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Dark Fluid Espresso voted the Best Breakfast on the Gold Coast

Thank you to the thousands of customers who voted in our 2022 Best Breakfast Poll back in December, and congratulations to our winners Dark Fluid Espresso, stay tuned for our top 10 list out
Dark Fluid Espresso voted the Best Breakfast on the Gold Coast

We’re excited to finally share the news that Dark Fluid Espresso has been crowned the winner of our Best Breakfast Poll for 2022! Located in the heart of the Robina and Varsity Lakes residential area, this little café has become a firm favourite among locals and visitors alike.

What makes this café stand out from the rest, our voters tell us, is their dedication to serving creative, delicious food with a smile and their friendly and hospitable staff, who ensure every customer feels welcome and valued. Whether you’re an early morning tradie, an office worker, or simply looking for a leisurely brunch, you’ll find a warm welcome at this vibrant little café

Almost a year ago, Dark Fluid Espresso underwent a change in ownership. Jon and Doll, the new owners, had spent the last two decades overseas before returning to their hometown of the Gold Coast in Australia.

With more than three decades of experience in the hospitality industry, Jon and Doll are firm believers in the importance of providing excellent service. They understand that great food alone is not enough to succeed in the hospitality business, and they pride themselves on their can-do attitude, which has earned them a loyal following of regular customers.

The café is particularly popular on the weekends, when customers come from far and wide to sample their delicious breakfast dishes. And it’s no surprise that they’ve taken out the top spot in Best Breakfast Poll! Their motto is “winning one’s heart through their stomach and they certainly live up to that promise.

The food at Dark Fluid Espresso is cooked passionately by their talented chefs, David and Heloisa, who constantly experiment with new flavours and ingredients. And it’s delivered with love by their friendly team, who are always happy to chat and make recommendations.

Some of the most popular breakfast dishes include the Chilli Eggs (folded creamy eggs, in-house fresh chilli oil, herbs, parmesan, onion shallots, semi-dried tomatoes & goats cheese on sourdough), the Pumpkin Dukkah (roast herbed pumpkin with feta, baby spinach, grilled halloumi, radish, poached free-range egg, beetroot hummus, dukkah spice on sourdough), the Macadamia Pancakes (house made buttermilk pancakes, vanilla bean ice-cream, maple syrup, fresh wild berries, roast macadamias), the Hash Benny (house made crispy hash cakes, with poached free-range eggs & creamy hollandaise on top of your choice of either crispy middle-back bacon or button mushrooms or Atlantic smoked salmon), and the Smashed Avocado (smashed avocado with feta & parmesan, cherry tomatoes, watermelon radish, roasted seeds & nuts, poached free-range egg on sourdough.

But this café is more than just a great place to eat – it’s also a community. The café is pet-friendly, and they even have their own little corner dedicated to polaroid photos of their “paw-some” regulars. It’s this sense of warmth and inclusivity that has made this place such a beloved institution on the Gold Coast

If you haven’t yet visited, it’s definitely worth making the trip. With delicious food, friendly staff, and a welcoming atmosphere, it’s no wonder they’ve won the Best Breakfast Poll for 2022.

Congratulations to the team at Dark Fluid Espresso – we can’t wait to see what delicious dishes they come up with next!

Shop 33, Easy T Shopping Centre, 510 Christine Ave, Robina QLD 4226

Owen George
Owen George

Editor & Chief of Gold Coast Magazine is a lover of great coffee and sharing the stories of the people, places, and events that make the Gold Coast such a great city

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