THE PERFECT CUPPA… FOUND!
FINDING THE PERFECT CUP OF COFFEE OR TEA - OR WHATEVER YOUR POISON - IS LIKE FINDING TREASURE AND WILL HAVE YOU GENERALLY DRIVING THAT EXTRA MILE OR MAKING THAT ILLEGAL U-TURN (WE DO NOT CONDONE THIS ACTIVITY!) WITH THE PROMISE OF A WARM, COMFORTING CAFFEINE HUG. We asked some Gold Coast locals where their fave place is to stop, relax for 20 minutes and enjoy a morning cuppa? And, of course, we need to know what treat is on the plate beside that bevvie. Here are their local secrets - enjoy!
I love my coffee and Main Beach has a number of very good cafes. Hard Coffee for bacon/egg English muffin followed by a cappuccino and lemon myrtle biscuit or Black Smiths for an omelette with coffee and the Gold Coast Bulletin. Richard Fowler, Announcer, 94.1FM
Barefoot Barista is one of our favourites. They were one of the original pioneers in Palmy and they are still doing great coffee and food. My order is a long black with their bacon and egg sandwich and, if I’m feeling naughty, one of their delicious home baked muffins. Jeremy Davidson, Director, The Collective Has to be a takeaway coffee on Burleigh Hill with a warm, freshly baked Pain au chocolat from Burleigh Bakery. Georgia Harding, Naturopath, 'Well Nourished' blogger
I love walking the Burleigh Esplanade path with my twins in their pram, stopping at Nook or Nectar along the way for a coffee and muffin. There’s about five playgrounds along the way which means happy kids - and mum! Sophie Guidolin, Author and fitness model
I usually mix it up at different venues at Soul Boardwalk. Nothing beats the peace and calm of looking at Surfers Paradise’s beautiful beach of a morning. I don’t drink hot drinks so it would be either a Coca-cola (yes, bad I know, but let it go LOL!) and maybe a bagel with cream cheese or eggs benedict. Missy Robinson, The Rebel Collective