Ask RiotACT: Suggestions for a ‘different’ breakfast?

No_Nose 25 June 2017 7

Ask RiotACT

Can any of you RA Foodies out there suggest anywhere local that does a ‘different’ breakfast rather than your standard, eggs, bacon, smashed avo, sourdough types? No matter how much you ‘fancy-up’ these dishes, they basically are the same thing.

Some mates and I are really looking for two types of breakfasts:

  1. Somewhere that does some good offal breakfast dishes. Devilled Kidneys, Lambs Fry, Sweetbreads, that sort of thing. You know… the best and tastiest parts of any beast.
  2. Somewhere that does a good spicy breakfast. Something loaded to the eyeballs with chilli that gets the heart started and the blood pumping on a cold Canberra morning.

If you have any other suggestions that don’t meet that brief but are really out-there, please feel free to throw them in.

So, over to you Foodies. Hit me with your best shot!

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7 Responses to Ask RiotACT: Suggestions for a ‘different’ breakfast?
timesup timesup 5:29 pm 09 Jul 17

Stand By Me at Lyons had a great chicken congee on the menu a little while ago (not sure if they still do?). As spicy as you like it!

As a bonus, also gluten and dairy free, which seems to a difficult thing to find in Canberra breakfasts.

No_Nose No_Nose 7:02 am 04 Jul 17

I was pleasantly surprised at Lonsdale Roasters on the weekend when I spotted the Chilli Omelette on their menu. When ordering I specified “Don’t skimp on the chilli”. It was good with a bit of a kick, but I still would have preferred more.

wildturkeycanoe said :

Although you can’t get this at a shop, you could make your own with the right ingredients

Yep, can and do make my own, but the whole idea of going out for breakfast is to have someone else do the prep, cooking and cleaning for you!

Weaselburger Weaselburger 7:29 pm 03 Jul 17

Little Oink at Cook shops is really good (I go there regularly as it is open Saturday and Sunday) has things like pork belly with apple relish and lots of cool vegan/vegetarian dishes as well. They also use award winning bacon from the Pialligo smoke house….mmmmm!!!!

John Moulis John Moulis 5:12 pm 02 Jul 17

Instead of the stack of hotcakes and hash browns at Macca’s you can buy a tub of protein pancake mix from a supps shop. Mix it with water and you have your hotcakes. Combine it with eggs, fruit, yogurt and oats and you have a real bodybuilder’s breakfast.

pink little birdie pink little birdie 12:21 am 29 Jun 17

The French stall in the food court of the old bus depot markets has some delicious breakfast style crepes that are non-standard.

K_c24 K_c24 5:41 pm 28 Jun 17

Two for Joy in Manuka do a good huevos rancheros – Mexican breakky. Suppose you could ask them to up the chilli factor.

Fig and olive in Chisholm do an AWESOME breakfast pide with Salami and egg. You can get it to go as well so it can be taken to nicer surrounds than the Chisholm shops. Probably the main thing I miss about living in Chisholm (although the fancy Aldi – one of three that got spruced up as a part of a trial – was pretty good too!)

Bit mainstream, but Coffee Club used to have a really good baked egg with beans (bit like a huevos rancheros) on the menu that I thought was pretty good.

wildturkeycanoe wildturkeycanoe 6:41 am 28 Jun 17

Although you can’t get this at a shop, you could make your own with the right ingredients.
Logsilog – Garlic fried rice, fried egg and longanisa [Filipino sausage]. Not quite spicy but very delicious. You can get the sausage from any number of Asian grocery shops around town. The only downside is that this breakfast would be DIY. I can’t think of many breakfast places that make alternatives in Canberra, perhaps there is a market for it if any budding entrepreneurs are looking for ideas?

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