Search for the best brekkie – Café San Marco

If you are looking for a breakfast with a river view, it’s hard to go past Café San Marco on the board walk at Southbank.

It’s a bit of a South Bank institution, having been opening its doors for more than 15 years.

Located a little upstream from Southbank’s famous beach and just across from the CityCat stop, this café has outstanding views across, up and down the river.  We sat on the outdoor terrace and watched a parade of craft, from jet skis to ferries, work their way up the river. The passing parade of people jogging, cycling and strolling showed just how well loved this part of Brisbane is.

A CityCat would be the perfect way to arrive here plus you’d avoid paying South Bank parking fees, although we managed to find street parking for just $4.

We were here for breakfast, but the house specialty is seafood.  Their special Sunday offer of Moreton Bay Bugs and champagne for two persons @ $45 each would be worth checking out.

Today’s breakfast was also on the specials list and included Mimosa Eggs Benedict, with a glass of champagne orange juice and eggs benedict ($13.90). Our other selection was a berry pancake stack.

The two eggs had rich yellow yolks and came perched on English muffins and smothered in Hollandaise sauce.  There was a choice of smoked salmon, ham or spinach as an extra. The touch of chervil was delightful.

The pancake stack came with a rich berry sauce and decadent thick cream for an unbeatable combination.

Breakfast on weekends from 8 to 11.30am.

41b South Bank Parklands, + 61 7 3846 4334