This year Boxing Day falls on a Thursday. 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 can be 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 sample of places open on the Gold Coast this Boxing Day.
Papercup Coffee | 6am—2pm
Southport + 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 Gold Coast | Bazaar 6:30am—10:30am, 5:30—9pm and Stingray Lounge 4pm ‘til late
With an in-house pastry chef and Stingray Bar’s fully stocked tipple station, QT Gold Coast 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
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.
Elk Espresso | 6am—4pm
Loved far and wide for their seasonal menu and killer coffee, Elk Espresso is where we head for delicious brews. Take a well-deserved break between darting between sales and indulge in a tasty hot one this Boxing Day on the Gold Coast.
Betty's Burgers | 11am—7pm
Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach, Coomera + Robina
Nothing cures the Christmas Day aftermath better than fried goodness. Stop by Betty's Burgers (available in four locations) after a well-deserved sleep in for a Southern fried crispy chicken supreme burger, paired perfectly with a peanut butter brittle Concrete dessert.
Finn Poke | 11am—8pm
Right in the heart of your Boxing Day spending spree on James Street is Finn Poke. Shopping can work up a serious appetite so dig into a healthy poke bowl or just load up on kombucha.
Rosella's | 12pm—'til late
Boxing Day calls for catch ups with your besties. If you’re over turkey and leg ham head down to Rosella's for gourmet toasties, cocktails and good times.
Miss Moneypenny's | 11:30am—'til late
Still got some rellies in town you’re expected to impress? It’s pretty hard not to be blown away by Miss Moneypenny's. 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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Image credit: Kaitlin Maree Photography for Urban List