Pavement Whispers: The owner of Seadog is set to open a new breakfast-centric cafe at The Oxley
Pavement Whispers: The owner of Seadog is set to open a new breakfast-centric cafe at The Oxley
Pavement Whispers: The owner of Seadog is set to open a new breakfast-centric cafe at The Oxley

Pavement Whispers: The owner of Seadog is set to open a new breakfast-centric cafe at The Oxley

As construction on Mermaid Beach’s hallmark project The Oxley nears completion, we’ve got our first glimpse of one of the cornerstone tenants of the brand-new lifestyle precinct – it’s called Buoy and it’s the latest from Brodie Green, who also owns Burleigh’s famed coffee slingers Seadog and Seadog in the Park. The new eatery is set to introduce a whole new concept that is focused on all-day breakfast. Here’s what we know so far …

Buoy, pronounced boo-ee, is inspired by the dreamy Nobby Beach lifestyle and will centre around all-day breakfast favourites alongside French pastries, tea and coffee. The menu, we’re told, will take things ‘back to basics’ with no frills but a spotlight on sustainable produce from a hand-picked array of suppliers. “Breakfasts have gotten too complicated because of Instagram, and we think people are over it,” Brodie says. “Gold Coasters want their classic breakfasts back – we’ll be doing an all-day breakfast menu from 5:00 am to 5:00 pm.” With a focus on supporting local, Buoy has partnered with local growers in the southern Gold Coast, the exception, of course, will be the coffee, which will be sourced from sustainable farms in Colombia. Buoy’s unique coffee blend will offer notes of caramel and Milo.

One of the key design features of Buoy will be the La Marzocco coffee machine that’s been built underneath the counter in order to break down that traditional barrier between barista and customer. The reason is so the team at Buoy can see you and get to know you without the machine blocking the view. Whether you are after a grab-and-go experience or a full dine-in, Buoy has been designed with a hole-in-the-wall section as an ode to the original Seadog that hailed from a vacant ATM space, while also offering a cosy and intimate dine-in space with comfortability at its core. Buoy’s official launch date will be announced in the coming weeks, along with The Oxley’s official opening date.

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