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Breakfast at Gerard’s Bistro

Breakfast at Gerard’s Bistro

| On 26, Apr 2014

Gerard’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, Gerard’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.

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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 doesn’t just serve supermarket plain Jane butter or standard issue honey). There’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 – the benny will always be a beacon of light in my life) take a seat at the very welcoming Gerard’s Bistro.

poached eggs in garlic yoghurt

poached eggs in garlic yoghurt

The details

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

Review Overview


A sophisticated spot for an exotic feast