62 Wharf Street, Kangaroo Point
I have declared Medley's French toast my personal Brisbane favourite, and that's a big call amongst such august company. You can read my full review here, but suffice it to say that the glorious combination of citrus-tart, smoky and sweet flavours, and crunchy and soft textures was a winner. It's all served up with a side of stunning river views and besides, with Medley's French toast you can have semi freddo for breakfast. I'm in. Breakfast at Medley is served from 7am to 11.30am. Their orange sugar French toast with caramelised Australian macadamias, lavender honey, candied orange and speculoos semifreddo costs $14.
The Gunshop Cafe
53 Mollison Street, West End
West End's The Gunshop Cafe offers breakfast Monday to Sunday from 7am to 2.30pm. This is one I haven't yet tried but I have it on good authority that their brioche French toast with vanilla mascarpone, raspberry sorbet, berry coulis, pistachio crumbs & blueberries is scrumptious. It will set you back $19.
4 Central Avenue, Sherwood
This is another one of my favourite breakfast cafes — see my full review here. At Ananas you can have your French toast two ways: with mascarpone and berry coulis or with bacon & maple syrup (both $15). Simple but effective. Ananas is open Monday to Saturday from 6am to 2pm and on Sunday from 6am to 1pm.
Hallowed Grounds Espresso
Shop 2, 1417 Logan Rd, Mt Gravatt
When is French toast not French toast? When it's a bagel, of course. Hallowed Grounds' delectable version of French toast is cinnamon & raisin French toast-style bagel topped with whipped vanilla bean cream cheese, fresh mixed berries and maple syrup. All for only $16. Their all-day breakfast is available from 6am to 2.30pm from Monday to Friday and 7am to 2.30pm on Saturday and Sunday. French toast for a late lunch or afternoon tea? That works for me.