks!

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1. Re: Breakfast in the CBD - Looking for value

The main players in Queen street Mall are all owned by the same person and the high rents that are charged tend to extend to the prices for the food etc. Depending where your staying will determine what is close by. West End would be my choice to head for brekkie but if it's too far then maybe your hotel could be the best option.

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no personal experience of this place and it is a block or three from the Mall, but 325 George street comes up ok on a recent review for breakfast. Walk to the top of the Mall and turn right along George Street. Cross over Adelaide and Anne Streets and it is in the next block on the right. Take you 5 minutes. Tel: 1800 064 858. You probably ought to book for 8 people. For somewhere quirky try the Java Coast at 340 George street - 07 3211 3040. A shop front with a lane down to a surprising garden at the back - might be cool at this time of the year. From 7.30 am. Others to explore would be the Treasury Casino right at the top of the Mall. The Gun Shop Cafe in West End has a good reputation - but you would need a maxi taxi to get eight of you across the bridge to West End. A very long walk, otherwise - half an hour maybe.

Edited: 12:50 am, June 09, 2012
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Saffron on Creek st ( two blocks from the Queens Plaza end of the mall) does an economical breakfast aimed at office workers - some eggs, slice of Turkish toast, grilled tomato, bacon for $5. To go. Decent portion but not as large the usual hot breakfast (which is fair considering it's $5!). They also have toast etc for a couple of dollars.

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Yep - know Saffron. Creek Street, between Queen and Adelaide. Have snacked there, and the coffee is good and the tea is made on leaves!!

There is a banquette which would work for a party of 8 too. From what beedzu says it would not be an "event" breakfast - just plain down to earth fare. Pretty sure they can option up to something more substantial.

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I think their eggs benedict is $12 or so? Big breakfast is still around $17, but a variety of options for your party rather then paying over $20 for a bland buffet brekky!

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6. Re: Breakfast in the CBD - Looking for value

Hmm I have the same question but staying near the Convention Centre. Any suggestions??

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7. Re: Breakfast in the CBD - Looking for value

Thank you everyone I will look further into Saffron sounds like it might tick all of the boxes for us, will google it to make sure we don't get lost - lol.

Are there any food courts in the Mall shopping arcades that do breakfast as well?

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nozzie, your near the heart of the cafe scene in Brisbane. If yo wander down Melbourne Street to West End you'll hit a multitude of shops and cafe's. Two of the closest, however will be Era and French Twist, the latter being a favourite of mine.

If you go towards th city theen you'll be in Little Stanley street and there are several cafe's doing breakfast along here as well.

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9. Re: Breakfast in the CBD - Looking for value

Thanks much Oscar.

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10. Re: Breakfast in the CBD - Looking for value

Aussie057, there are several food courts on the Mall. The newest will be Wintergarden. There are also foodcourts in Queens Plaza, Broadway on the Mall and the Myer Center. There is a Coffee club in the Broadway on the Mall as well as another in Adelaide street that both do breakfast.

Other spots for breakfast are up on George street opposite the Casino (or for that matter cafe 21 in the Casino) As well as Albert street as you walk down towards the Botanical Gardens.

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