The tastiest breakfasts on the Gold Coast

You can’t go past a good breakfast, coupled with the perfect brew you’ve got the ideal combo to kick start the day ahead. So, whether you’re a bacon & eggs lover, or an acai bowl aficionado, here’s my top brekkie picks.

Third Base Coffee

Sitting pretty on Philippine Parade in Palm Beach, Third Base Coffee offers an all-day menu with options galore. Serving up a Brekkie Bruschetta to satisfy the toughest critic and for peeps that like to try a bit of everything – The Base Platter! Can’t be stuffed leaving the house? Order yourself brekkie in bed and have it delivered via Uber Eats.


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Third Base Bruschetta

PHOTO: By Melissa Pinn

gOJI Granola Bar & Café

Tucked away in Clear Island Waters, gOJI Granola Bar & Cafe is one for the bucket list. Locals swear by Goji’s crunchy homemade vegan granola – and their coco soft (coconut soft serve) is the perfect vegan, gluten & dairy-free addition. Get creative and Build Your Own breakfast bowl – for something so colourful, it looks like it was blurted from a unicorn’s rear end!

gOJI Granola Bar & Café

PHOTO: By Melissa Pinn

Pasture & Co

Nestled amongst giant fig trees in Currumbin Valley, you’ll find the aptly named Pasture & Co. Open Wednesday to Sunday, this super relaxed café offers an all-inclusive menu with allergy-friendly selections. Surprise someone special and reserve a pre-packed picnic box to devour under the trees, or dine in and savour the fluffiest pancake stack you’ll ever encounter.

Bam Bam Bakehouse

Known to be frequented by top-notch celebs including Margot Robbie, Mermaid’s iconic Bake House – Bam Bam, serves up some finger-lickin’ good breakfasts. Wrap your laughing gear around Bam Bam’s signature Benny, B&E Roll with shoestring fries or get yo’ Asian on with Egg Nasi. But leave room for one of Bam Bam’s Choux Bomb’s… they’re seriously da’ bomb!

Bam Bam Bakehouse Burger

PHOTO: By Melissa Pinn

Forty Two 20 Beach Café & Restaurant

The true representation of postcode pride, Forty Two 20 in the old Arcade overlooks Burleigh’s famous white sands. For the ultimate taste sensation, hit up their home-made corn fritter stack decorated with avocado, or do yourself a favour and order the signature Forty Two 20, one mouthful of their crunchy hash browns and you’ll be hooked.

Alfreds Diner

Burritos and breakfast go hand in hand, and if you’re a lover of this Mexican inspired menu item, Alfred’s Diner in Mermaid has you sorted. Serving up salacious breakfasts from a modest nook in the wall, Alfred’s is the perfect cure for that seedy Sunday hangover.

Alfreds Wrap

PHOTO: By Melissa Pinn

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 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.