Local Love on the Goldie

There’s a lot to love about life on the Goldie. Between the sea, the sand and the sun, we are pretty spoiled for choice living in one of the most beautiful areas of Australia. Another aspect we particularly love about the Gold Coast? All the local entrepreneurs!

From our experience working at the local markets in Burleigh Heads (and elsewhere), to browsing the latest shop openings in the neighbourhood, we have been lucky enough to find several other entrepreneurs and small businesses we love recommending to our customers.

In today’s market, we understand the importance of shopping locally, and hope you’ll consider supporting these excellent local companies on your next shopping excursion in the Gold Coast!


Shop Local: Local Love on the Goldie

While there are many recommendations we’re sure we’ve missed, our list of favourites are always expanding. Feel free to comment with your own personal GC shopping favourites in the comment section below, and let us know we should check out next!


Main Street Burger Bar

With one current location in Byron Bay, we’re stoked to say that Main Street is opening a second location in the Oasis Broadbeach Shopping Centre next month! Serving up a delicious mix of organic burgers with premium ingredients from local farmers, Main Street also offers salads, snacks, desserts, fresh coffee (from yours truly!), shakes, specialty sodas, craft beer, wine and cocktails.

We love their menu and ambience, and can’t wait to welcome them to the Goldie soon!

Ultra Suite Hair Bar

After years in the Old Burleigh Theatre Arcade, Ultra Suite just celebrated the grand opening of their brand new, spacious salon in the heart of Palm Beach! Located just beside Wildernis Cafe, Ultra Suite is our all time go-to for hair colour and cuts.

Owner Nicky and stylist Elise are extremely friendly and talented, and have saved us countless days, months and years of unfortunate hairdos. Grab a magazine, sit back, and let these ladies give you the Ultra Suite treatment in their gorgeous new salon.


Created by husband and wife team, Alex & Ryan Hutchinson, Mahiya specialises in bohemian leather wallets, clutches, bags, footwear and clothing. We have always loved their colourful label, and the workmanship of their hand-tooled leather items is friggin’ outstanding.

Luckily for Gold Coast shoppers, Mahiya has recently upgraded from an online store to a full Showroom in Currumbin, so go for a relaxing stroll along Currumbin Creek or arvo beer at Balter, and browse their goods in person!


Offering a range of services that include Exercise Physiology, Physiotherapy and Xphys Training, StudioXphys is our local recommendation for dealing with physical pain. With a kind and talented team of pros, including Corey Rickit, Tegan McKenna and Ryan Lynd, we are thankful to have them on our team!

Located just off the M1 in Mudgeeraba, they currently offer a free initial session with their Exercise Physiologist or Physiotherapist to see what you think.

Numb Skulled

Have you ever noticed that each tattoo artist always seem to have their own suggestions for how to take care of your new tattoo? Yeah well, so did we, which is why we were stoked to finally discover Numb Skulled’s line of Natural Tattoo Aftercare products.

These products are safe and made from quality ingredients, and we’re never turning back. Even better, they’ve also created a special Tattoo Scrub with The Laughing Pug Coffee, coconut sugar and pink salt!

Burleigh Social

Located just a block off the Gold Coast Highway in Miami, Burleigh Social is one of our favourite places for brekkie or lunch. Serving up a tasty menu of acai bowls, eggs, sandwiches and burgers, we love this relaxed, indoor/outdoor space when we just can’t be bothered with cooking.

Head here with friends the morning after a big night, and be sure to thank us later.

SIX things

Take a quick drive south to Tweed Heads to shop your heart out at SIX things, a pop culture shop that sells a bit of everything, from funky homewares to clothing, rare collectibles, and quirky items you didn’t even know you wanted. We love shopping here for gifts, and highly recommend popping by for a look at their unique items, or just to get a bit of creative inspiration.


Thank you for reading, and please feel free to comment below with your favourite Gold Coast local businesses and shops. Don’t forget to browse our online store to get your Laughing Pug coffee products, and we hope to see you all on the Goldie soon!

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