With a stocked roster of Autumn events rolling into town, it’s only fitting that new eateries come along with it. Popping up from Coolangatta to Surfers and everywhere in between, these are likely to be new haunts for locals and holidaymakers alike. You’re guaranteed supreme beans, service with a smile and food worth chatting about. Perhaps even a new local if you’re lucky.
#1 Mr Bengel
Beaming from white walls and sunshine throughout, this coffee stop is sure to have you burst in your step. Palmy residents rejoice! The third venture from Adam Haralampou of Justin Lane, Mr Bengel is brews and eats with a smile. Post surf sips or a weekend brunch, this newbie is sure to be packed in no time.
When the chef learned his tricks from Jamie Oliver, you know the food will be sublime. You may already be familiar with their tastes, thanks to their catering business but the permanent setup is even better. Monster sandwiches, a colourful selection of juices and a spice on breakfast eats we can definitely get around. The menu will change monthly so you’ll never be bored too. Mermaid Beach is a whole lot more delicious thanks to their creativity.
Down the road at Cooly, That Blue House is serving eats, coffee and good vibes in equal measure. Seriously, just read their sign. There’s all day breakfast for late risers or egg lovers and passionate twist on the classics down the full length of the menu. There’s a breakfast bruschetta but it’s whipped persian feta takes the serving to a whole other level. Or the fritters spiced with chilli and plated up with a swirl of chipotle mayo. It’s just the right amount of fancy and a whole lot of classic.
Purveyor of fine beans from Colombia and coast cafe favourite, Urbanfinca has finally opened it’s own space. Espresso Bonsai took their name from the previous bonsai shop that existed in the space, a lovely homage to the iconic plant house. Situated primely on Chevron Island you can expect coffee to rave about and a rotation of single origin beans too. Get to know the process behind your cup of joe.
Palm Beach is ablaze with new tasty spots and The Blue Door on 5th is just that. With a passion for produce and a bright blue door you can’t miss them. Your everyday toast get’s a serious upgrade thanks to a swipe of cultured butter, house made sourdough bread and rock salt so fresh it’s still in one piece. As dinner time rolls around you’ll see wagyu and seafood and locally grown heroes too. Come for a midday stop and stay for your evening meal or pop in for a early munch; this is fine dining with a laid back vibe.
Image source: Metropolist, That Blue House, The Weekend Edition, That Blue Door on 5Th, Urbanfinca, Gold Coast Bulletin.