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  • The Scottish Prince 0

    1176 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach, Queensland 4221

    As a city, we are very young indeed… at least superficially. We can’t boast a Colusseum, nor the glorious artworks of the Sistine Chapel. There are no obvious antiquities dating back 20,000 years to when the first Aboriginal footsteps were etched into our sand, nor to the first European settlers who breathed this air and […]

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  • Hop onto the Mexican Wave 0

    There’s a reason why Mexican food is popular on the Gold Coast. In keeping with our outdoor lifestyle, the best Mexican food is bursting with colour and flavour, showing off our regional produce at its best. Nestled in between Fins and Bombay Cricketers Club in Salt Village, La Barrita opened late in 2017, slipping quietly […]

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  • Daymaker Espresso 0

    44 Pacific Ave., Miami, Queensland 4214

    There’s something really exciting about a start-up restaurant. When, with little fanfare, Daymaker Espresso popped up on the southern end of Pacific Avenue just a few weeks ago, there was a palpable feeling of ‘Hey everyone, we’ve finally opened!’ Owners Andrew Madgwick (ex-52 Espresso) and Dylan Nesbit (ex-Barefoot, Elk, Blackboard and Paddock) have done their […]

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  • The Inky Squid 0

    Shop 5, 2-14 Henry Lawson Drive, Terranora, NSW 2486

    I’ve fallen in love with the sea again, that mother of all things salty and succulent. It’s a slow burn, this love affair, our household gently veering towards pescatarianism. Little do we know, as we wind our way up the lush hills of Terranora, past new housing estates and country manors, gazing often at the […]

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  • 6729 Bakery 0

    1/2711 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach, Queensland 4218

    A training bakery? When we visit 6729 Bakery, we wonder why the concept of bakery café and training school have not been combined before. It seems so obvious a solution. Most registered training organisations (RTO) usually educate within schools or organisations, running certificate and diploma courses and forming partnerships with businesses to place work-based trainees. […]

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  • Bunnath Kitchen 0

    East Quay Shopping Centre, 13/44 Commerce Drive, Robina QLD 4226

    Stories are sacred, and being a listener is a privilege. Especially tonight. We know a fair bit about Cambodia, having visited recently, so on our visit to the Gold Coast’s only Cambodian restaurant, Bunnath Kitchen, we come humbly, as one would to a temple. Restaurant owners Bunnath You (Bernie) and his wife Ivy greet us […]

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  • Community Gardens 0

    Gardening has played an important part in the culture in many civilisations. Gardening not only provides a recreational pastime for many people, but their gardens give a sense of well-being, peace and aesthetic charm. Some have become a status symbol. With an increasing interest in organics and the farm-to-table journey, home gardening is becoming more […]

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  • Elephant Grounds Café 0

    Shop 7B, 550 Christine Ave., Robina, Queensland 4226

    Fancy a coffee with your new lounge suite, or something to eat? How about some fresh cannoli? Robina’s Home + Life Centre, opposite the Auto Mall, opened late last year with a great array of lifestyle shops –  James Lane, Nick Scali, DecoRug, Vast Interior, The Good Guys, and Kitchen Connection, to name a few. […]

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  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 0

    March 9 is National Meatball Day, but is ‘meatball’ ever singular? Not for long! Whether they are called kofte, kibbeh or frikkadeller, meatballs are a much-loved family meal in many world cultures. While it’s believed that the first meatballs originated in China, to many Australians, our meatballs of choice are Italian. With an open kitchen, […]

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  • Harajuku Gyoza Beer Stadium 0

    Oasis Shopping Centre, Victoria Avenue, Broadbeach, Queensland 4218

    Get on your ‘little Japanese dumplings of happy’ and get down to Harajuku Gyoza in the Broadbeach Mall. If the combination of beer and gyoza is not enough to put you into a spin, add the zany elements of ‘Harajuku’ and you’ll be doubly happy! The largest of seven outlets of the phenomenally successful chain […]

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  • Black Lime Café 0

    Shop 8/145 Pappas Way, Carrara, Queensland 4211

    While ‘Location, location, location’ is the big catch cry to success, there are some local favourites that have achieved modest success by going against the norm, choosing venues in hidden pockets of suburbia. There, they provide service to locals who previously had no food outlets nearby. That’s how it is with Black Lime Café. Tucked […]

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  • Pile on the Sauce! 0

    There’s nothing that fills a hungry tummy quite like low and slow cooked brisket. Falling apart at the touch of a fork, it’s juicy and tender, smothered in lashings of sauce, piled into a bun. Little BoHo has gained a big reputation since Nigel and Janet Leishman took over the café last year, with diner […]

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  • Hymn Coffee 0

    Shop 24, 99 Kennedy Dr, Tweed Heads NSW 2485

    There’s something refreshing about new coffee shops, especially when old spaces are ‘born again’. That’s so in the case of Hymn Coffee, a fresh new take on an espresso bar nestled within sight of the highway on a corner of Kennedy Drive, Tweed. Kaycee and Kelly Hapi, who are southern end of the coast dwellers, […]

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  • Substance Espresso 0

    10-12 Lae Drive, Runaway Bay, Queensland 4216

    ‘Success breeds success,’ they say, and for Substance Espresso that’s certainly true. There were tears when Jareth and Leah Smith sold Daark Espresso in Chirn Park, in fact the lights dimmed a little on the northside of town. But there were better things coming, with the pair opening a coffee shop, Substance Espresso, in Runaway […]

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  • What’s for Breakfast? 0

    For us, brekkie might start with poached eggs on toast, smashed avo, or cereal and fruit with our morning coffee. Weekends mean an omelette, or breakfast with the family at the markets. Each family has its own breakfast tradition, just as people around the world wake and greet the world in their own way. In […]

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  • First Fruits Coffee Café & Roastery 0

    129-133 Olsen Ave., Labrador, Queensland 4215

    It’s been almost two years since Daniel Smith set up First Fruits Coffee with a business partner in a tiny space in Ashmore. Visiting the Cotlew Street alleyway shopfront where they not only roasted beans but also sold coffee, space was at a premium. Sitting on coffee bags was almost an option! From the level […]

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  • More Brekkies under $10 0

    Euphoria espresso Cafe, 105/137 Laver Drive, Robina

    Do you want to eat like a queen without feeling that your purse has been robbed? After paying over $20 for a smashed avo with goat’s cheese, we went on the hunt for the best priced brekkies in town. This is our second list (linked to our full reviews), with some rippers amongst it. You’ll […]

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  • The Roost @ 53 0

    53 Johnston Street, Southport, Queensland 4215

    It had been bucketing rain during the night but Mel had been up since 3am baking the Turkish buns for our breakfast. She didn’t know the buns would be for us, but we’d decided the night before that we’d score an early brekkie at The Roost@53 on the way to work. The Roost@53 is not […]

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  • Vegetables are the new Meat 0

    Meat has played a large part in the traditional Australian diet. While many of our meals have moved away from ‘meat and three veg’ on a plate to include stir fries, curries and other one-dish meals, meat still plays a prominent role in the Aussie diet. A recent study by CSIRO found that four out […]

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  • Euphoria Espresso Café 0

    105/137 Laver Drive, Robina, Queensland 4226

    It’s a pleasant surprise when you don’t expect too much from a corner coffee shop and then find out that all the food’s made by the chef in the oven you can see, that the coffee’s great and the service friendly and attentive. Euphoria Espresso Café is a rare watering hole in the urban jungle […]

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