Gold Coast

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)