Kopitalk reopens in Surfers

From humble beginnings beside a service station, Kopitalk relocated to The Sovereign Hotel in Surfers Paradise in March 2023. It’s recognition of the respect that the restaurant has garnished, its popularity due to the authentic Malaysian cuisine it serves and the welcoming hospitality received from its owners and staff. Situated beside the JW Marriott Resort, […]

First Fruits Coffee Café & Roastery

It’s been almost two years since Daniel Smith set up First Fruits Coffee with a business partner in a tiny space in Ashmore. Visiting the Cotlew Street alleyway shopfront where they not only roasted beans but also sold coffee, space was at a premium. Sitting on coffee bags was almost an option! From the level […]

Frigg Café

The pizza arrives, a steaming plateful of cheesy topping dripping over the edges of the crust onto the giant-sized plate. It’s huge, far too big for my appetite, and this is only one slice of pizza! It’s lunchtime in Disneyland, the place ‘where all your dreams come true.’ Someone’s dreams, perhaps, but some of my […]

Lambar Pizza

Looking for a ‘go to’ casual BYO/Licensed restaurant with reliably good food and service? For many who live on the north side of the Gold Coast, Lambar is a favourite. Cosy and warmly welcoming, there are intimate touches which draw us in: the beckoning glow of a fairy light heart in the window, a cosy […]

Backa Gourmet Foods

We first came across Bačka Gourmet Foods at the Carrara Markets, while checking out the Farmers Market. Venturing inside, it was hard not to miss their stall: “…then we struck gold: Bačka Gourmet Foods, a stall stacked full of European smallgoods, all gluten-free, preservative and additive free, the smoky aromas drifting out into the market. […]

Café Gold Coast, Labrador

There’s a bit of dining competition around the Aqua building in Labrador, and it’s not hard to see why. From there you can cast your eyes over an amazing view of the sparkling Broadwater, follow the action of boats and seagulls, and take your pick from a few restaurants’ menus. So why does Café Gold […]

GJ’s Organic Meats, Labrador

In an inconspicuous little shop in a tiny suburban shopping centre in Parkwood you’ll find a butcher who sells only organic products: GJ’s Organic Meats. While there are several Gold Coast butchers who sell organic meat, GJ’s is only one of two butchers where every single product in the shop is from certified organic producers. […]