Meet the Gold Coast’s new superfood cocktail bar | The Gourmand & Gourmet

Meet the Gold Coast’s new superfood cocktail bar

If you’ve been avoiding weekend drinks because you know those espresso martinis aren’t going to help you detox from a silly season of way too many glasses of rosé, Broadbeach’s newest watering hole might just be your new favourite hangout. From the crew behind healthful café Grocer & Grind, Nxt Door is a casual bar and eatery with a difference, and one where you won’t feel guilty for over indulging in bulk tacos and mojitos. In fact, you might just wake up the next morning feeling better than you did the night before, because here, the focus is on indulgence with a side of superfoods, with both their menu of bar bites and cocktails full of wholefood ingredients. Behind the sexy, chrome-laden industrial style bar, you’ll find spirits like gluten free quinoa vodka joining organic and bio-dynamic wines and local craft beers. If it’s cocktails you’re after though, you won’t be disappointed, with a list of cold-pressed juice creations featuring everything from activated chia seeds to coconut water. Of course, if you’re going to be sipping on guilt-free drinks, you need some equally guilt-free nibbles to pair them with, so there’ll be no cravings for a greasy burger or kebab on the way home. Stop them in their tracks with the likes of the Nxt Pizza, with paprika chicken, cashew cheese, caramelized onions, zucchini, wild mushrooms and olives on a gluten free base, or haloumi tacos wrapped with gluten free tortillas. If you just want something to nibble, there’s also bites like sweet potato wedges, coconut bread with matcha dukkah and an activated seed mix Not quite green enough for you? Get a load of the superfood salads, a few of which you might recognize from Grocer & Grind’s menu. They’ve even taken care of any sugar cravings, with raw treats to finish things off, including a cheeky coyo affogato that makes use of the café’s signature organic coffee. Nxt Door dishes up their after dark superfood delights from 3pm until late, Thursday to Monday, at 2/1 Sunshine Boulevard, Broadbeach Waters. Just don’t rock up in your active wear, ‘kay? Words by Ranyhyn Akui