Only a short stroll from our apartments, Cafe Catalina is located on the outside of the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre. Serving breakfast until 11:30 and lunch from 11:30 onwards patrons can enjoy delicious meals whilst looking directly at the stunning broadwater.
The cafe offers a menu of simple but delicious sandwiches and burgers along with a selection of reasonably priced share plates. In addition to serving Merlo coffee, the Cafe also has a range of local boutique beers on tap. Cafe Catalina is open everyday for breakfast and lunch.
Friendly service and great food are both on offer at Thai Magik in Chirn Park. The restaurant is BYO and has both indoor and outdoor dining with traditional Thai decor. On weekends and most week nights the restaurant is packed so booking is recommended. The takeaway service is efficient and a great option if you are unable to get a table or just want a quiet night in with some great food.
The menu has something for everyone. Whether you want something spicy or mild, vegetarian or seafood you will find something you love. I personally can never go past the Red, Yellow or Green curries for my main and the beef samosas and vegetarian spring rolls for an entree. The coconut rice has also become a favourite and something we have tried to emulate at home but can never come close.
We have never had a guest stay who hasn’t loved the food and service at Thai Magik and we keep going back once every few weeks. There is a BWS conveniently located right across the road and Tonic on Chirn is a great little bar to head afterwards if you are looking for some entertainment or a nice place for a drink.
The combination of location, great food and service is a winner and makes this our favourite Thai restaurant on this end of the coast.
I can’t say I’ve ever been disappointed with my frequent visits to Cafe Gold Coast. Relaxing in the outdoor lounge chairs gazing over the Broadwater towards the Seaway is reason enough to go there. Add to that great coffee, friendly staff and beaut food and you can’t go wrong. We wander on up from Aqualine Apartments along the foreshore walk way of a Saturday morning. Settle in at Cafe Gold Coast, read the paper, have a coffee and the Hash Stack and think to ourselves – “Where else would you rather spend your Saturday morning?”
We eat out a lot and the combination of location, service, food and coffee puts Cafe Gold Coast in our top 3 cafes on the northern end of the Gold Coast.
My favourite breakfast
You know those places where you just feel at home? Koncubine Espresso Bar or Konc as us locals affectionately know it, is one of those places.
The girls at Konc do everything to make sure every customer is 100% satisfied whether it is just a take away coffee or a sit down meal. The service is very quick and always comes with a smile. Regulars are known by name which is always a good touch. Both the food and the coffee are amazing which leads to Konc having many regulars and the place is always bustling of a morning and weekends. The simple layout with outdoor covered seating as well as a cosy little tea room provides options for all weather.
Koncubines has a great breakfast menu as well as a wide selection of sandwiches, muffins, cakes etc. Our personal favourites include the Butterscotch Muffins, Pesto Scrambled Eggs and the Eggs Benedict. The crown jewel however is the Bacon and Egg Turkish roll. I have had many Bacon and Egg rolls in my time but none can even compare to what is on offer at Konc. Full of flavour with crunchy Turkish bread, perfectly cooked bacon, egg, caramelised onion and cheese this stand out is only $9.90. The girls have their menu down to a very fine art and even at the busiest of times on the weekends, meals are delivered very quickly. We at Aqualine Apartments highly recommend Koncubine Esspresso Bar, this is our favourite Cafe on the Gold Coast.
Avial Indian Cuisine is a new restaurant located in Southport. Avial aims to provide a mix of authentic Indian Cuisine from all over the sub-continent. The menu contains the old favourites like Butter Chicken, Rogan Josh and Korma, as well as amazing dishes you will not see in your stock standard Indian restaurant.
We are lovers of Indian food and have only ever had great meals from Avial. The owner is friendly and very accommodating, even to strange requests such as ours for ‘Spicy Butter Lamb’ (which was absolutely delicious). The service is excellent and the location right opposite the beautiful Broadwater is ideal. Parking is easy and the restaurant is fully licensed with BYO wine only.
This is with out a doubt the best Indian we have been to on the Gold Coast. Just a short walk from Aqualine Apartments it is a ‘must dine’ if you love Indian food like we do.