Catalina Café, located along the picturesque shores of the Broadwater Parklands is the absolute perfect spot for a day out with the family, a business lunch or cheeky weekend cocktails. A location like this doesn't come along often, so owner Anna told us she pounced on the position because it was simply irresistible.
Getting it’s name from the WWII Catalina planes that used to refuel right off of our beaches, the decor pays homage to the ‘flying boats’ that helped to keep our beloved shores safe, with photos of the classic planes scattered throughout the venue.
The cafe takes advantage of it’s absolute prime waterfront location. A large portion of Catalina Café is open air, but still undercover so you will be able to take in the glorious view without the sunburn.
Being located within one of the most family and pet friendly spots on the Coast, Catalina Café welcomes families and pooches with open arms. Bring your babies and fur babies on a Sunday to sit on a big, fluffy bean bag on the lawn and enjoy live entertainment while you sip one of their signature cocktails. The Frozen Lime Daiquiri with vodka, cointreau, fresh lemon & lime juice is fantastic choice for a typical Gold Coast day, but then again so is an ice cold Burleigh Brewing Co HEF.
Catalina Café is always packed on the weekends (and weekdays too for that matter), so the chef has created a menu that is simple but packed with flavour (that way you wont wait hours for your food either). He has stuck with classics we all know and love making choosing what you’ll have for breakfast or lunch easy as pie!
Some of those favourites include, Warm Rosemary Lamb Salad with mint, pearl couscous, seasonal veggies and harissa dressing; as well as the chef recommended Eye Fillet Baguette filled with melt-in-your-mouth eye fillet, red wine jus, rocket and swiss cheese all snuggled into a fresh, warm baguette. But don't worry, you’ll never make it though everything Café Catalina has to offer, because they always have a new and exciting special of the day.
Leave room for dessert, because all of the sweet treats are made in house (we recommend the carrot cake)!
Open for breakfast and lunch. Mon - Thurs 7am - 4pm and Fri - Sunday 7am - 6pm
Live music from 3-6pm on Sundays
"All welcome (including your dog)."
Broadwater Parklands, 10/11 Gold Coast Hwy, Southport
By Marleigh Kelly