SINCE 1989, THE OASIS HAS DELIVERED FASHION, HOMEWARES, ENTERTAINMENT AND SO MUCH MORE TO BROADBEACH LOCALS AND TOURISTS ALIKE. BUT IT’S THEIR IMPRESSIVE COLLECTION OF RESTAURANTS AND CAFES THAT HAVE HEADS TURNING, PROVIDING MORNING COFFEE RIGHT THROUGH TO FRIDAY NIGHT DRINKS.
For the past 6.5 years, the industrial-chic local favourite ELK had occupied the same spot overlooking the Broadbeach Park soccer fields so, naturally, fans were a little taken aback when they heard that their beloved espresso pit-stop would be packing up and moving on. But they needn’t despair, because ELK only moved a few blocks away, setting up shop at Oasis’s lively food hub and continuing to serve up their raved-about Single O coffee and seasonally-inspired brekky and lunch combos (buttermilk fried chicken and waffles, anyone?). The location of your next coffee with friends, mid-morning pick-me-up or important lunch meeting, sorted. And for the customer with kiddies in tow, don’t distress – ELK’S perched right on the beachfront. You can enjoy the slides, swings and climbing frames of Pratten Park before or after your ELK fix. Plus, the outdoor dining area is dog friendly and a great space to sip on some lattes while soaking in the sun. Win, win… win!
Main Street Burger Bar
Born in Byron Bay, Main Street Burger Bar has made the trek up to Broadbeach in recent years to keep spreading the good word about their ‘bewildering burgers and boutique brews’. There’s a lot to be said for a restaurant that finds their niche and sticks to it, so it’s no surprise that Main Street have become pretty good at the art of burger making. Slow-roasted barbecue pork shoulder, pickled jalapenos, chipotle mayo and house slaw. Crispy chicken tenders, lettuce, tomato and garlic aioli. ‘Ramen’ glazed tofu, garlic mayo, bean sprouts and lettuce and tomato. Macaroni. And. Cheese. Croquettes… need we say more?
The Loose Moose
After a bit of grub with a side-serving of soul? The Loose Moose Tap & Grill House is your go-to. It’s not often that you find a spot that offers breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, barbecue and even tapas - and it’s even rarer to find a place that does it all perfectly. Promising dirty food made clean (and certainly delivering) The Loose Moose’s Canadian-inspired menu could have you eating a quinoa and oat porridge for breakky, a ‘Hot Stuff’ burger or ‘Piggy Mac’ for lunch and a smorgasbord of jalapeno poppers, drunken prawns and lamb ribs for dinner – all washed down with one of their famous four-glass beer paddles or a Salted Pop Caramel Freakshake. Or, you can accompany their winter warmers with one of their 160 whiskeys collected from all over the world. And if you’re feeling extra naughty, opt for a Snickers Mess from the late-night menu – trust us. The Loose Moose is also home to a must see Sunday Session, with live music, from 2-7pm.