Food For The Soul
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!
Paddock Bakery | Miami
You either love it or hate it.... But either way, Paddock Bakery has got it! Bringing cheesy toasties, Rendang Roti and Creamy Porridge to our tables right in time for Winter, Paddock Bakery is serving up all the goods with plenty of warm, milky goodness to keep us going all Winter long. If you make it there for breakfast you'll be able to try their creamy Porridge with burnt orange, whipped ricotta and house muesli, but if you're having a lazy day you can always rely on their slow-cooked beef Roti to warm you up for lunch. Or just go for brunch and get both!
Marie Anita's Cafe | Mermaid Beach
Finding quality, Vegan soul food can be a struggle, particularly when just about every corner of the Coast is eating pancakes and sipping hot chocolate. Known for their delicious, gluten-free and vegan dishes, Marie Anita's hasn't let us down this Winter, bringing out a delicious new Vegan Cheesy Broccoli Soup right in time. Made with Avocado, house fermented veggies and local sprouts, your taste buds and your waistline will thank you for this one... But if you can't resist something sweet, there's always mint Hot Chocolate!
Elk Espresso | Broadbeach
Everyone loves breakfast by the beach... And it's even better when it's hot and covered in Maple Syrup! Elk in Broadbeach has just released their brand new Winter menu, and it's full of warm goodies to scare away the Winter cold, including Coconut Porridge, Brioche French Toast, Savoury Waffles and Feta Croquettes for someone looking for something a little different. If you're walking in a little later, they've also got all your lunch plans covered, with Soup, Calamari, Burgers and even breakfast on the menu all afternoon long! Beach and brunch date, anyone?
Caffe Republic | Bundall
Why have one Eggs Bennie when you can have five? Caffe Republic is all about food with a conscience, and their new Winter menu reflects that perfectly, providing a huge range of Vegan, Gluten-Free, Paleo and Dairy-Free options that'll still make your mouth water. Bringing out a classic Bennie as well as Salmon, Grilled Mushroom, Pulled Pork and Haloumi options, there's something for everyone amongst the dishes, and if you're interested in something meatier you can always dig into their Savoury Mince, Paleo Pulled Pork or their Aussie Primal Grill!
Stable Coffee & Kitchen | Currumbin
It's one of the most insta-worthy cafe's on the Gold Coast, and it's just released a new Winter menu that's absolutely incredible! Porridge, Omelette's and Buckwheat Crepe's all feature in their new breakfast menu, and Salmon, Bahn Mi Baguette's and Meatballs all feature for lunch.... All you have to do is bring a camera and pick a dish! No filter required.
Hymn Coffee | Tweed Heads
Sweet dreams are made of Buttermilk Hot Cakes... And Hymn Coffee is serving up Heaven on a plate! A recent addition to their menu right in time for the cooler weather, these fluffy pancakes are covered in syrup and topped with bananas and even bacon, surrounded with cream for one of the best Winter breakfasts you've ever had! Alongside this fluffy goodness they're also introducing the Tweed to a gorgeous seasonal fruit platter, pumpkin and coconut porridge and a super cute (and super tasty) green Omelette with Zucchini, Ricotta, Gin Cured Salmon and Parmesan.... #Yesplease!
Pinkys | Nobby Beach
So it may not be a new menu, but Pinky's in Nobby Beach is serving up some seriously tasty food that can't just be ignored... In particular their super delicious Apple Jaffle! Fried and filled with warm apples then served with a side of Vanilla Ice-Cream, you're allowed to be naughty for breakfast when breakfast is that good. If you're not a Jaffle person, Pinky's also has Buttermilk Pancakes, Cinnamon Scrolls, Bacon & Egg Burgers and their super unique Hot Dog Bennie available until 11am every morning to suit all your breakfast needs.
Sparrow Eating House | Nobby Beach
The nights are getting colder and longer, but that doesn't mean that you have to stay at home in your pyjama's, right? Sparrow Eating House in Nobby Beach is known for it's incredible share menu's, and with a brand new Winter menu just released full of goodies, you'll want to get out of the house to try it. Try their Gnocchi, Tequila Prawns, Calamari, Fried Chicken or Salmon, and tie it all together with a warm Banoffee Jaffle or a sweet Cocopop Panna Cotta! We promise it's worth putting on pants for!
About the Author
For as long as I can remember I’ve had a passion for all things creative, and so when it came time to choosing my degree it was only natural that I gravitated towards studying Creative Writing at Griffith University. I’m in my final year of University now and plan to graduate in November, but when I’m not out at University you’ll often find me curled up in some secluded corner of my house with headphones and a good book or brewing coffees down at my local Café. Occasionally you can also find me outside with my partner, family or dog, but only when the weather is warm enough. I love the rain and cold weather, but only if it’s outside and I’m inside. Born and raised on the Gold Coast, good beaches, good vibes and good company are some of my favourite things in life.