Breakfast at Gerardâ€™s Bistro
Alicia Moo | On 26, Apr 2014
Gerardâ€™s Bistro on James Street is well known for its evening atmosphere, however it looks just as good when the sun is up.
Open for weekend breakfasts, Gerardâ€™s steers clear from the usual morning affair. I am a bacon fiend and I was uncontrollably disappointed when the food of Gods was very clearly not an option, but the diversity of the menu was enough to soften the blow. Instead the menu paints a rather exotic picture of Middle Eastern flavours. I ordered the eggs poached in garlic yoghurt topped with smoked paprika, walnut crumbs and peppers with a side of the cutest sourdough soldiers; my inner child could not say no. My fellow diners were equally impressed with a large serving of fresh flatbread served with boiled eggs, mint, tomato, basturma and labneh (translation: pastrami and yoghurt) and a painfully aesthetically pleasing dish of house-smoked mackerel serves atop bread with avocado, Persian feta and pickled radish.
For the lighter brekky lovers out there you can relish in a milk and almond pudding or a spiced granola or a simple fig and barberry sourdough served with cultured jam and James Street rooftop honey (yep! This place doesnâ€™t just serve supermarket plain Jane butter or standard issue honey).Â Thereâ€™s also a wide variety of fresh juices to choose from including a favourite of mine: the Virgin bloody Mary.
It is a culinary delight offering a relaxed atmosphere it deserves endless praise and foodie accolades.
If you are looking for something beyond the eggs benedict (I mean no offence â€“ the benny will always be a beacon of light in my life) take a seat at the very welcoming Gerardâ€™s Bistro.
What: Gerard’s Bistro
Where: Gerard’s Lane 14/15 James Street, Fortitude Valley
When: Tue-Fri 12.00pm – 12.00am Sat-Sun 8.00am – 12.00am Closed Monday
How Much: Breakfasts $12-$28
Other: It can get busy and they do take reservations – so think ahead