Cafe & Restaurant Reviews

Substance Espresso – Finding the Best Coffee

Substance Espresso – Finding the Best Coffee

SUBSTANCE ESPRESSO Substance is my little haven in a very busy world. I'm always greeted with, Hi Liz, which usual is it today? The reason for this is that I alternate between, their V60 pour over filtered coffee $5, a piccolo $3.50 or a small latte extra shot $4.00....

Montville – The Long Apron

Montville – The Long Apron

This is the 3rd and last post in a little trip I have been taking with you around the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.  Montville - The Spotted Chook Ferme Auberge AND The Sunshine Coast Hinterland - What to Do Were the other blogs if you would like to catch up. Normally...

Sunshine Coast Hinterland – What to do

Sunshine Coast Hinterland – What to do

Last week I showed you around a little B&B called "The Spotted Chook" in Montville on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. We often like to get away in winter, somewhere there is a fire and last year we stayed at Maleny Luxury Cottages, These self contained cabins are...

Montville – The Spotted Chook Ferme Auberge

Montville – The Spotted Chook Ferme Auberge

The Spotted Chook Ferme Auberge is a stunning french style B&B situated on 176 Western Avenue, Montville, Queensland and is wonderfully hosted by Leroy and Jane. You arrive and Leroy gives you a little tour of the place to tell you where everything is, and show...

Cafe Tahbella – Oxenford

Cafe Tahbella – Oxenford

I have to be truthful dear reader, I nearly didn't go into this cafe, when I arrived I was going to text the girls and say lets just go to Terrarium.... as it really doesn't look much from the outside. But as they say, you can't judge a book by its cover. When you...

Finding the Best Coffee – Black Sheep Bistro – Ormeau

Finding the Best Coffee – Black Sheep Bistro – Ormeau

  Our coffee journey around the wonderful north end of the Gold Coast is just ramping up.... Black Sheep Bistro is a sort of Take two... We went to this cafe in Oxenford a couple of months ago on a terrible blistery overcast day... so after (she who will not be...

Finding The Best Coffee – Cadence Cafe – Nerang

Finding The Best Coffee – Cadence Cafe – Nerang

Coffee and where to drink it in, Cadence Cafe Nerang - Gold Coast.  So you know it is going to be a good day when you arrive at your point of destination and someone you don't know comes up to you and says, "love, do you realise that your shirt is inside out" Well...

The Spirit House – Restaurant

The Spirit House – Restaurant

  It has taken a long time for me to post this blog and the one tomorrow as not long after this mum was diagnosed with cancer then passed away 4 months later. If you re interested in reading about it, it was my first Monday Musing to relaunch my blog. Mum and I...

Finding the Best Coffee – Treehouse Cafe

Finding the Best Coffee – Treehouse Cafe

You know it is always a bit of a worry when your favourite local coffee shop changes hand. You walk in and there are new people, some new staff, but they tend to keep a few of the older ones around just for a while, at least to keep the customers comfortable, AND,...

Finding the Best Coffee – Le Vintage Boutique – Nerang

Finding the Best Coffee – Le Vintage Boutique – Nerang

Continuing our "Other end of the Gold Coast" theme. We have found a little gem here at the South End of the Coast. You will find this cute cafe at 2 Goodman Close Highland Park. Have a look at their Website HERE and their Facebook Page. They serve Merlo Coffee. Now...

Finding The Best Coffee – Terrarium – Maudsland

Finding The Best Coffee – Terrarium – Maudsland

The Top Ten Team have decided that we would like to explore the Northern End of the Gold Coast as our Southern End friends seem to have all the great coffee shops, but as my mate Bob Dylan says "the times they are a changin'." So the next few post are going to be from...

Finding the Best Coffee – Burleigh Social – Burleigh

Finding the Best Coffee – Burleigh Social – Burleigh

Burleigh Social is a funky coffee shop in located at Number 2 Hibiscus St, Burleigh, literally just up the Road from another great cafe, Paddock. The owners have done a fantastic job of setting it up with great surroundings and really wonderful places to sit....

Finding the Best Coffee – Bam Bam Bakehouse – Mermaid Beach

Finding the Best Coffee – Bam Bam Bakehouse – Mermaid Beach

The Top Ten Team is back! AND what a comeback it is. I have to confess, I am sitting here at Bam Bam Bakehouse drinking a coffee waiting for the rest of the girls to arrive, but I could already write the review as I have been here... ummm.... 4 times already, just not...

Finding the Best Coffee – The French Lantern #22

Finding the Best Coffee – The French Lantern #22

The French Lantern appears to just be like any other Gold Coast Cafe. A few seat and umbrellas out the front trying to lure people in for the Merlo coffee, but wait there is more. I have to say that when I drove up and saw the sign for Merlo Coffee I was bitterly...

Finding the Best Coffee – Paradox Roasters #21

Finding the Best Coffee – Paradox Roasters #21

At the old Surfers Paradise bus depot a transformation has happened. It has been turned into a hip and happening place. Who would have thought? Right next to Bruce Bishop Car park and opposite the entrance of Melba's (oh the memories that I don't have time or am too...

Finding the Best Coffee – Roost@53 #20

Finding the Best Coffee – Roost@53 #20

Roost@53 is a little gem tucked away on 53 Johnston St in Southport. If you didn't know it was there, you would miss it! Check out their website HERE for all their information. Well This cafe, was one we had being going to for a couple of weeks, but never managed to...

Finding the Best Coffee – Quay St Cafe – Sanctuary Cove

Finding the Best Coffee – Quay St Cafe – Sanctuary Cove

Quay St Cafe is locate on Quay St in the Sanctuary Cove shopping district. They are open 6:30am – 3:30pm everyday.  It has a nice atmosphere and depending on where you sit, a lovely view of the water. We had the lovely Sophia join the Top Ten Team this day. a couple...

Finding the Best Coffee – Percy’s – Southport

Finding the Best Coffee – Percy’s – Southport

Percy's Corner is situated in the Gold Coast's Original Ambulance Station at 45 Nerang Street Southport. It has a wonderful history attached to the building and on their website they have a little blurb about this history. You can read all about it HERE. As usual the...

Finding the Best Coffee – Eat + – Helensvale

Finding the Best Coffee – Eat + – Helensvale

What feels like a life time ago, Tan, Sim and Myself decided to try out some coffee shops on the Top Ten Coffee list as voted by Gold Coast residence. So the Top Ten Team was born... What started out as a great way to find some good coffee has turned into a regular...

Finding the Best Coffee – Canvas – Nobby’s Beach

Finding the Best Coffee – Canvas – Nobby’s Beach

Canvas, what a great little cafe... I just wish it was closer to the northern end of the Gold Coast! It is just off the  7/2221 Gold Coast Highway... You can park in Lavarack St for free as the entrance is on that street. When you walk in you will be greeted by one of...

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