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We’re very frond of Ferg’s

Please pro-seed to Miami’s new five-star garden-shed vibing cafe.

Food at Ferg's, Miami (Image: © 2023 Inside Gold Coast)
Food at Ferg's, Miami (Image: © 2023 Inside Gold Coast)

Ok we can’t herb our enthusiasm here, because Miami’s café caper just got more unbe-leaf-able.

Taking over from The Elegant Shed in Hillcrest Parade, you’ll find a new eats and sips spot all dressed up and ready to grow!

Say aloe(vera) to Ferg’s, and no we’re not referring to Prince Andrew’s ex, but the eclectic garden-shed vibing café serving restaurant quality food.

Exterior of Ferg's, Miami (Image: © 2023 Inside Gold Coast)
Exterior of Ferg's, Miami (Image: © 2023 Inside Gold Coast)

Paul Carter is the new boss-man in town, aptly choosing the acronym F.e.r.g.s for his delicious breakfast and brunch venue.

So what the heck does Ferg’s stand for you ask and lettuce explain. It means Fresh Eats Really Good Sh*t and #IbegYourGarden?!

Serving up the freshest local produce, the name certainly fits and was simply mint to be.

Choosing the location for its hip and happening factor, multifaceted culture and super friendly local spirit, Paul and the Ferg’s team are bringing good old-fashioned community shed feels to the ‘hood.

When you walk in, there’s not a single too-cool-4-school pouting barista or waitperson in sight.

Everyone is smiling, plus they remember your name and srsly this sort of service gives us the warm and fuzzies every day of the week.

Lemon Meringue Crumpets, Ferg's, Miami (Image: © 2023 Inside Gold Coast)
Lemon Meringue Crumpets, Ferg's, Miami (Image: © 2023 Inside Gold Coast)

Ferg’s certainly looks the part, with its woody, kinda rustic, mismatched, and entirely charming aesthetic and swagger.

Upon entry, you’re eyes are drawn to the large concrete table in middle of the space, summonsing you to pull up a pew and chew the fat with fellow Ferg’s folk.

Or, plonk yourself on one of the bar stools lining the perimeter, chill on the bench seat (if you’re lucky – it’s prime real estate), or bags one of the few tables and chairs out front under funky mustard and white umbrellas.

Ferg's, Miami (Image: © 2023 Inside Gold Coast)
Ferg's, Miami (Image: © 2023 Inside Gold Coast)

Recruiting Head Chef Wendy Ortiz (ex-Overdose Specialty Coffee in Ramsgate Beach, New South Wales) and Aleesha Forno of Miss Moneypenny’s fame to design the menu was an Expert Level Pro move.

The food is honestly five-star restaurant quality and totally ex-seeded all our expectations.

The frontrunner and signature dish is Lemon Meringue Crumpets and the name alone is enough to induce a lip-licking reflex.

Made with Sourdough Co crumpets, house lemon curd, oat crumble and berry gel, it’s beyond be-leaf.

Food at Ferg's, Miami (Image: © 2023 Inside Gold Coast)
Food at Ferg's, Miami (Image: © 2023 Inside Gold Coast)

We also feel all the feels for the Smashed Avo Taco because anything involving avocado and tacos is destined to end up in our stomachs.

Served in a blue corn taco, feast on smashed avocado, fetta, watercress, and seeds.

If you or someone in your fold is a staunch meat eater, the Bacon & Egg Roll will hit the spot with greens, hickory smoked bacon, egg, Swiss cheese, and house relish.

Ferg's, Miami (Image: © 2023 Inside Gold Coast)
Ferg's, Miami (Image: © 2023 Inside Gold Coast)

Beverage-wise, pair your chow with coffee brewed with Gabriel beans, a cuppa tea, iced drinks, milkshakes, thick shakes, smoothies, and dairy-free smoothies like the Banoffee. With banana, rolled oats, maple syrup, an espresso shot (wakey wakey!), peanut butter, cocoa powder and almond milk, it’s better than the dessert.

The signature sips would have to be the Hrvst St cold pressed juices, and nothing prickles our fancy more on a stinking hot summer’s day.

May we recommend the Ruby Tuesday with watermelon, pink lady apple, pear, rhubarb and lime #TheBee’sKnees.

Food & drinks at Ferg's, Miami (Image: © 2023 Inside Gold Coast)
Food & drinks at Ferg's, Miami (Image: © 2023 Inside Gold Coast)

So if it’s fresh, restaurant-quality eats, smiley service, and a community feel you crave, Ferg’s is your new BFF.

And watch this space coz boozy brunches and nights are in the pipeline, meaning we can soon eat, drink (like, drink drink), and be rosemary.

Where: 2/43 Hillcrest Parade, Miami
When: 5.30am – 1.30pm Monday to Friday & 6am – 12pm Saturday & Sunday

 Words by Bianca Trathen.
Images by Brittany Kreskas.

Food at Ferg's, Miami (Image: © 2023 Inside Gold Coast)
Food at Ferg's, Miami (Image: © 2023 Inside Gold Coast)

12 reasons locals love Miami

People dining at Paddock Bakery (image courtesy of Destination Gold Coast)
People dining at Paddock Bakery (image courtesy of Destination Gold Coast)

Get in loser, we’re going shopping (and eating, and brewery-hopping, and sight seeing, and exploring street art, and… you get the idea)

Now you might be wondering why we’re throwing around random movie quotes to kick off this list (in our defence there is a Mean Girls line for *every* occasion) – but if suburbs were Mean Girls characters, Miami would for sure be the one to utter this iconic line. Miami has it all, and it knows it. Take one glance at just some of the epic spots we’ve lined up and you’ll soon see why all the other suburbs wish they could be this cool.

Aerial of Miami beach at sunset with Surfers Paradise skyline as a backdrop (image supplied by Destination Gold Coast)
Aerial of Miami beach at sunset with Surfers Paradise skyline as a backdrop (image supplied by Destination Gold Coast)

Paddock Bakery
One thing locals know, is the only thing loose in this (top) paddock is only the most scrumptious, buttery baked goods in 4220. Ever since Paddock opened it’s charmingly renovated doors in 2014, locals have been flocking there daily for their much-kneaded Paddock fix.

Reigning supreme as our baked-goods, brunch and lunch hookup ever since, the ex-Queenslander-turned-treehouse-of-our-childhood-dreams has expanded to welcome us and our relentless sweet tooth’s with open arms. With the lush gardens, cottage, loft, rooftop and barn to retreat to, the only thing more extensive than the dining space options is the menu to indulge from.
Where: 20 Hibiscus Haven, Miami

Nutella Bots, Paddock Bakery (image supplied)
Nutella Bots, Paddock Bakery (image supplied)

Granddad Jacks
It used to be that Granddads were good for stealing our noses and sneaking us butter candy, but in Miami, Granddad Jacks is good for plying us the finest locally distilled spirits, gin making classes, distillery tours and of course and just an all-round cool haunt to sit back with a top notch bevvy and let our mullets run free. These masterful wizards didn’t amass a whopping 70+ awards by getting distracted by anything other than distilling, so it’s BYO food too (and surely that means more to spend on the good stuff!)
Where: 45 Lemana Lane, Miami

Guests enjoying a distillery tour at Grandad Jacks Craft Distillery (image courtesy of Destination Gold Coast)
Guests enjoying a distillery tour at Grandad Jacks Craft Distillery (image courtesy of Destination Gold Coast)

Miami Fish Market
It would be shell-fish of us not to include the absolute pearl that is Miami Fish Market, and we have two words for you: Sashimi box. Soy-n us up, pls! Fin-ally, we have a hook up for the finest and freshest seafood that’s a sure thing (unlike heading home empty handed from your holy grail fishing spot). Also unlike a day on the water, the pros will handle all the dirty work so you can do as much or as little as you like – oysters shucked to order, anyone?!
Where: 1/54 Paradise Ave, Miami

Pizzey Park
Wine not take those fresh sucked oysters to-go and mosey right on over for a bougie picnic at the picturesque Pizzey park. As one of the biggest parks on the GC, Pizzey is a local icon and hub for sports, clubs, recreation and all round fun times for all ages. There’s an aquatic centre, playgrounds galore, a wheely epic skate park and let’s not forget the off-leash dog area for our four legged BFFs (paw out of five dogs agree Pizzey is the best park for zoomies on the GC)
Where: 80 Pacific Ave, Miami

Pizzey Park (image supplied by The Undercurrent)
Pizzey Park (image supplied by The Undercurrent)

Miami Marketta
The Coast’s OG street food night markets that put Miami on the map as a must-visit destination for foodies and live music lovers alike. The first venue of it’s kind to Miami and perhaps even the Coast, Marketta quickly grew to establish itself as a mainstay among the GC scene, bringing good vibes, live music and great food galore via the eclectic creative and cultural hotspot for over ten years now. Our beloved market brings us all our favourite tastes of the world as well as that same buzzing atmosphere that’s favoured by families especially, for rounding up their rowdy broods for an easy night out that everyone can enjoy.
Where: 23 Hillcrest Pde, Miami

Guests enjoying the communal seating area at Miami Marketta (image courtesy of Destination Gold Coast)
Guests enjoying the communal seating area at Miami Marketta (image courtesy of Destination Gold Coast)

UGG Since 1974
With the hotter weather officially taking some mercy on us now we’ve packed away the budgie smugglers and it’s the perfect time to slip into something a little more cosy. Enter, Ugg Since 1974 – churning out wearable warm hugs for your feet since, well, 1974. Don’t be feeling sheepish if you didn’t know they’ve expanded their range to include a huge selection of colours, styles and options to customise – including monogramming (cute!) through to paw-dorable pet accessories (even cuter!) With factory tours running right out of Miami, the only thing better than supporting local, is treating your tootsies to a cloud-nine experience in the process.
Where: 23 Christine Ave, Miami

Lumber Punks
Ever find yourself struck by the sudden and insatiable urge to don your flanno’s and yeet sharp objects at the wall? Okay so perhaps not, but when your usual rotation of outings is just not cutting it anymore – it might be time to hit up Lumber Punks because you really can’t axe for a better way to get the crew together for some laughs or some fun date night axe-ction. If you haven’t yet tried your hand at the phenomenon that is axe throwing, chop chop – because this is one adventure that brings the axe-mosphere in blades (er, spades, rather). If it’s good enough for Jason Momoa, it’s obvs good enough for us.
Where: 19 Ozone Pde, Miami

Jason Momoa at Lumber Punks, Miami (image supplied)
Jason Momoa at Lumber Punks, Miami (image supplied)

Miami Hill
Okay, now it just feels like Miami is showing off and 469 (no kidding) google reviews can’t be wrong. At first glance those deceptively colourful trademark stairs might look all sunshine and rainbows, but one thing’s for sure – conquer that climb and you will be rewarded with one of the best vantages on the coast. With stunning views of the coastline from Surfers right down to Burleigh, there’s only one thing left to say: How’s. the. serenity. (and maybe a hearty dose of *heavy breathing* depending on how many times you decide to take on those stairs #cardi-no thanks)
Where: At the south end of Miami (you can’t miss it) 

Miami Hill (image courtesy of Destination Gold Coast)
Miami Hill (image courtesy of Destination Gold Coast)

Trader Trove
Trader Trove, more like treasure trove. Welcome to Miami’s own worldly homewares haven for those who prefer their interiors on the luxe side – and their swoon-worthy assortment of bohemian inspired home decor, that’s more expertly curated than an influencers insta feed.

We love: a family run local biz with a dreamy selection of ethically minded homewares. We don’t love: that all self control seems to exit our body when we visit.
Where: 22 Christine Ave, Miami

Ferg’s
You no longer need a certified 90’s banger to be proclaiming ‘fergalicious (so delicious)’ because ever since Fergs moved to town we’ve had an excuse to be saying it daily. For the unacquainted – f.e.r.g.s aka Fresh Eats Really Good Sh*t – has been dishing up breakfast and brunch much to the delight of southern GC, with all the staple brunch suspects you’d expect, but also the likes of Lemon Meringue Crumpets and really, need we say more?
Where: 2/43 Hillcrest Parade, Miami

Lemon Meringue Crumpets, Ferg's, Miami (Image: © 2023 Inside Gold Coast)
Lemon Meringue Crumpets, Ferg's, Miami (Image: © 2023 Inside Gold Coast)

Street art
It’s no secret us Gold Coasters are quite partial to doing what we can to our put our best #lewks forward, and over the last few years the streets of Miami have also been undergoing somewhat of a glow up themselves (and #spoileralert – there’s no filler to be found here folks). If it’s been a while between visits, it might surprise you to learn the suburb is at the heart of a thriving GC art and cultural boom, with a bunch of incredible artists transforming the local laneways into a destination in and of themselves. There’s even the Art Roll website dedicated to mapping out the best routes for your own self-led street art tour.

And the event that started the movement, Surface Festival returns for it’s third year this July, set to transform the local footpaths, fence lines, laneways and walls with some art-mazing fresh new works to admire and we’re here. for. it.
Where: Check the Art Roll website for locations

Art Roll Gold Coast (image supplied)
Art Roll Gold Coast (image supplied)

Precinct Brewing Co
If you’ve worked up a thirst just reading this list – last but by no means least is everyone’s (yep, we called it) favourite brewery, Precinct Brewing Co. Once you’ve stepped through the doors you’ll be welcomed into a sleek, all-white space with greenery dripping from up high, and an absolute slew of tanks brewing up some tasty treats. You can see why people say, it’s the place to beer! Don’t forget to grab one of the tasty pizzas coming from the onsite kitchen too…
Where: 17 Christine Ave, Miami

Precinct Brewing Comedy (image supplied)
Precinct Brewing Comedy (image supplied)

Nan’s the word – and you better tell everyone!

Nan's Cafe, Broadbeach (Image: © 2023 Inside Gold Coast)
Nan's Cafe, Broadbeach (Image: © 2023 Inside Gold Coast)

Psst Broady folk, Nan’s in town and can we just say she’s looking freeesh, rocking a super on-fleek coastal-meets-the-mountains look. Just to clarify no, Nanna hasn’t forgotten to take her meds again, we’re talking about Nan’s Coffee and thank God coz matriarchal meltdowns are not a vibe. Opening last week and already wooing locals with simple café food done right, you heard it here first – she’s a keeper.

Nan’s is the café child of gorgeous couple Hannah Chan and Jamiti Jamir. Hannah, an experienced cafe manager and baking enthusiast and Jamiti, a hotel outlets team leader, shared the Aussie dream of opening either a bar or a café and to quote old mate in Indiana Jones, they have chosen wisely.

Nan's Cafe, Broadbeach (Image: © 2023 Inside Gold Coast)
Interior of Nan's Cafe, Broadbeach (Image: © 2023 Inside Gold Coast)

Hannah grew up on the Gold Coast and Jamiti in Nagaland, a mountainous state in northeast India, so a marriage of the two different yet complimentary aesthetics was in order. The result is a beautiful mix of different shades of white (which as we all know, there are at least 3025 varieties at Bunnings alone) and glorious costal blues to represent our ‘hood, paired with greenery, natural wood, cane and rattan a-la-Nagaland style. They engaged QL Construction Group to bring their vision to life and ta-da – Nan’s was born.

Hannah and Jamiti chose the central location for two reasons. Firstly, there isn’t another café in that particular pocket of bustling Broadbeach and secondly, they’re splitting the space with Hannah’s family’s biz Noodle Broadbeach. Talk about two birds, one stone and we love a savvy start-up story – especially one that ends with us sipping on a coffee and eating something d-lish made with love.

Nan's Cafe, Broadbeach (Image: © 2023 Inside Gold Coast)
Nan's Cafe, Broadbeach (Image: © 2023 Inside Gold Coast)

Nan’s offers both indoor and outdoor dining and can seat up to 25 people. What we really love about this place is the high-top bar designed for people who work from home (‘home’ being their local café), with PowerPoints and USB points. Oh and Fido is totally welcome as it’s dog friendly which leads us into the backstory of the adorbs logo. The doggo featured is none other than Pablo, Hannah and Jamiti’s 12-year-old Labrador who will forever live on as the face of Nan’s. Cue the awwww’s and insert the eyes-welling-up-but-smiling emojis. Speaking of things that warm the cockles, the “Nan’s” name has a (special) split meaning and like the logo, is v sentimental. It stands for Neena And Nungtok who are Jamiti’s parents, plus it honours Hannah’s nan who raised her and srsly, could these guys be any sweeter?

Nan's Cafe, Broadbeach (Image: © 2023 Inside Gold Coast)
Nan's Cafe, Broadbeach (Image: © 2023 Inside Gold Coast)

Okay so the space is beaut and the founders are genuine good eggs, but what about the food and sips? So glad you asked coz they are totally worthy of an extra luminous glowing review. Slinging savoury and sweet eats, everything is made to maximise taste.  The Chunky NY Cookies, banana bread (get it?!), and coconut loaf are all baked fresh daily, and the ham in their scrumptious sandwiches is glazed and baked on the bone for two whole hours and then hand sliced. This segues nicely into the signature dish, called The Ham One. Definitely ‘one’ of a kind, it is crafted with said sumptuous sliced house made ham on the bone, cheese, rocket, avocado and tomato relish on Turkish bread.

Nan's Cafe, Broadbeach (Image: © 2023 Inside Gold Coast)
Into The Blue Smoothie, Nan's Cafe, Broadbeach (Image: © 2023 Inside Gold Coast)

If that’s not enough to make you salivate, how about a sausage roll or ham and cheese croissant for the road coz you never know when hunger will strike (bi-hourly for us…and that’s being modest). Oh and in addition to their gluten free and vegan options, all sangas can be made with gluten-free bread, plus their protein balls and most of their smoothies are vegan. Speaking of, be sure to order an Into The Blue Smoothie. With blue spirulina, collagen protein, oat milk, almond butter, banana, pineapple, avocado, vanilla and coconut cream, your tastebuds and inner health will be trés grateful. Otherwise sip on a freshly squeezed juice or get your coffee fix brewed with Paradox beans.

So spruik it from rooftops – Nan’s the word…and the place to be for a faultless, folksy feed.

Where: 2763 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach
When: 5.30am – 4.30pm Monday to Sunday

Words by Bianca Trathen.
Images by Belinda Symons.

Nan's Cafe, Broadbeach (Image: © 2023 Inside Gold Coast)
Exterior of Nan's Cafe, Broadbeach (Image: © 2023 Inside Gold Coast)

13 bottomless brunches on the Gold Coast

The Tropic, Burleigh Heads (image supplied)
The Tropic, Burleigh Heads (image supplied)

Ahh, the blessed ritual of brunch. Leisurely feasts of eggs every which way you can imagine, sticky, syrup drenched French toast stacks, and smoked salmon for days – what’s not to love? Plus, it gives us the excuse to sleep in, and our tastebuds are rewarded pretty handsomely for the trouble.

Couple it with a little concept known as bottomless cocktails and life doesn’t get much better. So universally beloved is the sip-happy cousin of this mid-morning rendezvous, we’ve rustled up an entire list of the best places on the GC to get your boozy brunch-fest fix (say that five times fast after two hours of free-flowing mimosa’s).

From north to south, gather your mates, don your stretchy pants and jump on the brunch bandwagon!

Mozza Mozza, Southport (image supplied)
Mozza Mozza, Southport (image supplied)

Mozza Mozza
For a surefire way to stave off the Sunday scaries, the groovy and oh-so boozy, discotheque-themed Italian feast (don’t ask questions, just go with it) going down weekly at Mozza Mozza would have to be one of the best. For $75 per person, the Sunday Bottomless Disco dishes up share-style plates such as Pizzas, Arancini Balls and House-Made Focaccia to load up on – studded by a fruity Spritz and Mimosa menu to strategically work your way through. As far as bottomless spreads go, we particularly love the options on offer here – feeling like flanking your Italian feast with a boozy slushie upgrade? Say no more, fam! Craving Mozza Puff Bread or Tiramisu? Sure thing, just add ‘em on for a fiver. You’ll be shakin’ your groove thang in no time.
Where: Southport Sharks, Corner Olsen Avenue & Musgrave Avenue, Southport

Duck Salad, The Winey Cow, Main Beach (image supplied)
Duck Salad, The Winey Cow, Main Beach (image supplied)

Winey Cow
If you consider yourself a bit of a brunch connoisseur, Main Beach’s resident egg-slinging specialist, Winey Cow is a must try for several reasons. Reason numero uno, is that they live and breathe this brekkie business – after all, the much-lauded namesake Melbourne location has the boasting rights to accolades like Café of the Year and Best Breakfast Restaurant. And when you’re in the mood to take the Chilli Scramble Croissant up a notch, they also throw a particularly spectacular bottomless brunch any ‘ole day of the week. For $55 per person, you can grab a main with endless mimosas for an hour, with Cranberry & Lime and Pineapple, Passionfruit & Lime options if you wanna switch it up from the Classic OJ. And ‘wine’ not, we say?
Where: 5/11 Woodroffe Ave, Main Beach

Director of Champagne, Bazaar Marketplace, QT Gold Coast (image supplied)
Director of Champagne, Bazaar Marketplace, QT Gold Coast (image supplied)

QT Gold Coast
There’s Sunday brunch… then there’s Soul Sundays at Bazaar. A bubbly twist on the beloved Bazaar buffet experience we know and love, Soul Sundays takes this fanciful spread to the next level! From 11am–3pm every Sunday, you can nosh your way through brekkie faves like waffles and crepes while being serenaded by the sounds of live music and the chorus of clinking glasses as the champas flows freely. To chaperone your delectable experience, there’s even a Director of Champagne at the ready to customise your sip with a selection of juices and nectars. Yep, this one does indeed speak to our soul.
Where: QT Gold Coast, 7 Staghorn Ave, Surfers Paradise

Surfers Pavilion Brunch Club (image supplied)
Surfers Pavilion Brunch Club (image supplied)

Surfers Pavilion
The Surfers Pav always delivers the goods and this is especially so when we’re talking about their Brunch Club experience. The perfect waterfront setting, DJs will be on the decks from 1pm every Sunday to set the mood. Choose from the $59 per head package including a selection of Oysters, or the $99 per head package with a choice of Cauliflower popcorn, Calamari or Chicken riblets, followed by either Nachos, Lamb ragu, Fish and chips, or Mushroom lasagne. Both packages entitle you to Prosecco, Bellinis, Mimosas, Pineapple mimosas, Mango mimosas, Pav lager, along with requisite softies. Walk-ins or bookings welcome anytime from 12.30pm.
Where: 30 – 34 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise

Hyde Paradiso interior (Image: © 2019 Inside Gold Coast)
Hyde Paradiso interior (Image: © 2019 Inside Gold Coast)

Hyde Paradiso
It’s the ultimate beachside brunch overlooking the ocean and yeah, we had you at beachside. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, tuck into the Standard Brunch or Vegan Brunch for an all out, four-course feast of Mediterranean-inspired mixed tapas, including delightful bites like Eggs Benny Hash made with truffle honey hollandaise. But ‘bottomless’ we promised, and bottomless ye shall receive – here you can pick your poison with two-hour sip packages such as Aperol Spritz, Bellini Spritz & Limoncello Spritz, Chandon Brut & Chandon Rosé, or perhaps the Veuve Clicquot upgrade will be more your speed. Available between 12pm and 2pm, minimum of 2 people required.
Where: Peppers Soul, Level 2/8 Esplanade, Surfers Paradise

The Island Rooftop (image supplied)
The Island Rooftop (image supplied)

The Island Gold Coast
The Island says Saturday afternoons are for gathering, grazing and good times, and who are we to disagree? And yes, technically speaking, this one is classified as a ‘lavishly long lunch’ – but when it comes with two hours of tantalising eats, arrival mimosa and cocktail and spritz carafes – does anyone really mind? Spend your Saturday nibbling your way through Charcuterie and share-style bites of Karaage Chicken, Lamb kofta and Wood-fired pizzas, alternated with jugs of Passionfruit and Vanilla Mojito, Watermelon Margarita Spritz and Mimosa. $79 per person, two sittings (from 11:30am or 1:30pm) available.
Where: 3128 Surfers Paradise Boulevard, Surfers Paradise

Autumn 2024 menu at Elk Espresso, Broadbeach (image by Brooke Darling)
Autumn 2024 menu at Elk Espresso, Broadbeach (image by Brooke Darling)

Elk Espresso
Broady gem Elk is another superb spot popping the cork on bottomless brunch daily. And bonus, it’s walk-ins only – so just grab the gang and rock up between 10am–1.30pm to partake in their delectable assortment of colourful, petal-topped dishes along with one hour to go ham on the bottomless Mimosa menu. Yep, that’s sixty whole minutes of mimosa action and nope, we sure as heck ain’t driving. Pick your fave between the the Classic, Strawberry lime and Tropical varieties, then ‘sip’ back and marvel as your flute magically refills itself. You certainly don’t have to tell us twice! $49 per head.
Where: Oasis Shopping Centre (opposite the beach), Broadbeach

Miss Moneypenny's interior (Image: © 2019 Inside Gold Coast)
Miss Moneypenny's interior (Image: © 2019 Inside Gold Coast)

Miss Moneypenny’s
Weekends are for sleep-ins, so if you didn’t quite make it out of bed in time for brunch, turn those lemons into two hours of citrus-studded spritzers, cocktails or French champagne (which absolutely beats lemonade, any day of the week) at the famous Miss Moneypenny’s bottomless lunch. Opt between the degustation-style Chef’s Signature or Three-course a la carte menu, and nosh your way through delectable dishes like saffron-infused Coral Coast Barramundi and Waygu Carpaccio. Talk about lush …we’re not saying it was this stellar spread in particular that was responsible for bagging them an AGFG chef hat for the past three years running… but we’re not not saying it, either. Available Saturday and Sunday, 12–2pm from $110 per person.
Where: 50 Surf Parade, Broadbeach

 

Food and Cocktails at Tropic Vice, Nobby Beach (image supplied)
Food and Cocktails at Tropic Vice, Nobby Beach (image supplied)

Tropic Vice
Yes, this one’s technically a ‘lunch’, but we’re happy to look the other way for any excuse to a) incorporate more margs into our weekend and b) hit snooze few dozen times. From 12–4pm every Sunday, the Tropic Vice rooftop transforms into a free-flowing fiesta with live music, DJ’s bites and bottomless margs for $99 per person. We’re talking a set menu of Truffle fries, Halloumi Bites and Tacos, with the option to upgrade to a Dozen Oysters & Bottle of Luc Belair for an extra $85 if you’re really in the mood to celebrate. Monday can wait indeed!
Where: 2215 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach

Margaritas at Ally Chow (image supplied)
Margaritas at Ally Chow (image supplied)

Ally Chow
Ally Chow dishes up Asian fusion done right, and their two brunch options do not disappoint. For $99 per person, the Chow Out features the Chef’s choice banquet with two-hours of bottomless thai basil caprisokas, Asahi beer and prosecco. Or, have a go of the Margarita Lunch Banquet and yes, this has us written all over it. For $130, enjoy the same offerings mentioned above, only substitute bottomless caprioskas for bottomless margis! Once again recognised with the Australian Good Food Guides Chef Hat Award, this one is a no-brainer.
Where: Lavarack Road, Nobby Beach

The Tropic (image supplied)
The Tropic (image supplied)

The Tropic
One of the GC’s very favourite ocean-view venues, The Tropic offers a solid ten bottomless brunch and absolutely nobody is surprised to hear this. Taking place exclusively on the terrace on the last Saturday of every month, not only will you be privy to multi-million-dollar views and DJ beats, but deliciously fresh seafood and innovative fare. Think Oysters, Spiced bread, Stracciatella & Persimmon, Pavlova, and more, but no need cuz we’re already #sold. Veuve, Rose and Bellini Cocktail packages available from $75 per person. Don’t mind if we do!
Where: 43 Goodwin Terrace, Burleigh Heads

Waffles at Palm Beach Ave, Palm Beach (image supplied)
Waffles at Palm Beach Ave, Palm Beach (image supplied)

Palm Beach Ave
Palmy’s resident art deco stunner isn’t just a pretty face—it’s also home to some pretty spectacular dining deals (shout out, $60 3-course set menu) – including one of the most irresistible bottomless brunch options going! Every weekend, from 10am to 2pm, get beachside for your boozy brunch fix for only $45 per person. The mid-morning soiree kicks off with a salmon blini canapé to start, while you settle in to 1.5 hours of free-flowing mimosas and ponder between options like the Chilli Scrambled Eggs and Prawn and Bug Roll from the mouthwatering menu… #decisionsdecisions.
Where: 6 Palm Beach Avenue, Palm Beach

Bottomless Brunch at Refinery Coffee, Currumbin Waters (image supplied)
Bottomless Brunch at Refinery Coffee, Currumbin Waters (image supplied)

Refinery Coffee
Why wait for the weekend? Refinery Coffee reckons any day is a good day to bust out the boozy OJ for this beloved mid-morning ritual, and we wholeheartedly agree. Available from 10am daily, gather your celebratory crew and report to Currumbin’s light-filled converted warehouse for the Bottomless Brunch option. Here, you can tuck in to your pick from the all-day eats menu, such as Chilli Scram and Eggs Benny, while throwing back Classic & Watermelon mimosas for 1.5 blissful hours. The only caveat is that your whole crew must be partaking (is that even a question) with a non-alc option also available. Bottoms up!
Where: 37 Currumbin Creek Rd, Currumbin Waters

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