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Sanctum Kitchen & Bar brings sophisticated dining (with a side of shopping) to the north
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Sanctum Kitchen & Bar brings sophisticated dining (with a side of shopping) to the north

In the past, Harbour Town Shopping Centre would probably not have been a place you would associate with sophisticated restaurant-style dining. Well, things have changed. Big time. Just before Christmas, the shopping destination unveiled Harbour Town Eats, a multi-million-dollar food precinct, and within that is Sanctum Kitchen & Bar – an eatery that is spinning the concept of shopping-centre dining on its head. more

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Sip specialty brews with marina views at Jacks Coffee Roasters
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Sip specialty brews with marina views at Jacks Coffee Roasters

Coffee aficionados and functional caffeine addicts, there's a new specialty brewhouse on the coast that'll make your heart flutter. Jacks Coffee Roasters is the newest addition to the waterfront dining precinct at Marina Mirage, where you can sip everything from flat whites to schooners of nitro coffee while gazing at million-dollar yachts. more

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Palm Beach welcomes sleek new coffee space Highline
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Palm Beach welcomes sleek new coffee space Highline

Coffee sippers, allow us to introduce you to the coast's newest caffeine haven – Highline. Armed with Byron Bay's Marvell Street beans, the new specialty-coffee hub has taken over the original Barefoot Barista space in Palm Beach, with a complete overhaul resulting in a bright and fresh new addition to the southern end's bustling cafe scene. more

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The round-up: Brisbane's must-try openings of 2018
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The round-up: Brisbane’s must-try openings of 2018

Phew, what a year it’s been! We’re only a few weeks away from the festive season and the New Year’s celebrations, but it seems like there’s still so much more to cram in before 2018 wraps up for good. Thankfully we’ve got some much-needed holiday time on the horizon, which should allow us to take a breath and look back at everything that’s happened this year. If you’ve been too busy to cast your eyes north, you might not have noticed Brisbane’s banner year in terms of new openings. Bars, cafes, hotels, restaurants – 2018 was a boom year for top-tier hospitality arrivals. If you’re planning a trip up the M1 over summer, pencil a stop or three at some of the best new openings in Brisbane over the past 12 months. more

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Bam Bam owners unveil their new southern gem Cubby Bake House
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Bam Bam owners unveil their new southern gem Cubby Bake House

Hot damn. It's finally here. The owners of much-loved Mermaid Beach pastry powerhouse Bam Bam have today (Wednesday November 7) officially opened their delicious new venture, Cubby Bake House in Chinderah. It's been a long time coming for the south-the-the-border waterfront cafe and bakery, but the giant oven is now firing, the coffees are pouring and there are dozens of French baguettes ready and waiting to be schmeared with excessive amounts of butter. more

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Pickles, bites and books – Keith's Shop of Really, Really, Really Good Things opens in Murwillumbah
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Pickles, bites and books – Keith’s Shop of Really, Really, Really Good Things opens in Murwillumbah

While we're certainly surrounded by an abundance of deliciousness here on the Gold Coast, sometimes it's nice to venture out of own in search of a little bit of magic. Sure, Byron Bay is a fail-safe go-to option for many, but there's a newcomer in Murwillumbah that will surely have you exiting the motorway a little sooner. It's called Keith's Shop of Really, Really, Really Good Things, and if you're willing to travel for pickles, fresh bread and homely meals, then you'll really, really, really love this spot. more

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Doko Demo V brings colourful eats and vego vibes to Miami
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Doko Demo V brings colourful eats and vego vibes to Miami

If you're vegetarian, vegan or like to throw a few meat-free eats into your week, then you'll be pleased to meet Miami's newest resident – Doko Demo V. The new vegetarian wholefoods cafe has opened on the Gold Coast Highway, slinging tasty eats from organic coffee and nutmeg waffles to haloumi burgers and turmeric tacos. more


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The Allotment brings refined cafe fare to Reedy Creek
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The Allotment brings refined cafe fare to Reedy Creek

Residents of Reedy Creek and the surrounds, a new daytime eatery has arrived in your hood that is spinning classic cafe fare on its head. If you're on the hunt for more than just bacon and eggs, or your lacklustre lunchtime salad is leaving you far from satisfied, then it's time to treat your mouth at The Allotment Cafe. more

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Bagels, burgers and $20 coffees – First Fruits gathers steam with a new Labrador coffee space
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Bagels, burgers and $20 coffees – First Fruits gathers steam with a new Labrador coffee space

Coffee is a big deal. Whether you're a one-a-day drinker or you're known for slinging three before morning tea, most of us are pretty discerning when it comes to our morning brew – and rightly so. If you're on the northern end and you really do give a damn about your morning caffeine hit, then you'll be pleased to learn that popular Ashmore espresso bar, First Fruits, has spread its stimulating goods even further with a second venue in Labrador. more

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Coffee, sunshine and brunch vibes – venture south to Casuarina for a taste of Tucker
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Coffee, sunshine and brunch vibes – venture south to Casuarina for a taste of Tucker

When it comes to farm-fresh produce, the southern end of the Gold Coast and northern New South Wales is like a proverbial pot of gold at the end of a gleaming rainbow – and there are plenty of local cafes and restaurants utilising the delicious goodness that we have right here in our backyard. For the founder of Blackboard Coffee, Nick Pearce, the only way is local – which is an ethos he has woven into his latest venture, a daytime eatery in the heart of Casuarina called Tucker. more

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From wine bars to rooftop grills – eat your way through this year's most exciting new openings
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From wine bars to rooftop grills – eat your way through this year’s most exciting new openings

Whoa, 2018 – can you slow down a little bit? What a wild year it's been so far. We know that it can be hard to keep up sometimes, so to make all of the exciting news that little bit easier to digest, we thought we'd give you a run down on some of the best new places to join the Gold Coast dining scene so far this year. Keep your pretty eyes peeled here though, there's a lot more to come! more

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Stable Coffee and Kitchen opens in Currumbin
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Stable Coffee and Kitchen opens in Currumbin

Nestled amongst lush greenery just a stone's throw from Currumbin beachfront, we're willing to go out on a limb to say Stable Coffee and Kitchen is going to be the next 'it' place for morning munchies and caffeinated catch-ups. The gorgeous venue is the key tenant for Currumbin's new Cornerstone Stores precinct and once you get a glimpse of the goods, it's not hard to see why. more

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Cornerstone Stores has arrived and it's even better than you imagined
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Cornerstone Stores has arrived and it’s even better than you imagined

When whispers broke of what was to come on the high-profile site fronting the Gold Coast Highway on the border of Currumbin and Tugun, it's fair to say you guys were excited. Well, friends, the time has come. Cornerstone Stores has opened its doors and holy heck, it's even more glorious than you imagined – and that’s just the walk-in cheese room. more

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From French-toast croissants to green bowls – Forreal Kitchen brings a tasty balance to Nobby Beach
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From French-toast croissants to green bowls – Forreal Kitchen brings a tasty balance to Nobby Beach

Life is all about balance. Sometimes we wear activewear and sip juices in the sun with our friends, other times we just want to wear track pants (or no pants) and ingest an entire week's calorie intake in a single sitting. If you're totally into healthy eats like charcoal smoothie bowls but would also break an eight-week diet pact with your bestie for a serve of bacon and egg nachos without even batting an eyelid, then not only do we like you, we also think you'll feel right at home at Nobby Beach's newest daytime eatery, Forreal Kitchen. more

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Feasts worth flying for – the year's most exciting interstate openings
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Feasts worth flying for – the year’s most exciting interstate openings

The new year has well and truly arrived, and we are more than ready to embrace all that it will bring – especially to our stomachs – with open arms and mouths. While it’s already set to be an exciting year of food on the Gold Coast (refer to our list of upcoming openings), it should also be a year of expanding our culinary horizons. This year our resolution is to explore more of our own country – you know we’re going to be doing a whole lot of eating everywhere we go and we implore you to do the same. Here are some of the top new Australian restaurants of 2017 outside of Queensland that we just can’t wait to try. more

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The round-up: the best places for heathy eats on the Gold Coast, as voted by you
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The round-up: the best places for heathy eats on the Gold Coast, as voted by you

If you've been on Instgram at all since January 1, then you're probably sick of being smothered with 'new year, new you' mantras, #detox diets and unachievable new-year resolutions. Look, we're all for optimism and chasing goals, but we still want to be able to go out for lunch with friends and have breakfast with the crew because, well, that's how we roll. If you too like to socialise over food, but also want to kick-start a healthy-eating crusade, then we've got you. Here are the top ten healthy-eating spots on the Gold Coast, as voted by you, our readers, in the Gold Coast EAT/drink Awards. Go on, sink your teeth in. more