Best kept dining secrets – Cafes

Everyone has their favourite café. Some of them are places only locals know about; tucked away places they share with friends. You know you’ve found one when people greet each other by name and you, the newcomer, score a subtle surreptitious glance. They’re not necessarily the latest trendy spot, in fact they may be well […]

Double Barrel Kitchen

Having kitted out some of the smartest restaurants in town (think Etsu and Mamasan), Jess Winters had plenty of ideas for what she wanted in her first cafe, so her partner Peter Tutton learned new skills to complete the vision, the pair harnessing some great talent to be part of their team. So, Double Barrel […]

Market Roundup

The Gold Coast offers a wide variety of markets that are guaranteed to please. Gold Coast markets offer residents the chance to purchase food directly from farmers and producers, to experience our growing arts culture, and to spend social time with family and friends. “Besides produce, farmers’ and producers’ markets allow families to buy from […]

Caffeine Kings

Just like in football, loyal caffeine drinkers know and follow their brand, or at least their type. So when Jess and James Wren moved to the Gold Coast three years ago, they found little ‘Melbourne-style’ coffee, hence the idea of starting a laneway espresso bar on the coast serving the coffee they love. Enter Caffeine […]

Hide ‘n’ Seek Espresso

Following a coffee experience is like barracking for a football team. Come across a loyal follower, and they’ll travel for kilometres to get their special brew, even when it’s out of the way. That’s how it is with Hide ‘n’ Seek. Not just a hot cup of stimulating brew, for many people coffee is a […]