Coffee is a part of most Gold Coasters’ morning ritual, and whether you brew up at home or grab an expertly poured cup of joe from any of our roster of talented baristas across the Coast — caffeine is the way and the light.
One such neighbourhood where cafes are king is Nobby’s Beach. This uber-trendy and always fun to visit suburb has slowly garnered itself a reputation for fantastic food options and great places to grab a drink and let your hair down.
Hold this thought, though. Because Sparrow Coffee Co. has only gone and opened themselves a rather cute looking hole-in-the-wall style coffee store right in the heart of this much-loved enclave, and we know you — the locals — are going to love it.
Straight off the bat, these guys are taking their coffee game extremely seriously; with a top-of-the-range La Marzocco coffee machine (basically the Ferraris of coffee dispensing) pride of place, the benchmark is already set high. Next in the equation is Allpress coffee; using their signature espresso blend, accompanied by a separate rotating single origin roast. Wins all round!
While the main focus here is coffee, for those who appreciate the rewarding and comforting sensation of tea — look no further. Quality organic teas from Mayde Tea are put together by hand in Byron Bay and available in an assortment of types for you to enjoy, such as Green Sencha, Jasmine & Rose.
And should you feel like you deserve yourself a sweet treat, then be sure to check out the assortment of slices and bites from Brisbane-based Sweet Nectar, as well as soft and crispy baked goods perfect for bridging that little gap between meals.
If you’ve been to any of their other four stores (Port Douglas, Byron Bay, Bangalow, and Burleigh Heads), you’ll instantly recognise the cheery turquoise styling with splashes of white. Each place has its own unique identity with specifically painted mural walls. Still, for the observant ones out there, you may recognise their signature eye-catching floor tiles when you step into this new Nobby Beach epicentre of caffeine.
Sparrow Coffee Co. appreciates if you’re the type of person who finds themselves always in a hurry, then waiting in a queue can be a nightmare come true. So for their customer’s pleasure, they have their very own coffee ordering app! Once downloaded, you can select which store you’d like to order from, set up your account, and order coffee at your disposal for immediate pickup. Great if you know you’ll be swinging by, and time isn’t on your side. And to makes things even better, once you sign up, your first coffee is free! *heads straight to the app store*
Hours: Every day 5am — 2pm
Where: 3/2211 Gold Coast Highway, Nobby Beach
Words by Alex Mitcheson.