Dust Temple

NOTE: Dust Temple is presently being renovated. We’re enjoying the reveal…bit by bit! Home to Hinge Gallery, fl.oz Espresso and Dangerous Adventures, Dust Temple is right at home in its industrial surrounds. Opened by architect John Wilson and his wife Isla, it’s an atmospheric open plan exhibition space with art pieces for sale and comfy […]

Iron & Resin Garage

Mixed business is not a newcomer to the southern end of the coast, with several establishments opening in the past couple of years: Café 28 Coolie at Boardriders (surf shop, café and music venue), JR’s Smokehouse at Sunhouse (BBQ restaurant, surf shop and espresso bar), Espresso Moto (espresso bar, café and bike shop) and now […]

All-Time Coffee

I didn’t know the rules. That the honest truth, pure and simple. Frankly, I was pretty oblivious to the new world of donut frenzy. Stores ordered to stop trading because the queue for donuts was causing traffic jams? Yes, this scenario exists even in the world of vegans, just as prevalent, in fact, as it […]

Little Bandits Coffee

It may be tiny, but Little Bandits has been warmly welcomed by locals who’re passing around Upton Street on their way to work, visiting or working in the area. Open from 6.30am every week day, the main selling point of the café is their award-winning Belaroma coffee – a balanced yet complex coffee achieved through […]

The Salt Mill

Walk up from the beach at Currumbin, and you can talk surf with Johnny Gillett, who owns The Salt Mill with his wife Sarah. Perfect as their first café, it’s a little ‘cute as a button’ nook put together using the couple’s combined skills. Rough-hewn bench seats, fruit cartons and a wine barrel tell us […]