If there is one thing we can get behind, it is a pizza, pasta and wine bar overlooking the ocean in our southernmost suburb.
Which is convenient because that’s exactly what we were just gifted with the opening of Little Cooly.
Perched on Level One at The Strand, Coolangatta, you’ll be spoilt by stunning views of Coolangatta Beach and a laid-back vibe perfect for whiling those steamy summer hours away.
Bring a date, meet your mate or feast with family while you take in the coastal views at the beachfront pizza pasta bar that’s sure to become your new fave go-to.
The newbie also showcases local Gold Coast talent, illustrator Barry Patenaude who has created bespoke murals that are splashed across the walls, inside and out.
In an ode to the local area, dishes have been named after Gold Coast icons and suburbs and shine a light on local produce, for instance The Snapper Rocks features Tweed River prawns, mango, cashews and avocado or The Greenmount features Bangalow bacon, spicy chorizo, a fried egg and mozzarella.
From handmade pasta to hand-stretched pizza, the affordable all day dining menu shines a light on local produce and brings together texture and taste in a true ‘Cooly’ way.
Accompanying the bevy of bites is a seriously savvy and affordable wine selection, with more than 100 bottles ranging from local drops to Italian varietals, stored in a temperature-controlled wine fridge.
Or choose from the creative cocktail menu stacked with signature sips, spritzes and Cooly classics…Cooly Colada anyone?
Of course, no day at the beach is complete without cracking a coldie and settling in for the ultimate seaside session with a bunch of brews, including their own Little Cooly Dry and Little Cooly Ginger Cider.
These fun guys have all the ingredients to keep you well hydrated on those balmy Gold Coast days.
Even little nippers are taken care of following a fun filled day of getting their toes sandy with a kids’ menu and sweet sundaes piled high with icy gelato and a kaleidoscope of crazy concoctions including caramel popcorn, lime jelly, Kit Kats and fruit tingles – brain freeze alert!
No matter which way you slice it, Little Cooly is sure to make a splash in the pretty little seaside suburb.
LOCATION: Level 1, Shop 120/72-80 Marine Parade, Coolangatta
HOURS: 11.30am until late daily