Top Choice Cafe in Main Beach & The Spit


Floor-to-ceiling windows rimmed with Italian mineral water bottles, inverted desk lamps dangling from the ceiling, good-looking Euro tourists, wines by the glass, bread racks, cheese fridges and baskets overflowing …
Top Choice Cafe in Burleigh Heads & Currumbin

Borough Barista

It's cool tunes and friendly vibes at this little open-walled caffeine shack. There's a simple menu of burgers and salads and an unmistakable panache when it comes to coffee (served from 5.30am.) The grilled magic m…
Top Choice Seafood in Burleigh Heads & Currumbin

Fish House

This stylish red-brick box across the road from the beach is famous for its underwater stuff: whiting, swordfish, trevally, John Dory…all locally caught or imported fresh from interstate. Dress nicely, and get ready…
Top Choice Cafe in Surfers Paradise & Broadbeach


This hip corner cafe is 100m from Mermaid Beach, a quick jaunt south of Broadbeach. The brainchild of four buddies whose focus is organic ingredients, it's a mod-industrial affair with chunky timber tables, super st…
Top Choice Cafe in Burleigh Heads & Currumbin

Barefoot Barista

One of the coolest places on the coast, the Barefoot Barista, is every bit as laid-back as the name implies. A husband and wife team form the perfect duo; she is a professional baker. And it shows. All produce is lo…
Top Choice Modern Australian in Coolangatta

Cafe dbar

This lovely spot is perched above the cliffs of Point Danger, on the most easternpoint of two states, almost on top of the NSW and Queensland border. You can munch on any number of fabulous breakfast options (our fa…
Indian in Surfers Paradise & Broadbeach

Tandoori Place

One of 17 (yes 17!) Tandoori Place restaurants in the Gold Coast area, this burgundy food room thankfully doesn't feel like part of a chain. On the vast menu you’ll find seafood, chicken, lamb, beef and hot, hot, ho…
Modern Australian in Main Beach & The Spit

Sunset Bar & Grill

This umbrella-shaded, family-friendly place by the water serves reasonably priced (if predictable) steaks, salads, burgers and seafood dishes.
Seafood in Burleigh Heads & Currumbin


This low-key fish-and-chip shop has been here since 1948 – enough time to perfect their recipe! Grab some takeaway and head for the beach.
Steak in Surfers Paradise & Broadbeach

Moo Moo

A mecca for serious carnivores, Moo Moo’s signature dish is a 1kg Wagyu rump steak rubbed with spices, char-grilled until smoky then roasted, and carved at the table. Vegetarians will be happy with the pasta dishes …