Belle Époque opens at 4am for FIFA World Cup

Usually when I get out of bed at 4.30 in the morning it's to catch a plane or once to go ballooning. But if you are a die hard soccer fan you're probably keen to see Australia’s campaign in the biggest sporting event in the world – the FIFA World Cup 2010 – which begins when we take to the field in South Africa against Germany at 4.30am on Monday, June 14.

Top marks to Brisbane’s Belle Epoque French Bistro in the Emporium for trying something a little different. They will open their doors at 4am to give soccer fans and patriots alike a warm place to congregate and watch the mighty Socceros do battle.

Belle Epoque will be serving breakfast plus a special FIFA World Cup $8 coffee and croissant deal with the games screened on a huge screen. Belle Époque boasts a great bar area plus warm booths to watch the action from, and kids are more than welcome. Bookings are essential.

What: FIFA World Cup – Game 1
Australia vs. Germany
Where: Belle Époque French Bistro, Emporium, 1000 Ann Street
When: Monday June 14
Time: Doors open 4am!