Buoy (pronounced boo-ee) is the latest from Brodie Green, who also owns Burleigh’s famed coffee spots Seadog and Seadog in the Park. Buoy is inspired by the dreamy Nobby Beach lifestyle and centres around all-day breakfast favourites and coffee. In terms of the menu, Brodie has taken things ‘back to basics’ with no frills but a spotlight on hyper-local produce – he sources the meat from the butcher next door and the produce from the grocer. The succinct selection of fare caters to both sweet and savoury cravings with eggs, feta and rocket on sourdough, a delightfully decadent croque madame and the stand-out ricotta pancake stack made with mascarpone, Vermont maple, berry compote and coconut sorbet. Lunchtime bites include the drool-inducing Cheesebuoy burger (Oxley wagyu patty, Swiss cheese, pickles, tomato, lettuce and a slather of dijon mustard) and LULU Salad (cold poached coconut chicken, cucumber, tomato, onion, chilli, mixed Asian herbs and glass noodles). The coffee may taste familiar, as it’s the same Mexican single-origin bean with notes of Milo and jam from Seadog, only this time Brodie’s invested in a reverse osmosis system to ensure the water that flows through the machines is as good as it can be. Still to come will be a takeaway window, an ode to Seadog, which will eventually pump out brews and acai bowls to go.


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