Little Mermaid

Little Mermaid

Little Mermaid is a haven for the Mermaid Beach ‘coastal community with a village feel’. It’s a home away from home for many, a place to hang out with friends, and a venue with the vibes they love.

“This venue has been created with one clear vision,” Little Mermaid’s website states, “to foster friendships, generate memories and offer diversity in both food and beverage whilst maintaining a casual and relaxed setting.”

Designed by the guys at Studio Workshop and fitted out by Village Design, Little Mermaid is sunny, cheerful and interesting. There’s the outdoorsy feel of a beach house tucked in behind the sand dunes; a carefully curated one, where nothing is too formal, but everything is well maintained to achieve the look.

Cleverly, hung ceilings and room dividers give a feeling of intimacy, lots of nooks to accommodate groups or couples in their own private space. And at every turn there are points of interest: fish traps suspended above tables, bric-à-brac in cane baskets, books nestled on shelves, and plants. Plants everywhere, offsetting the colours of sea, sky and sand. It’s just the sort of place you’d wander into off the beach to sip a coffee and check your email, or the place to catch up with friends for a casual brunch.

The menu too reflects that simplicity. It’s an all-day breakfast and lunch menu, everything well-priced to make dining an everyday choice. Vegetarian and gluten-free choices are clearly marked.

Tasmanian Salmon Poke Bowl

This is comfort food for the beach generation, making it easy to settle easily on some yummy dishes for brunch:

From cooling acai bowls brimming with fruit to Eggs Bene or burgers for those who’ve come from the beach, there’s something for everyone.

We love the light touch and presentation of the Tasmanian Salmon Poke Bowl, seated on its own nest of salad, a poached egg perched on top. For those wanting a more indulgent option, try the Karaage Chicken Bowl.

Dietary options are clearly marked, Quattro Mushroom curry a great vegan choice. With ingredients moistened my a Malaysian style curry, the dish is served on bed of quinoa-brown rice topped with julienned vegetables, herbs and lotus crisps.

Sweet tooths aren’t forgotten either, with French toast served with ice cream, candied walnuts, seeds and fresh fruit.

Signature French toast

No stress about the coffee, though. It’s Tim Adams, the perfect accompaniment to your brunch. There are many other drink alternatives, however, such as cold-pressed juice, cold brew and iced lattes, smoothies and much more.

Freshly baked muffins and pastries fuel your indulgence, even if only to take away.

Classic Bacon and Eggs with smashed avo and hash browns

When times permit, there are Sunday sessions with live music. The venue is available for events and bookings for late afternoons. The wall of bi-fold windows, open to the breeze in summer as we indulge in cocktails, close to keep in the heat during winter when we’ll indulge in a glass of red wine. Little Mermaid will put on her outer layer as the season demands, enveloping us, making sure we are well fed and watered rather than being washed up on the sand.

Quattro Mushroom Curry

Little Mermaid, 2557 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach Ph: 07 5679 8355 Open Mon – Fri 6am – 3pm, Sat 7am – 3pm, Sun 7am – late.

NOTE: Good Food Gold Coast was a guest of Little Mermaid.



Open Mon – Fri 6am – 3pm, Sat 7am – 3pm, Sun 7am – late.
2557 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach QLD, Australia