MLK

My Little Kitchen Espresso Bar & Cafe, better known as MLK, may just be Broadbeach’s best little secret.

Nestled beneath the Hi-Ho Apartments in a seemingly minute hole-in-the-wall, but there is more to this espresso bar than meets the eye.

Here are the three things you need to know about MLK.

1. The food.

The Super Berry Almond Pancakes made with organic flour & organic yoghurt topped with maple syrup, peanut butter parfait, crushed almonds, raspberry compote, blueberries and flowers, tastes even better than it sounds. The house favourite is the sizeable Kick Start which has organic light rye toast, house made cauliflower hash browns, sautéed greens, roast sweet potato, thyme feta cheese, free range poached eggs, nuts dukkah, beetroot hummus and avocado. This generous portion is a healthy and massive way to start the day. There are plenty of tasty and healthy options on the menu, but prepare to crush pretty hard on the Thick Shakes. Trust me, they are the prettiest grand shakes you’ll ever lay your eyes on! Straight outta our dreams and into Broadbeach is the Nutella Bomb. I’ll say it again, NUTELLA BOMB which is made of copious amounts of Nutella blended ice cream and almond milk topped with cream, ice cream and Nutella French sticks is one of the largest and most exciting desserts around. They also serve up a mean Strawberry Cheesecake Thick Shake Bomb. Double trouble, the strawberry blended ice cream, Arnott’s biscuits & skim milk topped with ice cream and strawberries will have you screaming for ice cream!

2. The Location

MLK has a leg up because although it’s not on the main Broadbeach drag (parking-a-plenty). It’s pretty unassuming from the street, but don’t judge this book by its cover. As you make your way through the outdoor seating area (only a short stroll from the beach), two rooms with ample seating makes this jumbo space the perfect place to perch with a cuppa and a book, or an extravagant cocktail. How about a boozy brunch fuelled by the Sweet Tail? Luscious Gin, creme de cassis, mint, vanilla beans and Prosecco make the Sweet Tail one of the most nectarous cocktails around! Or maybe The Gringo would tickle your taco, tequila, elderflower, fresh pressed grapefruit and Pale Ale is sure to hit the spot!

3. Art

The walls of MLK are adorned with pop icon artwork created by local artist Anthony Pieters. Get to MLK at 8:30am every Saturday to watch Anthony draw live! (Brekkie and a show? Count us in!) Best of all, if you see a piece of art you just have to have, you can buy it! All of Anthony’s art on display is for sale. And on Sundays, loosen up with sweet Sunday sessions starting at 12:30pm. Listen to a wee spot of live music on the patio as you sip on a cocktail and munch on some healthy treats. OR cure that hangover with aThick Shake and The Ultimate Steak Sandwich.


Open 7 days 6:30am - 3:30pm and 4:30pm on Sundays.

2 Queensland Ave, Broadbeach


By Marleigh Kelly