Top Cafes of 2016 - Gold Coast - Tweed Heads

We’ve run the numbers! Here are the best cafes of 2016 in Gold Coast - Tweed Heads, voted by real coffee lovers.

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Best cafe First Fruits Coffee in gold-coast for 2016

Not the easiest location but what a find great coffee and a really lovely barista you would go here again and again. Really good roaster and tasty blend this will get busier and busier we will certainly spread the word

A really great surprise to find such a great tasting coffee in such an unusual location. The barista is really friendly and knowledgeable about all different facets involving coffee. The texture and taste of the coffee is outstanding. This is the best coffee shop I have tried on the Gold Coast without a doubt! Without the internet I would have never found this great place...thank you very much Beanhunter!

Best spot on the gc, lots of options, great coffee.. James does a perfect v60 and he's incredibly knowledgeable.. check them out!!

Best cafe Raw Espresso in gold-coast for 2016

Coffee tastes really great! Service a little slow but it is Sunday after all so that I accept. Recommend to people looking for a great barista made coffee by none other than the Barista Drifter!

Raw Espresso is Awesome!! Best coffee and great service.

Best cafe Journeymen Coffee Roasters  in gold-coast for 2016

Great coffee, great people, great roasters. Always a pleasure popping in for a batchy and spo

Great place quiet next door to a bicycle/triathlon shop . Bit hidden away from main road but love they have their own roasting place and looks very industrial looked cool . Coffee was a bit to acidic for me , almost smelled like strong tea almost . Different house blend of Columbia and another country . Coffee way good but not to my taste really . Enjoyed it and would go back . Lady's working were very friendly and this enjoyable as well .

Best cafe Percy's Corner in gold-coast for 2016

Good for coffee but not really an eating kind of place

Have been coming here awhile but only just made a beanhunter account so had to come give a review. Love coming here for an espresso and pour over, and the batch brew is great if you're in a rush. Always tasty

Always worth a visit when I'm in Southport. Coffee is superb and toasted sandwiches to die for.

Best cafe Papercup Coffee in gold-coast for 2016

Dog friendly coffee shop, fast friendly service, excellent coffee and convenient on the go food.

My new favourite coffee shop. Great coffee, food and service. Too much Nirvana in the playlist but I won't mark you down for that as they must be popular because lots of young people are wearing their shirts. Keep up the good work.

Awe inspiring coffee, services and bites! Serves the magnificent Black Board coffee bean.

Best cafe All-Time Coffee Co. in gold-coast for 2016

pull in and grab a quick coffee and donut on the GC highway, to easy

Coffee wasn’t great - I drink a small double shot latte and this cup was a bit weak, didn’t like their shot & wide 8oz cup. Cool decor, open early and confinement location. But don’t think the coffee deserves rating it has received.


Blackboard Coffee

Varsity Lakes

Best cafe Blackboard Coffee in gold-coast for 2016

Double shot flat white is to die for. None of the bitterness and all the best caramelly toastiness. On holiday and rode my bike for an hour from Surfers just to get this coffee. Also have a great roast for aeropress lovers. Please find a cafe in Surfers to serve your beans again!

Coffee was lovely here. Personally I thought the food was overpriced and there were no simple choices on the menu. In saying that, they had a waiting queue on a Saturday morning so they can afford to overcharge if people are willing to pay it. Nice atmosphere, service was a bit slow being a busy Saturday morning.

Blackboard has really lost in touch as of late. No one checked up on us or asked if we wanted another coffee, and our table was not cleared. We were keen for another coffee even though it was relatively average, but we are not going to chase around the staff for it. The experience was overall horrendous.


Lot 1

Surfers Paradise

Best cafe Lot 1 in gold-coast for 2016

The baristas were friendly enough. The decor was rather funky. Just got the coffee and it tastes quite good. This is a great discovery! Only went looking for another coffee shop when I found that my favourite Surfers Paradise haunt had changed its regular beans.

Came a couple of times while I was staying in surfers, will be piping in when ever on the coast.

Best cafe Daark Espresso in gold-coast for 2016

Great coffee and interesting men. Enjoyed Zucchini fritters

Awesome food and coffee. Free fizzy water. Impeccable service what is not to love

Coffee was absolutely great! Food was also delicious! Got Avo toast and tasted completely different to a regular one! Loved it!

Best cafe ESPL in gold-coast for 2016

What was once a great coffee shop is no more. New bean is undrinkable.

The fat lady is singing! Sometimes change is good but not this time. Good coffee is like fine wine! You changed the beans to Campos (not good).

Consistency is key! And this team is consistently good! Good Coffee, Good Service and some good treats.


Elk Espresso


Best cafe Elk Espresso in gold-coast for 2016

Decent place for breakfast if you're in the area. Food and service is very good. Their coffee, whilst at least not burnt, is a bit on the watery side.

Elk has delicious coffee, food and milkshakes. Although (understandably) crowded, the staff were friendly and efficient. We will definitely be returning.

Food was delicious, service was fast and very friendly. Coffee was great. Will certainly be back!

Best cafe The Black Sheep Espresso Baa in gold-coast for 2016

I had an excellent decaf flat white. Great service. Little cafe is on ground level opposite the beach. Look out for the black sheep!

first time here and a totally amazingly awesome

Great service, good and generous food and coffee that will get you going in the morning with numerous 'milk' options

Best cafe Base Espresso in gold-coast for 2016

Great food, friendly service, whilst the coffee was nice I did find it weak. Good spot

Great coffee in great location. A bit hard to find. It's in the Broadbeach Mall not near where the pin drops

Coming from a city of great coffee I didn't have high hopes for broad beach but found an absolute gem of a coffee shop! Seriously good coffee and wouldn't look out of place in Sydney or Melbourne Coffee to me had a dark rich chocolate flavour. Fantastic service and I'll be back in July with some friends!!! Special note to the barista who told me I'd be back before I'd even tried it! Great to know that there's people up here who understand their product and are confident with it!

Best cafe Paradox Coffee Roasters in gold-coast for 2016

Really enjoyed the flat white I had here - nice brew and well made. Service could have been a little smoother, but overall a nice experience.

Average espresso but batch filter was delicious. Beautiful setup and friendly staff

Beautiful food ! Simple but different flavours. It's obvious they think about their food combinations. Coffee was a great temp but needs more texture. Coffee is a bitter bean but still enjoyable.


Canteen Coffee

Burleigh Heads

Best cafe Canteen Coffee in gold-coast for 2016

Awesome place with plenty of atmosphere inside and outside. Great coffee and awesome looking cakes (didn't have the capacity to try them). Promise to be back next time - including capacity for some delicious cake...

Literally best coffee on the Gold Coast. Super consistent & amazing taste, aroma, temperature, presentation. Do your self a favour & go order a latte, it won't disappoint 🙌🏼☕️👌🏽👌🏽👌🏽

Terrific little spot tucked out of the way of the Main Street. Great coffee, service and food.


No Name Lane


Best cafe No Name Lane in gold-coast for 2016

Interior and outdoor seating available. Very central location in beautiful Broachbeach. I found the coffee was strong with a good kick to it- not my favourite blend, but not too bad. Love the branding and decor.

Massive fan. The whole experience was great today. Many thanks

Food was good . Macchiato was terribly bitter. Service reasonably friendly. With all the great reviews may have to give it another try when next at broadbeach although there are more pleasant settings elsewhere in broadbeach