This year Boxing Day falls on a Wednesday. And there’s nothing we love more than a midweek weekend! But because of penalty rates, coming across places open on the Gold Coast this Boxing Day is slim pickings.
Luckily for you, we’ve scoped out who’ll be swinging their doors open and curing your Christmas Day hangover.
Here’s a collection of places open on the Gold Coast this Boxing Day.
Papercup Coffee | 6am—2pm
Southport and Labrador
If you’re feeling guilty about under delivering in the present department this year, we’ve got just the thing. Head to Papercup Coffee and pick up a bunch of fresh blooms, a crystal-infused bottle or two and take your pick from other bespoke gifts. Then top it all off with a frothy cup of coffee and you’ll be in the good books in no time!
QT | Bazaar 6:30am—10:30am, 5:30-9pm and Stingray Bar 12pm ‘til late
With an in-house pastry chef and Stingray Bar’s fully stocked tipple station, The QT is the perfect place to cure your hangover. Take your pick from Bazaar’s set grazing packages or opt for a moody afternoon downstairs at the Stingray Bar.
Bam Bam Bakehouse | 6:30am—3pm (kitchen closing at 2pm)
If you’re starting your New Year’s resolutions early and are planning on getting up bright and early on Boxing Day why not treat yourself and beat the crowds. Bam Bam Bakehouse is one of our favourite brekkie hangouts all year long so no point in breaking with tradition now. Grab a Bam Bam Benny and a mermaid latte to start your day right.
Putt Putt | 9am—10pm
Still feeling buzzed after your inner child was let loose on Christmas morning? Keep those good times rolling with a couple of rounds at Putt Putt Mermaid Beach. Actually, why not make a day of it with a BBQ in their free Jungle Hideaway area between games?
Paradox Coffee Roasters | 9am—3pm
Having freshly carted home 14 medals for their killer coffee, Paradox Coffee Roasters is where it’s at for delicious brews. Take a well-deserved break between darting between sales and indulge in a tasty hot one this Boxing Day.
Brooklyn Depot | 11am—9pm
Nothing cures the Christmas Day aftermath better than fried goodness. Stop by Brooklyn Depot after a well-deserved sleep in for a Proud Mary Burger topped with Bloody Mary ketchup, crispy deep fried pork belly and hickory bacon.
Comuna Cantina | 11:30am—‘til late
Right in the heart of your Boxing Day spending spree at Pacific Fair is Comuna Cantina. Shopping can work up a serious appetite so split a share plate, dig into a grilled chicken nachos or just load up on cocktails. No judgement here.
Salt Meats Cheese | 5pm—til late
Boxing Day calls for catch ups with your besties. If you’re over turkey and leg ham head down to Salt Meats Cheese for pasta, cocktails and good times.
Balboa Italian | 5:30pm onwards
Still got some rellies in town you’re expected to impress? It’s pretty hard not to be blown away by Balboa Italian. With too-tasty-to-handle dishes, indulgent cheese platters and tipple galore it’s perfect for the post-Christmas come down.
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