Best Coffee in Gold Coast

The 7 Best Coffee Shops On The Gold Coast

Craving the best coffee on the Gold Coast? You’ve come to the right place.

Australia’s coffee scene is known to be pretty much the best in the world – home to the flat white, trendy cafes and micro roasters. So, it’s no surprise that Gold Coast coffee is a standard all on its own.

The attention to detail found in most of the region’s coffee shops and their championing of independent roasters makes it a coffee-lover’s dream. We’ve got the best caffeine spots in Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach and beyond…

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1. Paradox Coffee Roasters – Surfers Paradise 

Paradox Coffee Roasters stocks a range of specialised coffees from single origins to signature blends, showcasing key coffee growing regions from around the world. They’re really raising the bar when it comes to quality coffee, while their flagship cafe is a chilled out place to just sip and savour it.

coffee Gold Coast

2. Daark Espresso – Labrador

You’ll find this boujie specialty coffee store in Chirn Park, the trendiest little spot on the northern Gold Coast. Daark Espresso have been slinging out great coffees since 2013, with signature blends and single origins available.

Order their Iced Coffee for a summer treat: a doppio espresso with milk over ice, topped with vanilla bean ice cream.

Daark Espresso coffee in Gold Coast

3. Good Day Coffee – Tugun

Good Day Coffee is the ideal morning pit-stop along the Gold Coast for a cup of their rich brews and tasty treats. The cookies are highly addictive, but too good not to order, while the ultimate coffee accompaniment is their banana bread with espresso butter.

Good Day Coffee in Gold Coast

4. No Name Lane – Broadbeach

Can’t decide whether you need a coffee or a cocktail? No Name Lane will sort you out for both. By day, this laneway cafe serves up expert coffees from Aussie roasters: Black Sheep Coffee for their milk based coffee, and 3rd Crack Coffee Brokerage for their black coffee. 

Once darkness falls, the bar stays open for coffee-infused cocktails and other drinks.

No Name Lane coffee in Gold Coast

5. Little Mali – Coolangatta

This beautiful space in the heart of Rainbow Bay serves tasty brews from Byron Bay’s Bun Coffee and on-the-go eats. Our advice? Order an Iced Latte with CocoWhip soft serve (g’wan, you deserve it) and hightail it to the beach for a coffee with a view.

Little Mali cafe

6. Elk Espresso – Broadbeach

Head beachside of Broadbeach’s Oasis Shopping Centre to this Instagrammable coffee shop. Elk uses Single O beans plus feature roasters from around Australia in alternative brew methods, so you’ll be in paradise here.

Coffee is downright delicious, and the food options almost to pretty to eat.

Elk Espressoin cafe in Gold Coast

7. Skull & Bones Espresso – Mermaid Beach 

This place is a slightly smaller cafe right on the highway, but it’s worth the visit. Their impressive bagel menu, on-point design and droolworthy Toby’s Estate coffee hits all the right spots.

As if all that isn’t enough to convince you of its greatness? The coffee cups and skull ice cubes are seriously slick.

Skull & Bones Espresso cafe

Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-founder of Big 7 Travel, Sarah created the company through her passion for championing the world's best food and travel experiences. Before her career in digital media, where she previously held roles such as Editor of Food&Wine Ireland, Sarah worked in the hospitality industry in Dublin and New York.

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