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  • Red tractor 1

    Red Tractor Café 0

    10 Grice Avenue, Paradise Point, Queensland 4216

    “So, where’s the red tractor?” We’d just finished our meal, paid the bill, and were talking to owner Samantha Perrin. While there’s no physical red tractor at the café, the café does bear its ideological imprint. The red tractor is the British version of the green kangaroo triangle logo plus more. Established in 2000 it’s […]

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    Marzi’s Café Apfelstrudel 0

    21 Hansford Road, Coombabah, Queensland 4216

    The fame of Marzi Weber’s apple strudel reached us before anything else: “It’s so light! Marzi’s husband finely slices all the apples for the strudel by hand,” a friend tells me. Named after both its owner and its most famous food item, Marzi’s Café Apfelstrudel brings a touch of Vienna to the Gold Coast in […]

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  • Cha 9E

    Cha Tea Providores 0

    The 4217, 10 Beach Rd Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217

    Holidays and weekends are a great time to catch up with friends, to relax and enjoy the finer things of life. There’s no better place for a little indulgence than at Cha Tea Providores, the latest outlet to open in the 4217. A contemporary teahouse focused on reinventing the traditional tea experience, Cha gives a […]

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  • Harvest Moon 9B

    Harvest Moon 0

    30 James Street, Burleigh Heads, Queensland 4220

    Known as ‘The Other James Street’, James Street Burleigh is an area of burgeoning talent hot enough to lure Brisbane foodies out for the day! It’s well worth taking a wander off the main street and down the arcades. You never know what you’ll find! Buying Harvest Moon, a little café and bar tucked away […]

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  • Mamasan 1

    Mamasan Kitchen & Bar 0

    Oracle Boulevard, Broadbeach, Queensland 4218

    ‘Authenticity’ can be an over-rated ideal. There are times when it’s a good idea to shake up time-worn dishes with a healthy dose of innovation. After all, being an ‘authentic’ dish embodies not only a sense of place, but also a time and social context which cannot be replicated. As diners, if it’s flavour and […]

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  • Baritalia 6

    Baritalia 0

    Surfers Paradise Blvd & Elkhorn Ave, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217

    Sometimes a really solid little restaurant can be hiding in full view, waiting to be discovered by locals. Perhaps you, like us, have walked past the olive trees too many times. All along, Baritalia has been sitting in the corner beckoning us with hooded eyes and somehow we’ve missed the overtures. Located on a triangular […]

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  • Indian Hut 0

    Indian Hut 0

    Christine Corner Shopping Centre, 3/221 Christine Ave., Burleigh Waters, Queensland 4220

    “We’re in for a treat tonight!” It’s a comment from the man beside me that I dare not take out of context. We smile to each other, strangers who’ve met for the first time. We’re standing waiting for takeaway at the Indian Hut on Christine Corner. His comment reinforces several important concepts about food. A […]

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  • Bon Bon 5

    Bon Bon 0

    2460 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach, Queensland 4218

    There’s something about Sunday afternoon that always catches me unawares. I want to slam the brakes on the weekend, reining in the rest of the leftover hours to head for the nearest watering hole. ‘‘Nooooooo! I’m not ready for the working week yet!’ I cry, as we gatecrash the Sunday sesh at Bon Bon. Ah […]

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    Little Bandits Coffee 0

    Shop 11B/ 12 Upton Street, Bundall, Queensland 4218

    It may be tiny, but Little Bandits has been warmly welcomed by locals who’re passing around Upton Street on their way to work, visiting or working in the area. Open from 6.30am every week day, the main selling point of the café is their award-winning Belaroma coffee – a balanced yet complex coffee achieved through […]

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  • Kuan Yin Tea House 6

    Vegetarian Restaurants, Gold Coast 1

    The vegetarian dining scene has flourished during the past few years, particularly on the southern end of the Gold Coast. Elsewhere on this site we’ve looked at food trends – the growing awareness of provenance and sustainability, education and healthier food habits. Gone are the days when ordering a vegetarian meal drew the expectation of […]

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  • Honey 3

    Brickworks Beehives 0

    The Brickworks Centre, 107 Ferry Road, Southport, Queensland 4217

    Think Gold Coast food industry and an apiary may not be the first to come to mind, but it’s our latest food production unit, albeit small scale. The Brickworks Centre has just installed four rooftop beehives, a project which will provide new habitat for over 300,000 bees and produce a signature ‘Brickworks’ flavoured honey. With […]

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  • Billy's Beans 1

    Billy’s Beans Coffee 0

    1/ 37 Currumbin Creek Road, Currumbin Waters, Queensland 4223

    Currumbin Creek Road is an emergent little arty mecca. Along the sometime dusty road, scattered through warehouses and workshops are galleries, bakeries, a couple of restaurants (Zipang and Pop Taco) and a scattering of coffee shops. One of the newest coffee haunts is Billy’s Beans. Billy and Kylie Stanley, who own KM Studios wedding and […]

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  • Pigs and Pints 1

    Pigs & Pints, Surfers Paradise 0

    9 Hamilton Avenue, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217

    Even in the midst of a big city, it’s possible to find a place where you walk in the door, sit down and an ‘Ahhh!’ escapes your lips. Many of you know places like that, where the lighting is dim or subdued, couch seating comfortable, music doesn’t interfere with your headspace, and an enveloping ambience […]

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    Burgster 0

    3 Philippine Parade, Palm Beach, Queensland 4221

    There’s a huge space in my heart for earth mothers. You know the sort of woman I mean – the one who’s the hub of her family; who makes everyone feel welcome, holding their well-being close to her heart. She’s the matriarch apparent. When we first meet Rochelle Smith, I know that she’s the beating […]

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  • The Farm 15

    Come on down to The Farm! 0

    11 Ewingsdale Rd., Ewingsdale NSW 2481

    Touted as a ‘destination’ farm, a ‘community of growers, producers, eateries, educators and more’, The Farm at Byron Bay is an 86 acre property owned by Tony and Emma Lane, heirs to the Oroton empire. Turn off the Pacific Highway to Byron Bay, and The Farm’s most visible signpost is a full carpark. With a […]

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  • Miss Margarita 1

    Miss Margarita 1

    Shop 101, The Wave, Albert Avenue, Broadbeach, Queensland 4218

    There’s a transfer of culture taking place across the border. Art, food and music travel at will from Byron to the Goldie and vice versa. With surf and a casual lifestyle forming a conduit, the interstate cross-pollination seems far more evident than any Brisbane-Gold Coast transfer. So when Byron Bay locals Emma and Greg Thomson […]

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  • Salt meats Cheese 12

    Salt Meats Cheese 0

    The 4217, 10 Beach Road, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217

    There’s nothing sexier than men preparing food. Especially Mediterranean men preparing really good rustic whole food. The ladies know it. They saunter in just before midday, hips swinging slowly, arms extended, looking for him. ‘Where’s Alessandro?’ Young and gorgeous, he crosses the restaurant to meet them, a huge smile lighting his face before being enveloped […]

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  • Coffee sisters 6

    Coffee Sisters 0

    110 Monaco Street, Broadbeach Waters, Queensland 4218

    Coffee Sisters is a great place to enjoy a coffee and a bite to eat off the beaten track; a perfect nook to bask in the winter’s sun. Once owned by barista sisters Penny and Susan Strophair, hence the name, since Kylie Jennings bought the cafe in mid 2014, it has continued its rise in […]

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  • Songbirds 13

    Songbirds 0

    Lot 10, Tamborine Mountain Rd, North Tamborine, Queensland 4272

    Destination dining. I’m waiting for the idea of a Gold Coast restaurant to really catch on; a ‘go to’ place which truly shows off our local fare from the 100 mile radius of land and sea – the best of our seafood, produce and artisan products. A place that says: “This is our food. This […]

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    Pancakes on the rocks 0

    4 The Esplanade, Shop T1.31 Soul Arcade, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217

    During my university years I had a delicious love affair. Pancakes on the Rocks had just opened and, given any occasion, my sister and I would go there to indulge. In the days of Easy Rider, pancakes were all the rage, and the Rocks’ venue was the place to go! Housed in a century old […]

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