Coffediction

Burgers maintain their epic status in Australian food stakes.

Yet there’s no one food item that better illustrates our diversity than the humble burger.

From fast food sugar-laden buns sandwiching a single slice of processed cheese and a thin disc of protein through to artisanal creations jam packed with a plump wagyu patty, fresh salad and homemade sauces, our burger offerings span the diversity of our land and the range of what we consider to be good sustenance.

Sometimes it takes someone from another country to overturn even the highest expectations, bringing us one of the best burgers we’ve tasted in a long time.

Coffediction’s location and menu could not be further from owner Jonna Nurkkala’s homeland, Finland. Leaving behind a chain of five hairdressing salons she’d started when aged 19, Jonna, who didn’t speak any English, decided to set herself a challenge: to come to Australia, gain a Master’s degree in Business Administration and start another business here.

Within three years she has achieved all those goals, graduating from Griffith University in July 2017 and opening Coffediction in Southport Central in November.

“The idea of Coffediction is to offer food that people are familiar with, but to present it in a new ‘sexy’ way,” she tells us, brimming with enthusiasm. I want to bring the ‘Wow!’ factor back to food.”

It’s Jonna’s vision that we see in Coffediction, food emerging with ease from the kitchen of Chef Scott Davey (ex MooMoo).

“Our menu holds eight burgers, all much bigger than your average burger with lots of healthy ingredients, packed with flavour,” Jonna says.

With sexy names such as Delish Fish, The Pig Out, Lamb Betty, The Mediterranean Chick and Hello Big Boy, they’re a balanced meal on a plate bound to satisfy the hungriest diner.

Served with a basket of beer-battered chips, our Boozie Beef Burger, for example, contains a large Angus patty marinated in Guinness, piled into a brioche bun with bacon, mozzarella, salad and smoky BBQ jus, three onion rings perched on top. At $24, it’s a challenge to get your mouth around, but with sauce dripping down onto the plate, tongue licking up each delectable drop, it’s totally worth it!

“I’m so proud of the quality of our burgers. Flavour wise and visually, they’re just what I wanted,” Jonna says, a smile on her face.

There are lots of smiles around us as well when the food emerges, jaws dropping, people smiling, exclaiming in wonder at their delicious meals.

It’s heartening, too, to see staff so enthusiastic about the concept and food they’re serving, taking time to chat to customers, explain each dish and give recommendations.

“It’s great to work in a place where all the table feedback is positive,” our waitress Danni says.

While a great burger makes a satisfying meal, a crazy shake makes a party!

Again, eight is the lucky number, with eight ‘scoop or suck’ shakes on offer, each flavour with its own unique decorations.

Who can resist a Caramel Kraze topped with caramel cookies, pretzels, milk chocolate crush and berry sauce, a Cookie Dream or the Berry Majestic with marshmallows and candy crush?

There’s also a full breakfast menu available from 7am daily that will be a welcome addition to Southport’s present offerings, and a range of mains such as BBQ pork ribs, Meatballs, Caesar salad, and Peppered beef that provide burger-alternative dining.

The delish Chicken Parmigiana ($22) I order is two sumo-sized chicken fillets topped with a homemade tomato sauce and melted Swiss cheese. Served with chips and leafy salad, the meal’s large enough to fill my hunger pit for two full days!

Here comes cheat day! Who could go past dessert?

We’d been introduced to soufflé pancakes in Hawaii, even before Harajuku Gyoza brought them to the coast on trial. Based on the Insta-viral dessert made famous by Gram Café pancake chain in Tokyo and Osaka, now Coffediction has their own version of the pancakes on the permanent menu, Chef Scott turning out three huge fluffy pancakes smothered in chocolate, strawberry and caramel sauces with ice cream and cream to top it off. They’re deliciously airy and light, a great dessert to share (if we must)!

From breakfast to dinner, snack to main course and dessert, shakes to a wine or beer, Coffediction is a great addition to Southport’s dining scene. (Or should we say ‘addictive’?)

“I love the people here,” Jonna enthuses. “My staff are so nice that I feel like I have a new family here. I feel like I’m home!”

So much so that already Jonna’s lining up her next challenge: expanding Coffediction, with new locations in the planning stage. Crazy good!

Southport Central, 56 Scarborough Street, Southport Ph: 07 5661 7948

Open: Sun – Wed 7am to 4pm; Thurs – Sat 7am – 8pm

NOTE: Good Food Gold Coast was a guest of Coffediction.

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  1. Food Shot, 2 weeks ago

    That burger looks heaven sent! Wow, would love to give this a try one day.

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