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THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME. THREE LO­CALS WEIGH IN ON WHAT THEY LOVE ABOUT OUR CITY #weare­gold­coast

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MOL­LIE ROSE MILES Mer­maid Waters What’s your favourite patch of par­adise?

It would have to be Coolan­gatta, so many yummy res­tau­rants and the gor­geous Rain­bow Bay Beach.

Who makes the best cof­fee?

All-Time Cof­fee Co in Mer­maid Beach. They have the best ice cof­fee in town ... plus who doesn’t want to add a dough­nut to their or­der?

Best place to cel­e­brate an occasion?

Gar­den Kitchen & Bar at The Star Gold Coast.

How has the Gold Coast changed in the time you’ve lived here?

I was born 25 years ago on the Gold Coast. It’s def­i­nitely changed. So many cool bars have opened and there are lots of events hap­pen­ing. The mu­sic and fash­ion scene is now out of con­trol on the Goldie. I mean look at Pa­cific Fair now ... in­cred­i­ble!

What’s our best-kept se­cret?

Binna Burra. It’s so beau­ti­ful up there, es­pe­cially the drive. It’s hands down the best view of the Gold Coast. It’s a great place to es­cape, stay in the cab­ins in win­ter, go for bush walks and have a bon­fire.

CARO­LINE GRA­HAM Mudgeer­aba What’s your favourite patch of par­adise?

I know it’s a Gold Coast cliche to say Burleigh Heads, but I swim there most morn­ings and the good for­tune of get­ting to live here never wears off.

Who makes the best cof­fee?

The good folks at Nook Burleigh make a great cof­fee. And even bet­ter, they know ev­ery reg­u­lar’s name and do their bit for the karmic cy­cle by re­ward­ing acts of kind­ness (like hand­ing in a lost wal­let) with a free cuppa.

The best place to cel­e­brate a spe­cial occasion?

My part­ner is a chef at Morsels in Mudgeer­aba, which I highly rec­om­mend, but you can’t cel­e­brate in your own work­place so lately we’re ob­sessed with the king­fish sashimi at Lucky Bao.

What’s our best-kept se­cret?

If you go through the fruit and veg hall at Car­rara Markets (past the co-op, who in­ci­den­tally have the best homegrown cherry toma­toes), you’ll find a Taswe­gian Cafe & Deli. Or­der the pulled pork break­fast slid­ers – you won’t re­gret it!

BEN BLOXSOME Surfers Par­adise What’s your favourite patch of par­adise?

Talle­budgera or the Spit. They’re tran­quil places where you can get away from the traf­fic and day-to-day trou­bles.

Who makes the best cof­fee?

Para­dox Cafe in the 4217 build­ing. Great flavour and a strong kick.

Best place to cel­e­brate an occasion?

The Is­land Rooftop is great for those spe­cial nights that re­quire more than plug­gers and your best rugby shorts.

How has the Gold Coast changed in the time you’ve lived here?

I’ve seen the rise of many new tow­ers since I ar­rived on the Gold Coast (Pep­pers Soul, Cir­cle on Cav­ill, Hilton) and with Spirit and oth­ers on their way the sky­line is be­com­ing more spec­tac­u­lar.

What’s our best-kept se­cret?

I’m sure many a local will know about it, but I feel as though vis­i­tors tend to for­get the Gold Coast hin­ter­land. Sure, we are renowned for our coastal life­style, but there are plenty of stun­ning wa­ter­falls, bush tracks and hid­den gems tucked away in the trees.

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