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Blog 11 Our doorstop dining guide to breakfast at Alex Heads

Food & Wine

Where to Eat Breakfast or Brunch at Alexandra Headland

There’s nothing better to kickstart another brilliant day on the Sunshine Coast than with a hearty, soul-filling breakfast or lazy, slow brunch. Rise and shine bright and early for a long walk by the golden sands followed by a healthy breakfast, or wake slowly and linger longer over a flat white and bacon and egg brekky roll before rolling yourself into the ocean – you’re on holiday after all.

Whatever your style, there’s a cafe waiting for you at beachside Alexandra Headlands, or Alex Heads as the locals say. Here are seven breakfast and brunch spots to try out next time you stay at Oaks Seaforth in Alexandra Headland.

Elliott’s Bistro, Alexandra Headland

Roll out of bed and downstairs to where Elliott’s Bistro lies. This local favourite serves an all-day breakfast with classics such as an eggs benny or berry pancakes, plus more unusual dishes like corn and gruyere cheese croquettes with roasted tomatoes and bacon, or the spicy merguez sausage with house-made spiced baked beans and cheesy toast. Drop into this Sunny Coast fave for coffee, homemade cakes or even a beer or wine.

Layers of pancake with fruits on top at Elliott’s Bistro, Alexandra Headland

The Attic Cafe, Alexandra Headland

This friendly community-minded café has been open since 2005 drawing Sunshine Coast locals in with relaxed vibes and the coastal location. Set across from the beach, expect an unpretentious spot with generous servings and a great eggs benedict. Best of all, it’s a short seven-minute walk south along Alexandra Parade - so pack your swimmers and venture out for the morning.

Bread with cream cheese on top mixed with herb and spinach at the The Attic Cafe, Alexandra Headland

The Velo Project, Mooloolaba

A firm favourite on the coast for breakfast lovers, the Velo Project pairs great coffee with genuinely friendly staff and a cool atmosphere. While they have all the breakfast classics, if you’re a fan of the unusual, this is the cafe for you. Step outside the square with an untraditional breakfast of lemon crepes or beef brisket. There’s even six choices for your eggs benedict. Only a brisk 45 minute walk along the shoreline to Mooloolaba or a 15 min bike ride, it’s a little further than the others on this list but it’s a fab start to your day.

An owner feeding his dog with treats at The Velo Project, Mooloolaba

Francis Bean, Alexandra Headland

If you have your furry friend in tow, venture to the pet-friendly Francis Bean. Serving Campos coffee, this cute little neighbourhood cafe offers a full breakfast menu plus homemade treats and shakes, which you can enjoy at the cafe or while strolling along the sand.

Veggie quiche with spinach capsicum pumpkin zucchini and feta cheese at Francis Bean, Alexandra Headland

Alexandra Headland Surf Life Savers Kiosk, Alexandra Headland

For a super casual breakfast right on the beach, pop by the Surf Life Saving Club where the beachfront kiosk opens at 6.30am every day. At this relaxed spot grab a Grinders coffee and brekky wrap to enjoy on the sand, or flick through the daily paper while enjoying hot scones with jam and cream or a full breakfast.

Breads, cake and coffee served on a table at Alexandra Headland Surf Life Savers Kiosk

Milk & Beans, Alexandra Headland

One for early birds, this local coffee shop pops open the doors at a bright and chirpy 5.30am. Milk & Beans uses locally roasted Kai coffee. Grab one to go with your morning walk then return for a wholesome sit-down breakfast. Keep it fresh and light with an acai bowl, or try the famous All-American burger.

Strawberry jello with fruits on the side at Milk Beans Alexandra Headland

Harvest Bread Café, Cotton Tree

This boutique café and bakehouse may not seat many but it’s revered for its organic produce, house-made breads and tasty dishes. Don’t despair if you miss out on a seat as they have a great alternative –  grab a picnic basket from Harvest and sit by the river. It’s ideal for young families with kids who are full of beans. It’s just a leisurely 20-minute walk around the corner from Oaks.

Paleo breakfast bowl at Harvest Bread Café, Cotton Tree