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Sometimes you find great food in the most unexpected places. Kaffe Europa is exactly that. It’s a little taste of Europe in Nerang, a hidden gem in a suburb that’s often overlooked. Granted, Nerang is hardly the epicentre of haute cuisine. Too often its busiest restaurants are the takeaway joints around the Bunnings end of...
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Harris Farm Markets recently announced that their first store for the Gold Coast will be on the Isle of Capri at Via Roma. In a ‘coming back to their roots’ move, the famed family-owned local produce and grocery market reopened their first store in Queensland in Clayfield in November 2020 and their flagship store in...
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Every town needs a beating heart where people gather, be it the town square, the piazza, marketplace or other venue at its geographical centre. Madisons Café, situated right at a main entrance of the busy Oasis Shopping Centre, is a meeting place where ‘See you at Madisons’ slips as easily off the tongue as ‘Meet...
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If you’re a lover of Mexican food, you may be surprised to know that for over 25 years the Gold Coast has been home to Queensland’s only Australian owned manufacturer of corn and flour tortillas, Diego’s Authentic Foods. Established in 1995 by Deann and Colin Thomson, this family-owned business began in Miami, later moving into...
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Markeri Food is a happening place. With its accent on modern international food, Yuen’s is the cornerstone, The Journal Café and Pastry the morning greeting to patrons. They return to the centre for amazing Japanese food at Project Tokyo, cutting edge Asian fusion dishes at Lucky Bao, the best vegan yum cha on the coast...
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While Tasmania’s rugged beauty is one of the island state’s attractions for tourists, there’s no denying the pull of its cuisine. Tasmania, with its clean air, rich soil and abundant rainfall grows some of the best food in the world: fresh seafood, gourmet meat and fruit and vegetables packed with flavour. Tasmania is home to...
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If there’s ever a place to shake up our perception of Surfers Paradise as the Glitter Strip, it’s Bobs, AKA Best of Beers. A family-run business, Bobs was opened by Melbourne cousins Karambir Khanijou and Dhi Vig together with their friend, experienced brewer Ryan Fullerton (ex-Victoria’s Red Duck, Bad Shepherd and Clifton Hill breweries). It’s...
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A trip to Queensland’s Granite Belt is one of our favourite car journeys. While it’s not possible to visit every one of the 50 or so wineries in a long weekend, following the Vine and Shine Trail we plot out three days of indulgence visiting vineyards and artisan food producers stretched across the region. To...
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Twenty 8 Delights is a fledgling Gold Coast cake baking business that emerged from Covid lockdown. Sisters Sheryl and Iris Lim both have professional careers, but for Sheryl baking is her ‘happy place’. Sheryl is an extremely talented self-trained baker who has perfected her craft by learning from the internet and recipe books, improving her...
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‘How do you take your coffee?’ It’s a simple enough question, but one which consumes the Gold Coast, where coffee is recognised for its role in social engagement, leisure, enhancement of work performance and well-being. Everyone, it seems, has their own preferred style of coffee. From cappuccinos and short blacks to pour over, vacuum, drip...