Nutella Road Trip

Nutella food truck hits the Gold Coast, giving away FREE sweet treats!

We’re going nuts with the news a Nutella food truck is officially on its way to the Gold Coast.

Yep – you read that right… a truck disguised as a toaster is heading our way to give out FREE deliciously-gooey treats drizzled with our favourite Hazelnut spread!

Nutella Road Trip Truck

Nutella Food Truck | PHOTO: Supplied by the Nutella Road Trip

The food truck will be making its way to twelve lucky stops up the east coast through New South Wales and Queensland starting in Sydney’s CBD on Thursday, 22nd June before stopping at Pacific Fair on the Gold Coast on Sunday 2nd July.

Alistair Fogg, Head Chef and Owner of The Nighthawk Diner says the Nutella food truck is one worth-while reason to leap out of bed this winter.

“We’re so thrilled to be hitting the road again this year with Nutella Road Trip and this time heading close to my home town in Northern NSW, en route to the Sunshine Coast.

“We cannot wait to inspire Aussies to get creative with Nutella in the morning. We’re expecting to draw big crowds on this trip so my advice is to get in quick!”


• Lamington cake with Nutella
• Crumpet with fresh banana and strawberry and Nutella
• Toasted Spiced Fruit Brioche with Smashed Sweet Potatoes, crushed pretzels and Nutella
• Plain Bagel with raspberries, basil and Nutella
• Blueberry Pancake with Nutella and toasted Coconut
• Egg Waffles with Fresh Banana roasted Hazelnuts and Nutella
• Chunky Granola with Fresh Yoghurt, Berries and Nutella

Nutella Road Trip Sweet & Salty Smash

PHOTO: Supplied by the Nutella Road Trip © Dominic Loneragan

Nutella Road Trip Chunky Granola

PHOTO: Supplied by the Nutella Road Trip © Anna Kucera


• Sydney, Henry Deane Plaza, Thursday 22 June, 7:30 – 10:30am
• Manly, Manly Wharf, Friday 23 June, 7:00 – 10:00am
• Penrith, Tench Reserve, Saturday 24 June, 8:00 – 11:00am
• Central Coast, Erina Fair Shopping Centre, Sunday 25 June, 10:00 – 12:00pm
• Newscastle, Wheeler Place, Monday 26 June, 8:00 – 11:00am
• Port Macquarie, Hay Street Forecourt, Wednesday 28 June, 7:00 – 10:00am
• Coffs Harbour, Big Banana Carpark, Thursday 29 June, 9:00 – 12:00pm
• Northern Rivers, Lennox Head Forecourt, Friday 30 June, 7:00 – 10:00am
• Byron Bay, Bryon Bay Services Club, Saturday 1 July, 8:00 – 11:00am
• Gold Coast, Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, Sunday 2 July, 9:00 – 12:00pm
• Brisbane, Reddacliff Place, Monday 3 July, 8:00 – 11:00am
• Sunshine Coast, Alexandra Headland SLSC, Wednesday 5 July, 7:00 – 10:00am

A super cute whole food cafe has just opened its doors on the Gold Coast!

Gold Coasters are in for a treat from today, with the adorable Nude Sisters Whole Food Kitchen swinging open its doors.

The beautiful blush pink, light timber and bright white cafe is guaranteed to be your new go-to, with the charming cafe providing the perfect location for your weekend brunch dates and afternoon catch-ups.

While the beautiful interiors may be enough to draw you in already, Nude Sisters signature gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free vegan desserts will keep you coming back for more.

The duo behind the cafe, best friends Bec Askey and Georgia Homer, say they’re excited to be sharing their passion of healthy eating with their customers.

“We are business partners and best friends that shared what was once a dream to one day own our very own health food cafe on the Gold Coast.

“We are passionate about changing the way that people think of healthy eating (especially dessert) and want to share our love for this with our customers.”

PHOTO: Shanee Dobeson (@peonyandpage) |

As well as their mouth-watering raw treats, you can also expect to see allpress coffee, all-day breakfast and delicious lunch options including a vege curry and minced mushroom san choy bao on the menu.

Nude Sisters Whole Food Kitchen is located on Markeri Street in Mermaid Waters.

So what are you waiting for? In their own words – Life’s too short, eat the cake.

PHOTO: Shanee Dobeson (@peonyandpage) |

The Star Gold Coast Sports Bar

Stylish sports bar among 5 upcoming places to eat & drink at The Star Gold Coast!

The Star Gold Coast is taking the food and beverage game to the next level, with another five new places to eat and drink coming soon to the luxe Broadbeach hotel.

An epic new sports bar, cafeteria-style eatery, two stylish new bars and a revitalised Chinese restaurant are the newest additions due to open at The Star before the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

The modern new food and beverage experiences will be sure to boost The Star’s reputation as the Gold Coast’s ultimate dining and entertainment destination, having already opened six highly popular venues.

The Star Entertainment Group Managing Director Queensland Geoff Hogg said the property was approaching an exciting phase in its evolution.

“Investing in our culinary offering and creating exciting new food and beverage experiences is a key focus of our transformation,” Geoff said.

“Through our investment here on the Gold Coast we have opened up the existing property to celebrate our fantastic coastal lifestyle and created a breadth of experiences that are reflective of our City’s vibrant personality.

Mr Hogg says the new venues are following in the footsteps of their sister, The Star Sydney.

“Guests can expect to see more of an alignment with The Star brand, with the new outlets adopting some of the same branding and design cues as their sister-venues at The Star Sydney.”

The highly anticipated new Sports Bar, equipped with the latest technology, will be sure to immerse sports enthusiasts in the heart of the action through a large LED super screen broadcasting all the unmissable matches, races and contests from every corner of the globe.

Sports Bar, The Star Gold Coast

Sports Bar (Concept image for illustration purposes only) | PHOTO: Supplied by The Star Gold Coast

Additional television screens will also be fitted throughout the venue along with three VIP private booths.

Sports Bar, The Star Gold Coast

Sports Bar (Concept image for illustration purposes only) | PHOTO: Supplied by The Star Gold Coast

Opposite the Sports Bar, existing cafeteria eatery Bite will undergo a significant overhaul to become The Star’s new Food Quarter, offering more relaxed-style dining.

Food Quarter, The Star Gold Coast

Food Quarter (Concept image for illustration purposes only) | PHOTO: Supplied by The Star Gold Coast

The current J-Bar will also undergo an exciting transformation into two new bars – Cherry and Latitude, which has been described as an elegant lounge bar.

Cherry, The Star Gold Coast

Cherry (Concept image for illustration purposes only) | PHOTO: Supplied by The Star Gold Coast

In the Atrium area, Chinese restaurant Zen will close to undergo a makeover to receive a fresh new look to complement a revitalised menu and a new, all-season outdoor terrace will provide connectivity between the existing hotel and new six-star tower.

Outdoor terrace, The Star Gold Coast

Outdoor Terrace (Concept image for illustration purposes only) | PHOTO: Supplied by The Star Gold Coast

Geoff Hogg said there would be some great opportunities for locals to join The Star team as the year progressed and encouraged hospitality enthusiasts to enquire.

“With the opening of another five food and beverage outlets and our luxury new six-star hotel before the 2018 Commonwealth Games, we’ll see a significant expansion of our team in the coming months,” he said.

“Ongoing investment in the Gold Coast is an absolute necessity and we’re committed to continually evolving our offering to drive vital economic benefits for the region.”

The Star’s J bar will continue to trade until late July, when it will close to undergo a full refurbishment.

Bite will close from September and is expected to unveil its new-look and name ahead of the festive season, while the new Sports Bar will open in early 2018.

The latest announcement forms part of The Star Gold Coast’s current transformation taking in the refurbishment of the existing property and construction of a six-star tower ahead of the Commonwealth Games.

Butterbing Cookie

Butterbing Cookies have arrived on the Gold Coast

Move over macaroons and doughnuts, because a new foodie obsession has arrived on the glitter strip.

The Butterbing cookie is two rich chocolate brownie cookies sandwiched together with soft, hand-crafted buttercream.

Butterbing Cookie GC

PHOTO: Supplied by Paradox Coffee Roasters

It originated in Melbourne in 2013 and has expanded to cafe’s across the country – now finding a home at Paradox Coffee Roasters in The 4217 in Surfers Paradise.

The cookies come in flavours to satisfy every sweet-toothed Gold Coaster: nutella, vanilla bean, peanut butter and salted caramel.

Butterbing Cookie Stack

PHOTO: Supplied by Paradox Coffee Roasters

But enough writing. I’m off to get one now…

How we’ve survived without these sugary bouquets, we do-nut know!

If you’re looking for a way to fill the hole in your lovers heart, then look no further.

A Gold Coast woman has spun a sugary twist on the traditional flower bouquet, swapping bunches of blooms for boxes of decorative doughnuts.

This glazed, gooey goodness is the colourful creation of local Brogen Idstein, who you may recognise from baking reality TV show Zumbo’s Just Desserts.

Ms Idstein says the delectable doughnut bouquets, which will be sure to have you drooling from the moment you open the box, are all about making your life, and the lives of those you love, just that little bit sweeter!

“We source and gather all kinds of yumminess from beautiful local businesses and put our sugary spin on things to bring you uniquely tasty and ridiculously indulgent gifts,” Brogen says.

PHOTO: Sugar Gathered | The Queen of Hearts Bouquet

The vibrant bouquets, which come in a variety of flavours and combinations to please every sweet tooth, are exclusive to south east Queensland, lovingly hand delivered from Tweed Heads to Brisbane.

PHOTO: Sugar Gathered | The I Think I Wanna’ Marry You! Doughnut Bouquet.

So, what are you waiting for? Pick up your jaw and check out the rest of Sugar Gathered’s mouth-watering occasion bouquets and treat boxes here.