I love cafés. Not only because I am a sucker for a good almond flat white, but also because I love the atmosphere, the people that rush in and out, the smell of coffee and freshly prepared food, the background music.
There really is a lot to like about cafés. They inspire me. They mix up my daily routine. They let me stay productive and in most cases, they let me be more social, which really becomes a thing when you are working from home and in your own four walls so much.
Since I’ve been housesitting on the Gold Coast, I had the chance to stalk quite a few cafés. Here are my favourites I will surely return to over and over again.
One of the first cafés I discovered on the Gold Coast. Blendlove’s menu is heavily into health food and offers raw, vegan, gluten and sugar-free options. So if you are into plant-based food, this is your café to go to.
They have wifi, but no power plugs, so come fully charged! The café itself is very open and airy with some cute little corners to sit down and get productive.
There are also some delicious raw cakes and desserts to try and opening hours are until 3pm which is good to get some stuff done.
Another health food café right on the shores of Nobby Beach. Their menu is mainly green and plant-based as well as free from refined sugar and other artificial ingredients.
Their extensive menu will not let you go hungry, no matter if you stop in for brekkie or lunch. The wifi is working mostly fine, there are a handful of power plugs, just gotta find a spot close to them and you’ll be all set.
If you are in need of a break, consider joining one of their yoga classes, as they are held right above the café. Afterwards, take a stroll along the beach with a view back to the Surfers Paradise Skyline. So pretty!
This café is almost like a coworking space, since it has a large space with fast wifi set in a former warehouse. Great coffee, acai bowls, smoothies plus some very comfy couches and you could be pretty happy to spend the day here working away.
If you look them up, you’ll actually find that they have two locations on the Gold Coast, one in Miami which is right at the North Burleigh Surf Club which is more for takeaway coffee out of a window and the coworking space like café on Currumbin Creek Road.
Canvas is such a cute little café, which also houses a homewares and book store, so you can imagine the interior is beautiful and inspiring. They have a pantry of fresh pastries, bagels and sourdough sandwiches as well as good coffee and you can either sit outside the café and watch the world go by or sit right inside by the window. There is a lovely big table further at the back which has power plugs right underneath and their wifi works as well.
If you need a break from working, go browse through the collection of books, designer homewares and furnishings that remind me a lot about Bali and the tropics. Best of all, the café is open until 5, even during the week, whereas other places on the Coast tend to shut a lot earlier.
Cute interior, a large outside area out the back and lots of rocket and halloumi on their rustic homestyle menu – just how I like it. Add free wifi to it and you will be sweet for a while. Best of all, from the outside it looks inconspicuous, so be prepared to stumble into a hidden gem mostly only the locals know about.
And omg, they have Shakshuka eggs on their menu, an all time favourite of mine!