Top Ten Breakfast spots for the Long Weekend on the Gold Coast!

By Emily Foster on Sep 30 2016


If you're like me then the last thing you want to do on a Sunday morning is cook breakfast! Here's 10 of the Gold Coast's finest breakfast options for you to enjoy this Long Weekend as voted by the readers of the Gold Coast Bulletin!

LITTLE MERMAID

This bright and beachy space, designed by Studio Workshop and decorated by Village Stores, was recently relaunched from the bones of beloved K Bar & Meze — and is already a favourite GC Highway haunt. The morning menu is concisely edited and accessibly priced, boosted by a handful of cabinet goodies.

PADDOCK BAKERY

Paddock Bakery is the place to go for woodfire sour dough bread baked daily on site, coffee and fresh simple breakfasts and lunches. Try the bacon and egg rolls or the legendary Dippy Eggs, served in a carton with a side of soldiers.

DUNE CAFÉ

Featuring freshness worth framing in one of the Gold Coast’s best breakfast settings, Dune Cafe offers a meal with a million-dollar view. Sample the organic spelt and blueberry pancakes topped with a natural rainbow of summer fruit and raw Canadian maple for a meal that suits the colourful coast setting.

DAARK ESPRESSO

SUPPLIED by Yatala-based Supreme Roasters, Dark Espresso’s smooth but strong concoctions should pass muster with the serious caffeine lovers, while the well-rounded breakfast menu ensures the people of the northern Gold Coast are well served.

ELK ESPRESSO

PART of the vanguard of uber-cool hipster havens that helped put Coast cafes on the map, this Broadbeach eatery is literally an evergreen. Dig into a breakfast salad if healthy is your style, or bite into some burger goodness that’s loaded with jalapeños, smoked bacon, avo feta mash and gruyere cheese on a brioche roll.

COUNTER EATERY

THIS newly opened cafe and patisserie is a welcome return for former Voila owner Olivier Kraft and his French family. The all-day breakfast is a mouthful at any mealtime; try the traditional Provençal eggs with candied onions, Salmoriglio and shaved pecorino or the creative pairing of grilled corn and avocado quesadillas and braised pork belly.

MADAM TOJO’S COFFEE PALACE

If you like your breakfast with a serve of OTT, this is the place for you. With a menu every bit as wacky and whimsical as the vintage, bohemian decor, sample the delights of breakfast probiotic cocktails, honeyed ricotta pancakes with pear and lime sheep yoghurt or chocolate-banana-Nutella French toast. Filled from the eclectic collections of local artist and owner Antoinette Edmunds, this cafe is truly one-of-a-kind, with produce sourced from local farmers and even Madam’s own kitchen garden.

CADENCE CAFÉ (personal favorite)

Cadence Cafe at Nerang captures the sense of community — and caffeine appreciation — that’s intrinsic to the cycling culture. Owners Kylie and Mark Skroblin set out to create a social hub adjoining their Just Ride bike shop. Spectators are welcome to join the club, lured by Toby’s Estate brews and a really solid, well-priced, wellness-angled menu.

LE VINTAGE BOUTIQUE

This quirky cafe-boutique hybrid offers great coffee, mouth-watering breakfast and lunch as well as an inviting atmosphere. Locals love to wander through to browse among the boho goodies for sale while waiting for their takeaway toastie, or clustering for coffee on comfy lounges in the homey atmosphere. Those who can’t linger longer can now take advantage of the cafe’s new Worongary location as well, which boasts an ever-convenient drive-through coffee service.

 

PROVIDORE MARINA MIRAGE MARINA

Forget about saving the best for last, Providore Marina Mirage believes in putting breakfast first. This may well be the reason why the Main Beach eatery has taken out the Gold Coast Bulletin’s best breakfast top spot for two years in a row. Chef Luke Turner says it takes much more than basic bacon and eggs to delight diners. “Breakfast is actually our biggest service of the day, it takes a lot of attention,” says Luke. Luke seems to have come up with the right recipe for a winning breakfast no matter the time, with Providore regularly serving up to 600 early-bird diners each day of the weekend.

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