Sometimes there are just those days when getting out of bed doesn’t happen between the traditional hours of breakfast. Whether it’s been a late-night Netflix binge, or you’ve been sinking tequila till the early hours we’re not going to judge you — much.
Luckily, some of our favourite Gold Coast cafes have you covered with the option of eating breakfast beyond noon.
Our eight picks mean you never need to miss the most important meal of the day again. Hurray.
Hymn Coffee in Tweed Heads effortlessly ticks all of the boxes for your breakfast dreams. They’re serving up delicious eats and quality coffee all day long and the sleek space is well worth a visit no matter which part of the Coast you call home. Grab yourself the Traveller Burrito, well, because it is amazing that’s why.
Where: Shop 2, 99 Kennedy Drive, Tweed Heads
This groovy little Palm beach hangout hasn’t been around a long while, but it has safely cemented its status as the coffee aficionado’s go-to. Jitter juice to one side though the fare on offer here is worth your attention, most notably their jaffle game. The humble toasted sandwich is elevated to new levels with the Sobrasada Jaffle: featuring jalapeños, smoked corn, and chimichurri. Si senior!
Where: Shop 5/10 Palm Beach Ave, Palm Beach
We honestly couldn’t see ourselves writing this list without including these guys. One of the original all-day breakfast hit-ups, with one of the best outdoor spaces to hang out, drink, and generally live your best life. Home of the very inventive cruffin, on-site baked breads, milkshakes, and a world of other tasty baked goods. If you have somebody visiting from out of town and you aim to wow the socks off them, this is your place.
Where: 20 Hibiscus Haven, Burleigh Heads
One of the Gold Coast’s most famous coffee houses, the team at Blackboard also make a mean all-day breakfast. What these guys don’t know about eggs benedict isn’t worth knowing, particularly when you’ve partnered this up with a tasty brew. Grab yourself a house-made doughnut for dessert and you’re guaranteed to leave with a spring in your step.
Where: 7/240 Varsity Parade, Varsity Lakes
Bam Bam Bakehouse
There’s no denying Bam Bam is one of our favourite places on Earth for the most awe-inspiring of sweet treats, but did you know they also create culinary breakfast masterpieces? Yep, they do. The Jalapeno & Queso Sweet Corn Fritters with a dollop of chipotle crema is going to blow any mind and we can’t help but mention the legendary Bam Bam Benny – a croissant packed with all things Benedict. Finger-wiping-plate goodness right there.
Where: 2519 – 2521 Gold Coast Hwy, Mermaid Beach
Oh, Elk you little sweetheart, thank you for being the temple of all things breakfast at which we worship! Panna Cotta for breakfast is legitimately a thing here, with puffed grains, seeds, nuts, fruits and yoghurt. Going against the breakfast status quo continues with a cleverly constructed Breakfast Sashimi plate and Crispy Skin Salmon. Why not bend the rules a little next time you head out for breaky?
Where: Beach end of The Oasis Shopping Centre, Old Burleigh Rd, Broadbeach
Everyone’s favourite Nobby’s beachside café is dishing up all of the nourishing eats for your feasting pleasure. The foods are healthy while also being delicious — meaning everything is worth trying. The Almond Latte French Toast is the clever — and guilt-free — way of doubling your caffeine intake; whilst their very own kalenaise means eggs benedict is always a healthy choice here. Oh, and you’ll see all of the cute dogs here: breakfast after noon never looked so good.
Where: 4 Lavarack Rd, Mermaid Beach
Paradox Coffee Roasters
Pouring one of the Gold Coast’s finest cups of coffee and handcrafting breakfast/brunch food means you’re onto a winner at this local’s institution. This Surfers Paradise fave offers one of the best seasonal breakfast menus around and plenty of good vibes to match. We suggest you give the Canadian Hot Cakes with bacon, scrambled eggs (all smothered in maple syrup) a go – you’ll never very very satisfied.
Where: The 4217, 10 Beach Road, Surfers Paradise