Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and often the most expensive.
We’ve done the hard yards and hunted down the yummiest breakfast options that are also light on your wallet. May we present to you: 10 of the best cheap eats on the Gold Coast—the breakfast edition!
Plantation House Cafe | West Burleigh
Breakfast AND coffee for under 10 bucks? Srsly! Before you set off on this weekend’s roadie, head down Tallebudgera Creek Road for a delish bacon and egg roll plus a small coffee for a tiny $8.90. Bargain!
Black Sheep Bistro | Oxenford
Much-loved brunching café among the northern crew, we give top points to Black Sheep Bistro’s $9 flat-rate menu with ample choices including a bacon and egg burger, peanut butter and jelly pancake, free-range poachies on ciabatta, crushed avocado bagel, or Paleo porridge.
Caffeine Kings | Miami
This funky Miami hangs is sporting an all-new, all-day fancy brunch menu and it ROCKS! Our pick when on a budget? The Beef and Bacon with a Wagyu pattie, maple bacon (drool), American cheddar, and chipotle aioli—all for just $12. You had us at burgers for breakfast.
The Good Wolf | Miami
Unclear if they fall under the Good Wolf or Bad Wolf category, but we don’t care ‘cause these brekky dishes are stellar value: go straight for the bacon and egg roll topped with baby spinach and chilli jam for just $10.90 or the breakfast burger with a cheeky hash brown for $11.90.
Cooly Cafe 28 | Coolangatta
A complete $10 brekkie and priceless view across to the ocean? That’s what you’ll find at Boardriders’ Cafe 28 in Coolangatta. Ten buckaroos will buy you a bacon and egg roll with a coffee—perfect post-surf energy food.
Randy Wallhole | Southport
This eclectic Southport café is a bargain-lover’s dream with everything on the menu priced neatly at 12 bucks or less. Take your pick of simple jaffles, smashed avo, loaded bagels, and a Coco Pops iced latte. Are these some of the best cheap eats on the Gold Coast for breakfast? You betcha.
Cardamom Pod | Brickworks
While their famous dine-in smoothie bowls are enough to feed a small army, we’re totes digging Cardamom Pod’s take-away acai and pink pitaya bowls. Still Insta-worthy and costing only a tenner.
Alfred’s Diner | Mermaid Beach
Award for the Gold Coast’s ultimate hangover cure goes to Alfred’s Diner’s breakfast burrito; stuffed with bacon, egg, diced tomatoes, relish, cheese, spinach, and aioli, and all wrapped up for a wallet-friendly $10. This Mermaid Beach cool hangout is without doubt dishing up some of the best cheap eats on the Gold Coast, and now serving beer!
Little Mali | Rainbow Bay
No shirt, no shoes? No problem! This come-as-you-are hole-in-the-wall café lacks knives and forks and tables and chairs (milk crate, sir?), but that helps keep the prices down at one of our Rainbow Bay go-tos for a cheap and very cheerful breakfast on the run.
Do you know of another breakfast deal among the best cheap eats on the Gold Coast? Share your hot tips in the comments.
Photo Credit: Brooke Darling for Metropolist