The round-up: top spots for a boozy brunch on the Gold Coast
That moment in between breakfast and lunch is truly one of the greatest moments of the day. We all know that brunch is best enjoyed with a cheeky splash of booze – the fact that it’s socially acceptable to sip mimosas and bellinis at 10:00 am in the morning is a movement we are very much on board with. In the spirit of mid-morning sipping and snacking, we’ve put together a handy list of spots to enjoy a boozy brunch on the Gold Coast.
Elk Espresso, Broadbeach: In case you weren’t aware, Elk is licensed – so if you haven’t experienced a boozy brunch here, then make it a priority. This summer, Elk is launching boozy bottomless brunches for just $39! You’ll get a dish from its summer breakfast menu (think fried-chicken waffles with cherry-lime butter, chorizo banh mi, and sashimi on toast) and one hour of bottomless mimosas! It’s available from 10:00 am to midday, seven days a week.
Burleigh Pavilion, Burleigh Heads: Brunch, bottomless sips and beach views. What more could you want? The Tropic restaurant at Burleigh Pavilion has a Beachside Brunch offering every Saturday from 11:00 am. The brunch features a banquet menu designed by chef Guillaume Zika, dotted with tasty dishes like freshly shucked oysters, truffle and mortadella toasties, and prawn cocktail rolls – all served alongside bottomless flutes of Chandon or Veuve Clicquot.
Bazaar Marketplace, Surfers Paradise: This is where you’ll find the ultimate ‘Sunday brunch’ – it’s bottomless in terms of both food and booze. Every Sunday The Bazaar Brunch treats diners to an interactive market-style feast with crepe stations, breakfast pizzas, fried chicken and waffles, roving canapes, plus you’ll get Chandon rosé on arrival and the option to upgrade to bottomless mimosas. Tell us a better way to spend your Sunday? We’ll wait …
Aviary Rooftop Bar, Southport: If you’re an avid bruncher that enjoys free-flowing sips and appreciates a killer view, then you’ll want to attend one of Aviary’s glorious bottomless brunch events. Held monthly on the rooftop, you’ll indulge in a decadent brunch spread of breakfast-style pizzas as well as a grazing station loaded with bites like fluffy Belgian waffles, breakfast sliders, doughnuts, sweets and more! The best part? The beer, wine, Prosecco and spritzes are free flowing for two hours! For details on the next monthly bottomless brunch, head here.
Double Barrel Kitchen & Bar, Benowa: This sleek new waterfront arrival (from the owners of the venue of the same name in Mermaid Waters) dishes up delicious fare that blurs the lines between breakfast, brunch and lunch – so you can pair that pork-belly banh mi with cocktails, bubbles, wine or beer, any day of the week!
Bam Bam Bakehouse, Mermaid Beach: Croissants and cocktails? Yes way. Boozy brunches at Bam Bam are a great idea any day of the week – get yourself an Ink Gin and tonic (or wine or beer if you’re that way inclined) while you work your way through a pork-belly banh mi milk bun or the croissant French toast with chantilly cream.
Little Mermaid, Mermaid Beach: Armed with a dedicated brunch menu and a vibrant selection of cocktails, Little Mermaid ticks the boxes for a seaside brunch spot. Share a vegan grazing board or tuck into (and don’t share) the brunch bowl with wood-smoked salmon or the apple pie waffles with cinnamon whip, then work your way through the extensive cocktail spread. The Bloody Mermaid, which involves gin and organic raspberry kombucha, is a great place to start – or just go straight for the bottomless mimosa option.
BSKT Cafe, Nobby Beach: Fancy a mid-morning pina colada (spiked with coconut probiotics) with your yellowfin tuna nicoise salad? If you’re up for a boozy brunch but want to keep things healthy, BSKT is your go-to. The Nobby Beach health hub serves cocktails and more from 10:00 am, so gather the flock at settle in for diet-friendly eats and wash it all down with vegan wines, kombucha cocktails or even a spiced rum and organic cola.
Forreal Kitchen, Nobby Beach: This Nobby Beach breakfast, brunch and lunch spot is licensed from 10:00 am daily, which means you can sip espresso martinis, peach bellinis and jugs of sangria and get merry while you snack on bacon and egg nachos (or karaage chicken nasi goreng) in the sunshine.
Hot Shott, Main Beach: From Spanish-style baked hot-pot eggs to bruleed breakfast gnocchi, Hot Shott knows how to do brunch. It’s licensed from 10:00 am, so nab a spot on the footpath and sip a refreshing ‘mango Weiss Bar’ cocktail or share jugs of frozé with the crew while you watch the world go by.
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