Eat, Play & Get Pampered!
Well, Easter's over. The long weekend may (almost) be behind us, but that doesn't mean we have to go back to our boring old ways... With plenty of fabulous food and fun in store, we've got all the secrets for making this week fabulous - So grab your gal pals, your boyfie, your family or all of the above and enjoy everything that the Coast has to offer!
11 Places To Woo Your Love This Valentine's Day
We all know the saying - The way to a person's heart is through their stomach. We like to think that Valentine's Day is all about showering your loved one with gifts and eating way too much delicious food, and with restaurants all over the Gold Coast turning up the heat for Valentine's night, there's no shortage of spaces to choose from! So, we've made it easy for you - Introducing eleven of the best places to woo your love this Valentine's Day!
Bavarian, Whip Bowls & Broadway!
Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble... Boy, do we have a treat for you! The food kind, as well as a surprise! Click your heels and come with us for a magical evening in the Land of Oz, or grab your gal pals and head down to Caffe Republic for their perfect Summer cure. Need some extra cash? The Bavarian in Broadbeach has you covered too!
Food That Loves You Back
Welcome to Southport. It's the home of Australia Fair, the Broadwater Parklands, and one of our all-time favourite cafe's - Caffe Republic!
19 Reasons Why We Love Cafe Nineteen
Cafe Nineteen. We love it. Situated in The Sanctuary Cove Marine Village on the northern end of the Gold Coast, it's one of the Coast's hidden gems that we absolutely adore (and you totally should too). Open from 7am to 2:30pm for breakfast, lunch and coffee, Cafe Nineteen is the perfect space to go for your coffee dates or your lunch meet-ups, with stunning scenery and delicious food that will totally make you fall in love with the space. Still need convincing? We've found 19 reasons why we love Cafe Nineteen - And you totally should too!
Coffee, Cinemas & Kindness!
We hate to break it to you, but Christmas is officially one week away! If you're anything like us and you haven't started your Christmas shopping yet, take a deep breath, ready your wallet and head out to the shops for some serious retail therapy. This week is sure to be pretty crazy, but if you have finished your Christmas shopping (and you've got a little change left over), why not head out to dinner at Burleigh's hottest new foodie space or grab the kids and relax with an evening of movies under the stars in Surfers Paradise? There's also a brand new coffee space opening in Marina Mirage soon - So don't worry, we've got your caffeine fix covered too! Let's go!
Movies, Music & Summer Menu's!
If your schedule isn't already packed with Christmas shopping, family events and work functions, you'll want to make some room for this weeks events. Seriously. With Christmas right around the corner (hello carols and Christmas decorations!), the Coast is turning it up, with plenty of super exciting events coming up to entertain everyone this school holidays! Head down to Marie Anita's and taste test their brand new Summer menu with your gal pals, or dress up and enjoy the finer things in life with the Sanctuary Cove Film Fest or HOTA's latest musical performance! There's plenty to eat and plenty to do... But what will you do first?
Ten Totally Instagrammable Acai Bowls You Have To Try This Summer
Acai - We can't get enough of it. Often covered in fruit and flowers and served in coconut shells, we're certainly spoiled for choice when it comes to places to pick up the perfect Acai Bowl. With Summer rolling around already Acai Bowls are looking a whole lot more appealing, so we figured we'd make a list of some of the best one's out there to brighten up your Insta-feed this Summer - And just to sweeten the deal, they even taste amazing too! #TotallyInstaworthy
Fine Wining & Vegan Dining
Grab your heels, put on some lipstick and head for the door - The finer things of life are coming to the Coast, and if you're willing to spend you're in for a treat. Palazzo Versace is opening it's doors for guests to indulge in gourmet Italian Cuisine during it's Gourmet Italian Food & Wine Festival, treating guests to several evenings of French Champagne and fine Italian feasting. Looking for something more budget friendly (we mean free)? Pull out your white clothes and head down to the Home of the Arts for their annual GLOW light show!
Theatrical Feats & Vegan Feasts!
What would you do if you stole $40,000? Asking for a friend.
Travel around the world, try new foods and uncover your creative side this week with new shows, new foods and new creative programs to help you enjoy even the coldest Winter nights! We're addicted to carbs so we'll be going straight to The 4217 for their All You Can Eat Pizza & Pasta nights, but maybe we'll swing by HOTA later for a show. What are you doing?
8 New Winter Menu's To Wrap Your Mitts Around
Let's be honest with each other. Sure, we all love our Acai Bowls and Avo on Toast in the Summer, but isn't it high time we pulled out the stretchy pants and piled on the pancakes? There's nothing better than a cup of coffee and a hot breakfast in Winter, and with the weather turning cold all of our favourite restaurants and cafe's are pulling out the pans and frying up some hot, tasty goodness for us to wrap our frozen fingers around. Now we have to go and taste it all!
Sip, Stay, Play!
Things to do and food to eat - We may be in for a wet weekend, but that doesn't mean you can't have a good time! Delight your tastebuds at Cafe Republic or find a new favourite in Fu Fu's. Get cultured at the new and improved Arts Centre, or get classy in the new Darling Hotel at Broadbeach!
Malaysian, Music & Vegan Markets!
Don't look now, it's already March! The weather may be cooling down but the Coast's social sphere is heating up, with big festivals and new foodie spaces ready to keep the cold weather away! Dance the night away at the Coast's annual Bleach Festival or eat your heart out with PappaRich's new Malaysian breakfast menu sure to make a bang down in Surfers. If you're looking for animal-friendly food, Love Child Market Place is also due to open in the next few weeks, and if the rumours are true, it's not something you want to miss.
Eat Your Vegan Way Along The Coast
Whether you're Vegan, Vegetarian, or just looking to eat cleaner, the Coast is full of fresh and healthy cafes ready to sweep you off your feet. Full of colourful cakes, crepes and croissants, these ten Vegan-Friendly cafes are dedicated to bringing simple, healthy food back to the Coast - And with plenty of Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, sugar-free and raw treats available, you'll never have foodie guilt again! Jump in!
Nine GC Places To Try Mermaid Lattes
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!