It’s the new year and you know what that means Gold Coasters, new goals, new you (apparently), new clothes (because, new you), new whatever you like because we all love new things. Especially pretty ones.
Speaking of pretty new things, we come bearing breakfast news. And lunch news for that matter.
Refinery Currumbin on Currumbin Creek Rd, out in the much-loved industrial area where a number of excellent cafes, homeware stores, breweries and bakeries reside, has had quite the makeover in the last few months and it might just be your new fave brunch spot.
If you’ve visited the previous space, you’d know it was a small space slinging good coffee and a few bites to eat.
Now it’s a big, open, industrial-style space with high ceilings, a mezzanine level overlooking the ground floor and an outdoor area complete with umbrellas and sunshiny street views. The coffee bar is a light shade of blush pink, set off by white walls and a string of lights overhead and of course, a few pops of greenery for good measure.
It’s a sleek, industrial-style look with a warm, friendly vibe perfectly at home in the back streets of Currumbin.
Of course, with a big new space comes a big, new kitchen and you know what that means; a big new menu too.
It’s packed with nourishing, colourful dishes that are actual taste sensations like Buckwheat Waffles with a chai baked apple (amazing), mascarpone, honeycomb and seasonal fruits with lemon balm and spiced apple syrup. Yes indeed.
There’s also a Green Bowl with quinoa, brown rice, hummus, avocado, sauerkraut, goat’s cheese, dukkha, citrus and red vein sorrel. It may just be the best tasting one we’ve ever sampled.
For lunch the Classic Cheeseburger is the goods with a housemade beef patty, classic dill pickles, Colby jack cheese, tomato and mustard. Also excellent.
To drink there are cold-pressed juices, milkshakes, smoothies, and of course coffee – of the Blackboard variety no less.
You see, new things are so good and you’ll find plenty of them down at Refinery Coffee. Do yourself a favour.
LOCATION: 1/37 Currumbin Creek Rd, Currumbin
HOURS: Monday to Friday 5.30am until 2.30pm, Saturday and Sunday 6am until 2pm
Words and photos by Kirra Smith