We’re calling it now… Stable Coffee & Kitchen is one of the most atheistically stunning cafes we’ve seen open its doors on the Coast, ever. We’re crushing on Stable’s blush pink stone-top island table—which will no doubt become the bucket-list Instagram backdrop for many breakfast dates—retractable floor to ceiling windows, courtyard seating, oak wood accents, artwork by Claudio Kirac, and a unique cement breakfast bar which adjoins the barista station and is lined with custom built stools by Martin Johnston. With ex-Gwinganna health retreat executive chef Stacey Tarleton heading up the kitchen, almost everything is made in house from the jams to sauces and creams, and the real-food menu is simply brilliant. We tucked into the Overnight Oats with rhubarb and burnt orange yoghurt, the Raw Tuna plate with quinoa and salted labne, plus the Potato Hash with poached eggs and miso cashew cream. If these are not some of the best breakfasts to grace the Gold Coast, we will eat our words.
While we often walk straight past the glass display cabinet salad options, at Stable, they’re the star of the show. Made fresh daily will be five different salads, piled high and loaded with nothing by fresh, seasonal goodness. With coffee beans from Melbourne specialty roaster Seven Seeds, Balter beer on tap (yes, they’re licensed!), signature drinks (like a Japanese-inspired Bloody Mary), kombucha by Probiotic Kitchen and lightly sparkling lavender and rose water by Madame Dry, we’re honestly ready to move in and never leave.
Image credit: Hayley Williamson for The Urban List