You know those rare dishes that you randomly get cravings for at 3pm on a Tuesday afternoon? Just us? Try the Brekkie Bagel from Scout and you’ll know exactly what we're talking about. Gooey golden egg melts over the top of thick-cut kaiser bacon that’s accompanied perfectly by fresh tomato, rocket, cheese and a sweet relish made in-house. If eating in, it comes with a good serrated knife that cuts through the chewy bagel like a scalpel. It's a small thing, but small things make a big difference here at this essential Brisbane café, such as service so smiling and helpful that you'd swear the staff were about to ask for your autograph.
The cosy interior is reminiscent of a wood cabin and somehow makes your craving for bagels and black coffee even stronger. It occupies an old shopfront on Petrie Terrace opposite Hardgrave Park, and has the vibe of one of those gorgeous country town cafés – never mind that you're a stone's throw from the skyscrapers of the CBD. Bagels are the main event here, but they have a little display cabinet of fresh-made brownies, biscuits and cakes too – check out the housemade muesli bars for something to put Uncle Toby's to shame. It's a dream of a place – scout's honour.