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Shae Killey4 years ago

Too late for brekky, but too early for lunch?

Do you like to sleep in a little bit? Perhaps you don't have time for your morning coffee until after you drop the kids off at school? It's no secret that the Gold Coast is a beautiful place whatever the time of day, so there's no rush when it comes to getting your morning feed. Brunch is a great time to head to your local cafe and indulge in a nutritious meal and pick-me-up coffee. Forget about waiting in those morning coffee lines at the crack of dawn and beat that lunchtime meal rush. Aren't usually one for brunch? These four Gold Coast cafes will change your mind.

Commune Espresso Pty Ltd

Smoothie or coffee? Commune Espresso - Gold Coast
Smoothie or coffee? Commune Espresso – Gold Coast

Feel like something a little out of the ordinary for brunch this morning? Step inside the Commune Espresso for a cosy vintage cafe experience like no other. After your little sleep in, order a creamy cappuccino for a great tasting caffeine hit. If you like to consume your energy more naturally, there’s a range of organic smoothies packed with nutritious vitamins for a perfect start to your day. Perhaps you’re more hungry than thirsty, sit outside in the funky lounge area and order the coriander corn fritters with chilli jam which was recently included in the Gold Coast Bulletin as one of the top 50 dishes on the Gold Coast.
Where: 1844 Lower Gold Coast Hwy Burliegh Gold Coast QLD

Borough Barista

Coffee poured to perfection, Borough Barista - Gold Coast
Coffee poured to perfection, Borough Barista – Gold Coast

There’s no better way to start your day than with a morning walk down The Esplanade at Burleigh followed by a bit of brunch at Borough Barista. If great tasting coffee is a key factor to picking which cafe you’ll be indulging at, then you won’t be disappointed at Borough Barista. The talented baristas will serve you with a smile before pouring a perfectly blended cup of joe. Have we mentioned the food? Head down for an early lunch and feast on a healthy chicken salad while sitting on a sun-drenched table overlooking the famous Burleigh break.
Where: 14 The Esplanade Burleigh Heads Gold Coast QLD

Little Beans Cafe

Tasty bacon and eggs, Little Beans - Gold Coast
Tasty bacon and eggs, Little Beans Cafe – Gold Coast

Located in the heart of Nobby Beach, head straight to Little Beans Cafe after your morning surf. Dine in the cosy indoor area or choose to sit in the sun before ordering from their extensive menu. The bacon and eggs is always a popular favourite for a late brekky, otherwise there’s a range of lunch options also available. Don’t want to waste the mid-morning sun? Grab a tasty takeaway coffee from Little Beans Cafe and head for a beachside walk down to Hedges Avenue. This extremely versatile venue is also a great place to go for a couple of drinks later in the evening if you have no plans.
Where: 5/2215 Gold Coast Highway Nobby Beach Gold Coast QLD

Elk Espresso Pty Ltd

funky decor, Elk Espresso - Gold Coast
Funky decor, Elk Espresso – Gold Coast

If you’re living in the Broadbeach area and haven’t yet experienced Elk Espresso, you’ve been missing out. Has it been a while since you’ve had a coffee catch up with your friends? Step inside this great cafe for delicious, unique meals and great service, all at an affordable price. If it’s a breakfast style feed you’re after, you won’t be disappointed with the smoked bacon and eggs, hash browns and hollandaise sauce. If it’s a later brunch, order the lunch pea croquettes, smoked trout, pickled radicchio, feta and avocado. Regardless of what meal selection you make at Elk Espresso, remember to wash it down with a premium blend coffee for the perfect start to the day.
Where: 16 Chelsea Avenue Broadbeach Gold Coast QLD

While these Gold Coast cafes are a great place to read the paper while feasting yourself for brunch, don’t be afraid to stop by for an early breakfast or late lunch as well!

Got nothing planned post-brunch? Click here for a guide to Gold Coast’s 3 most breathtaking lookouts.

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