Black Coffee Lyrics, Surfers Paradise

“OMG! I can’t believe I found a place like this!” screeches the young woman at the table beside me. Yes, I’ve got to agree – it’s a bit of a secret, but BCL is one of the coolest places around. It’s so cool that all the stars hang out there. John Lennon and Yoko are there naked in bed, Aerosmith and Keith Richards are looking on, and they’re surrounded by books and more books, posters, photographs, paintings, and did I say books? There’s an intimate corner you’d have to wedge couples out of, overlooked by more seating at table and chair combos. Wait staff flit around laughing; there’s a relaxed feel to the place that reminds you of a neighbourhood joint where everyone hangs out. BCL 1 This is Black Coffee Lyrics by day: funky and alternative, with so much to look at that it’s hard to tear your eyes away.

But we’re here to eat! It’s about as smartly dressed as any menu we’ve seen; no surprise that BCL is on airline mags’ To Do lists, and near the top of The Australian‘s Top 50 Hottest Restaurants. Weekend breakfasts are a treat with lots of great choices: Roasted mushrooms with provolone cheese, fresh corn salsa and a poached egg; Black Rice Pudding with chia seeds, vanilla marinated peaches, goats’ yoghurt and nut crunch; or even a First Time Roll with fair trade coffee or Byron teas to wash it down. Accompany that with a Brekkie Cocktail if you’re in the mood! BCL 5D Lunch comes from New York’s urban delis – wholesome comfort food in retro sizes: Brooklyn (Pulled pork rolls) and Queens (Finely sliced Sopresso with provolone and olive tapenade…), Tha Bronx and more…

The really sexy food comes out at night: nibbles to get you started, slinky tapas to make your mouth water, share plates and mains…together with a state of the art degustation! It’s all contemporary nosh with splashes of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern flavours, the menu changing with the seasons. There are still some flashes of a bad boy menu, with Gen Y staples of smart pizzas and sassy mouthed pickles, but the menu’s pretty smoking with points of difference in each dish.

If you can make it through to dessert, you can enjoy the hot, sexy liquid rush of a mean cocktail, or maybe you’re just a bit Old Fashioned? BCL 3 Behind the flirting in the smoky night haze there’s Ella Fitzgerald’s husky voice belting out the cafe’s namesake song: “…I walk the floor and watch the door, And in between I drink…” It’s reminiscent of basement black walled cafes and bluesy singers, of whiskey and cigarettes of bygone days, we muse as we down our boutique American beer and sexy Black Coffee Martini. Wink at the barman and ask for a special treat: he’s got a few single batch craft beers hidden away for those in the know!

You’ll have to look to find Black Coffee Lyrics, tucked away upstairs above the Centre Arcade, but it’s well worth the effort. BCL is the perfect place to get up out of the street bustle, to discover the cool vibe of Surfers Paradise that you hear so little about.

NOTE 2016: Check with BCL for current hours. Black Coffee Lyrics has new owners.

43/3131 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise Ph: 0432 539 578

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  1. Anja, 5 years ago

    I go here a lot with friends for coffee and a chat. It’s such a chilled place to hang out.

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  2. The Yum List, 5 years ago

    I just found this spot too! Liked it a lot. Good atmosphere, great food, delicious cold pressed coffee.

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  3. born2eat, 5 years ago

    Check out Black Coffee Lyrics’ new tapas and pizza menu. We’re particularly impressed with the tapas, steering away from ‘dude food’ to a more sophisticated menu: Figs with goats’ cheese, Sesame crumbed prawns, Satay quail, Chorizo and octopus, Pork belly. You’ll be seeing us again soon, BCL!

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  4. Jason, 4 years ago

    I must say the staff disappointed me here. One girl in particular by the name of **** was quite rude and off putting, like she thought she was better than us. That’s enough to make me not want to go back, I’ll get my coffee elsewhere from now on.

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