Hurrah! Society Of Florida opens in Broadbeach Waters
When whispers of the new venture surfaced earlier this year, fans of Burleigh Social got a little giddy with excitement and now, the time has finally come. Jarrod Barnett, Kane Gibson, and Ray Lich’s second venture, Society of Florida, officially opens its doors this weekend.
Nestled deep within the rabbit warren that is Florida Gardens in Broadbeach Waters probably isn’t the first place you’d expect to find the coast’s hottest new cafe/wine bar but that’s precisely what makes Society of Florida so unique. By day, it exudes the casual warmth of a neighbourhood cafe where you can bring your four-legged friend and sip an Allpress coffee in the sunshine but as the sun descends, it transforms into a delightfully unpretentious suburban wine bar. Crisp white tiles provide a stark contrast to the polished concrete, timber and matte-black surrounds, delivering a slightly more sophisticated look and feel than its Burleigh-based counterpart but retains the same cool vibes locals have come to know and love from the lads.
The contemporary menu is undoubtedly a people pleaser and has been designed to cater to all whims and fancies, from casual bites of burgers and pizza through to charcuterie boards loaded with house-made ham hock terrines and miscellaneous cured meats, crispy-skinned pork belly on a bed of cauliflower puree with pickled beets and slow-cooked beef croquettes with blue cheese and beef jus. The bar is also stocked with a mighty fine selection of local swill including Balter Brewing Company and Stone & Wood on tap alongside an all-Australian line-up of wine. Creating a destination in a sleepy suburban nook, Society of Florida is proof that if you build it, they will come. At this stage the lads are taking reservations for dinner only so you might want to put some haste into booking for this weekend as those tables are likely to be pretty hot commodities.
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