Oasis Shopping Centre, Broadbeach
You can trust the team at Elk Espresso to get you out of a breakfast rut. “Breakfast is the new dinner on the Gold Coast and it’s been interesting watching its evolution,” owner Andrew Whiting says. “It’s kind of like you have to shelve all your preconceived ideas.” That means devouring savoury waffles with buttermilk fried chicken, jalepeño mayo and blackberry butter, or Black Forest French toast with charcoal white chocolate ice cream. The outdoor dining area is dog friendly and just the spot to soak up the morning sun while you sip specialty coffee (or a milk bar and Oreo thickshake).