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Patinya Kanasa and her partner, Ruttanaporn ‘Thor’ Somrit always dreamed of having a restaurant of their own. It was a vision they aimed for as they worked in other people’s restaurants. It was on the Gold Coast that they brought their dreams to life. The couple opened Yum Siam in August 2021 on the ground...
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Bear Boy Espresso is the answer to a question: ‘Where can you get a great specialty coffee on the northern end of the Gold Coast?’ Of course, the answer is ‘At Bear Boy Espresso’. Eager to bring their love of a great cuppa to a new audience, Brodie Howard and her husband Andy secured the...
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It’s one thing to open a café in a ‘tried and true’ area, another completely to step outside the box and bring new life to a relatively untouched suburb. Hospitality veteran Kate Bennett has never trodden the well-worn pathway. From pubs and bars to cafés, Kate and her husband Graham have taken on challenges and...
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About four 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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Olivia Italian is a little piece of Italy in the heart of Robina. From owner Sara Artoni’s welcoming smile to the traditional handmade Italian food emerging from her husband Gianluca’s kitchen, the eatery brings us the true flavours of Italy. Named after the ubiquitous olive trees that grow throughout Italy, Olivia Italian brings us food...
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If there’s an eatery with a top location, this is it: Café Catalina, an eatery offering fine casual dining with superb water views across the Broadwater to SeaWorld. Situated adjacent to the expanded Broadwater Parklands leisure area, the Rockpools play and picnic area and the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, Café Catalina is well worth seeking...
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Kemuri Kitchen has launched a series of omakase dinners held monthly in their Carrara restaurant and they are well worth seeking out. Well known for their excellent casual cuisine and knowledgeable wine service, owners Hiroyuki Okubo is a Master Sommelier, his wife Yuki a French-trained chef. The concept of ‘leaving it to the chef’ encapsulated...
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It’s not often that someone opens a restaurant as a tribute, but that’s exactly what Green Olive Italian is. Only a year after their restaurant Garlic Clove Indian opened during Covid, ex-Versace and Kokum chef Merchant Sabir and his wife Dolly have opened their second venue, Green Olive Italian on the western side of Ormeau....
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When it comes to enjoying the good life, all things are not equal. Many people have dietary constraints that limit choices, meaning that joining in festivities and celebrations is often difficult. The founders of Australia’s first organic grain-free bakery, Seeds of Life, addressed that need last year with the launch of the Rainbow Bar servery...
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When it comes to the criteria of what makes a great café, Tap & Grind Café ticks all the boxes. What’s more, it’s a gem in the heart of Australia Fair, a shining light in an area of Southport where you can count the number of classy cafés on one hand! Following its recent reno,...