The dancing flavours of Shiro Gelato

Shiro Gelato is like a tiny part of Japan dropped into a little shop in Nerang Street, Southport. Shiro is home to some of our favourite Japanese creations: the elastic texture of freshly made mochi, and the smooth, unmistakable flavours of matcha and black sesame gelato. Combined together, they form dessert heaven, Daifuku. Shiro is […]

The Gold Coast’s Food Evolution

Despite rising costs of living, labour shortages and turbulent weather, 2023 proved to be a year of growth for the Gold Coast hospitality industry. Consumers may have adjusted their discretionary spending, but they still made room for dining. Tourism was strong in 2023, with approximately 12 million tourists contributing $1.7 billion into the local economy. […]

Chanoyu Japanese infused cafe

NOTE: In July 2023, Chanoyu moved to a new location in 56 Nerang St., Nerang. It’s the Matcha chocolate ganache tart that gives it away – a pretty little pie case filled with two shades of green chocolate filling… “Oh my! There’s real talent here,” we think. “I wonder who’s in the kitchen?” There’s something […]

Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants, Gold Coast

The vegan dining scene has flourished during the past few years. Gone are the days when ordering a vegetarian or vegan meal drew the expectation of a plate of steamed vegetables or a green salad landing on your table. Nor is it just about tofu and tempeh. Now your dining preference may be vegan, lactose […]

A Plant-based Feast

Vegetarian eating is not a new fad. In fact, people around the world have been eating plant-based diets for centuries. There are many reasons for adhering to a type of vegetarian diet, (of which veganism is one), including health, religious beliefs, economics, as well as environmental and animal welfare. Whether you are an aspiring vegan […]

Vector, the science of coffee

There’s a lot of talk about coffee and the process of making it, all in pursuit of the perfect cup. At Vector Coffee, the clues of success are there in the espresso bar’s name and logo. Even before we enter the premises, we can see the ‘vector’ name and arrow symbol denoting that we’re on […]

Catch a Bird Royale

‘A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush’, they say. Bird Royale is certainly one bird you’ll want to catch and bring home to Mum. It’s the perfect takeaway – barbecued over charcoal (or fried if you want), free range, with chips and salad for the family all from the same store. […]

Mozza Mozza, more to love

Italian kitchen Mozza Mozza recently opened at Southport Sharks, giving the Northern Gold Coast ‘more to love’ in the dining arena, the spacious ambient venue taking over the area formerly occupied by Carmody’s Restaurant. Renowned hospitality identity, Dave Galvin of Crafty’s Sports Bar fame (and the new charcoal chicken hot spot Bird Royale at The […]

Malatang like a pro at Zhang Liang Malatang

If you’ve been through Chinatown in Sydney or Melbourne, you may have seen queues lined up for ‘malatang’ and not realised that you were walking past one of the most popular street food experiences in the world. Originating in China, the malatang experience only arrived in Australia in 2020, and now Zhang Liang Malatang, one […]

Royal Le, Chirn Park’s new dining hub

NOTE: Miu Coffee has been rebranded Royal Le Restaurant. Royal Le is a new sweet spot for Chirn Park locals. It’s a place where everyone is invited to gather, catch up over coffee or an interesting meal. The Gold Coast is made up of many communities, each with their own distinct vibe. Locals eat, drink […]