Start each day of your holiday on a good note. The Gold Coast caffeine scene is overflowing with dedicated baristas, in-house roasters and conscious connoisseurs. The demand for good coffee post-surf, has ensured cafes and caffeine nooks are dripping with the goods from north to south.
BLENDLOVE: 1/253 Ferry Rd, Southport.
For delicious raw-food treats with your coffee try this local favourite.
PERCY’S CORNER: 45 Nerang St, Southport.
Only a short walk from the aquatic centre is this cute cafe housed in a beautifully restored ambulance station. They specialise in espresso, siphon, cold drip and pour over coffees.
NO NAME LANE: Elizabeth Ave, Broadbeach
Under the Oracle building you’ll find a simple and tasty breakfast and lunch menu accompanied by great coffee made with two specially-roasted house blends.
ELK ESPRESSO: Oasis Shopping Centre, Broadbeach
You can’t go wrong with a big cuppa from one of the Gold Coast’s most-loved and longest standing cafes. This is coffee worth waiting in line for.
BLACK SHEEP ESPRESSO BAA: 72 Marine Pde, Coolangatta
These guys are serious about seriously good coffee. Add an acai bowl or bacon and egg roll and you’re all set for a big day of volleyball spectating.
CAFE D’BAR: 275 Boundary St, Coolangatta
Venture up Greenmount hill and be rewarded with an excellent espresso paired with spectacular views of Duranbah Beach.
THE BEACH SHACK: 818 Pacific Pde, Currumbin
All day breakfast and awesome coffee… Just what we sports fans need.
THE DECK CAFE: 794 Pacific Pde, Currumbin [NOW PERMANENTLY CLOSED]
Look for the bright blue Merlo umbrellas at this beachside café and let their baristas serve you an exceptional expresso.
NORTHERN GOLD COAST
THE GALLEY: Beattie Rd, Coomera
A short hike from the gymnastics stadium you’ll find this cool café serving coffee and cake on a breezy balcony overlooking the Coomera River.
TERRARIUM: 141 Maudsland Rd, Oxenford
Tucked away in this northern diner is house-blend coffee served with home-made cakes and lashings of country-style hospitality.