Food & Drink
15 Of The Best Dog-Friendly Cafes On The Gold Coast

There are certain places you probably shouldn’t take your dog: job interviews, dentist appointments, the airport and weddings. Having…

Food & Drink
Local Burleigh Is The Slick New Pub Changing The Burleigh Restaurant Scene

Burleigh Heads may be known as the up-and-coming mecca for good food on the Gold Coast and the frequently-changing dining scene certainly…

Food & Drink
Scoop It Up At 13 Of The Gold Coast’s Best Gelato And Ice Cream Shops

No matter if it's a sweltering 35 degrees or a freezing (in Gold Coast terms) 18 degrees, it’s always gelato time on the Gold…

Cafes
Wavybone
Southport, QLD

The Gold Coast is definitely in no shortage of trendy coffee shops but when you hear…

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O Bagel
Broadbeach, QLD

It’s no secret that bagels are making a major comeback and we’re here for…

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Hazel Espresso
Southport, QLD

Step inside Hazel Espresso and you’ll quickly forget you’re in the heart…

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Wrap Two Hands Around The Gold Coast’s Best Bagels

Bagels are the doughnut of the bread world: a little ring of all that is good and pure. It’s no secret that bagels are making a major…

Food & Drink
Wrap Your Chompers Around The Best Burgers On The Gold Coast

To beetroot or not to beetroot, that is the question. Whether you like ‘em loaded, tripled, smoked, pulled or plant-based, the Gold…

Cafes
Set Your Alarm, Here’s Where To Find 20 Of The Best Breakfasts On The Gold Coast

Gold Coast cafes are as abundant as the tanned bodies on our beaches. If there is one thing we’re equally proud of as our glittering…

Food & Drink
Tarte Bakery & Cafe
Burleigh Heads, QLD

Wander past Tarte Bakery & Cafe in Burleigh Heads and you'll immediately feel…

Cafes
Dalas Kitchen
Mermaid Beach, QLD

In case you missed the memo, the salad game is changing and the Gold Coast is leading…

Cafes
Magnolia Lane
Burleigh Heads, QLD

Magnolia Lane is a newly opened cafe that commands the corner of the Gold Coast…

Cafes
10 New Gold Coast Cafes You Should Check Out ASAP

Whether you’re on the hunt for a new breakfast spot or just want a change of scenery, we get it—it can be oh-so-easy to slip…

Food & Drink
Support Local And Eat Your Way Through 9 Of South Bank’s Best Dishes And Cocktails

There’s only one location in Brisbane where you can start your night sipping cocktails with a tropical twist, whisk your tastebuds…

Food & Drink
An Inside Look At Palm Beach Avenue, From Little Truffle’s Daniel Ridgeway

Brought to you by award-winning restaurateur and chef Daniel Ridgeway and his wife Ruggie, comes the Gold Coast’s most…

Cafes
Raijin
Palm Beach, QLD

Good news, Gold Coast: we are getting our very own souffle pancake cafe and…

Cafes
Rosé Gelateria
Hope Island, QLD

It seems like every time we blink, something delicious pops up at Sanctuary Cove and…

Cafes
Croffee
Southport, QLD

Just when we thought we’d seen and tasted it all, the crew at D Point Ten…

Things To Do
6 Reasons You Need To Visit This Food & Entertainment Mecca On The GC

Nestled in the beating heart of Surfers Paradise, we’ve found the perfect place for the ultimate fun day out. Think: epic games, live…

Cafes
Wrap Your Mitts Around 12 Of The Gold Coast’s Best Hot Chocolates

We hardly get a proper winter here on the Gold Coast, but we like to think we do. We wake up, pull on our track pants, shake off the dust…

Food & Drink
Devour The Best Toasties With The Mosties On The Gold Coast

Ah, the humble toastie. So simple, yet so satisfying. To people who say they could give up bread, we say toasted sandwiches.…

Restaurants
Cardamom Pod | Broadbeach
Broadbeach, QLD

Cardamom Pod is the OG of vegetarian eating in the heart of Broadbeach, where you…

Cafes
Hudson And Rosie’s Table
Highland Park, QLD

Amid the hustle and bustle of the northern suburbs lies a sweet newcomer bringing…

Bars & Pubs
Destino
Sanctuary Cove, QLD

Don’t be fooled by the “wine bar” denomination—Destino has a…

What's On
30 Things To Do With Mum This Mother’s Day On The Gold Coast

Here’s the deal: your mum put up with all your diapers, tantrums and excessive eyeliner during your teenage years, so it’s time…

Restaurants
Save Your Pennies With 16 Of The Gold Coast’s Best Cheap Eats

When you’re trying to stick to your New Year’s budget resolutions, are a frugal penny pincher or are just trying to avoid living…

Food & Drink
What’s Open This ANZAC Day Public Holiday On The Gold Coast

ANZAC Day is all about commemorating our diggers, past and present, but it is also the crown jewel in a string of public holidays that…

Cafes
Olive Coffee
Surfers Paradise, QLD

A cute pastel green paradise with hanging greenery just landed in Surfers and…

Cafes
Ottimo Gelato
Coolangatta, QLD

If there’s one thing Gold Coasters are obsessed with, it’s gelato. And if…

Cafes
Barefoot Barista | Currumbin
Currumbin, QLD

If you’re on the hunt for a new breakfast spot by the seaside and beautiful…

Bakeries & Delis
Load Up On The Gold Coast’s Best Hot Cross Buns This Easter

It’s that magical time of year where you can indulge in sweet, sweet chocolate for 24 hours and no one will judge you. It also means…

Food & Drink
Raise Your Pinkies At The Best High Teas On The Gold Coast

It’s an age old tradition that’s survived all today’s modernisms, because who doesn’t love an excuse to make a date…

Food & Drink
What’s Open This Easter Long Weekend On The Gold Coast For 2022

As satisfying as stuffing your face with hot cross buns and chocolate eggs can be, we know you’ll be eager to put your precious four…

Cafes
Funnybone Coffee
Helensvale, QLD

Funnybone is the latest venture of local Gold Coast barista and coffee aficionado…

Cafes
Espresso Moto | Mermaid Beach
Mermaid Beach, QLD

A genius concept combining a love of cafe racer bike tinkering and coffee drinking,…

Bars & Pubs
Honour | Brunswick Heads
Brunswick Heads, NSW

Honour has long established itself as a firm favourite in the Brunswick brunch scene,…

Food & Drink
How To Eat Now, Pay Later And Have A Forking Good Time With Your Mates

After what has been a dismal two years of travel restrictions, business closures, and mask mandates, Australia is finally cruising along its…

Food & Drink
20 Of The Best New Openings On The Gold Coast You Need To Check Out

It can be hard to keep up with all the new openings on the Gold Coast, especially when it seems like there’s a new venue popping up…

Food & Drink
Become A True Coffee Connoisseur With Our Guide To Single Origin Beans

We love to impress our mates at dinner parties and throw around our wine knowledge like it’s an Olympic sport, but we’ll admit…

Cafes
Next Door Espresso | Tweed Heads
Tweed Heads South, NSW

If you’re a Burleigh or Tweed local, chances are you’ve seen—and…

Cafes
Made Barber And Barista
Tugun, QLD

Tugun keeps impressing us with its mouthwatering eats and amazing coffee…

Food & Drink
Crew
Burleigh Heads, QLD

Before you next hit the sand for a beach sesh or the James Street boutiques for a…

Restaurants
These Gold Coast Restaurants And Cafes Are Doing Takeaway For Lockdown

Gold Coast, you know the drill: stay safe, practice social distancing, and don’t forget to support your local businesses. We’ve…

Food & Drink
Load Up On The Gold Coast’s Most Drool-Worthy Chocolate Treats

Chocolate. It needs no introduction because it’s everybody’s favourite thing. (Unless you’re one of those soulless people…

Restaurants
This Crazy Burger Joint Just Dropped A Lotus Biscoff Espresso Martini

When it comes to outrageous eats—the sort you find unbelievable but also feel the need to try—Milky Lane is where it’s at.…

Food & Drink
Bear Boy Espresso
Helensvale, QLD

Given the vast populous of the northern end, cool cafes are surprisingly few and far…

Food & Drink
Refinery Coffee
Currumbin , QLD

Breakfast dates and caffeinated liquid goods all delivered with relaxed yet attentive…

Food & Drink
Custard Canteen
Palm Beach, QLD

You’ll smell Custard Canteen the moment you step out of your car,…

Cafes
Cowch Just Moved To A Snazzy New Venue In Broadbeach So Call Your Dentist

If you’re a big fan of Cowch Dessert Cocktail Bar, then listen up: the venue just relocated from its home at Pac Fair to…

Cafes
Burleigh Gelato Co’s Gelato Panini Is Back For The Winter

If you’re craving gelato in the middle of winter but don’t want hypothermia, then we’ve got a foolproof solution for you.…

Cafes
8 Of The Best Cafes For Breakfast In Burleigh

Our favourite meal of the day comes around once every 24 hours, and we’re eternally grateful for its frequency. It’s no easy…

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The Doughnut Affair
Mermaid Beach, QLD

The Doughnut Affair dessert bar in Mermaid Beach is like no other doughnut…

Food & Drink
4 Pines x Boardriders Coolangatta
Coolangatta, QLD

Originating on the sunny shores of Manly in Sydney’s Northern Beaches, 4 Pines…

Food & Drink
Double Barrel Kitchen And Bar
Benowa, QLD

This striking, sun-drenched venue—with its Tasmanian Oak and pressed metal bar,…

Cafes
Fill Your Fork At Highland Park’s Charming New Cafe

Amid the hustle and bustle of the northern suburbs lies a sweet newcomer bringing stellar coffee to our grateful northern Gold Coast…

Cafes
Sip On A Smooth Dark Brew At Mermaid Beach’s Funky Revamped Cafe

In case you haven’t noticed, Mermaid Beach is blowing up with funky new coffee shops. And it’s thanks to places like Morena…

Restaurants
Save Your Coin, Here’s Every Restaurant Slashing Up To 50% Off Your Food Bill This Month

There’s nothing like saving even more dollars at the start of the year, so loosen those belts and settle in—TheFork Festival is…

Food & Drink
Next Door Espresso | Burleigh Heads
Burleigh Heads, QLD

Stepping into Next Door’s alfresco cafe will set your heart aflutter with its…

Food & Drink
Blush Espresso
Burleigh Heads, QLD

if your brunching decisions are largely influenced by the opportunity for likeable…

Food & Drink
Raw + Rice
Coolangatta, QLD

Raw + Rice is one of the best dedicated poke bars on the Gold Coast, serving…

Cafes
Up Your Breakfast Game At Barefoot Barista’s New Currumbin Venue

If you’re on the hunt for a new breakfast spot by the seaside and beautiful dishes, we’ve got some news for you: Barefoot…

Bars & Pubs
Bask In The European Vibes Of Brunswick Heads’ Dreamy New Aperitivo Bar

Lazy afternoons basking in the golden hour, sipping on wine with appetizing delicacies on hand—no, we’re not describing your…

Cafes
22 Cafes Where You Can Sip The Best Coffee On The Gold Coast

The Gold Coast’s coffee culture has exploded in recent years, with new espresso bars, roasteries and boutique brewers seeming to open…

Food & Drink
Sisterhood Coffee
Palm Beach, QLD

Located along Gold Coast Highway, Sisterhood Coffee is the brainchild of mates…

Cafes
Flour Of Life Bakery
Helensvale, QLD

A massive crowd favourite and located in Helensvale, Flour Of Life Bakery…

Food & Drink
Oh, My Waffle
Burleigh Heads, QLD

If you thought that waffle heaven was simply a distant mirage on your dessert…

Food & Drink
Who’s Making The Gold Coast’s Best Cakes?

There are so many reasons to enjoy a cake these days. No longer do you need to wait a whole year for your birthday to roll around, or be…

Cafes
Get Ready To Drool, The Crew Behind Bam Bam Bakehouse Is Opening A Doughnut Garden

It’s shaping up to be the summer of good food news and we’re here for it. Besides their amazing Christmas…

Food & Drink
Fill Your Insta Feed With Help From Gold Coast’s Most Beautiful Cafes

Does anyone else view their dining experiences through the lens of a camera? You know what we’re talking about; choosing where to sit…

Food & Drink
Pie Pie
Burleigh Heads, QLD

The humble pie just got a serious makeover and we’re digging it.  …

Food & Drink
Guilty Cafe
Currumbin Waters, QLD

This is one hidden gem of a place we just had to share with you. And if you’re…

Food & Drink
Mother Nirvana
Mermaid Beach, QLD

Say hello to Australia’s first plastic and waste free kitchen, Mother Nirvana.…

News
Prepare To Drool, Tarte Bakery And Granddad Jack’s Are Dropping A Boozy Collab

We’ve seen some pretty outrageous collaborations in 2020 (no we’re not talking about Crocs X Post Malone), but this latest…

Things To Do
Pop Your Out Of Office On And Hit Up These Luxe Weekend Getaways

While it doesn’t look like international travel will be on the cards anytime soon, there are countless amazing spots to explore right…

Food & Drink
Soak Up The LA Vibes At Burleigh’s Luxe New Cafe

Prepare to soak up the luxe cool vibes of LA at Burleigh’s hottest new cafe, Palm Springs. The breezy, Cali-inspired eatery is…

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Goji Granola Bar & Cafe
Clear Island Waters , QLD

This hidden gem, located on Clear Island Waters, might have an unassuming…

Food & Drink
The Henchman
Miami, QLD

Once a furniture store, The Henchman has been completely renovated and now…

Food & Drink
Chop Chop
Surfers Paradise, QLD

If you haven’t heard already, us lucky Gold Coasters are the new recipients of…

Food & Drink
Go Green With 6 Of The Coast’s Most Sustainable Restaurants And Cafes

Sea levels and temperatures aren’t the only things rising year-on-year. So too are a selection of the Gold Coast’s restaurants…

Food & Drink
Cure Your Sunday Blues With The Best Sunday Sessions On The Gold Coast

If there’s one thing we’re passionate about at Urban List, it’s helping you make the most of your weekend and the best way…

Cafes
Get Your Daily Dose Of Vitamins At Cabarita’s Stunning New Juice Bar And Sandwich Shop

Turns out that Anna Hamilton and Kate Samson from Cedar and Stone are brimming with talent because they’ve just opened up a stunning…

Cafes
Tugun Fruit And Flowers
Tugun, QLD

This locally loved fruit and flower shop is the best option for when you want to…

Food & Drink
Highline
Palm Beach, QLD

Serving up Byron Bay’s Marvell Street beans and a menu full of spray free…

Food & Drink
Morena Espresso
Mermaid Beach, QLD

Morena Espresso is so much more than just a coffee shop–although they do brew…

Travel
Hop In The Car, Here Are All The Spots You Need To Check Out In The Gold Coast Hinterland

Gold Coast’s hinterland is often somewhat of a forgotten land. Some call it the green behind the gold or Queensland’s Emerald…

Local Escapes
Step Into Long Lunch Heaven At This Hidden Picturesque Hinterland Farm

Mrs. Frost’s Kitchen is the hidden hinterland dream we’ve all been waiting for.  The picturesque farm offers outdoor…

Bars & Pubs
Prepare For A Sugar High, Cowch Is Launching A Dessert Menu Dedicated To Caramilk

Whether or not you’ve succumbed to the phenomenon that is Cadbury’s Caramilk chocolate, we have some news that might just have…

Food & Drink
Sens Coffee
Broadbeach, QLD

The Broadbeach eatery is the second location in the Sens Coffee stable, with the OG…

Food & Drink
Little Mali
Coolangatta, QLD

The much-loved eatery, located just a block back from the Cooly beachfront, is known…

Cafes
Finn Poké
Burleigh Heads, QLD

Finn Poké of Byron Bay has migrated north, opening it's doors in…

Cafes
Fulfil Your Childhood Breakfast Dreams With Messina’s New Coco Pops White Choc Gelato

Remember when you were a kid and you wished you could eat ice cream for breakfast? Well now that we’re all adults and we can do…

Cafes
Prepare To Drool, Tarte Bakery & Cafe Has Arrived In Burleigh Heads

Tongues were wagging last year when news spread the Coast’s most iconic cafe, Paddock Bakery, had been sold to new owners. All eyes…

Food & Drink
Get Hyped, Nobby’s Just Scored A New Backyard Cafe And Bar Pop-Up

Scott Imlach and the notorious Imlach Group are at it again with another hospitality project that’ll no doubt get crowds hyped and…

Food & Drink
Paper Cup Coffee
Southport, QLD

Northern Gold Coast has a hidden gem on their hands with this adorable eatery. The…

Cafes
Bubbo Dessert
Surfers Paradise, QLD

Move over ice cream sandwiches and Nutella crepes, the king of Hong Kong street…

Food & Drink
Bumbles
Surfers Paradise, QLD

You know from the name this place is going to be straight-up adorable, and it totally…

Food & Drink
11 Of The Coast’s Best Hangover Eats To Get You Through Today

Your mouth is drier than the Sahara Desert. Your head is on the brink of explosion. Your bank account is devastatingly low. It’s…

Cafes
Forget Cheat Day, Here Are 10 Of The Gold Coast’s Tastiest Acai Bowls

Okay, we admit it. We have sort of become acai snobs. It’s always a risk trying a new place, do they have good granola? Do they put a…

Things To Do
Step Up Your Picnic Game At This Avocado Orchard And Cactus Garden

Grab your basket, Tropical Fruit World in the Tweed Valley has opened its avocado orchid and cactus garden for picnics. And you…

Food & Drink
The Milkman’s Daughter
Mermaid Beach, QLD

Here at The Urban List we’re absolute suckers for a gorgeous interior. So from…

Restaurants
The Kitchens
Robina, QLD

An evolution on the typical shopping centre food court experience, The…

Cafes
Double Barrel Kitchen
Mermaid Waters, QLD

If you’re on the hunt for some of the best breakfasts on the Gold Coast we…

Food & Drink
5 Easy Ways To Help Your Local Café To Thrive And Not Just Survive

It goes without saying, the food and beverage industry has been through the wringer in 2020, and while it may seem like we’ve come out…

Food & Drink
Score A Year’s Worth Of Doughnuts At This Brand New Gold Coast Opening

Get your sweet tooth ready because a Krispy Kreme concept store is opening on the Gold Coast this week and will be dishing up mountains of…

Local Escapes
8 Ways To Eat Local At Home And Support Queensland Businesses That Need Our Help

If you—like us—have been missing the natural splendour and delightful eats of our surrounding regions since lockdown began, then…

Cafes
Pasture & Co.
Currumbin Valley, QLD

Part of the Ground Currumbin collective in the Currumbin Valley Ecovillage,…

Cafes
Skull & Bones Espresso
Mermaid Beach, QLD

Tucked along the busy Gold Coast Highway in Mermaid Beach, you’d be forgiven…

Cafes
First Fruits Specialty Coffee | Labrador
Labrador , QLD

These guys are legends among the northern coffee-lovin’ crowd, with their…

Local Escapes
Fill Up The Tank, Here’s 8 Of The Best Day Trips To Take From The Gold Coast

It’s easy to get settled in the nest of the Gold Coast. With great places to eat and drink, bountiful nature to get amongst, and a…

News
Hit The Road, Restrictions Have Just Eased And You Can Now Travel Anywhere In Queensland

In the most exciting news of the weekend, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has just announced that travel within Queensland will be allowed…

Food & Drink
Eat Your Way Through This Drool-Worthy List Of The Gold Coast’s Top Takeaway Dishes

We get it. Sometimes standing over the frying pan attempting to whip up some masterful creation at the end of the day can feel like a…

Cafes
All-Time Coffee
Mermaid Beach, QLD

Their Instagram posts of adorable French bulldogs and pugs (All-Time Coffee are pooch…

Cafes
GrowCa
Bonogin, QLD

Twenty-five minutes drive inland from Burleigh Heads, near the Bonogin Valley…

Cafes
Cabukee
Cararra, QLD

Emerald Lakes is a mini city within a city that oozes European charm and at the…

Planet
Save The Planet With Takeaway From The Gold Coast’s Best Vegan Restaurants And Cafes

With more than 10 million Australians opting to go meat-free at least once a week, it’s no wonder the days when you had to quickly…

Local Escapes
5 Tiny Tweed Towns You’ll Want To Visit When The Border Re-Opens

We all need to escape the city sometimes (even just for the day) and bask in some small town hospitality to rejuvenate the soul.  But…

Things To Do
Choose Your Flavour, You Can Now Get DIY Bubble Tea Kits Delivered

For us, one of the biggest knockbacks of coronavirus restrictions was not being able to get to our favourite bubble tea vendors. For too…

Cafes
Daymaker Espresso
Miami, QLD

Daymaker Espresso is a welcoming cafe on Miami’s high traffic Pacific Avenue.…

Cafes
Tucker
Casuarina, NSW

With the owners of Blackboard Coffee Roasters backing the cafe component of The…

Cafes
Griffith St Larder
Coolangatta, QLD

Whether you’re on the run or have time to sit and relax, Griffith St Larder has…