It's the simple things...
A passion for food, teachings from renowned chef Jamie Oliver and a love for sunshine, the Gold Coast was lucky enough to become the new home for Leigh and Dennis Duncanson, owners of Fingers and Bones, Mermaid Beach.
Fingers and Bones was initially a catering company but the Duncanson's decided to take the next step and opened their doors as a small cafe. Open Wednesday to Sunday, diners can choose from a fresh and homely menu that is changed every month. Old classics created with the Fingers and Bones flair, like the Byron Bay Bacon Slab, with fried duck or hen egg, potato hash, red apple and watercress, the House Baked Banana Bread served with cinnamon fluffed cream and berry compote or the delectable Vanilla Poached Peach served with silky yoghurt, Anzac crumble (Leigh's family recipe) and Currumbin honey.
Dennis prides himself on making the most of local produce and the underrated cuts of meat which creates a fresh menu that offers full flexibility. If there is something that you fancy that isn't on the menu, the amazing duo are even happy to whip something up as per your request (how's that for service!).
The quaint cafe features timber ceiling, rustic furnishings and fresh flowers to create a warm and inviting space. The key is that these guys have kept it simple, less is more... for now. 2017 is set to see an increase to trading hours, a garden bar that will seat up to 30 people and an outdoor rotisserie spit.
So keep an eye on Mermaid Beach's new little hot spot.
Open Wednesday - Sunday 7am - 3pm
2364 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach
By Amy Merridan