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Beneath our love of all things new, we are creatures of habit. It’s too easy to go back to places we love; places that have the vibe we love, reflecting a lifestyle we aspire to. In the spirit of sharing, we pay homage to some of our most popular brunch places, giving you an alternative...
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The little enclave of shops in Brooke Avenue, Chirn Park has become quite a foodie haven. With plenty of parking around, it’s a popular lunch spot, yet there’s been a sizeable turnover of cafes during the past couple of years.  The longest-running cafe there is Meraki Whole Food Kitchen, dating back to 2016. Meraki’s founding...
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The Gold Coast gained a touch of European style when Sofia’s Broadbeach opened on the ground floor of The Oasis late in 2020. Owner Henry Hunt brings us an all-day dining venue oozing the casual sophistication of coastal Italy yet accessible enough for a weekday lunch. Arms stretched wide in welcome, Sofia’s open-faced bar and...
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If you’re seeking a warm welcome on the Southern Gold Coast, then look no further than Café All Sorts. Founded in 2019, to many it’s a second home; a community hub that welcomes its patrons to enjoy a coffee, cake or light meal overlooking one of the Gold Coast’s most famous surf breaks. It’s magic!...
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It was the smile that first got us in. The young couple gave customers such a warm welcome that of course we had to buy their food, even though it looked different: arepas, the crunchy pocket bread stuffed with filling that’s the most common food of Venezuela and Colombia. We tried arepas and loved them...
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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...
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A year after the opening of the sister venue to Noosa’s award-winning Miss Moneypenny’s under the Avani apartment tower in Broadbeach, The Good Time Group welcomed renowned restaurateur Adam Dundas-Taylor as Executive Chef for the $8 million mini dining precinct, which also includes Fat Freddy’s Beach Bar and Diner and The Rimini Room, an exclusive...
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The Yiros Shop has come to town, bringing us the flavours of Greece, and we couldn’t be happier. Besides gorgeous landscapes, amiable people and lots of history, one of the beauties of visiting Greece is that you know there’s always a great feed around the corner. Greeks know how to prepare food. It’s fresh, full...
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About three years ago,  Daymaker Espresso popped up on the southern end of Pacific Avenue. Owners Andrew Madgwick (ex-52 Espresso) and Dylan Nesbit (ex-Barefoot, Elk, Blackboard and Paddock) had done their time in the hospitality trade, serving their apprenticeship under some of the best on the coast. After waiting for the right site, they made...
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Paradox Coffee Roasters takes up the iconic 4217 building, straddling both sides of the central walkway. With its soaring ceilings and exposed brickwork accented by wood and brass, it’s reminiscent of stylish eateries in Sydney’s Alexandria or Melbourne’s Collins Street morphed with Masterchef Kitchen. The venue is imposing, a chic modern warehouse suitable for a...