So there is so many wonderful things popping up in Palm Beach but let me tell you about one of my favourites. Let me tell you about green paths & red leaves, handmade spoons & wire baskets, fancy cheese & fancy salami, beds with built in side tables & bicycles hanging on walls. Let me tell you about 1061 Gold Coast Highway.
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We knew we were trying our luck heading to Blackboard Coffee towards the end of the day and wanting, desperately, to get our hands on a pair of doughnuts. We were right, they were sold out. I hate being right. Then we hear they are not just of doughnuts but all sweets, you could have heard our hearts break. It’s just about to hit 3pm and we squeeze in the very last food order of the day. Happy again.
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Back in the day before Commune I always dreamed of turning the little old butchers shop with the stunning breezeblocks into a cafe. Thank god someone did because it’s a beautiful space. I love the vibe of this place, the vines growing up the outer walls, the mix matched vintage furniture and Campos is always a winner.
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Organics at HOME is a newbie to Palm Beach & Good Food Gold Coast’s review is right on the money. The coffee is very mild, I always get an extra shot and it’s delicious. They serve up great fresh food, you can’t go wrong. My favourite is the Eggs on Toast, which sounds like a dull choice but is full of flavour with their HOMEmade tomato sauce and a herb oil that I can only describe as magic! Continue reading “Caffeinated Gold Coast: Organics at HOME”
Barefoot Barista is a Gold Coast classic. I don’t know how long it’s been around now. Even though I remember visiting in their first week of business, it feels like it’s always been there. I’m a regular because you can’t beat a place that is consistent in both their coffee and the deliciousness of their food and sweets. Ohh their sweets, I’ve shared many a cake date at Barefoot. Today we were pretty lucky to score a free sample of some of the chocolates available next door at Story Store.
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I like Department of Coffee. The owners & staff are lovely, the coffee is reliable and the food is affordable and fast. Elements of their decor are outstanding, nothing more than the copper drinking water feature. Then there’s the drink menu, floating behind the barista on an extrodinary pully-system and the splash of colour on the table tops that continues with the block-colour coffee cups. I really do like DOC.
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After a great day of op shopping, Sally and I decided it was about time we stopped in for coffee at Dust Temple. Photos online of this space really don’t do it justice, it’s industrial yet welcoming. We sit on a leather lounge with concrete plinth as a coffee table, and both thoroughly enjoy our Cap & Flat White made with Fonzie Abbott beans. Continue reading “Caffeinated Gold Coast: Dust Temple”
We just enjoyed a little lunchtime visit to Three Figs which is located in The EcoVillage out Currumbin Valley. Not far out, just past the Duck Pond. I had no idea this little spot existed, there’s not much signage on Currumbin Creek Road to inform a passerby. I heard about it via Good Food Gold Coast and thought we’d give it a try.
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After a huge op shopping day with Sally, our last stop is to try out Alfred’s Diner that opened over the weekend. We are in heaven. Who would have thought a shipping container could make such a striking backyard feature. Sally chats coffee, while i study the menu and finally after what seemed like half and hour I chose the Falafel Burrito. Now that was a delicious choice, and easily the best coffee I’ve had in a while. We sit down and admire the atmosphere, herbs & cacti scattered. A perfect ending to a pretty great day!