In a brand new Mermaid Beach building that seemed to pop up overnight is Door 50, the beachside suburbs’ latest coffee spot.
On Peerless Ave, just a short walk from the ocean, Door 50 jumped on the caffeine slinging bandwagon last week much to the delight of nearby residents and the countless yogis who pour out of Essence of Living every hour on the hour.
The fitout is simple, bright and inviting with the whitest of walls, wooden accents and ocean-blue seating. The vibe perfectly attuned to the chill beachside vibes Mermaid Beach is known for. If you find yourself perched out the front with the sun on your face and a salty breeze dancing around you, you’d be forgiven for thinking a Gold Coast life is as good as it gets.
The sleek newbie is the passion project of Nick Breuss, a longtime member of the local hospo gang who wanted to create a new venture. Door 50 is his first solo gig after working closely in his families venues since he could walk.
Nick offers a simple breakfast and lunch menu made up of quality foods and of course, some cheat day treats for those of you who don’t mind the sweeter things in life.
For breakfast opt for the waffles with maple syrup, ice cream (!) and strawberries and at lunchtime Paninis are the house specialty – go the avocado, sundried tomato, red onion, mixed leaves and pesto – too good.
When it’s time for dessert (when isn’t it) you’ll want to grab yourself a piece of Linzer Torte, a traditional Austrian dessert made with raspberries and pastry and, just eat it, it’s out of this world.
An array of cold pressed juices also grace the menu which, if we’re honest, may just be the beverage of choice for what’s sure to be a stinker of a summer. Bring. It. On.
Race ya to the torte.
LOCATION: 50 Peerless Ave, Mermaid Beach
HOURS: 6am to 2pm every day
Words and photos by Kirra Smith.