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Cubby Bake House

To those who think that you need a prime location on the Gold Coast for your café to succeed, think again! Cubby Bake House has

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Distillery
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Husk Distillers

It’s one of the Tweed’s great success stories that progressed from a dream of tropical island rum to a thriving industry in just a decade.

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Atmosphere
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Rabbath

You know when you’ve reached a place of the heart. There’s an intimacy that reminds you of velvet – soft to the touch, the coolness

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Attractions
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Stone & Wood Brewery

From its beginnings in 2008, Stone & Wood Brewery has been fiercely local. It’s a brewery that “didn’t just supply fresh beer to the locals,

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Backbone Bar & Kitchen

What do you do when your favourite bar is about to close? You buy it! That’s exactly what Dave Rane and Gavin White, new owners

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Behind the Plate
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Crème Brûlée Tart, Bam Bam

When you’re craving that sweet, but not too sweet treat mid-morning, head to Bam Bam Bakehouse for their Crème Brûlée tart, specially created by Head

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Atmosphere
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Espresso Moto

‘Moto’. Choose your meaning: ‘motorbike’, ‘motorcycle’, ‘motivated’, or ‘in motion’. In a way, the café is all of these. Espresso Moto was the brainchild of

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Breakfast
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Jack’s Coffee Roasters

When it comes to coffee worldwide, Australians demand the best. So, we’re pleased to see another specialty roaster pop up in our midst late in

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Feature articles
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Cooking with Fire

The lick of the flame, the coil of smoke… cooking with fire is elemental. In his book, Cooked, American author Michael Pollan wrote: “When we

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  • Pastries, baguettes, banh mi...Cubby Bake House brings great food to Chinderah. It's top stuff from the bread up. Get the foundations right, pay attention to the details and you build success. We're totally won over! ❤️
  • Husk Distillers is not just about rum and gin. Share the platter of local produce to accompany your cocktail and you will be supporting local producers - Cheeses Loves You, Salumi Australia, Byron Bay crackers, Billinudgel rillette and local farmers' fruit. @huskdistillers
  • Sometimes little treats are the best! @cubbybakehouse Too sweet not to share.
  • Rabbath in Burleigh gives an intimate dining experience of authentic seasonal Lebanese food. The chef's banquet is a great way to eat a range of dishes from the menu @rabbathburleigh
  • Here's a shout out to the new Gold Coast business Dunav Smallgoods. You'll find them at Bundall Farmers'  Markets every Sunday morning for prosciutto, salami etc.
  • With it's continuing success since opening, Stone & Wood has opened their new premises in Byron Bay where people can drop in, enjoy a beer and lunch, tour the brewery and buy from the cellar door. There's even a new immersive one day Stone & Wood Experience. Details on our website.
  • Mario's' 30th birthday. One of Gold Coast’s longest-standing restaurants, Mario’s Italian Restaurant, is turning 30 this month, marking the occasion with a huge family-style banquet on Thursday 29th August from 6pm at The Oasis. You’re invited to join in!
There will be long tables of twelve so diners can interact.
“It’s all about family and togetherness, while paying homage to family traditions,” says co-owner Marlon Pirie.
“The merrymaking begins with a hearty four-course Italian feast for $60 per person including pizza bread, a shared entrée platter, your choice of any main from the entire Mario’s menu and a delectable dessert selection.  We ask everyone to book and join us at our shared tables on Thursday 29th August!” said the Mario’s owners and management team.
Drink specials include Aperol Spritz, Italian wines and buckets of beer. Of course there will also be cake!
Here’s to another 30 great years, Mario’s! Call 07 5592 1899 to book.
  • There's nothing like handmade pasta, or seeing it made in front of you! We love the realness of Belvedere Stonemill in Burleigh who have the courage to do things the hard way. Fabio cooked for the Ferrari team. Federica is the pasta guru. Haven't been yet? You're missing out on #topitalianfood #burleighheads @belvedere_stone_mill Review on foodgoldcoast.com.au website.
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