Recently we brought the list of 2019 bar and restaurant openings and here we are with all the cafés we covered that opened last year.
Prepare for a café and smashed avo overload.
Little hole-in-the-wall coffee spot Jeffersons opened underneath the Palm Beach Surf Club in early 2019 satisfying the caffeine needs of beachgoers and locals alike.
Where: 117 Jeffersons Lane, Palm Beach
Opening out of the back of Burleigh, Industrial Café opened at the front of Lloyd’s Shop serving up tasty coffee and pastries, much to the delight of locals.
Where: 3a, 14 Hutchinson St, Burleigh Heads
Turkish-inspired treats are the name of the game at northerner Elk Bakehouse. The cabinets are jam-packed with pies, Turkish-style pastries, cakes, you name it and they’re all delicious.
Where: Shop 7/1 Commercial St, Upper Coomera
Opening in bustling Burleigh, Paperbark Café brought good vibes and tasty eats to the people. It’s a little garden oasis where you can kick back with a coffee in hand and watch the world go by.
Where: 1/4 Park Ave, Burleigh Heads
Baked at Ancora
Baked treats are our favourite things. Especially ones made by those down Tweed way at Baked at Ancora. Pull up a picnic blanket and gaze out at the river while munching on tasty treats.
Where: 118 Wharf St, Tweed Heads
It was a mystery for so long but well worth the wait once it opened. Serving up healthy, delicious eats alongside all your brunch faves in the prettiest of settings, The Henchman is well worth a visit.
Where: 6/8 Henchman Ave, Miami
They’re creating some of the most beautiful, intricate sweet treats we’ve ever laid eyes on which is why we were so excited when Baked GC opened their doors. Find them up north for all your sweet tooth needs.
Where: 123 Lae Drive, Runaway Bay
The crew at Nook Espresso re–opened their Stocklands Burleigh Heads venue within the new foodie precinct so there’s plenty of seating and people watching ops while you enjoy a delicious cuppa.
Where: Stockland Burleigh Heads, West Burleigh Rd, Burleigh Heads
Serving up some exceptional brunch goodies is Parkwood newbie Ida’s Kitchen. It’s a bright, airy space, perfect for indulging in all the tasty eats (and don’t forget coffee) on offer.
Where: 250 Olsen Ave, Parkwood
The Cooly gem offers an extensive menu packed with very-good-for-you smoothies and bliss bowls plus tons of breaky and lunch favourites with a healthy twist and takeaway goodies too. Pop into Earth Pantry.
Where: 8/110 Marine Pde, Coolangatta
Palmy neighbourhood vibes are abundant at Sisterhood Coffee, a sweet little spot on the highway slinging five star coffee and nourishing, delicious eats. Love.
Where: 1099 Gold Coast Hwy, Palm Beach
Roller Door Espresso
A sweet little coffee spot for Bundall, Roller Door Espresso is found in a little back alley serving up Toby’s Estate brews, a few tasty takeaway bites and all of the good vibes.
Where: 2/85 Ashmore Rd, Bundall
Pearl & Ash
A stunning café and wine bar found at The Brickworks in Southport, Pearl & Ash is serving up breakfast, brunch and sweet goodies that’ll keep you coming back to taste test them all.
Where: The Brickworks, Ferry Rd, Southport
Donuts are so great. Sweet and soft, what’s not to love? Some of the very best donuts can be found at Fuel Bakehouse who opened a second space down south at Cabarita. They have epic pies too.
Where: 39-45 Tweed Coast Rd, Bogangar
D Point 10
More doughnuts! The clever lads at D Point 10 opened 2.0 in Broadbeach bringing the sweetest, most creative of treats to more of the people. So good.
Where: 2791 Gold Coast Hwy, Broadbeach
The café slash market-style venue is serving up good-for-you eats and take home things with a side of naughty if you so choose. URBAN foodstore is one you should definitely stop in on should you be in need of some tasty, nourishing brunch foods.
Where: 90 Surf Pde, Broadbeach
Serving up healthy brunch options with a side of lake views, Huntington’s Café opened up at Emerald Lakes so you can satiate your post-shopping hunger in the most nourishing of ways.
Where: 78/3030 The Boulevard, Emerald Lakes
Mint Espresso, an intimate, rustically decked out space with a menu filled with delicious eats and takeaway sweet goodies if you’re in need of dessert.
Where: 9/37 Thomas Drive, Surfers Paradise
Dark Fluid Espresso
Europeans are connoisseurs of fine coffee and good food, made with love and excitingly, that’s exactly what’s on offer at Robina’s Dark Fluid Espresso. Pop in there for authentic European desserts too.
Where: Easy T Centre, 510 Christine Ave, Robina
Next Door Espresso
Next Door Espresso opened within the St Barts interiors precinct and both are absolutely stunning. Get in there, shop up a storm and settle in for a Moonshine coffee and a delicious, healthy lunch.
Where: 24 Junction Rd, Burleigh Heads
Double Barrel Kitchen
The second venue by the clever crew at Double Barrel Kitchen opened on the water at Benowa and has been absolutely inundated every day since. Water views and delicious foods, what more could you want?
Where: Shop 5/11 Marina Concourse, Benowa
Three Sons Coffee Cartel
A little hole-in-the-wall spot down Cooly way, Three Sons is serving up all local, everything. The menu is made up of locally sourced goodies and there’s ocean views too. Perfect.
Where: The Strand, Marine Pde, Coolangatta
The Doughnut Affair
Hello cocktail-infused doughnuts, oh how we love you. Grab yourself a Pina Colada doughnut and wash it down with a cuppa and you’re a happy chappy. Love The Doughnut Affair.
Where: 2375 Gold Coast Hwy, Mermaid Beach
A little café with a big heart found out the back of Burleigh on Township Drive is newbie Frothin’ Bubbles. It’s the work of two local lads who aim to create an entirely sustainable café and we like that a lot.
Where: Unit 2, 25 Township Drive, West Burleigh
Café Sofi can be found set within lush gardens and with views across the grassy parklands. It offers all of your breakfast and lunch favourites with a few unique flavours thrown in for good measure.
Where: 6 Emerald Drive, Helensvale
Melbourne folks know coffee. Lucky for us, a few Melbourne folk moved up our way recently and when they did, they gifted us Crew Coffee, a new Burleigh brunch spot slinging some of the best eats around and of course, exceptional coffee.
Where: 3 Connor St, Burleigh Heads
Aux Fines Bouches
Fresh out of Adelaide, Aux Fines Bouches, the fancy new French patisserie, is the work of a real life French baker and his lovely wife and they are creating some of the most intricate desserts and cakes we have ever seen.
Where: 2/43 Taree Street, Burleigh Heads
Dulcie and Edna
A sweet little newbie for Banora Point was Dulcie and Edna, a coffee spot named for the owners grandmas and boasting all the beautiful vintage vibes. The menu is packed with fresh, delicious goodies and the coffee is perfection too.
Where: 11/21-25 Amaroo Drive, Banora Point
Bear Boy Espresso
It’s a big open corner space with a rendered terracotta bar, a neon bear sign shining from the back and a seasonal menu made up of all the best brunch things. Big fans of Bear Boy Espresso.
Where: Shop 69, Hope Island Rd, Helensvale
That’s it, happy indulging.
Words and photos by Kirra Smith