Coffee is what gets us up in the mornings, well at least gets us through the working day (is it Friday yet?).
We all have our favourite haunts and go-to baristas, but when you’re next looking to burst out of your bubble, wherever that might be, we think you’ll love the change of pace in Currumbin.
Among some of the best cafes in Currumbin, here’s our pick of five top spots to get a sweet coffee fix.
The Salt Mill
The Salt Mill is somewhat of a hole-in-the-wall on the beachfront at Currumbin, but with vistas to the glistening water’s edge, you’ll want to be outside anyways. We love these guys for their steamy brews and refreshing bowls of Acai goodness—almost too pretty to eat (never!). Return a few times, local style, and you’ll be greeted by name and coffee order by memory. This is our kinda place.
Where: 784 Pacific Parade, Currumbin
Tucked inside an open plan, rustic, industrial warehouse-like space, Dust Temple’s Fl.Oz Espresso Cafe (aka Fluid Ounce) fills this eclectic and arty space with wafting coffee bean aromas. Possibly the coolest haunt in Currumbin for your caffeine fix, come for the coffee and stay for Hinge Gallery’s revolving art exhibits. Sprawl in old loungers, read up what’s happening on the gig and event schedule, be inspired to rekindle your creativity within or, better yet, take away a locally-made art piece.
Where: 54 Currumbin Creek Road, Currumbin Waters
Iron and Resin Garage
Life on two wheels goes together like beards and anchor tattoos, heck we at Metropolist are part-time bikie chicks ourselves! Iron and Resin is a bike retail shop cum garage cum coffee stop. Roll on in for a hot or cold brew if you don’t feel intimated by the sweet rumbling of Harleys, Cafe Racers, and classic moto rebuilds that ebb and flow from the on street parking.
Where: 6 Stewart Road, Currumbin Waters
A leisurely stroll along Currumbin’s celebrated waterway brings you to laid-back Dune Café. Overlooking a grassy parkland, lagoon, and drenched in blissful sunshine, this is undoubtedly one of Currumbin’s best cafes (ok, it’s kinda in Palm Beach, but close enough!). Stop by for your daily cuppa, but after perusing the menu, we reckon it’s unlikely you’ll leave without a belly full. Our pick? The organic spelt and blueberry pancakes are love at first bite.
Where: Palm Beach Parklands, 945 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach
Three Figs Café
Locals know the Gold Coast isn’t simply one long (spectacular) beach. Shake the sand from your tresses, snake away from the traffic, and head west for the verdant green ribbon that stretches to the hinterland foothills. Order a cup of joe at Three Figs Café, listen to the sounds of nature, birds in the trees, rustling of the ferns, breathe that fresh valley air. Sigh. Are you relaxed yet? With a home at the entrance to Currumbin Valley’s applauded EcoVillage community, Three Figs Café benefits from an endless stream of consciously-created, locally-sourced foodie feasts and treats. Opened Wednesday to Sunday, it’s an ideal alternative among the best cafes in Currumbin.
Where: 639 Currumbin Creek Road, Currumbin Valley
When Brooke Darling is not travelling to far flung places or sailing around the world, she’s scouring the coast for the best ethnic food, new openings, and hidden gems, all in the name of research for Metropolist. She loves motorbike rides to the hinterland, learning (frustratingly) to surf, and will try any adventure sport at least once. Find her on Instagram @darlingisamrs
Photo Credit: Hayley Williamson for Metropolist