Everyone could use a little caffeine fix on holiday! Whether you need a pick-me-up for your road trip along the Gold Coast or want to find the best morning coffee spot near your beachfront apartment, the following cafes are sure to satisfy your inner coffee snob.
Bam Bam Bakehouse – Mermaid Beach
Those with a sweet tooth won’t want to miss this rustic-chic patisserie and café. Created by the folks behind The Paddock Bakery, this venue combines delicious baked goods and classic coffees with on-trend offerings, such as pitaya bowls and pulled pork sandwiches. Relax on the patio over a hearty brunch and take some croissants for the road.
Parlour Coffee – Burleigh Heads
Based on the old-timey tradition of the parlour room, this vintage coffee house offers an array of farmhouse-inspired favourites. Treat yourself to breakfast bread & butter pudding or fill up on the beef brisket brioche roll and a single origin espresso. Got a sweet tooth? Pair the West African hot chocolate with house made marshmallow and the house made crumpets with honeycomb. Your diet can start tomorrow!
Journeymen Coffee Roasters – Miami
Founded by three dedicated coffee-lovers who have worked for popular roasters in the past, Journeymen is a must for coffee purists. This isn’t a brunch spot, but rather a mecca for a series cup of joe and a bag of freshly roasted beans to take home. Whether you choose a handcrafted espresso drink, AeroPress pour over or MoccaMaster brew, you’re in for the perfect beverage at Journeymen.
Percy’s Corner – Southport
This little gem of a shop is only open on weekdays, but well worth the stop if you’re on the market for a bagel and a cold brewed coffee. Percy’s Corner uses Single O Roasters beans to make a variety of espresso and filter creations, and if your partner isn’t a coffee drinker, they offer a delicious Mayan Hot Chocolate to boot.
Feather and Docks – Palm Beach
With vegan and gluten-free options available, everyone will find something they love on the Feather and Docks menu. This hip coffee shop opens at 5:30 am, so even if you have to hit the road early, you’ll have time to order your cappuccino to go. For those with time to dine in, the Breaky Tortillas and Zucchini Pasta are sure to please your palette.
Barefoot Barista – Palm Beach
Open seven days a week, this trendy café carries Story Coffee beans and serves a delicious assortment of breakfast and lunch options. If you want to learn to pour the perfect shot of espresso, head next door to Story Store for one of the three Barista Workshops that Barefoot Barista offers. Learn how to create a latte at home, brew coffee using a variety of methods, or make better coffee at the office alongside your co-workers.