Best Brunch Spots On The Gold Coast Australia

Best Brunch Spots On The Gold Coast Australia

From Budds Beach to Burleigh, savoury or sweet, my pick of the best places to eat brunch all along Queensland’s Gold Coast.

Elk Espresso

Elk is tucked down a quiet street in Broadbeach. The owner’s have turned what the signage suggests was an old surf club into a rustic woodland complete with Elk motif on the wall. The coffee is consistently good but the brunch menu is something to really shout about. As we visited a couple of times during our trip to the Gold Coast I can personally vouch for the deliciousness of the brioche French toast with poached pears, berries, salted caramel and Chantilly cream, as well as the grain free granola and passionfruit panna cotta. For something more savoury they have the delicious sounding avocado and feta mash, whilst the lunch menu features a Byron Bay pulled pork burger.

Elk Espresso, 16 Chelsea Avenue, Broadbeach

Elk Espresso Broadbeach

Elk Espresso Broadbeach, image by blog.queensland.com

Hey good looking! Brioche French Toast at Elk Broadbeach

Hey good looking! Brioche French Toast at Elk Broadbeach

Sparrow Eating House

I came across Sparrow Eating House in Nobby Beach thanks to the flyer I picked up in Elk (they’re sister properties). Primarily offering a menu of share plates for the evening crowd, Sparrow open for brunch on the weekends and do a delicious couple of Eggs Benedict options which include piles of avocado or pulled pork. The decor at Sparrow Eating House is particularly note worthy too with white tiles, bright wire lamps and primary coloured crockery used to great effect.

Sparrow Eating House, 2/32 Lavarack Road, Nobby Beach

Love the lighting at Sparrow Eating House

Love the lighting at Sparrow Eating House

Eggs Benedict cooked to perfection

An Aussie Eggs Benedict with bacon, sourdough and avocado – perfection

ESPL Coffee Brewers

ESPL Coffee Brewers is like a 1 man Melbourne cafe in the heart of Surfers Paradise. Situated minutes from the ocean front, it’s the best place to grab coffee in the area, especially if you like single origin brews and a decent iced coffee. They have a range of freshly baked pastries in store too if you want to grab something sweet to go with it. There’s not a massive amount of seating but grab your coffee to go and head to the beach instead.

ESPL Coffee Brewers, 4 The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise

Great spot to grab coffee in the heart of Surfers Paradise

Great spot to grab coffee in the heart of Surfers Paradise

Coffee and bagels by ESPL Coffee Brewers

Coffee and bagels by ESPL Coffee Brewers

Bumbles Cafe

Bumbles is a really cute looking cafe overlooking Budd’s Beach. The decor is flowery and homely, with home baked cakes and jars full of sweets on the counter. The breakfast menu is simple but well done – think: generous sized portions of bacon and eggs and French toast dripping in Maple syrup. There’s ample seating outside so it’s a great spot to get away from the crowds near Surfers Paradise.

Bumbles Cafe, 19 River Drive, Budds Beach

Cosy decor at Bumbles Cafe Budds Beach

Cosy decor at Bumbles Cafe Budds Beach

Brekkie for 2 at Bumbles Cafe Budds Beach

Brekkie for 2 at Bumbles Cafe Budds Beach

Burleigh Social Club

Burleigh Social is the creation of 3 former airline workers who serve local Allpress coffee and good food boxed in a way which suits the low key environment. The bacon and egg roll served in slightly sweet brioche is the biggest seller, but there are also paleo and vegan options as well as acai bowls for the healthier eaters. With sweet treats including Caromelo Koala and Oreo topped muffins, you’ve got to save room for cake though!

Burleigh Social Club, 2 Hibiscus Haven, Burleigh

Burleigh Social Club by blog.queensland.com

Burleigh Social Club by blog.queensland.com

Smokes Salmon, Avocado and poached eggs served at Burleigh Social. Picture: Regi Varghese

Smoked salmon, avocado and poached eggs served at Burleigh Social. Picture: Regi Varghese

Which one tickles your tastebuds?

Find more delicious places to eat on the Gold Coast via Inside Gold Coast.

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4 Comments

  1. September 28, 2015 / 5:04 am

    They all tickle my tastebuds, but a really good indicator is how are the eggs benedict and the coffee. All of these look fantastic places, and I look forward to trying them all.

    • Jayne Gorman
      September 29, 2015 / 2:08 am

      The eggs benedict at Sparrow were VERY good!

  2. September 28, 2015 / 10:06 am

    We go to the Gold Coast quite often. It has great cycling paths. I’m going to put this post away for future reference – thanks.

    • Jayne Gorman
      September 29, 2015 / 2:07 am

      I think I need to do more cycling next time – especially after all those brunches 🙂

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