4 breakfast spots perfect for a GC surfer

March 13, 2015 - 3 min read

Attention Gold Coast Surfers: We’ve got the best local spots to grab a delicious smoothie or high-energy breakfast to keep you full of energy for a day on the waves.

For many, a morning surf is the only way to start the day. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a backpacker trying to get a quick brekky in before you head out to a Burleigh break, or an experienced campaigner who favours a long quiet breakfast after a busy morning of carving up some Stradbroke swell, we’ve got 4 breakfast spots for you, whatever your taste may be.

Café on Hedges

Located just metres away from the beach in Mermaid, this little treasure is a must stop shop for any surfer who resides near Hedges Ave or the Mermaid Beach area in general. It doesn’t matter whether you’re looking to get a light bircher muesli to keep you going or if the breakfast Bruschetta is more suitable for you, this versatile menu will have something for you. Cafe on Hedges is the perfect breakfast option for anybody who is looking for a nice luxurious breakfast experience but does’t want to be burning a hole in their back pocket. The meals are served big, just like the smiles on the faces of the staff who take your order. Don’t forget to wash it all down with a smoothly blended cappuccino.
Where: 3 Montana Road Mermaid Beach QLD

Koi Dining & Lounge Bar

This newly remodelled breakfast hot-spot is for your more sophisticated surfer who can appreciate a good wave as well as a decadent breakfast experience. Located in the heart of Broadbeach, it’s contemporary dining environment makes it a nice place to catch a quick, cheap brekky and coffee that will have you amped to battle those little ‘shories’ at Kurrawa. If you’re looking to eat after your surf then you’ll have to get in quick as quality afternoon entertainment means Koi Dining & Lounge Bar grows more popular as day the goes on.
Where: 93 Surf Parade Broadbeach QLD

Globe Café 

After you’ve washed yourself down from your morning surf, take a two minute walk down to James Street where you’ll see variety of funky cafes, but one that really stands out is Globe Cafe. The service is always with a smile and you’re guaranteed a delicious but also satisfying feed. The ‘big breakfast’ is the locals favourite and ticks all the boxes as far as breakfast essentials go. If coffee is more your thing, make sure some of Globe Cafe’s distinguished Di Bella blended coffee is either in your hand or in your system before you leave. This cool and alternative little cafe is another James street special.
Where: 30 James Street Burleigh Heads QLD


If you’re living in Nobby Beach and haven’t been to Barchino, make sure it’s your first stop either before or after your surf this morning. Don’t let the beards and tattoos fool you, the new-age surfer is one that likes to look after his himself. The Barchino breakfast menu goes beyond your traditional style bacon and eggs, providing the health-conscious surfer with options such as a fresh fruit salad or the avocado and Danish fetta smash on pumpkin sourdough. Don’t stress though, if a greasy breakfast with the lot is what gets you out of bed in the morning, they’ve still got you covered. Barchino provides the perfect laid back atmosphere and tasty coffee to start your day. If you’re a surfer who prefers a Nobby Beach swell then look no further then Barchino.
Where: 5/28 Chairlift Avenue Nobby Beach QLD