The round-up: the Gold Coast’s best all-day breakfast
While it’s all well and good to have ambitions of getting up super early, hitting the gym and enjoying your post-workout green smoothie before the majority of people even stir from their slumber, the reality is often somewhat different and you actually emerge sometime around midday in search of a strong coffee and bacon. If you find yourself in the latter situation, here’s a handy list of places that do a seriously delicious all-day breakfast on the Gold Coast.
Commune, Burleigh Heads
There’s a reason Commune is a favourite of Burleigh locals and holiday-makers alike – it’s just so dang good, every time. Go with the coriander corn fritters and house-made chilli jam (hot tip – add a poached egg) or go for one of the coast’s best eggs Benny served on a slab of fresh and crusty sourdough.
Daymaker Espresso, Miami
This laidback Miami locale slings top-notch all-day eats and quality coffee seven days a week. Go for the roast mushrooms on Burleigh Baker pumpkin sourdough or Daymaker’s famous chilli scrambled eggs. Piled high with parmesan and house-made chilli oil – warning – they are addictive.
Tarte Bakery, Burleigh Heads
Whether you’re in the market for a freshly baked benny bagel or you’ve got a hankering for the double-smoked streaky bacon and egg breakfast burrito – you’re in luck. Snag a spot at the bustling Burleigh Heads bakery Tarte for a delicious all-day breakfast and some quality caffeine.
Hymn, Tweed Heads
If it’s been a while since you’ve ventured south, it’s high time you did just to enjoy Hymn’s all-day breakfast offering. Rather than rocking a standard bacon and egg burger, Hymn does it like this – a roti-bread hawker roll with bacon, fried eggs, mum’s secret apple sauce, crispy onions and condensed-milk mayonnaise.
Pasture & Co, Currumbin Valley
If you’re yet to check out Pasture & Co in Currumbin Valley, you need to add it to your to-do list immediately. The offering intentionally blurs the lines between what’s breakfast and lunch – so if chilli scrambled eggs topped with tomatoes, chorizo crumb, Meredith goat cheese and fried shallots sounds like your kind of late-in-the-day munch, you’re in the right spot.
Paradox Coffee Roasters, Surfers Paradise
Paradox is another venue that offers the ultimate freedom of all-day dining, so if you suddenly have a hankering for a good ol’ fashioned Hangover Breaky (hello, pork and fennel sausage) with all of the trimmings (we love you, housemade hash browns) at midday, that’s not a problem at all. The same school of thought applies to having a free-range crunchy fried chicken burger at 10:00 am. No judgement.
Bam Bam Bakehouse, Mermaid Beach
You’re not a bonafide local until you’ve wrapped both hands (yes, it takes two) around the epic Bam Bam Benny – a deliciously crispy croissant loaded with two poached eggs, ham off the bone and lashings of tarragon hollandaise. It’s available all day (along with the entire Bam Bam menu), but be sure to save room for one of the delectable treats from the cabinet.
Hot Shott, Main Beach
Take a peek at the all-day breakfast and lunch menu that is filled with tasty selections including eggs benny on baby croissants, a trio of brekky sliders and cinnamon scroll buttermilk pancakes. Feel like a burger at breakfast time? No worries – choose from a selection of hefty bites served all day long.
The Paddock Bakery, Miami
Here you’ll find an all-day menu that meanders from house-roasted muesli, to a grown-up version of dippy eggs and the hefty Toad in the Hole, which contains two fried eggs in a slab of semi-sourdough scotch loaf, eye bacon, smashed avo and house chilli sambal. If you’re wondering whether dippy eggs are socially acceptable for lunch, the answer is – absolutely.
Elk Espresso, Broadbeach
Elk is totally down with the ‘breakfast for lunch’ vibe. There are always new and exciting all-day breakfast options popping up each season to keep you intrigued.If you’re not shy of carbs for breakfast (hello, friend), the Gnocchi Shakshuka adds potato in an unexpectedly new form to your morning meal and we’re here for it. Plus, it’s licensed, so you can (and should) order an espresso martini on the side.
Palm Springs, Burleigh Heads
Bringing sun-soaked Cali-vibes and tasty eats (and drinks) to Burleigh is Palm Springs, which also serves a tasty all day breakfast. Think haloumi and egg burgers served up on soft milk buns and Cali Breakfast Burritos stuffed with chorizo, egg, cheddar, avocado salsa, black beans and pickled jalapeno.
If you’ve never experienced the Navajo native breakfast with fried free-range eggs, beans, avocado and tomato salsa on native flat bread, do yourself a favour. It’s one of a bunch of dishes offered all day at BKST. Keen for some health? Try the BSKT Healthy Benny topped with ‘kalenaise’.
Blackboard Coffee, Varsity
The bustling all-day crowd on weekends is an indication of Blackboard Coffee’s unwavering popularity. If you’re into breakfast for lunch, seasonal dishes like the truffle scrambled eggs or the miso roasted wild mushrooms will sort you out.
Daark Espresso, Chirn Park
If you find yourself on the northern Gold Coast, you need to go here. If you’re a local, it’s likely you’re already a fan of Daark Espresso. The Chirn Park institution serves up a killer all day brekkie, from hot smoked salmon and fetta croquettes to southern fried chicken on waffles.
Images: Daymaker chilli eggs credit Pandanus Lane, Palm Springs, Elk credit Brooke Darling, Bam Bam, Tarte, Paradox.
Prefer to add a splash of booze? Check out this handy list of top spots for a boozy brunch on the Gold Coast.
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