Gold Coast Cheap Eats
When pay day is just slightly too far away but you’re done with cans of tuna and Mi-Goreng there’s nothing...
Life’s a beach, but we’re making it ours - one café at a time.
Sure, winter was cute, but we’re ready to slip out of a tracksuit and into a bikini (and a mimosa). Whether our bodies are ready for that or not is another story.
Either way, you can start your social season right with our guide to the best coastal cafés in South East Queensland!
He’s cute, he’s beachy and he can cook! We’re loving the fare at Beau’s beachfront café, all the way from the breakfast Beauritto to the weekly pancake offerings, and all the coffees smashed in between.
Little Boat is big on using fresh, seasonal produce in deliciously unique ways. We’d recommend the okonomiyaki green pancake with stuffed porchetta, fried egg and chilli, and a chipotle Bloody Mary — because a boozy brunch is the best brunch.
Take their hand, and their whole life too. Hand of Fatima lives for a quality Middle-Eastern experience, offering unique breakfasts right by the beach such as menemen eggs with sucuk, tomatoes, feta, yoghurt, and Turkish toast! Delish.
Can confirm – not your average canteen. This joint is up and pumping every day of the week for breakfast, lunch and dinner, featuring seasonal menu offerings with firm favourites, such as the beetroot velvet latte… Can’t beet that.
This little pocket rocket packs a punch! The Pocket Espresso Bar is an adorable addition to your summer fantasy, where you can grab a bacon and egg breaky pie, satay vegan burger, or deconstructed souvlaki at any given point of the day. Beachin’
A Queenslander made its way to Miami, and the rest is history. Paddock is your foodie home away from home, where good (and very beachy) vibes resonate throughout. Their Insta-famous dippy eggs are to die for, as is the overflowing breakfast in bread (literally a breakfast cob loaf)!
Gotta risk it to get the BSKT. Your day and night time go-to serves the likes of southwest tofu scramble, yellowfin Nicoise, and hekkin’ breakfast banh mi. Cocowhip it good to complete your experience!
We’re dubbing Cardamom the Cardi B of the vegetarian café realm – full of life with infectious quirks. Tackle an Indian street food waffle with roast pumpkin, potato peanut fritter, beetroot coconut yoghurt raita, tomato chutney, herbed aioli and Mumbai trail mix for a tip top time.
Wham bam thank you ma’am. From their croissant French toast to their egg nasi with satay chicken skewers, you’ll be all set for a beachside feast. Just make sure you wait 30 minutes before you swim! Also, did someone say Nutella milkshakes?
There are plenty of fish in the C’s, but none quite like these.