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 […]

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, […]

Dine at Cabukee on our own Italian Riviera

There are few suburbs on the Gold Coast built to encourage a sense of community well-being, however Emerald Lakes is one of them. Oozing the charm of a modern European-inspired village, its centre is surrounded by a village, an 18-hole golf course and clubhouse, along with 13 kilometres of walking and bike tracks around a […]

Little Mermaid

Little Mermaid is a haven for the Mermaid Beach ‘coastal community with a village feel’. It’s a home away from home for many, a place to hang out with friends, and a venue with the vibes they love. “This venue has been created with one clear vision,” Little Mermaid’s website states, “to foster friendships, generate […]

Café Catalina

If there’s an eatery with a top location, this is it: Café Catalina, an eatery offering fine casual dining with superb water views across the Broadwater to SeaWorld. Situated adjacent to the expanded Broadwater Parklands leisure area, the Rockpools play and picnic area and the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, Café Catalina is well worth seeking […]

Stones Throw

You can always tell when there’s an owner/chef in the kitchen. There’s an assurance to the menu, a passion that is evidenced in almost every aspect. Stones Throw at Currumbin is a good example.  Owned by brother and sister duo Cameron Chartres and Melanie Windsor, Cameron had worked his way around the world in kitchens […]

Elk Espresso

For ten years, Elk Espresso has been at the top of its game, wooing diners with its quality food and seamless service, producing food that’s innovative, perfectly cooked and beautifully presented. Looking back, the reasons for its success were evident from its beginnings. Elk Espresso wins friends, first of all, for its simple but funky […]

Ally Chow

In the past ten years or so, Australian cuisine has embraced Asian flavours and endeavoured to make them our own. Lots of recent new restaurant openings boast Asian-inspired dishes, each one with their own palate of flavours, none more unique than Ally Chow. Inspired by the depth and breadth of Asian cuisine, Ally Chow’s owner-chef […]

Madisons Café & Patisserie

Every town needs a beating heart where people gather, be it the town square, the piazza, marketplace or other venue at its geographical centre. Madisons Café, situated right at a main entrance of the busy Oasis Shopping Centre, is a meeting place where ‘See you at Madisons’ slips as easily off the tongue as ‘Meet […]

Moo Moo The Wine Bar + Grill

Moo Moo’s has long been a dining destination for meat lovers. It’s our most celebrated ‘steakhouse’ with plenty of choice for steak-lovers and something for everyone. There are traditional steakhouses, and then there are restaurants that specialize in premium steak. Moo Moo’s falls very much into the latter category; nothing traditional about it except for […]