A Feast of Seafood

With 52 kilometres of coastline and 860 km of sparkling waterways, the Gold Coast has access to an abundance of fresh seafood. Seafood forms an integral part of our dining culture. From Sunday night fish and chips to freshly cooked prawns straight off the trawlers, we can enjoy a casual meal of seafood at home […]

Take away or dine in at The Deli by Pepe

Nothing shows us love more than a great Italian meal. It’s not just the food, it’s also the atmosphere and the service. They’re parts of a story that together adds up to more than the sum of its parts. Follow the smell of pizza from down the street, the sound of music and laughter lilting […]

Cafe Bar Dokidoki, Palm Beach

NOTE: This cafe changed owners and name late in 2022. It is now called Cafe Bar Dokidoki. We are assured that its menu remains unchanged. …… One of the strategies employed by business is to locate your establishment as close as possible to the opposition. So, when Raijin opened right beside the esteemed Cafoo Izakaya, […]

Three Beans Elanora

There’s nothing like a great local café, exactly what we find when we visit Three Beans in Elanora. Opened late in 2020, Three Beans is tucked away in suburbia in the very village-like 19th Avenue Shopping Centre. There it has a bright and airy corner position, the perfect welcoming space for any local to stop […]

Facing Crisis with Creativity – meet Joe Exotic

During hard times like COVID, staying in the public eye is a crucial factor in helping your business to thrive. Confined indoors or at minimum to the local area, keeping locals happy is of prime importance, as is an online presence to spread the word a little further. How to gain attention? Well, that’s another […]

Custard Canteen

Tallebudgera Creek is one of the most beautiful places on earth. Now it’s even more blessed, with Custard Canteen opening mid-January 2020. Nestled among the pandanus and paperbarks at the front of Tallebudgera’s Leisure Centre, the venue’s red and white striped umbrellas and wooden shingle tiled façade denote a Mediterranean influence. Diners sit on picnic […]


The back streets of Japanese cities are filled with tiny eateries, each specialising in different dishes. They’re the inspiration for travellers who have gone home to create their own version of Japanese culture with ramen and yakitori bars, sushi and teppanyaki restaurants, shabu-shabu and izakaya popping up around the world, the latter being one of […]

Local markets take fresh approach

Local markets continue to be both the main way that consumers stay in contact with local producers and suppliers as well as an important step in the establishment of new and diverse food suppliers. The Market Co GC (formerly Your Local Markets) has been running vibrant farmers markets on the Gold Coast for 16 years […]

Cafoo Izakaya

Cafoo Izakaya has settled quietly into the space that held the Blue Door on 5th in Palm Beach. With burnt timber and black painted walls, driftwood chandeliers and iron lanterns, the rear dining room hung with fairy lights, the venue has sprung into new life as an izakaya. And why shouldn’t it! After all, owner […]

The Scottish Prince

As a city, we are very young indeed… at least superficially. We can’t boast a Colusseum, nor the glorious artworks of the Sistine Chapel. There are no obvious antiquities dating back 20,000 years to when the first Aboriginal footsteps were etched into our sand, nor to the first European settlers who breathed this air and […]