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GC Word on the Street #142

Brunch, Coffee & Good Times!

GC Word on the Street #142

Looking for your next brunch hot spot? Maybe you want to break free of your day-to-day grind and go explore somewhere new? Well, Gold Coast, you're in luck - From cheap eats to decadent degustations, we know exactly where to go for some seriously good food!
PS: Stretchy pants required!

Caffe Republic

If you're looking for somewhere to go for brunch without breaking the bank (or your diet) - This is it. Serving up stunning food and incredible coffee, Caffe Republic has been loving on locals since 2009, cooking up a totally mouth-watering range of healthy dishes perfectly suited for just about everyone. Creating dishes like Karaage Chicken Caesar Salad, Paleo Pulled Pork, Vanilla Pancakes and their famous Coco Whip Bowls (we highly recommend this), you'll easily find something you love on their menu - Then all you have to do is pair it with a coffee for the perfect brunch date out! Oh, and did we mention they cater for vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, paleo and keto as well? #WINNING!

Cheap Beach-Side Eats

We're always hunting for the next best thing when it comes to cheap, good-quality food on the Gold Coast - And we absolutely can't go past the new Mid-Week Tapas Menu at Baskk. Located down in Coolangatta directly opposite the beach, grab some gal pals and enjoy an afternoon of good food, great views and incredible cocktails, with plenty of menu options to choose from to make for the perfect afternoon out! With Crab Bao, Tempura King Prawns, Spiced Cauliflower Pankora and Korean Fried Chicken all featuring on the new Tapas Menu, you'll easily find something you love... And with ocean views to match, why wouldn't you fall in love with Baskk?

Brand New Mini Precinct | Opening Soon

Gold Coast, hold on to your cash - A brand new mini precinct is opening in Broadbeach! Touted as one of the hottest new destinations, the Avani Tower is soon to welcome a wealth of fabulous new eatery's, with everything from Beach Bar's to exclusive restaurants joining the Broadbeach foodie flock. Expect a fabulous private dining space called The Rimini Room, Fat Freddy's Beach Bar & Diner and the fabulous Noosa favourite Miss Moneypenny's, as well as plenty of other secret spaces to come in the coming months! Gold Coast, keep your eyes peeled, we'll be back with more soon!

Ultimate Hump Day Degustation | August 21st

Looking for a way to spice up your week a little bit? Well, Ladybird Local in Hope Island has got you covered! Boasting stunning waterfront views, a mouth-watering menu and specialty craft beer, this hidden Gold Coast gem is the place to be for all of your hump day needs, creating a stunning Degustation Dinner perfect for helping you out of your hump day blues. Beginning the evening with a welcome Amuse Bouche of Mooloolaba King Prawn, then following up the night with Harvey Bay Scallops, Grilled Baby Octopus, Petite Eye Filley and Confit Duck Dumplings, it's a night you don't want to miss!

Dark Fluid Espresso

The Coast is seriously obsessed with their brunch spots... So it's always a good thing when a new one opens up for us to try out! Recently opening down in Robina, Dark Fluid Espresso is the latest cafe to join the Gold Coast foodie flock, serving up totally drool-worthy dishes combined with incredible coffee for an incredible new brunch space. Indulge in Poached Eggs & Halloumi, Vanilla Pancakes or the ever-popular Avo on Toast, then top it off with a mug of Seven Miles coffee for the perfect brunch date!

About the Author

Aimee Higgins

Aimee Higgins

I'm a creative at heart - I love reading, I love writing and I love my social media! I spend the majority of my time sipping coffee and finding the next best cafe, but when I get a second off chances are I'll be brunching at my local or running off to whatever event is on that night! During Summer you can find me sipping coffee and tanning down by Burleigh Beach, and in Winter I'll be skiing the slopes of Perisher or buried under a mountain of blankets with chocolate and a good book.