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7 Of The Coast's Best Eggs Benedict

By Brooke Darling - 02 Jan 2016

Eggs benedict is one of those classics that is both done to perfection and is often experimented with.

Next time you’re craving perfectly poached eggs smothered in deliciously rich and creamy hollandaise sauce (aka the ultimate brunch), call on a few of our tops picks for the best eggs benedict on the Gold Coast. You’re welcome!

Burleigh Social

This Burleigh gem is an undeniable favourite among locals, with its friendly atmosphere, backyard-style set-up, and darn good feeds. Burleigh Social’s awesome eggs benedict is served with local smoked salmon, ham, or bacon—you decide. We’re also giving the crew a massive high-five for pairing benedict with a fresh and crusty croissant. Genius.

Where: 2 Hibiscus Haven, Burleigh Heads

Bumbles Café

Whimsical café Bumbles has a very distinct “homemade” feel with everything they do, especially their cakes, which is why Bumbles has developed such a loving, loyal following. They do a smashing job at the classic eggs benedict, with poached eggs, hollandaise, and your choice of bacon, ham, smoked salmon, or avocado (you can add one, or make it amazeballs with all four). Surfers Paradise is awash with excellent breakfast haunts, but put this one at the top of your list.

Where: 19 River Drive, Budds Beach

BSKT Café

What Nobby Beach’s hip BSKT Café is doing to bring health-conscious, wholesome food to the masses, is a beautiful thing. The BSKT Healthy Benny is a crowd favourite with free range poachers, grilled ham, spinach, house kalenaise (that’s sauce with kale, get it?!), and smoked salmon, plus your choice of toast. We’re telling you, this is easily one of the best eggs benedict on the Gold Coast. And it’s guilt-free. Win win.

Where: 4 Lavarack Road, Nobby Beach

Espresso Moto

Espresso Moto is a Palm Beach brekky institution, and while there’s plenty of variety on the menu here, these guys nail their eggs benedict. Sometimes they’ve been known to do crazy things with their bennys, like the recent Black Angus Benedict special, a caveman breakfast including a hefty sirloin steak, poached eggs, and smoky chive hollandaise. Damn! Their original is served on sourdough and made with plenty of love. What’s more, people rave that Espresso Moto has THE best benny on the Gold Coast—we’ll let you be the judge!

Where: Shop 2/1389 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach

Grocer and Grind

The good folk at Grocer and Grind are at the pointy end of the Gold Coast’s best breakfast game, as they work closely with local suppliers to keep the menu fresh, organic, seasonal, and ever evolving. Here there are not one, but THREE eggs benedict dishes on offer. First it’s the Bacon Eggs Benny with poached eggs, free range bacon, guacamole (holla!), and homemade hollandaise, or mix it up with the Salmon Eggs Benny where a delish grilled salmon fillet and salsa verde take centre stage. But our fave is the loaded Vege Benny, while too much to list here think flavoursome additions like oven-roasted tomatoes, wilted spinach, feta, and basil crumble—it’s top notch.

Where: Shop 1/1 Sunshine Boulevard, Mermaid Waters

Tribeca NYC

Here we go again, tooting the horn for Tribeca NYC but, after all, eggs benedict originated from the grand ‘ol US of A so, of course these guys are going to nail it and we’d be doing a disservice to all you eggs benny bosses to omit them. The Gordon Gecko Eggs Benedict comes with two poached googies, bacon or ham, rocket, relish, and hollandaise. Serving it up with rocket instead of spinach, some crazy flavour sensation goes on between the bitter greens and creamy hollandaise. And in true Americana-style, it’s served on a (mini) bagel. Nice work boys!

Where: 58 Thomas Drive, Surfers Paradise

Taste

Our northern-based Metropolist correspondent is confident Chirn Park’s Taste has some of the best eggs benedict on the Gold Coast. This is your true-blue benny. Spinach, ham (or smoked salmon), poached eggs, and velvety hollandaise pilled atop an English muffin. As they say at Taste, “indulge” in this brekky menu staple. Don’t mind if we do.

Where: Shop 3, 37 Musgrave Avenue, Chirn Park

Who do you think does the best eggs benedict on the Gold Coast?

 

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: Woman’s Day

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