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It’s hard to decide which city – out of the Gold Coast and Brisbane – does brunch better. We’ve pitted them against each other to find out!

The Matriarch, Brisbane

Step inside this romantic cocktail garden and it will be hard to believe you’re in Brisbane’s busy suburb of Newstead. Focusing on top quality cocktails and an enticing assortment of yummy sweets, savoury treats, freshly baked scones with jam and cream, we can’t think of a better place for high tea.

www.thematriarch.com.au

Hot Shott Kitchen, Gold Coast

This Main Beach favourite is popular for a reason – their breakfast menu is served all day long, so you can brunch as early or as late as you like (as is tradition). We recommend the smokin’ rainbow trout washed down with some frosé or a Bloody Mary.

www.​​hotshott.com.au

Billykart, Brisbane

The brainchild of celebrity chef Ben O’Donoghue, Billykart is beloved by Brisbane locals far and wide. You’ll love their Noosa scallops pangrattato, loaded eggs and chilli crab spaghetti, as well as their extensive list of cocktails, wine and beer. Enjoy a (tipsy) stroll around the shops of Boundary Street when you’re done for the ultimate girls’ day.

www.billykart.com.au/west-end 

Miss Moneypenny’s, Broadbeach

What are Sundays for if not Miss Moneypenny’s bottomless lunch? It’s served from 12pm, so technically not ‘brunch,’ but considering how slowly Sundays can start, we think it still counts. As you pore over the set menu and free-flowing selection of cocktails, you won’t mind what time you’re eating.

www.missmoneypennys.com

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