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Cafés in Gold Coast

Indulge yourself in these Gold Coast cafes

Cafes on the Gold Coast occupy one of the most iconic locations in Australia. This famous 50km strip of beautiful sand was built for pleasure as an exciting, glitzy and fun resort destination. It certainly delivers on all fronts and, increasingly, good food is becoming an important part of the picture. Gold Coast cafes are at the heart of this growing food scene and the combination of international influences, great local ingredients and imaginative chefs is creating a distinctive cuisine, second to none in Australia. Variety is the key here, with something to satisfy almost any preference or dietary requirement. Have a browse here at Quandoo and you'll quickly find your perfect place.

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Cafe63 - Ross Evans Garden Centre

Runaway Bay
Café$$$$
4.8/6201

The Yard Cafe

Mermaid Beach
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4.4/614

Hidden on Cypress

Palm Beach
Café$$$$
6.0/61
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Wildernis Cafe and Bar

Palm Beach
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4.6/69

Little Mynx Cafe

Surfers Paradise
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Thaiger Cafe & Restaurant

Labrador
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Gangster and Gatsby

Southport
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5.3/624

Mandala Organic Arts Cafe

Mermaid Beach
Café
5.2/612

Read Cafe

Surfers Paradise
Café$$$$
6.0/61

Le Vintage Boutique Cafe - Highland Park

highland park
Café$$$$
5.3/63

Ronnie's Place

Southport
Café
5.3/64

Crazy Cat Cafe

Surfers Paradise
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4.9/67

Mervyn Roy's

Bilinga
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5.0/63

The Bean Inn Cafe

Tweed Heads
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4.0/61

Vintage Espresso

Mermaid Beach
Café$$$$
3.3/64

The Deck Cafe

currumbin waters
Café$$$$
3.0/61

Hessian & Bean Boutique

Palm Beach
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Kirramisu Cafe and Restaurant

Coolangatta
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Caffeine Kings

Miami
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Little Barista Espresso Bar

Labrador
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    Kick back at classic Gold Coast cafes on the beach

    It goes without saying that the stunning stretch of beach is what brings most visitors to the area. There are lots of watersports to choose from and the sands are full of people enjoying beach games. Others simply lie back and enjoy the sun. It's no surprise, then, that beachfront cafes on the Gold Coast are so popular. In some, you can literally dine with the sand between your toes, while others have a more refined approach. Enjoying fine food and and cool drinks while the sun goes down is something of a tradition in these parts but it's a good idea to book a table here on Quandoo to guarantee your place.
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    Enjoy good old Aussie tucker in traditional Gold Coast cafes

    It might be hard to picture now, when we see the rows of gleaming skyscrapers along the beach, but this stretch of coastline has humble beginnings. In the 1950s it was a popular area for returning servicemen to enjoy a quiet beach holiday. Clearly, there have been many changes since then but some of that traditional food is still served in cafes along the Gold Coast. You can enjoy plump prawns skewered on a barbecue and served with the freshest salad or indulge your appetite with a satisfying meat pie washed down with cold beer. You'll find fish and chips served almost everywhere and the local steak is some of the best you'll taste anywhere.
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    And try out these Gold Coast cafes serving some great Asian food

    If you're tastes run to something a little more exotic, you can't beat Gold Coast cafes for some of the best and most inventive Asian cuisine. You'll find dishes from all across the region, including some great Thai, Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese classics. Dim Sum is a particular favourite but you can also find lots of Asian influenced dishes using Australian ingredients, such as the wonderful local fish, seafood and beef. Vegetarians and vegans are also well catered for.
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    Splurge on one of the upmarket Gold Coast cafes

    Cafes on the Gold Coast include everything from a basic beach shack to the most sophisticated dining establishments, so if you're looking for something a little special then you're sure to find it here. Some of the more refined Gold Coast cafes are to be found in the Mermaid Beach, Burleigh Heads and Palm Beach areas, where you can expect some serious cooking and attentive service in luxurious surroundings. The decor might be as impressive as the cooking but the ambience is always welcoming. One of the distinctive features of Gold Coast cafes is their relaxed and informal approach to dining, so you can enjoy great food and wonderful company in the most relaxing atmosphere.