We’re so lucky that the beautiful beaches are just a quick drive from home. Much like Brisbane, the Goldie is undergoing a food revolution with some rather fantastic results!
Some of my recommendations (although not an exhaustive list):
Old Tom (Broadbeach) – a boutique gin bar and degustation haven
Little Truffle (Mermaid Beach) – superb fine dining but with a cosy atmosphere
Cardamom Pod (Broadbeach) – a vegetarian sanctuary with easy take away meals, pretty acai bowls, vegan icecream and a cabinet full of raw treats
Etsu Isakaya (Broadbeach) – a hole in the wall Japanese tapas style bar, an absolute must-try
Poke Poke (Mermaid Beach) – epic poke bowls
Hellenika (Mermaid Beach) – it’s Greek food just like Yiayia would have made it!
BSKT (Nobby’s Beach) – super healthy but super tasty!
The Paddock Bakery (Burleigh) – it’s a GC institution for a reason, awesome breakfast spread
Be Somewhere (Burleigh Heads)
Commune (Burleigh) – another part of the GC furniture, reliable for good food!
Social Brew (Burleigh) – easy lunching that always impresses
Govindas (Burleigh) – their tofu salad is the best, and their chocolate sago is addictive!
Harvest Moon (Burleigh) – tapas
The Little Mermaid (Mermaid Beach) – breakfast that isn’t OTT
Goji Granola Cafe Bar (Southport)
Grocer and Grind (Southport)
Elk Espresso (Broadbeach)
Blend Love (Southport)
My Gelato (Broadbeach)