Scout Magazine - - Local Loves... -

Which sub­urb do you call home? Var­sity Lakes.

What makes that sub­urb the best on the GC? It’s close to ev­ery­thing: Burleigh for a swim, easy to get into the hills to ride my bike and quick ac­cess to the M1 if I want to head to Cooly or across the bor­der.

Fave place to stop, re­lax for 20 mins and en­joy a morn­ing cuppa? And what treat is on the plate be­side your hot bevvie? The Par­lour Cof­fee shop at Burleigh West is my usual stop on my Satur­day morn­ing rides. I usu­ally just have a cof­fee but when I do go back for brekkie I al­ways go for the ba­con and eggs.

Fave Gold Coast ca­sual dining lo­ca­tion? What’s on the menu? Mer­maid Beach Surf Club is my pick for good qual­ity meal - ei­ther the grilled Bar­ra­mundi or a chicken parmi.

You’re plan­ning a fun, local night out with your mates? Which three lo­ca­tions top your list and why? Mer­maid Beach Surf Club for a meal and a few beers. Met­ri­con Sta­dium to watch a game es­pe­cially when a team from Ade­laide vis­its. Oth­er­wise a back­yard bar­bie with a few Coop­ers Sparkling.

Best local spot for fam­ily hangs and why? We like to head up to Mt Tam­borine for an early morn­ing walk fol­lowed by break­fast the Spice of Life Café. Oth­er­wise we head down to Cooly or Rain­bow Bay.

Fave Gold Coast shop­ping des­ti­na­tion? Robina Town Cen­tre - easy to get in and out, has ev­ery­thing you need and close to home.

Com­plete this sen­tence: Only a Gold Coast local knows... The colour of the blue sky on a warm win­ter’s day.

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