Arriving in Airlie at 5am or Proserpine? You won't find any bakeries cafes open until about 6 or 7am I fear. There's a good restaurant under the Airlie Beach Hotel called Capers which can serve you a hot brekky if you can wait, and there's a Brumby's bakery around the corner on the main street which might be open by 6am if you are lucky. There is a 24 hour Night Owl convenience store on the corner which is open at 5am. You could grab something and go sit on the beach opposite?
Are you staying at the ABH? You could ask for an early (really early!) check in, snooze for a couple of hours, then go get brekky.
-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-
This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one.
To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html
We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.