The Gold Coast’s ‘must-try’ eats list for winter

Whether it’s for the perfect brew or lip-smackingly tasty menu, these local cafes and restaurants all have one thing in common – they’ve made the Gold Coast’s ‘must-try’ list this winter.

Barefoot (Barista)

Outgrowing its popular nook in Palm Beach Avenue, Barefoot (Barista) has officially upsized! Now holding a more prominent position on Palm Beach Avenue near Cypress Terrace, this uber-hip hang is a favourite with locals for brekkie, brunch, lunch and dunch.

The name solidifies a passion for great coffee and if you’re a B&E roll fan, Barefoot (Barista) has you sorted. They do a killer iced coffee, too.


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The LC Miami

There’s a reason Miami’s latest addition – The LC – is making waves. Purely plant-based, The LC is a vegan foodie’s fantasy.

One visit to this entirely vegan marketplace and you’ll see why. Choose from an extensive selection including meat-free pies, veggie ‘saus’ rolls, burgers, pizzas, ramen and that’s just the food!

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Open 7 days for breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks, the only question remaining is: cruelty-free fashion and vegan food? Yes, please!

Hurricane’s Bar and Express

Located at the swish Circle on Cavill in Surfers Paradise, Hurricane’s Bar and Express is the place to catch up with friends for a feed. With a menu designed to be shared, feast on rotisserie chicken, pizzas and burgers, with cocktails and boutique beers to match every mouthful. Pizza, burgers & drinks – ‘nuff said!

Hellenika Bar

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you would have noticed the magnificent extension atop Hellenika in Nobby Beach. Located on the rooftop, Bar Hellenika serves up mezze and drinks from midday to midnight, so make a date with your bestie or boyfie and cosy up with some of your all-time fave menu items including Hellenika’s melt in your mouth Eggplant Moussaka.

GG’s Eatery & Bar

Nestled in Broadbeach waters, GG’s brings a slice of Europe to the Gold Coast. Formerly Grocer & Grind, GG’s European inspired menu caters for even the most health-conscious foodie. Try GG’s divine specialty porridge, heavenly pizzas and for the perfect winter warmer, try the mussel & clam pot coupled with a crisp glass of white wine.

Editor’s Note: This article is for general information and entertainment, and is the expressed opinion of the author and not a paid advertisement.  Be sure to check current menus, prices, addresses, opening hours and contact information directly with the venue/service in advance of any booking/purchase.

Mel is a full-time creative writer, voiceover and part-time wine drinker.
She’s been voted Australia’s Most Photogenic Feet (yes, that’s a thing!) and when she’s not dining out, or satisfying her reality dating show obsession, Mel can be found devouring cheese platters, siesta-ing or shining the leaves of her indoor plants.