If you’re studying at Bond University

The HUB@Varisty

Central coffee oasis, The Hub@Varsity - Gold Coast
Central coffee oasis, The Hub@Varsity – Gold Coast

If the name didn’t already give it away, The HUB@Varsity is popular meeting place for all Bond University students before a day of grinding away behind their desks. Situated a stone’s throw from the campus itself, The HUB@Varsity has a something for everyone. If you’re feeling like an early morning protein hit, choose from their eggs benedict which includes bacon, avocado, pulled pork and salmon. Slept through your alarm? Don’t worry their all day breakfast menu means you never miss out. Step inside The HUB@Varisty today for a quick coffee and a gourmet breakfast that won’t disappoint.
Where: 4/240 Varsity Parade Varsity Lakes Gold Coast QLD
Old Paris Bakery & Patisserie
The famous Nutella crepe, Old Paris Bakery and Patisserie - Gold Coast
The famous Nutella crepe, Old Paris Bakery and Patisserie – Gold Coast

If a gluten-free Nutella and marshmallow filled crepe isn’t enough to get you out of bed and into Old Paris Bakery and Patisserie, then nothing is. This French inspired bakery cross coffee shop is the perfect place to come if you want to crush those coffee cravings as well as satisfy your sweet tooth. Whether it’s colourful macarons, cherry danishes, ham and cheese croissants, or a good old fashioned toastie, your tastebuds will be thanking you after a trip to this little gem. It doesn’t matter whether you need a little treat to lift your morale after some bad grades or you’re after a morning coffee kick before that big test, be sure to stop in at Old Paris Bakery and Patisserie.
Where: 228 Varsity Parade Varsity Lakes Gold Coast QLD

If you’re studying at Griffith University – Gold Coast Campus

The Chilly Binn

Uni lunch specials, The Chilly Bin - Gold Coast
Uni lunch specials, The Chilly Binn – Gold Coast

Located less than a kilometre from the gates of Griffith University, step into The Chilly Binn for a dining experience with a Kiwi kick. This lovely little cafe does all the little things right delivering affordable healthy meals, great tasting coffee and service with a smile. It doesn’t matter whether you’re coming in for the $5 breakfast deals or the ever changing uni lunch specials, you’re going to be treated to a warm atmosphere and friendly staff. Free wi-fi means you can even get a bit of extra study done while you dine. With a change of locations scheduled for the 17th of May, you’ll have to stop by The Chilly Binn before it’s too late!
Where: 1/300 Olsen Avenue Parkwood Gold Coast QLD
Daark Espresso Bar
gourmet breakfast plated to perfection, Daarko Espresso - Gold Coast
Breakfast options plated to perfection, Daark Espresso Bar – Gold Coast

Daark Espresso Bar is great spot to sit down and get your morning caffeine fix coupled with a delicious breakfast. While it’s situated a bit further out from the university, the current state of parking means you’re better off walking from here if you get to indulge a quality cappuccino. While this friendly little cafe specialises in premium coffee, you can’t go wrong with any of the gourmet breakfast selections, all cooked by passionate chefs and plated with attention to detail. So pull up a chair at Daark Espresso Bar before a day at Griffith University and let one of the friendly staff take your order.
Where: 2/41 Musgrave Avenue Labrador Gold Coast QLD

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