Top 3 cafes in Surfers Paradise
If you are a foodie, finding a good cafe when on holidays is important. The food and drink scene on the Gold Coast is really evolving with lots of new cafes, restaurants and bars. Below are my top 3 cafes in Surfers Paradise which I highly recommend visiting for coffee or breakfast when holidaying on the Gold Coast.
Paradox Coffee Roasters
10 Beach Road, Surfers Paradise QLD
Paradox Coffee Roasters is part of the new The 4217, an urban village that houses an array of quality food, drink, art and lifestyle vendors. With exposed brick walls, leather booth seating and painted wall graphics, Paradox Coffee Roasters presents a clean, refined yet industrial interior that is warm and inviting. For breakfast, you can’t go past the double bacon and egg bagel, and the coffee which is roasted in-house comes highly recommended by Gold Coast locals. Paradox Coffee Roaster take-home blends are available for purchase and if you’re feeling inspired you can sign up for a cupping class or barista workshop at the on-site Paradox lab.
19 River Drive, Surfers Paradise QLD
The cute and cosy Budds Beach cafe that is Bumbles has become an institution for Gold Coast locals and holiday makers alike. After one visit, it is easy to see why. The cafe has private dining rooms with book shelves, open dining spaces with fresh flowers in hanging jars, photographs on walls and quirky decorations throughout that make you feel right at home.
Every time I visit the Gold Coast, my first brekky stop is at Bumbles. I am addicted to the homemade fig, fruit and nut toast and homemade raspberry jam and I always have to buy a slice of cake to go (Bumbles has the largest, most delicious cakes on display, it is hard to say no).
The cafe is also open every Thursday night for a three-course dinner which I cannot recommend highly enough. And in case you were curious about the name, Bumbles produces its own honey from the on-site rooftop beehive.
ESPL Coffee Brewers
4 The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise QLD
The best way to start the day in Surfers Paradise is to go for a morning beach swim then walk across the road to ESPL for a coffee and blueberry bagel. This became a ritual during our recent stay on the Gold Coast. ESPL serves coffee by local Blackboard Coffee Roasters and the in-house iced coffee is a treat on a hot day. The hole-in-the-wall shop has a fresh, minimal and contemporary style with splashes of copper throughout. If you’re a sucker for considered branding and tasteful packaging then you will appreciate ESPL.