Seen it on the menu but always thought turmeric was only used in curry? Think again. Turmeric or Golden lattes have gained a cult-like following due to their immense healing properties and punchy, peppery flavours.
Made well, they are a delicious, healthy alternative to your morning cuppa and well worth a try. Here are eight of the best spots to taste test a Turmeric Latte from north to south.
Known as a Golden Latte at Raw Espresso, the turmeric brew competes against an impressive range of tasty tipples for top spot. Think beetroot lattes, the ever-popular Matcha latte, Bulletproof Coffee and something known as the Bucking Bull (involving Redbull). You be the judge.
Location: 59-73 Meron St, Southport
For many years it’s been a firm favourite amongst lovers of a delicious vegetarian dish. So much so that a second Pod opened at The Brickworks on Ferry Road last year. Pop into either location for a nourishing Turmeric Latte paired with a flower-laden raw dessert for good measure.
Locations: Gold Coast Hwy, Broadbeach (between Elizabeth and Victoria Aves) and The Brickworks, Ferry Rd, Southport
Greenhouse Canteen and Bar
A completely plant based restaurant and bar, Greenhouse has quickly become a local favourite due to their mouth-watering menu. Along with an array of tasty eats, you can of course order a Golden Latte followed by one of the many delicious cocktails also available.
Location: 1916 Gold Coast Hwy, Miami (on the corner of Mountain View Ave)
One of the longest running raw and wholefood eateries on the Gold Coast, Blendlove began as a market stall and quickly exploded in popularity. Grab a Turmeric Latte to go with your wholesome, plant based breakfast or lunch and feel the good vibes running through your veins.
Location: 253 Ferry Rd, Southport
A meat-free mecca in the heart of Burleigh Heads, Serabar is serving up Turmeric Lattes like they’re going out of style. The wholefood haven is passionate about healthy eating and while they do also offer beetroot and Matcha lattes, turmeric is your best bet.
Location: Shop 2 2-14 The Esplanade, Burleigh Heads (underneath Ambience on Burleigh)
Food made with love for the body, mind and soul is the ethos of the good folks at Woodbox Café. Serving organic eats and of course nourishing, spicy Turmeric Lattes, a visit to Woodbox will leave you feeling as if you never left the comfort of your own home.
Location: 33 Tallebudgera Creek Rd, West Burleigh
A Palmy favourite, Barefoot was one of the first Gold Coast cafes to bring us the ray of light that is a Turmeric Latte and theirs is a perfectly spice-infused beauty. Pair it with a healthy, organic home-style breakfast and you’ve got yourself the perfect start to the day.
Location: Shop 5, Palm Beach Ave, Palm Beach
A newbie for Tweed Heads, Sozo Café blend modern and traditional to create cuisine designed to excite the mind, body and soul. As with everything on offer at Sozo, the warm, peppery Turmeric Latte is beautifully presented and their passion for fresh, local produce shines through.
Location: 20 Stewart Street, Tweed Heads
Just to keep things interesting, as they are known to do, BSKT serve a Turmeric Margarita which is indeed alcoholic and apparently somewhat good for you. Who knew.
Location: 4 Lavarack Rd, Nobbys Beach
Words by Kirra Smith