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Devour stacked burgers and rice bowls at Robina newbie

Another day, another mouthwatering newbie you simply must sample ASAP. How good is the Gold Coast honestly.

Anyway, today we’re taking you on an adventure to Robina where Trio Cafe recently opened bringing some very tasty eats and some very strong community vibes to the people.

Trio can be found inside Glow on Energy Circuit and it’s a beautiful, welcoming space decked out in lots of bright white, polished concrete floors, a couple of stunning feature walls and a hanging, overhead plant situation that brings it all together.

A huge skylight allows the natural light to pour in, so you might want to kick up your feet and stay awhile.

Particularly because the menu is very impressive too.

Chef Dave Holland is a man whose work you’ve absolutely eaten before at some of the best venues across the Coast and will want to again and again.

There are brunch delights like Açai Bowls and crowd favourites Avocado Toast (with marinated feta, housemade dukkah and lemon oil thank you very much) and Bacon and Egg Rolls, plus a Chicken Ranch Salad if you want something a little lighter.

At lunchtime, there are some absolutely stacked burgers including a Korean Fried Chicken Burger which is probably better than any you’ve tried before now. It comes with slaw and kewpie mayo on a milk bun and it’s next-level.

There’s also a BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger with salad things, American cheese and smoky BBQ sauce also on a milk bun. They’re honestly some of the best burgers we’ve come across and we don’t mind a burger guys.

Not only those good times though, there are also rice bowls including a Korean Fried Chicken and a Teriyaki Chicken version, a Japanese Curry Chicken and a Korean Glazed Tempura Eggplant. Healthy and delicious, what more could you want?

To drink, there’s Glow’s own coffee blend, chai’s, teas and the like but the very best things to sip are THICKSHAKES in flavours like Oreo (send help), Chai, Raspberry and Nutella. One of each, every single day please.

There are also smoothies in yummy varieties and of course Kombucha, juice and the like.

Oh and very importantly, you can get fresh baked cookies and they smell (and taste obvs) ridiculous.

If you find yourself with some kiddies in tow, there’s a HUGE play area within Glow that is free to hang out in and if we were slightly smaller we’d absolutely want in on that.

Of course, because the good people at Glow are all about community, you can simply pop in for a chat or a bit of company and hang out (with a thick shake of course).

Mouthwatering eats and good vibes are two of our favourite things and you can find both at Trio Cafe.

Get in there and find out for yourself.

LOCATION: 10 Energy Circuit, Robina
HOURS: Tuesday to Friday 8.30am until 3pm

Words and photos by Kirra Smith

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