Dipcro, a classic reinvention

While café culture is a strong point in the Gold Coast’s culinary scene, a completely new concept store is a breath of fresh air. All it took was one Le Cordon Bleu chef with a penchant for detail and her business-oriented partner working together for months to perfect their product. Not so simple! Finally, they […]

The inventive Freghete

‘Eat it. Feel it. Love it.’ When it comes to passion, nowhere is it more evident than at Freghete. Freghete exists because of passion, following a couple’s desire to make great food, proudly building on the traditions of their various countries and sharing that love with others. “I’ve always been interested in food and wanted […]

What’s new on Tamborine Mountain

Behind the gold of the Gold Coast’s glistening sands, there’s a mountain of green: Tamborine Mountain. Named Queensland’s Top Tourism Town for 2023 for its “…stunning natural attractions, world-class food and wine, exhilarating adventures, and genuine village-style hospitality into a holiday destination that’s full of surprises…”, the sun was shining on the mountaintop. Little did […]

See Yö for the best GF sourdough in town

Bread is a staple food, named ‘the staff of life’, with some type of bread included in the diet of almost every culture in the world. Imagine, then, if you could not eat bread or were limited to store-bought gluten-free products which contained many additives such as colour and stabiliser. Dining would not only be […]

The dancing flavours of Shiro Gelato

Shiro Gelato is like a tiny part of Japan dropped into a little shop in Nerang Street, Southport. Shiro is home to some of our favourite Japanese creations: the elastic texture of freshly made mochi, and the smooth, unmistakable flavours of matcha and black sesame gelato. Combined together, they form dessert heaven, Daifuku. Shiro is […]

Food builds community at Gathering.co

“Food is not just fuel. Food is about family, food is about community, food is about identity. And we nourish all those things when we eat well.” – Michael Pollan There are few new cafes possessing assets as comprehensive as Gathering Co: a ready clientele, an ambient relaxing venue, both ‘green and blue space’ on […]

The Gold Coast’s Food Evolution

Despite rising costs of living, labour shortages and turbulent weather, 2023 proved to be a year of growth for the Gold Coast hospitality industry. Consumers may have adjusted their discretionary spending, but they still made room for dining. Tourism was strong in 2023, with approximately 12 million tourists contributing $1.7 billion into the local economy. […]

Blowfish, home of seafood delicacies

After twenty years in the making, the Gold Coast has a seafood restaurant to boast about: Blowfish Ocean Grill + Bar. In a whirlwind turnaround, owners Steven and Autumn Adams took over the former Bavarian Restaurant site on Oracle Boulevard and, with the assistance of Space Cubed Design Studio and Zero 9, their dream was […]

Queen of Tartes, Chloe Watts

Gold Coast born and raised; Chloe Watts is a sweet spot in the Coast’s culinary scene. The former owner of the renowned Paddock Bakery, before opening Tarte in Burleigh and more recently Tarte Beach House, Currumbin Creek, Chloe could justifiably earn the title of the Gold Coast’s ‘Queen of Tartes’. Every venue that she has […]

Kefi, the joyful cafe

“You are what you eat, so don’t be fast, cheap, easy, or fake.” – Unknown If you’re looking for a great reason to travel to Coolangatta, we have just found one: Kefi Café. Kefi is the Greek word for ‘a joyful way of life’, the café embracing a lifestyle of optimism and joyfulness. Situated on […]