Mahiya’s Favourite Gold Coast Eateries
Posted on July 08 2015
Mahiya is a proud local Gold Coast label and we’re constantly inspired by the local talent that surrounds us, be it local artists, musicians, chefs and restaurateurs, baristas and artisan bakers. We wanted to share the love and profile below just a few of our favourite eating and drinking places across the beautiful Gold Coast of Australia…
Feather & Docks // Palm Beach
One of our favourite places to grab a locally roasted speciality coffee, along with a yummy breakfast or lunch. The simple but tasty breakfast and lunch menu changes with the seasons and the fresh pressed juices are divine. Feather & Docks has a totally chilled out skater/beach vibe, perfect for the rad Palm Beach community. Check out the painted skateboard decks and other street style artwork hanging on the exposed brick walls. // 1/1099 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach.
Black Coffee Lyrics // Surfers Paradise
A real hidden gem of a place buried within the back streets of Surfers Paradise, you really have to discover this place and try it for yourself. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, everything served up here is fantastic from the coffee to the cocktails, and the food is equally as good with awesome dishes such as the super tasty apple glazed pork ribs. Often hosting live music of the highest caliber, this is one of our fave hipster hangouts on the Gold Coast. // Level 1, 3131 Surfers paradise Boulevard, Surfers Paradise.
The 4217 // Surfers Paradise
The new kid on the block, The 4217 is a remarkable transformation of the area next to the main coach stop in Surfers Paradise. It’s a destination market place. It’s a place to get quality food and delicious coffee. It’s a place to appreciate some stunning large scale art installations. A well needed injection of culture has been achieved in this modern urban village just two blocks from the surf. //10 Beach Road, Surfers Paradise.
Cardamon Pod // Broadbeach
The sister restaurant to the ever popular Cardamon Pod in the beautiful Byron Bay is a glamorous vegan and vegetarian urban retreat. Offering you the perfect balance between healthy and tasty, this little gem of a place serves up colourful, creative and guilt free cuisine. You have to try their famous veggie burger, one of their mind blowing deserts or choose between an array of exotic soft drinks. The perfect choice for the health conscious hippies amongst us. // 1/2685 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach.
Etsu Izakaya // Mermaid Beach
Who doesn’t love sushi? Described as “loud, bustly and a little bit hectic” the menu focuses on fresh sashimi, their famous soft shell crab and spicy chicken karage. If your mouth is watering just thinking about it, go along and check out the funky décor while you divulge in some seriously good Japanese food. You also have to check out their wide variety of sake, Japanese whisky and wine, or a deliciously inventive cocktail made from traditional ingredients. // 1/2440 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach.
Sparrow Eating House // Nobby Beach
Want to know why the locals are loving Sparrow Eating House? Well, it’s pretty new to start with, and the menu offers an eclectic modern take on Australian share-house eating with a matching all Australian wine and beer menu. Who doesn’t love eating Australian, and who doesn’t love a sociable shared dinner with good friends. This place is often booked out, so call ahead if you want to dine within it’s modern décor of custom made geometric pendants and copper tables. // 2/32 Lavarack Road, Nobby Beach.
Cambus Wallace // Nobby Beach
Ah The Cambus Wallace, many a fun night has been had here! Hidden behind large wooden doors, entering feels like a surreal experience from a movie. This nautical themed rum and whiskey bar is owned by possibly the nicest group of licensees around. Choose between one of the many delicious types of rum, whiskeys and other beverages while divulging in a tasty European share plate from the menu. In case you’re interested, the name derived from the ill-fated Scottish barque that ran aground off Stradbroke Island in 1894, spilling a cargo of scotch, beer and explosives. // 2237 Gold Coast Highway, Nobby Beach.
Paddock Bakery // Miami
The Paddock is another hidden gem, but an extremely popular one. There is a good reason why this place is packed for breakfast and lunch. Nestled in the back streets of Miami, the café/bakery is located in a beautiful 80 year old cottage with a wood fired oven. That oven happens to cook some of the best food, fresh artisan loaves, doughnuts and cakes you will find. Get there early as the bread often sells out, and while you are there you should try their famous Dippy Eggs or an epic bacon and egg roll. Oh, and don’t forget the superb coffee… // 20 Hibiscus Haven, Miami.
Finders Keepers Bar & Dining Room // Burleigh heads
This unique eating house in the heart of Burleigh is the ONLY Dining Lounge on the Gold Coast. It has a relaxed and welcoming lounge atmosphere where you can sample modern Australian fusion cuisine alongside some very inventive cocktails. Finders Keepers carefully source fresh, local ingredients and is an awesome meeting place for you and your friends. // 49 James Street, Burleigh Heads.
D-Bar Café // Coolangatta
Café D-Bar has prime spot on Point Danger, Coolangatta. One of the best eateries at the Southern end of the Gold Coast, it has panoramic views of the ocean, a casual ambience and an innovative menu. Check out the beautiful art exhibited and for sale before you tuck into something from the absolutely tantalizing menu. Art + Food + Views – what more could you want? // 275 Boundary Street, Coolangatta.