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Eleanor Knight3 years ago

Shop until you drop (literally) into these Gold Coast cafes

We all know that shopping and cafes go hand-in-hand, however it can sometimes be challenging to find a nearby cafe that serves up wonders. The Gold Coast is spoilt with numerous hotspots that whip up fantastic meals, even better drinks and to top it all off, a great atmosphere. If you're looking for somewhere to take a break in between grocery shopping this week, check out one of these chic cafes that offer the works. Whether you're looking for somewhere to indulge near the beach, a place which offers health-concious meals or simply a location where you can enjoy the perfect cup of coffee, we have got you covered.

Cafe 28

Cool vibes, Cafe 28 - Coolangatta
Cool vibes, Cafe 28 – Coolangatta

Cafe 28, found inside the Quiksilver Boardriders store, is the ideal place to chill out with a perfectly poured coffee before checking out the latest collections in-store. With modern decor, delicious food and friendly service, you’ll never want to leave this cool cafe that has attracted crowds from far and wide since opening in February. Sit back, relax and enjoy a green smoothie with a freshly baked treat while you watch the latest surf and lifestyle films on the big screen (you can even bring your laptop and make use of the free wi-fi!).

Not only is Cafe 28 connected to one of the best surf shops in Australia but it also overlooks the gorgeous Coolangatta coastline, making it the ideal spot to mooch in and out of all day. So whether you decide to visit for a boost of caffeine before a retail binge or would prefer to kick back and enjoy the chilled atmosphere with a bite to eat, Cafe 28 is the perfect location to do just that.
Where: The Strand, 72-80 Marine Parade, Coolangatta, QLD, 4225

Flannerys Refuel Depot

The home of nutrition, Flannerys Refuel Depot - Robina
The home of nutrition, Flannerys Refuel Depot – Robina

There really is nothing worse than grocery shopping on an empty stomach. Not only is it a complete tease, but you also seem to purchase too much. Flannerys Refuel Depot, located inside Flannerys Natural and Organic Market, delivers the perfect solution for this somewhat challenging situation, homing both a fantastic restaurant which serves nutritious meals, alongside their popular grocery and health food store. Here you are able to enjoy a tasty breakfast, lunch or snack, before hitting the shelves with your shopping list.

From salads to smoothies, organic coffee to vegan treats, whatever your appetite fancies you can get at Flannerys Refuel Depot (minus the grease!). Take a seat in their modern yet rustic location and enjoy a vibrant cup of organic coffee while you get your shopping list ready to hit the store. Are you new to the world of health and want to know more about their unique menu? Ask the friendly team at this lovely location who will be more than happy to answer all your questions!
Where: Shop 7, Easy T Centre, Corner Scottsdale Drive & Christine Avenue, Robina, QLD, 4226


Artisan bread available, Sunbaked - Coolangatta
Artisan bread available, Sunbaked – Coolangatta

If you’re a fan of freshly baked bread don’t skimp out at the supermarket and head down to Sunbaked in The Strand, Coolangatta, for an artisan loaf that will make any sandwich filling taste great. At Sunbaked, everything on the shelf is baked overnight from scratch at their bakery in Kingscliff, resulting in high-quality loaves which ooze with flavour. Whether you prefer wholemeal, spelt, Estonian rye or white sourdough, be assured that you’ll find the perfect loaf for you at this friendly location. Not sure what bread is for you? Talk to the welcoming team at Sunbaked who will let you sample the range before purchasing your favourite!

While you’re visiting, we highly recommend you plant yourself down in a chair and enjoy a delicious cup of coffee made with love from their team of friendly baristas. If you feel like treating yourself, you simply can’t go past one of their freshly baked muffins or pastries for the perfect mid-morning or late afternoon treat. Sunbaked is the ideal place to take five minutes out of your hectic schedule to relax while picking up the groceries. If this isn’t multi-tasking at its finest what is?
Where: Level 1, The Strand, 72-80 Marine Parade, Coolangatta, QLD, 4225

With a number of brilliant cafes centrally located to many shops, the list doesn’t have to stop here. Find more cafes on the Gold Coast with one simple click of a button. 

Where is your pitstop cafe on the Gold Coast? Let us know below!