Let’s face it… there’s a million places on the Gold Coast to post up, relax, and enjoy a delicious cup of morning or arvo brew. From scenic headlands to sprawling beaches, funky markets, hinterland lookouts and more, we break down some of our favourite spots on the Goldie to get caffeinated.
Gold Coast Coffee Hot Spots
Tumgun Lookout – Burleigh Headland National Park
Without a doubt one of the most scenic points in all of Queensland, Burleigh’s Tumgun Lookout is the perfect place to get your morning workout with a view, followed by a well-deserved cup of coffee! An excellent spot for whale watching in winter months and generally enjoying uninterrupted views of the Pacific Ocean, Palm Beach and beyond, we highly recommend the quick walk up the headland for a peaceful morning getaway.
Recommended Product: Organic Fair Trade Drippies – Bring your coffee cup, drippie bag, and thermos of hot water and you’re set!
Coolangatta Beachfront Markets
Hosted by Art & Craft on the Coast, these markets have prime locations in Broadbeach, Burleigh Heads, and everyone’s favourite southern gem, Coolangatta (aka “Cooly”). With some of the most talented Gold Coast entrepreneurs, food vendors, farmers, shops and more, you’re sure to find plenty of unique treasures, all while supporting local Gold Coast businesses.
Be sure to keep an eye out for The Laughing Pug tent, and head to nearby Greenmount Beach or Rainbow Bay afterwards for a delightful cup of coffee in the sunshine!
Curtis Falls – Mount Tamborine
Located in the heart of Mount Tamborine, Curtis Falls is one of the most easily accessible waterfalls in the Gold Coast hinterland, and one of the best spots to enjoy a cup of coffee with a view of Queensland’s natural beauty. Surrounded by palm trees and lush rainforest, the easy 10 minute walk to reach this spot offers glorious views and refreshing temperatures year round. Bonus: Mount Tamborine is also home to several excellent wineries, a brewery, a distillery, cafes, bars, inns, shops, tea rooms and more, and is even ideal for paragliding and hot air ballooning!
Grab your SPF and kayak, and hit the creek! Located conveniently between Burleigh Beach and Palm Beach, Talle Creek is a popular local hangout for good reason. With plenty of shaded areas, calm water, sandy shorelines, gorgeous views and room to spread out, there’s a lot to love about this Gold Coast staple. We recommend brewing a cup of our finest PNG Gold to enjoy before or after your kayaking journey down the creek, and be sure to keep an eye on the wind, as it can make your paddle back much more challenging! Find your own slice of paradise, pull up the kayak, and relax the day away.
North Stradbroke Island
Alright, so while it’s not exactly on the Gold Coast, North Straddie is still one of our all-time favourite places to camp, take a 4WD journey on the beach, and savour a cup of coffee while watching the sunrise. A 45 minute ferry ride from Cleveland (the port town of Brisbane, just an hour’s drive north of the Gold Coast) will get you to Dunwich, and from there it’s only a short journey to popular hangouts like Cylinder Beach, Amity Point, Flinders Beach and more. Even better, you’re likely to see wild kangaroos and wallabies, and possibly a koala if you’re lucky!
Where’s your favourite spot to drink coffee on the Goldie? Let us know in the comments below, and thanks for taking the time to read!