The day has finally come Gold Coasters, long-awaited Burleigh Heads venue Common Ground opened their doors on Hibiscus Haven last week bringing sunny garden vibes and exceptional eats to the people.
You’ll know the site well, right next door to bridal boutique Grace Loves Lace and marked by overflowing greenery and lots of sunlit spots to sit and soak up the atmosphere. All while sampling some exceptional brunch eats of course.
The spot was formerly home to Burleigh Co-op and before that Burleigh Social, both of which were much-loved by locals and Common Ground is already on track for that very same adoration.
For good reason. It’s the work of two local hospo legends Euan and Bella Lovell, part owners of Broady’s Fig + Frankies and their partner Matt Tranter, so not only do they know what’s up when it comes to creating a cracking venue, they are also very well-versed in putting together a menu.
Inside, Common Ground has had a sweet, little revamp with lots of white and natural wood, a sleek coffee machine by Social Espresso glows on the counter top and there are shelves filled with everything from dried flowers to truffle honey (next-level) for you to take home with you. It’s perfection.
The menu is made up of seasonal eats, all beautifully plated and with a little touch of something special.
The Turmeric Paprika Cauliflower comes with Honey Cumin yoghurt dressing, quinoa, cucumber, pomegranate and greens and it’s heaven in your belly. The Roasted Pumpkin and Crispy Kale is placed atop sourdough with cashew cheese, onion petals and crispy kale. There’s Hash Eggs Benny with potato hash, poached eggs and hollandaise with bacon, smoked salmon or mushrooms AND there’s a Whipped Ricotta and Avo Toast dish with cherry tomatoes, cured beetroot and roasted seeds on sourdough.
Mouth wateringly delicious, the lot of them.
To sip, there’s Social Espresso coffee (so good), very yummy Chai, Cold Brews, Kombucha, teas and Cold Pressed juices and you may as well stay awhile, eat a few dishes and sample every drink too.
So, if you’re keen to soak up some of that sweet winter sunshine while also enjoying a brunch experience to rival any other you’ve ever had, look no further.
Common Ground is where you need to be.
LOCATION: 2/2 Hibiscus Haven, Burleigh Heads
HOURS: Weekdays 7am until 1pm, Weekends 7am until 1pm for food and 2pm for coffee
Words and photos by Kirra Smith