From greasy all-day breakfasts and health food, to wholesome meals and coffee and cake, whatever tickles your fancy at lunchtime, there is a cafe on the Gold Coast that will serve it up. In our opinion, we have found four of the best locations across the coast that offer fantastic food, relaxing atmospheres and top notch service!
Canteen Kitchen

Modern location, Canteen Cafe - Gold Coast
Modern location, Canteen Kitchen – Gold Coast

If lunch just isn’t complete without a cup of coffee, you have to visit Canteen Kitchen in the heart of Burleigh Heads. Feeling peckish this afternoon? We suggest you opt for the lamb kofta burger with beetroot relish and mint yoghurt; this dish is famous for its vibrant taste and is a popular choice with many who walk through the door at Canteen Kitchen. Open from 7am to 3pm daily, this cafe is not only the ideal place for lunch, but also for breakfast, a mid-morning snack or late afternoon catchup with the girls. Pop in and say hello to the welcoming staff at Canteen Kitchen today! Oh and one last thing, if you’re after just coffee, make sure you check out their sistering business Canteen Coffee – they freshly roast their own signature espresso blend – and trust us, you won’t be disappointed with it!
Where: 23 Park Ave Burleigh Heads QLD 4220
Modern and contemporary, BSKT Cafe - Gold Coast
Modern and contemporary, BSKT Cafe – Gold Coast

Scoot on down to BSKT Cafe if you’re after a rustic meal that is packed with flavour. Located in Mermaid Beach, this unique cafe is home to some of the most delicious food on the Gold Coast and is certainly not one to be missed. Relax in their modern and contemporary space as you scroll through their imaginative menu, that uses only the most premium of produce. At BSKT Cafe, each dish on the menu is labelled with a health symbol – whether it be protein, antioxidants or gluten free – allowing you to clearly identify what benefits each meal provides. For something utterly delicious, we recommend the BSKT burger that is made up of pulled beef, rocket, tomato and Kim Chi slaw in a wholemeal bun with superfries and aioli. Whatever you decide to tuck into, enjoy the chilled atmosphere and mouth-watering food at BSKT Cafe.
Where: 4 Lavarack Road Gold Coast QLD 4218
Plantation House Cafe
Healthy and delicious, Plantation House Cafe - Gold Coast
Healthy and delicious, Plantation House Cafe – Gold Coast

Visit Plantation House Cafe if something healthy and nutritional is on your mind this lunchtime. Renowned throughout the coast for their superb selection of nourishing meals, whether you’re after something light or something wholesome, this fantastic cafe can deliver. For a healthy lunch, order a vegetable stack; pictured above, this delicious meal will be sure to fill your boots as well as supplying you with crucial energy and nutrients. However, lunch is not the only thing that Plantation House Cafe does well! If you arrive early check out their incredible breakfast menu and choose the fresh fruit compote with plantation house granola and yoghurt. Last but not least, relax in this friendly location and enjoy the fantastic service that comes guaranteed.
Where: 1/43 Tallebudgera Creek Road Burleigh Heads QLD 4220
Cafe D’Bar
Mouth-watering meals, Cafe D'Bar - Gold Coast
Mouth-watering meals, Cafe D’Bar – Gold Coast

If nothing beats a magical view, make sure you get down to Cafe D’Bar in Coolangatta. This modern location offers delicious food, fantastic coffee and superb service. Whether you’re keen to eat in and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere or takeaway to chill out on Duranbah beach, this quirky location on Boundary Street is the ideal place for you! Feeling peckish but don’t want anything too heavy? Why not order a tasty acai bowl that is served with fresh banana, sweet berries and crunchy granola? If you’re after something a little more filling, check out their extensive menu that includes a number of mouth-watering dishes. Whatever you pick, don’t go past Cafe D’Bar if you’re after the perfect beach cafe experience.
Where: 275 Boundary Street Coolangatta QLD 4225
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