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Shae Killey3 years ago

In Southport? Visit one of these beautiful cafes

The Southport area is an extremely versatile suburb of the Gold Coast. Not only is it home to one of the largest residential communities, there's a university, beautiful broadwater and a thriving CBD, full of white collar workers going about their daily grind. In order for the people of Southport to function properly, they're going to need a good coffee and breakfast combo. It doesn't matter whether you're a uni student looking for a pick-me-up or heading to your nine-to-five needing a caffeine hit, we've found the 4 best Southport Cafes to start your day.

Flavors @ Ferry

Sweet treats, Flavors@Ferry - Gold Coast
Sweet treats, Flavors @ Ferry – Gold Coast

Do you like to the finer things in life? Come on down to Flavors @ Ferry for a gourmet cafe-style feed to kickstart the day. Located just off Scarborough Street, Flavors @ Ferry makes for the perfect place to have brekky before work or to meet with co-workers over brunch. Had a couple too many wines last night? Flavors Full Breakfast is the perfect cure with double-smoked bacon, baked beans, eggs (free range), Spanish chorizo sausage and roasted tomato on toasted sourdough. Otherwise, the bircher muesli with banana, walnut, Greek yoghurt and honey would be the wiser choice for those looking after their waistlines.
Where: Shop 4, 107 Ferry Road Brickworks Centre Southport Gold Coast QLD

Raw Espresso

Best bagels, Raw Espresso - Gold Coast
Best bagels, Raw Espresso – Gold Coast

If a great tasting coffee is your prerequisite for choosing which cafe to start your day, look no further than Raw Espresso. Whether you like cappuccinos, lattes, short blacks or piccolos, the talented baristas at this friendly cafe will pour your coffee to perfection. Hungry? The brekky bagels are a hit at Raw Espresso, but you really can’t go past the avocado smash with fetta and cherry tomatoes on toasted Turkish with poached eggs, topped with apple cider and macadamia dukkah (mmmm). Having recently extended trading hours to 5pm on weekdays, don’t hesitate to stop off at Raw Espresso for a little post-work snack either.
Where: 59/73 Meron Street Southport Gold Coast QLD

Verdict Expresso

Bacon, bananas and pancakes, Verdict Expresso - Gold Coast
Bacon, bananas and pancakes, Verdict Expresso – Gold Coast

Another Scarborough Street special, Verdict Expresso is a real favourite among the early-rising Southport locals looking for a good wholesome meal before work. If you’re in a hurry, grab a quick yet tasty takeaway coffee from one of the hospitable staff and go on your way; however, we suggest you sit and treat yourself to their versatile breakfast menu. Can’t decide whether you want something sweet or savoury? Why don’t you have both? The savoury bacon and sweet banana pancakes with maple syrup is the perfect combination for you. If that doesn’t sound up your alley, don’t sweat, there’s a range of more traditional bacon and egg options cooked with the famous Verdict Expresso flair.
Where: 100 Scarborough St Southport Gold Coast QLD

Cafe Rockpool

Plated to perfection, Cafe Rockpool - Gold Coast
Plated to perfection, Cafe Rockpool – Gold Coast

Not one for the hustle and bustle of Southport CBD? Why not fuel up at Cafe Rockpool overlooking the beautiful broadwater and it’s surrounding parklands. Grab a takeaway coffee and sip it down by the water’s edge or head to the main lawn area and enjoy a relaxing mini picnic. Not just a pretty face, this modern cafe offers a variety of different breakfast options that are sure to satisfy your breakfast cravings. It doesn’t matter whether you’re craving muesli, french toast, pancakes or bacon and eggs, the friendly staff at this popular cafe will make sure you’re 100 per cent satisfied with your experience. There’s also an extensive lunch menu if you feel like heading down a bit later.
Where: Marine Parade Southport Gold Coast QLD

Prefer to have your cup of coffee after dark? Click here for some cafes that don’t sleep on the Gold Coast.

Have we missed your favourite Southport cafe to stop off for some brekky? Let us know in the comments below.

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