When you’re as serious about surfing as Board Culture is, it’s not all about the décor, not about appearances, just about losing yourself in the experience.
So it would be unfair to judge Addict Espresso, the little coffee spot that’s a part of Board Culture, on any other criteria bar its coffee and service.
We dropped into Addict Espresso on a rainy Saturday afternoon to try out their Blackstar blend, sourced from Byron. The barista’s really cheery, chatting away as she prepares our brew. The coffee’s smooth, creamy, and full of flavour, even in the one shot cup we ask for on a late afternoon!
Relaxed already, we settle outside to enjoy our coffee and a berry slice from the display. It’s quiet, with no competition for the front vintage couches overlooking the street. There’s a retro ambience and casual vibe about the place which suits the surf fraternity; you can come in thongs and boardies, get great coffee to go or to drink in. There are burritos, sweets and soft drinks available, coffee beans for sale, a few lounges to hang out on, magazines to read while you relax, or you can browse through the clothes for sale or check out your next surfboard.
2442 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach Ph: 07 5572 9866
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