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

Been here several time, great consistent coffee that is roasted in house. Take my hat of the the owners who are running a great establishment. I here they have just opened a 2nd store in Labrador.

Nice coffee, but for me a great coffee is one where you enjoy every sip to the last drop. The first three sips... Great... But after that, it is just nice coffee. Always get super friendly service here and the coffee is good, but there are better on the coast.

Best cafe Raw Espresso in gold-coast for 2016

Nice coffee, extracted well & not burnt! Live muso. Arcade setting. A little breezy today but would be ideal on a nicer day.

Coffee was awesome, Avo fetta crush was on point, loved that I could have my dog here and they have a menu for them also. This cafe is well worth a visit.

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

Great find! Recommend seeking this little gem out if you’re this end of the coast and stuck for a good drop. Winner winner!

Single O coffee - best brew of my holiday. Would say it’s probably going to be the best in the area.

Best cafe Papercup Coffee in gold-coast for 2016

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

Coffee was bland and had a funny aftertaste to it. Definitely not what I expected out of a highly rated coffee shop.

The coffee is outstanding and the cafe is cosy and modern. The location is a little unfortunate, just next to a petrol station, but it's definitely worth stopping here for the coffee.

Very nice coffee with good flavour and milk consistency. Food service was a bit slow and over priced ( we had the Loaded Avo) but tasty.

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

Absolutely unreal coffee! I get a small double cap and it did not disappoint. Came out super quick, perfect temp and the consistency of the milk was so creamy. The coffee beans appear to be their own brand and is a nice smooth blend making it a nice flavour I could keep drinking all day. I also got a vegan donut (I’m not vegan) and it was so tasty, the dough was fluffy and I couldn’t even tell it was vegan, well done guys thank you!


Blackboard Coffee

Varsity Lakes

Best cafe Blackboard Coffee in gold-coast for 2016

These people understand coffee!!...enough said.

It is extremely rare that I would rate a coffee so highly, however it is well deserved the flavour of the coffee in the single origin doppio ristretto was perfect. Extremely smooth and no after taste. Service was fast and friendly, making the experience great. Keep up the good work!

Finally get a great coffee from BB. Been here about six times and had nice coffee here every time, but I finally get one that is worth singing about. Not sure if I am a fan of the refurb. Needs plants, and better acoustics and if they then keep selling coffee like I got today, then they would be in the top two coffee shops on the gc. This was as good as the coffee I get every time at good day coffee in tugan, which I see as the best coffee shop, hands down, because of the consistently great coffee you get there. Well done BB. Loved this coffee to the last sip.


Lot 1

Surfers Paradise

Best cafe Lot 1 in gold-coast for 2016

Great coffee! Hard to do much with the atmosphere as the boozer is across the road but great coffee and service good work

Beans are Forza blend from Veniziano. Coffee was well made.

Dropped in to this little cafe during our exploring this morning and were pleasantly satisfied with the coffee and bite to eat. A bit cramped though with the number of people there and the rushing, stressed staff. Good for a take away in future.

Best cafe Daark Espresso in gold-coast for 2016

Wonderful, made extra effort to get cream on my decaf long black

Amazing coffee. One of the best I have had on the coast with great service to back it up.


Elk Espresso


Best cafe Elk Espresso in gold-coast for 2016

Warning - this place has moved to the oasis shopping centre. Gorgeous beach front location. Coffee brewed to perfection. Will be back

The Elk Espresso is located at the beach end of the Oasis Shopping Complex and we arrived Judy before 3pm which was fortunate as we were able to order food before the kitchen closed at 3. Piccolos were ordered immediately and were served quite quickly. They had been prepared well in excess of 65 degrees but were still quite pleasant to drink once they cooled down a bit. Food was ok but nothing special. Service was quick and efficient.

Nice long black with cream, but the large could be a little larger :)

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

Beaitiful Ethiopian single origin. Lemon citrus notes were refreshing. Staff knew their beans for both white and black. Highly recommended!!!

The previous reviews were spot on. Excellent coffee although the barista filled our piccolos with milk almost to the brim resulting in minuscule froth and difficult first couple of sips. Notwithstanding this, coffees were still strong and tasted good and no negative aftertaste. The place was buzzing and service was excellent.

Best cafe Paradox Coffee Roasters in gold-coast for 2016

Great coffee and food. Definitely one of the best in Surfers.

Amazing coffee which is roasted on premises. Super friendly and helpful staff who pointed us in the direction of the children’s play area so our toddler could amuse himself. Highly recommend visiting for both an amazing coffee and somewhere the kids can play without annoying everyone.


Canteen Coffee

Burleigh Heads

Best cafe Canteen Coffee in gold-coast for 2016

Really disappointed this time around. Been here at least 20 times, but been a while. The avo on toast was terrible and the coffee was almost a hot chocolate. The chocolate flavours were just way too overpowering and couldn't taste the coffee. Service was good.

Great food options. All day breaky and lunch. Gluten free choices. Great coffee nice flavour and well made.


No Name Lane


Best cafe No Name Lane in gold-coast for 2016

Coffee was terrible. Only went here as everywhere else was closed. Black sheep is a good bean, but this was done badly. The girl was so busy and rushing. I could barely taste the coffee in the flavour. Service was better than the last time I went here. Good atmosphere.

Great coffee as always, service has gone backwards since the expansion unfortunetly

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