It’s exciting to visit new places and try new things. However, you may require some downtime to fully absorb all of the unique experiences you encounter while travelling. Why not sit down and enjoy a lovely cup of coffee, a delectable dessert, or a High Tea session?

There are numerous coffee, dessert, and tea establishments on the Gold Coast, such as:

Daark Espresso Bar

Daark Espresso Bar is in Southport. The establishment is well-known for its excellent coffee, food, and service, making it a local favourite. The espresso bar is teeming with coffee enthusiasts seven days a week. So, if you’re visiting the Gold Coast, stop by for a warm cup of Supreme Roasters coffee or a refreshing iced cold coffee.

Daark also serves delectable food such as spiced apple porridge, spanner crab eggs Benedict, slow-cooked lamb salad, and more. The espresso bar is open seven days a week for dine-in and takeaway speciality coffee, as well as all-day breakfast and lunch. Cafe hours are from 5 AM to 3 PM, while kitchen hours are from 5 AM to 2:30 PM.

Sens Coffee Co. 

Sens Coffee Co. will awaken your senses. The coffee shop serves a breakfast and lunch menu that pairs perfectly with their expertly brewed specialty coffee.

At Sens Coffee Co., you can ensure that their baristas only use specialty-grade coffee beans. Their coffee beans were hand-picked when perfectly ripe cherries, preserving their natural characteristics. Sens Coffee Co. offers a variety of single origins and their flagship Superior Blend, served by their professionally trained team.

Sens Coffee Company is open seven days a week. Their friendly and professional staff is ready to serve you the perfect combination of coffee and food, whether you are dining in, taking it away, or having it catered.

Max Brenner 

Max Brenner, a 100 percent Australian-owned, family-run business, opened its first Chocolate Bar in 2000. They currently have 25 Chocolate bars across the country, with a 26th store opening soon in Northlands.

Max Brenner is constantly evolving to bring only the best of their creations. So, if you’re on the Gold Coast, don’t pass up the opportunity to visit them at Australia Fair Shopping Centre and treat your taste buds. Tutti Frutti Waffle, Crepes, and Chocolate Souffle Strawberry Chocolate Dip are some of their sweet icons. Alternatively, share their Ultimate Chocolate Fondue, Sharing Platter, Chocolate Fondue for Two, or Mini Choc-Hazelnut Scrolls. Sundaes, decadent pizzas, hot chocolates, Icy Choctails, milkshakes, coffee, and tea are also available.

Greendays Restaurant and Bar

There is a hidden oasis behind the intersection of Bundall and Ashmore Roads. When you walk into Greendays’ lush gardens, see the flowing water, and hear the soothing music, you will forget about the outside world. The restaurant and bar is a beautiful place to enjoy a cup of coffee, a long lunch, or high tea.

Yes, Greendays is known for its High Tea and High Cheese. Yes, they are Gold Coast’s only place with High Cheese.

Along with your hot beverage, you will enjoy:

  • scones with Grainge jam and fresh cream
  • citrus vanilla panna cotta with raspberry coulis
  • house-made macaroons
  • raspberry chocolate cheesecake
  • poached chicken & pistachio finger sandwich
  • pumpkin & pine nut arancini with aioli
  • pork & fennel sausage roll
  • aged cheddar & chive mini muffin

On the other hand, the High Cheese includes four sweet and four savoury items and a glass of wine or champagne. A minimum of 6 guests is required for this booking, which is available at any time with 24 hours notice.

Greendays also can accommodate large groups and host events. Their pavilion buildings have the ideal green backdrop, candles, and fairy lights, creating a picturesque and ambient atmosphere for any occasion. Greendays serves breakfast and lunch seven days a week and dinner on Thursday nights.

Bumbles Cafe 

Bumbles is the Gold Coast café that residents visit religiously every morning. They walk into the cafe, grab the morning paper, nod to the barista, signalling “the usual,” and take their favourite seat among the other regulars. It is also where locals meet with their friends on weekends or catch up while enjoying a lovely breakfast.

The cafe is still progressing and appeals to people’s taste buds. Bumbles Cafe has evolved from a convenience store to a cafe, with indoor air conditioning seating for 60 guests and alfresco river-view tables for 40 more. So be sure to stop by and see what the locals love about the place.

You can enjoy a delicious Bumbles breakfast, which begins at 6:30 AM. All breakfasts are served with delicious Panya sourdough bread, Australian butter, Bumbles own honey, grange jams from Benowa, or jams made right here at Bumbles. Or, enjoy a delightful lunch available from 11: 20 AM to 2:30 PM.

But if you want to take it easy and enjoy Bumbles Cafe a little more, try a High Tea. There are three varieties of High Tea at the cafe. Devonshire Tea includes your choice of tea or coffee, as well as two scones with cream and jam. Afternoon Tea includes your choice of tea or coffee, as well as assorted tea sandwiches and two scones with cream and jam. Finally, High Tea includes your selection of tea or coffee, as well as delectable pastries and cakes, scones with cream and jam, and assorted tea sandwiches.

Are you ready to enjoy a delicious dessert, a cup of coffee, or a High Tea session? Then make a note of it in your travel itinerary. And to make things easier for you, why not book a Southport accommodation Gold Coast?

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