Sweet Bambino may be tiny in stature but it packs a pretty mighty punch when it comes to its offering. Specialising in top-notch coffee and morning bites, the new neighbourhood locale is the handiwork of Sylvia Malec and Adam Salerno, who have worked in and around Melbourne’s hospitality scene before relocating to the Gold Coast almost two years ago. The pair are hands-on with Adam manning the coffee machine at the front and Sylvia working behind the scenes to handmake all of the gorgeous single-serve cakes and baked goods that grace the grab-and-go cabinet. Coffee is a big focus here with Social Espresso’s easy-to-sip Sweet Bambino, Voyager and El Cucho blends flowing through the venue’s matte-black La Marzocco coffee machine. There is also a selection of specialty tea, freshly squeezed juices and smoothies on offer. Hungry? There’s a handful of streetside seats for those who are keen to check out the venue’s tightly curated breakfast menu, which includes a belly-warming hibiscus poached-pear porridge and devilishly decadent blackberry curd French toast.