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Gold Coast’s Best Independent Bakeries

Serving Up the Hottest Buns

Gold Coast’s Best Independent Bakeries

The simple things, done right. This list offers a varied range of your local independent bakeries, offering something for every taste and occasion. Let the pastries melt in your hands, if you can make them last that long…

GC Word on the Street #59

New Bars, New Menu's and a New You!

GC Word on the Street #59

It's time to dress up, head out and sample all of the new food (and drinks) that the Coast has to offer! From Gluten-Free food to lavish new bars, there's plenty of places to pick from for your next weekend out. With everything from new cocktails to huge new burritos tantalising the coast your tastebuds will love you, and with fun, new dance classes popping up for people of all ages, your waistline will love you too! It's December... Why not go out and enjoy it!

GC Word on the Street #58

From Coomera to Cooly

GC Word on the Street #58

With Christmas right around the corner, it's no surprise that we're spoilt for choice when it comes to Christmas Carols and Markets. With Pop-Up events from Coomera to Cooly we're sure you'll find somewhere to celebrate Christmas. In case you need some help, we've got a few choice picks. With Cronuts, Carols, cheap christmas gifts and plenty of celebrations on offer, you'll be in the Christmas spirit in no time!

Discover Your Inner Mermaid

Nine GC Places To Try Mermaid Lattes

Discover Your Inner Mermaid

Have you ever dreamed of drinking a coffee that reflected your inner mermaid? Nutra Organics in Currumbin has come up with a solution. Lovingly dubbed the Mermaid Latte, the latest craze to hit the tables of Cafe's around the coast is a gorgeous blue latte that looks like it's come straight from Ariel herself. Made with Blue Spirulina and Butterfly Pea Flower alongside 72 other vitamins and minerals, it's never been so easy to be healthy. Plus, it's totally instaworthy. #mermaidlattes!

GC Word on the Street #57

Music Festivals, Mayor's Carols, Bob Marley!

GC Word on the Street #57

We all love our music festivals, and with the silly season right around the corner there's no shortage of carols, culture and celebrations to go around! Kick off Christmas with the Mayor's Carols in the Park, or celebrate culture at the Mandala Music Festival - And once the week is over, head to the NightQuarter and keep partying there!

8 Reasons to Ditch Plastic

The Cost of Single-Use

8 Reasons to Ditch Plastic

We’ve been taught to reduce, reuse and recycle from a young age, but a fourth worth has been added to the recycling mantra, and it’s been floating around for a while now – refuse. Plastic is a convenience material, but it won’t be so convenient when we run out of places to hide it.

Best Pet-Friendly Cafes

Ten Places to Take Your Pooches

Best Pet-Friendly Cafes

For many of us, our pets are more than just our companions - They're our family. We exercise with them, we go on holidays with them, and we go out with them every chance we get. So why shouldn't we take them for brunch dates too? For many of us, finding somewhere that caters for our furry friends is an absolute necessity, so we've decided to try and make it a bit easier with the ten best coffee and companion-friendly cafes to visit the next time you're out on your morning doggie date.

GC Word on the Street #56

For The Artists

GC Word on the Street #56

This week is all about art. From Film Festivals to Photography and with a new art studio popping up right in the centre of Surfers, this week's flavour is creativity. Whether you're a film buff, a photography critic or just wanting to dabble in art, there's something going on for you - But if you're just looking for good food, Steampunk and Hennessy Lounge Bar are the places for you!

GC Word on the Street #55

Christmas, Creations, Chocolate!

GC Word on the Street #55

From Christmas stalls and creations to Chocolate shops, the Coast is getting ready to celebrate the craziest time of the year, and we're not holding back - Bring on the celebrations! With Christmas kicking off at NightQuarter and a brand new Nutella store opening up in Surfers (chocolate lovers beware!), there's plenty for everyone to do. So get shopping!

Best New Menus

This Season's Hottest New Menus

Best New Menus

Spring has finally sprung, and restaurants right around the coast are getting ready to open back up with a delicious array of new dishes to welcome in the warm weather! From fresh salmon to crisp salads, Spring is all about crisp, fresh food, and our restaurants are sure to deliver!

GC Word on the Street #54

Champagne, Sundays and Celebrations!

GC Word on the Street #54

With Race Day coming up on Tuesday, this week is all about celebrating victories and drinking away losses. From long luncheons to pumping parties, the Gold Coast is warming up this week, so we figured, why stop on Tuesday? From Champagne on Saturday to Sunset Sessions on Sunday, there's a party going on that's sure to help you celebrate all week long!

GC Word on the Street #53

Clothing, Cocktails and Crafted Beer

GC Word on the Street #53

Things are getting spooky here! With monsters due to start roaming the streets mid-next week, the Coast has kicked into full-blown Halloween mode - Complete with spooky festivals for the kids and Halloween cocktails for the adults! For those who don't celebrate Halloween, there's still plenty for you to choose from - Bag a bargain at NightQuarters rack n' rummage sale, or head on down to Broadbeach and delight your tastebuds in their Craft Beer Festival!

GC Top Race Day Picks

Celebrate In Style This Race Day

GC Top Race Day Picks

It's one of Australia's biggest events of the year. We dress up, head out and celebrate as our favourite horses cross the finish line. While we're not as lucky as our Southern friends who get the race day off, but many of us still take a sickie to go and celebrate - and with the number of incredible events on, who can blame us? From rooftop raves to canapes by the coast, the Gold Coast's best restaurants are hitting it off - And we know exactly where to go!

GC Word on the Street #52

Fine Food, Photography, Finess

GC Word on the Street #52

It's been wet this week. Very wet. And we all know that when it's wet, nobody likes to go out. But despite the rain and generally unpleasant weather, the Coast has powered on, opening up a delicious new range of cafes and bars that are sure to get your out of your PJ's! And once you're dressed, fed and out of the house, why not feed your creative side with one of the Coasts many creative workshops!

GC Word on the Street #51

Fitness, Fun and Free Ice Cream!

GC Word on the Street #51

Things are heating up on the Gold Coast, and this week we're all about cooling down and chilling out. From busking battles to sunset yoga, the Coast is coming alive with all things music, arts and entertainment. We'll be dressing up and heading out, but if you can't handle the heat, never fear - Robina has free ice cream!