Vivo Bar and Grill
This colonial-style, open-plan restaurant could lure you into sitting here all day, sipping, tasting and dreaming as you gaze over the Coral Sea. There’s an excellent selection of Italian wines and the food is modern Australian with Italian influences. Breakfast here is a feast in its own right, with a huge menu to choose from. Sweet eaters probably won’t go past buttermilk hotcakes, banana, mascarpone and maple syrup, or organic raisin toast with homemade jam. At the savoury end of the scale, there’s an amazing open omelette with chorizo, sun-dried tomato, sautéed kipfler potatoes, rocket and parmesan.
45 Williams Espl; (07) 4059 0944; open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner