In what can only be described as the best news ever, beloved local bakehouse Custard Canteen has created a pop-up drive-thru service so you can literally sit in your car, order epic baked goods (among other things), have them delivered through the window by people who are clearly having the time of their lives and roll on home to devour in peace.
Or eat them before you get home if you’re us, who live two minutes away and are both very hungry and very lazy. It’s genius and one thing we would like to see more of post this strange new world we find ourselves in.
Custard Canteen is owned by Ben and Ursula Watts (also of Bam Bam Bakehouse and Cubby Bakehouse fame) and as we all know, they’re an innovative pair. Together they’ve created some of the absolute best eateries on the Gold Coast, filled with the very tastiest sweet treats there are in the world.
Not only sweet treats though, they also offer exceptional breakfast and lunch eats plus the recently launched Drive Thru Din Din’s menu, coffee, thickshakes, all of the things.
No doubt you’re aware but if you’ve not yet sampled the goodness, Custard Canteen can be found at the Tallebudgera Creek Recreation Centre and the drive thru is directly in front of the space.
From there, you can order their absolutely mind-blowing custard tarts, hot cookies, almond tarts (mini versions of their AMAZING almond croissants), the new hot apple and custard pastry, which is life changing plus a whole menu with non-sweet things.
The Drive Thru Din Din’s menu offers the Furphy Fish and Chips which is the goods, as is the Karaage Chicken Rice Bowl, the Bob Burger and their famous Prawn Po Boy along with many other delicious options.
The café is still open if you prefer walking into places but if you’re all about changing from day pyjamas to night pyjamas and back again these days, the drive thru is for you.
You can grab brekky and lunch from 6.30am until 2pm every day and Drive Thru Din Din’s runs from 4.30pm until 7.30pm daily.
What are you waiting for, a dancing Tiger King lookalike (with accompanying tiger pup) awaits your presence and those custard tarts are calling your name.
Get in there for some of the best eats around.
LOCATION: 1525 Gold Coast Hwy, Burleigh Heads
HOURS: 6.30am until 2pm and 4.30pm until 7.30pm daily
Words and photos by Kirra Smith