Retro Retreats

So beautifully captured by Alison Lester’s picture book ‘Are we there yet?’, the road trip brings back happy memories for many Australian ‘Baby Boomers’. Families would pile into the car stopping along the way at motels or caravan parks, an elite resort out of the question. It’s worth looking back to those times and the […]

Afternoon delights at Agave Rosa

We can think of nothing better to do on a Sunday afternoon than hanging out with friends sipping a chilli margarita and grazing on fresh food. And we know the perfect spot to visit. Agave Rosa is the place where all the sensory pleasures of sight, smell and taste come together. Situated on the ground […]

Authentic Italian ‘Double Zero’ comes to Robina

Nestled beside the lake in the middle of The Promenade at Robina Town Centre, Double Zero brings a little piece of Italy to the heart of Robina. From owner Sara Artoni’s welcoming smile to the traditional handmade Italian food emerging from her husband Gianluca’s kitchen, this is a dining experience made with passion. After all, […]

Café All Sorts on Kirra

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! […]

Little Cooly

Little Cooly pizza pasta bar opened recently, taking a prime position upstairs in The Strand overlooking the golden sands of Coolangatta Beach. We’re a city of tribal people, each group with its own feel, its own lifestyle and its own favourite spots. The Cooly gang is a casual lot with a beach-centric lifestyle. They know […]

HolyJala

‘There is no success without hardship’, the Greek playwright Sophocles once said, and for HolyJala’s owner, Andrea Muhlemann, that is certainly the case. Having migrated from Barcelona to Australia five years ago to gain a Master’s in Marketing and Business, Andrea worked in hospitality saving money to open her own business. All was going well […]

O-Sushi Coolangatta

One of the benefits of living in a tourist destination is being around after the day-trippers have gone home. Finally, when buses and boats have pulled away, carrying their camera-toting guests, we are left with the locale that we love, the reason that we settled there in the first place. That’s exactly how we feel […]

Haig St Cafe

Position, position, position. Often touted as the key to investing, these are not the only three precepts of real estate. Another is to gain a location as close as possible to your opposition. Emma Collingwood did better than that. She took over the lease. Having owned Kirramisu as a family business since 2007 and established […]

Poke, we’re dedicated to you

When you’re looking for food on the run, poke bowls are one of the healthiest, most convenient fast food meals in town. The name ‘poke’ (pronounced ‘po-kay’, and written without an acute accent on the ‘e’) comes from the Hawaiian word meaning ‘to slice’ or ‘cut crosswise into pieces’, referring to the leftover pieces of […]

Bondi Grill’e

This is a story of three Brazilian guys, Armando Franco, Mannoell ‘Junior’ Martins and Nicolas Martins, who met in a famous grill restaurant in Bondi, where they hatched a plan to start their own restaurant. Move forward a few years to 2015, when their dream became a reality. Starting with a menu base of burgers, […]