Quite possibly the most Instagrammable cafe on the Gold Coast, Paddock Bakery melts our hearts with every visit. Miami’s lovingly-restored weatherboard cottage is pretty as a postcard with a shady picket fence-lined courtyard which surely harbours pixies and unicorns after dark (okay, we can only dream, right?). Come for Paddock’s straight-from-the-oven baked goodies, artisan bread loaves, dessert pots, famous dippy eggs and cosy nooks backed by sunny windows.
And in the winter, warm up with their epic signature hot chocolate that'll send your tastebuds in a sugary heaven frezy: think melted Lindt milk and dark chocolate, topped with a house-torched marshmallow. Holy yum.
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