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Coast dwellers now have a new reason to cross the highway, as The Wine Barrel opens its doors for breakfast. Besides our love of ‘the village’, The Wine Barrel holds a special place in our hearts. Nothing about it has been ordinary from the start, nor is it now. Their new breakfast menu is a...
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When you’re on holidays or retired, lunch can be the main meal of the day. It’s a cost-saving choice of travellers as lunch deals abound, as well as a good health move to eat lighter at night. But sometimes finding the deals is harder than it seems, especially if you’re looking online. Here are some...
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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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Somehow, every time we visit Mudgeeraba we fall in love again. It’s because little things count. A greeting from wait staff or a friendly smile from the open kitchen, water immediately brought to the table, a bowl of water for someone’s dog… it all adds up to make a village. The Oak Café, Mudgeeraba’s latest...
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Everyone has their favourite café. Some of them are places only locals know about; tucked away places they share with friends. You know you’ve found one when people greet each other by name and you, the newcomer, score a subtle surreptitious glance. They’re not necessarily the latest trendy spot, in fact they may be well...
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Sometimes dreams take us to unexpected places. At least, so it seems for Thai Mudgee’s owner Siranee Hocheuay, known to her guests as ‘Boo’. After moving to Sydney from Central Thailand, Boo fell in love with the Gold Coast when visiting friends. “It was just like my home town,” Boo tells us. “In King Street,...
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There’s always been something special about Mudgeeraba – a village feel that embraces locals as family. Typical of that spirit, Woodchoppers Inn, Mudgeeraba’s original restaurant and bar, has been family owned since 1995. A stayer in the local food scene, their recent change of menu direction has given the venue new interest. Built in 1906...
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The Gold Coast offers a wide variety of markets that are guaranteed to please. Gold Coast markets offer residents the chance to purchase food directly from farmers and producers, to experience our growing arts culture, and to spend social time with family and friends. “Besides produce, farmers’ and producers’ markets allow families to buy from...
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It’s the case of ‘the girl least likely’ marrying royalty; a fairly pedestrian café in an outer suburban shopping centre scoring seasoned hotel and restaurant owners Graham and Kate Bennett (ex Helm Bar) as its new owners. Mudgeeraba should be so lucky! But we didn’t know about the hometown queen when, after hearing really good...
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Hot steamy nights after a day at the beach, there’s nothing like a cheap night out, a ‘slurp your way to goodness’ heaven with a cheap Asian eat. Here’s our take on the ‘layers of meaning’ meals which give you a bang for your buck, fresh, cheap and cheerful, as well as BYO. Tell us...