We put the call out for the best breakfasts on the coast, from the surf to the hinterland; our readers voted for their favourite go-to breakfast spot.
With over six thousand votes cast, we have compiled a list of the top 10 Gold Coast Breakfast spots from our 2021 poll.
Hot Shott – Main Beach
Located in the heart of Main Beach on Tedder Avenue is Hot Shott, a great place serving up a fantastic range of food great coffee and supported by a friendly and amazing team.
The venue is supported by a loyal following that voted Hot Shott the winner of our 2021 Best Breakfast Poll.
“We’re thrilled to serve our own taste of rustic elegance to locals and visitors on the GC and you can choose anything off the menu at any time of day, so settle in as our squad of HOT SHOTTS take you straight to foodie heaven”
Little Mermaid – Mermaid Beach
Located a short stroll from the beach in the iconic suburb of Mermaid Beach is Little Mermaid, a local favourite serving up stunning dishes and a great atmosphere.
“A family friendly setting meets casual coastal dining at our Mermaid Beach restaurant, Little Mermaid. We’ll look after you, whether you’re after a healthy family meal, some cold drinks with friends, or simply a relaxing coffee break.”
1a / 2557 Gold Coast Highway Mermaid Beach, QLD 4218
Open Daily 6am to 3pm
Cadence Cafe – Nerang
The perfect place for a great feed and a cup of coffee, Cadence Cafe in Nerang certainly has people talking, loved by locals, cyclists and businesses in Nerang.
They cater for everyone with a range of healthy options and even have a place for the kids to play while you eat and they even welcome the chance to see your lovely doggos.
75 Nerang Connection Road, Nerang, QLD 4211
Open Daily from 6 am to 2pm
Tap & Grind Cafe – Australia Fair
Serving up a range of tasty favourites in Australia Fair, the team at Tap & Grind pride themselves on delivering a one of a kind customer experience.
“We are all about the good vibes, a laugh and a sense of satisfaction when it comes to your coffee & food.”
With a range of tasty treats on their Brekky and Lunch menu, they have something for everyone, with daily chef’s specials and some amazing baked treats.
Australia Fair Shopping Centre g075, Marine Parade, Southport QLD 4215
Open Daily 7:30am to 4pm Mon-Fri and 9am to 2:30pm Sat & Sun
Helenas Espresso – Nerang
A community cafe serving the people of the Gold Coast through a love of fresh and made in house food, baked goods and fantastic coffee.
With an entirely seasonal menu and a display fully stocked with an array of baked goods, pastries and tasty food.
“We look forward to meeting you all and welcoming you to the Helenas Espresso Family ?”
2-4 New Street, Nerang QLD 4211
Open Mon – Fri from 6:30am to 1pm
Refinery Coffee – Currumbin
You can find this stunning cafe situated in their converted warehouse, serving up a friendly and laidback vibe and first-class food in the industrial hub of Currumbin.
You can grab a takeaway coffee and head to the beach or settle in for a few hours and enjoy the stunning air-conditioned space, featuring a mezzanine level with plenty of natural light or if the weather allows, grab a table outside with your pup.
Serving up a menu stocked with seasonal produce from local suppliers, you’re sure to find something to fit your tastebuds at Refinery Coffee, who have topped our Gold Coast breakfast polls in 2020 and 2021 with rankings in the top 10.
37 Currumbin Creek Road, Currumbin Waters, QLD 4223
Open Daily from 6am to 2pm
Blackboard Varsity – Varsity Lakes
The team behind this great little cafe have been serving up good times and great coffee daily in the heart of Varsity, and if you haven’t had the chance yet, head on in for a meal.
Blackboard Varsity has become known for serving stunning meals with fresh produce and is undoubtedly a fav of many Varsity locals.
7/420 Varsity Parade, Varsity Lakes QLD 4227
Open Daily from 5:30am to 3pm
Goji Granola Bar and Cafe – Clear Island Waters
Serving up some of the best tasting Granola & Coco Soft we’ve ever had; however, that’s not all; they offer an extensive range of tasty meals and options, including a comprehensive range of Vegan-friendly dishes.
“Certainly, a way to my heart is with Bacon and I’d highly recommend trying the Brekkie Roll” testimonial from one of our team.
The friendly team constantly is something frequently mentioned in the mountains of stellar reviews and certainly why they are once again ranking in our best breakfast poll.
Shop 7/60 Santa Cruz Boulevard, Clear Island Waters, QLD 4226
Daymaker Espresso – Miami
This little cafe in Miami has a cult-like following which could be linked to one dish their famous Chilly Scramble paired up with their fantastic coffee; it certainly has people coming back for more.
Located in Pacific Ave, the central locale is the perfect place to pop in grab a bite to eat after a morning dip or grab your morning cup of coffee
44 Pacific Ave, Miami, QLD, 4220
Open Daily from 6:30am to 1:30pm
Burleigh Baker – James Street
Nestled behind a Poinciana tree in the Burleigh Heads village, at the top of James Street sits the Burleigh Baker Cafe. With a passion for crafting artisan sourdough breads and brewing excellent Handsome Coffee, the cafe menu is based around the bread, with dishes that are freshly made and sourced from the best ingredients.
Their customers may be in swimmers, finishing a long bike ride, carrying their surfboard to the beach, heading to work, school or from out of town. Regardless of where they’re from, they come to buy a fresh loaf, roll, pastry or cake; drink good coffee, have breakfast and lunch or chat in Burleigh.
James Street, Burleigh Heads Queensland 4220, Australia
Open Daily from 6:30am to 4pm and 2pm on Sunday.