It is a known fact that the Gold Coast is home to many a person who doesn’t even puff when they run on the beach for more than one minute. Fit, glowing-from-the-inside types who have energy all day long and don’t need to eat chocolate at 3pm every single day just to stay alive.
If you are one of those people, props to you (help us) and if not, we’ve got a little newbie to chat about that’ll help get you there.
It’s Earth Pantry in Coolangatta, a new little café that opened a couple of weeks ago bringing healthy breaky and lunch eats (that are also very tasty) to the Gold Coast.
You may have heard of the Earth Pantry crew if you’ve ventured down Kingscliff way, they opened their first venture there a few years ago and as you’d imagine, it was met with rave reviews from healthy food-loving locals.
The Cooly newbie, underneath Reflections Towers on Marine Pde, offers the same 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.
Let’s dive into the menu.
For breakfast don’t go past the Herby Pumpkin Bread (home baked) served with crushed avo, hommus and black sesame seeds. The Spiced Carrot and Chickpea Fritters are also the goods with a poached egg, chorizo, labneh, hommus and rocket on top.
For lunch, we’re quite partial to a Sushi Bowl with seared miso salmon, Asian greens and pickled ginger and soy mayo served on brown rice and quinoa AND the Grilled Karaage Chicken Burger with Wombok salad. Nourishing and delicious, both of them.
There are 15 smoothie and acai bowls to choose from and all of them are perfectly Insta-worthy. If we had to choose, we’d opt for the Flamingo with pink pitaya, mango, pineapple and coconut water topped with caramelized buckini, strawberries, raspberries, passionfruit, shredded coconut and chia seeds.
Wash all that down with a Dirty Chai – which we find quite hard to get around these parts – and you’ve got yourself a delicious and nutritious feast that’ll both fill your belly and make you feel like a million bucks.
It’s the perfect way to recharge after a big day of surfing and/or sunbaking across the road and the perfect addition to the Cooly eats lineup.
Healthy here we come.
LOCATION: 8/110 Marine Pde, Coolangatta
HOURS: 6am until 4pm daily
Words and photos by Kirra Smith