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  • First Fruits Coffee Café & Roastery 0

    129-133 Olsen Ave., Labrador, Queensland 4215

    It’s been almost two years since Daniel Smith set up First Fruits Coffee with a business partner in a tiny space in Ashmore. Visiting the Cotlew Street alleyway shopfront where they not only roasted beans but also sold coffee, space was at a premium. Sitting on coffee bags was almost an option! From the level […]

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  • More Brekkies under $10 0

    Euphoria espresso Cafe, 105/137 Laver Drive, Robina

    Do you want to eat like a queen without feeling that your purse has been robbed? After paying over $20 for a smashed avo with goat’s cheese, we went on the hunt for the best priced brekkies in town. This is our second list (linked to our full reviews), with some rippers amongst it. You’ll […]

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  • The Roost @ 53 0

    53 Johnston Street, Southport, Queensland 4215

    It had been bucketing rain during the night but Mel had been up since 3am baking the Turkish buns for our breakfast. She didn’t know the buns would be for us, but we’d decided the night before that we’d score an early brekkie at The Roost@53 on the way to work. The Roost@53 is not […]

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  • Euphoria Espresso Café 0

    105/137 Laver Drive, Robina, Queensland 4226

    It’s a pleasant surprise when you don’t expect too much from a corner coffee shop and then find out that all the food’s made by the chef in the oven you can see, that the coffee’s great and the service friendly and attentive. Euphoria Espresso Café is a rare watering hole in the urban jungle […]

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  • Gyoza 2

    Gold Coast

    I have a personal affinity for gyoza. Perhaps it’s my love of the underdog, a sentimental identification with that misshapen parcel of ugliness that hides a hidden goodness. Or maybe it’s my sympathy for the traveller in all of us, for the stereotyped migrant who’s an individual in their own right. Whatever! There’s no hiding […]

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  • Blackboard Coffee, Varsity Lakes 0

    Shop 7/240 Varsity Parade, Varsity Lakes, Queensland 4227

    Following the metamorphosis of Blackboard Specialty Coffee into a full blown restaurant, taking over the adjoining shop, there has been a lot of fine tuning and two remodels of the space. Co-owners Nick Pearce and Marc Kinvig have not been afraid to experiment to find the best fit for the changing demands of clientele. The […]

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  • Frigg Café 2

    10 Frank Street Labrador, Queensland 4215

    The pizza arrives, a steaming plateful of cheesy topping dripping over the edges of the crust onto the giant-sized plate. It’s huge, far too big for my appetite, and this is only one slice of pizza! It’s lunchtime in Disneyland, the place ‘where all your dreams come true.’ Someone’s dreams, perhaps, but some of my […]

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  • A Taste of Broadbeach 0

    When we travel, food is on the top of our agenda, and we’re not the only ones. “High quality dining experiences are really putting the Gold Coast on the map as a foodie destination, and food tourism is one of our fastest growing markets,” says Karen Inglis-Turner, the owner/operator of Gold Coast Food and Wine […]

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  • Two Wise Fish 0

    Shop 1/64 Karbunya St., Mermaid Waters, Queensland 4218

    After spending a lot of fruitless time fishing, I’m of the opinion that there are more than two wise fish in the ocean. Experience tells me that there are lots of fish who were canny enough to snatch bait from my line without being caught. From our past fish shop experiences on the Gold Coast, […]

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  • Us With You 0

    20 Railway Street, Southport, Queensland 4215

    Aligned to coincide with GC32018, the Aboriginal art exhibition ‘Us With You’ gives locals and tourists a chance to explore the unique beauty of the Gold Coast Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community’s art and culture. Following our visit to the exhibition, we accepted the invitation to return to FSG in Southport (the site of […]

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  • Mumma’s Greek Cuisine 1

    “There is no greater love than the love of food,” George Bernard Shaw wrote. Conversely, great food is often the result of great passion. At least that’s the way it is for the Mumma’s Greek Cuisine’s mother and daughter team. Their food is not only about a love affair between Cleo’s parents, who waited five […]

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  • Daily Squeeze Café 0

    Shop 6, 37 Musgrave Avenue (Cnr Turpin Rd), Chirn Park, Queensland 4215

    “Oh look! The café is named after me!” The Main Squeeze is jubilant! So am I when we take a look inside! Under Cheryl Bench, who purchased the café in 2016, Daily Squeeze has reached new heights. Tweeked to be even more patron-oriented than before, we’re pleased to see the changes made by this seasoned […]

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  • Fiddlers Green Irish Bar 0

    39 Cavill Ave, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217

    If there’s one thing you can count on as a traveller, it’s this: you’re going to have a good time at an Irish pub. For many, it’s a home away from home; a place to stop for a warm welcome and hearty refreshment. Considering the number of Irish among us, it’s surprising that the Gold […]

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  • Crab Carnival 2018 at The Balcony Bar, Byron Bay 1

    Cnr. Jonson St & Lawson Lane, Byron Bay

    “Are you sure you want to go out in this weather?” he asks. “Crabs!” I reply. Just one word. It’s enough to get us moving from the comfort of the lounge, out into a storm wild enough to blow crabs up onto the beach; not enough deterrent, though, to keep us from eating crabs with […]

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  • World Breakfasts on the Gold Coast 0

    2545 Gold Coast Highway, Cnr Cronulla St., Mermaid Beach

    We don’t always have to travel to learn about world food. It’s also right here in our own backyard. With diners chasing fast, healthy ‘wholefood’ meals, breakfast is the new ‘meet up’, so why not inject a little adventure into the mix. Here are some of our favourite breakfasts which have more than a twist […]

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  • Wildernis Café and Bar 0

    1166 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach, Queensland 4221

    Wildernis Café + Bar captures the Palmie vibe perfectly. This once sleepy suburb that has become a thriving dining hub boasts an assortment of different eateries, each one, including Wildernis, reflecting the casual Palm Beach style. Divided into two spaces: a downstairs day venue that houses a dining room and the kitchen and, around the […]

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  • The Oak Café 0

    Cnr Robert and Railway St, Mudgeeraba, Queensland 4213

    Somehow, every time we visit Mudgeeraba we fall in love again. It’s because little things count. A greeting from wait staff or a friendly smile from the open kitchen, water immediately brought to the table, a bowl of water for someone’s dog… it all adds up to make a village. The Oak Café, Mudgeeraba’s latest […]

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  • La Barrita 0

    4 Bells Blvd., Kingscliff, NSW

    “How come we’ve never been here before?” We shake our heads as we walk away from La Barrita, impressed. Nestled in between Fins and Bombay Cricketers Club in Salt Village, La Barrita opened in December 2017, slipping quietly onto the tail end of the ‘Mexican wave’ of coastal openings. While the opening of some restaurants […]

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  • Little BoHo Café 0

    18 Christine Ave., Miami, Queensland 4220

    When it comes to meat, it’s hard to go past low and slow cooked brisket. Falling apart at the touch of a fork, it’s juicy and tender, smothered in lashings of sauce, full of complex umami flavours. That’s just how we find it at Little BoHo Café in Miami. Little BoHo has always had a […]

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  • Salt Meats Cheese 1

    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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