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

Great, lighter roasted coffee. Bought a kg of whole beans for home and loved every shot. I live in Brisbane but will be back! Hard to find but worth looking for if you are on the GC.

Easily best coffee in the suburb and one of the best on the Gold Coast. Quality is consistently high and service is great!

Great service and the coffee was very nice. Couldn't fault them on the food or service. Only a small cafe, and a little hard to find but a hidden gem! Well worth going to.

Best cafe Raw Espresso in gold-coast for 2016

Sooo good, if in Southport or surrounding burb its a must. Cold drip, pour over, magic, fresh menu n healthy juice bar, 5-6 different acai bowls. True gem 👍🏽

Best cafe Journeymen Coffee Roasters  in gold-coast for 2016

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

Couldn’t fault anything. Has my top three boxes checked for a good coffee experience: 1. Black and milky coffees done well ✔️ 2. Nice set up and aesthetics ✔️ 3. Friendly banter ✔️ No wonder it’s consistently rated as one of the best on the coast. Had a one-one: espresso on Ethiopia- delicious fruity aroma as expected, rum and raisin and caramel notes. Lower acidity than I expected which was a pleasant surprise. Amazing espresso that warrants sipping slowly like a good whiskey. Flat white up next: 6oz cup a perfect choice as it still packed a kick after an espresso. Delicious texture and lovely sweetness. Definitely more of a modern style of coffee blend, I dig it. This place is a must-visit if you’re on the coast.

Great coffee on the Gold Coast. Small hole in the whole style. Decent food too!

Best cafe Papercup Coffee in gold-coast for 2016

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

What a find!!!! The location didn't fill me with hope, but as soon as I stepped in, I knew I was in with a chance. Great coffee; all the ingredients were well treated by friendly staff and I walked away happy that I had found them!! Cannot wait for another!

Very fast service, friendly staff, good coffee, great atmosphere, dog friendly

Don’t let the location fool you, busy little shop with easy food options and excellent fast service. The coffee is consistently good and did I mention, fast.

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

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.

Great vibe, music etc and plenty of patrons. Ordered banana bread and a large flat white. BB was really good, the flat white was lucky to be 40deg. A shame, as the flavor was awesome. Slightly acidic on the tongue, unique. I complained and they promptly made a second which was perfect temp and beautifully stretched milk. The attitude when I complained was exemplary. Not a problem at all. All in all a good experience

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


Lot 1

Surfers Paradise

Best cafe Lot 1 in gold-coast for 2016

Really good place and wonderful coffee. So glad I came good food too.

Perfect flat white every day. Food is delicious and very reasonably priced. One street back from Cavill so very central. Great service and atmosphere.

Best cafe Daark Espresso in gold-coast for 2016

Great coffee. Nice music, ambience and friendly staff. Will take my bike here any day 😁

Coffee is a straight up 10. Great baristas and service! Cool shop, look forward to coming back!

Best place to visit with the best coffee on the Gold Coast!! Staff are highly trained always serve the perfect coffee, service and food is also top notch Couldn’t recommend a better place to visit for a coffee and breakfast.

Best cafe ESPL in gold-coast for 2016

The coffee is consistently strong on flavour. Enjoy the flat white. The best coffee within the Cavill vicinity.


Elk Espresso


Best cafe Elk Espresso in gold-coast for 2016

Super single origin coffee and awesome brekky options. What more can one ask for? Get there now!

I go out of my way to coffee and breaky here. Non standard fare food options that can sooth a delicate soul after a strenuous night of over indulging. The coffee is like angels riding unicorns down a rainbow. Great strong flavours.

Really nailed it on the head with the balance of good food and great coffee. I am happy to drive up from Brisbane to have a great weekend breakie

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

Wonderful coffee and great, friendly service - I only wish the opening hours were a little longer!

Amazing little place in Coolongatta, for those of us in Melbourne who think we have the best coffee in Australia, forget it. The Black Sheep is nothing short of spectacular, their coffee was consistent over the week I was there. Come to Melbourne please.

Best coffee in town. Our favorite coffee spot when we holiday at Kirra. Yummy food options and gluten free choices.

Best cafe Base Espresso in gold-coast for 2016

Nice vibrant flavour and consistent. Good Broadbeach option.

purple haze espressos. treat yourself! base is always consistent and ahead of the curve with their coffee

Best cafe Paradox Coffee Roasters in gold-coast for 2016

Very good coffee, table service was attentive and informative, describing single origin sources and flavour profile. Selections matched and presented well with good crema. Nice balance of acidity with either citrus or chocolate highlights and no bitterness. Temperature was perfect, no extremes and good to the end - always a good sign. Best on offer at Surfers at time of testing.

Beautiful house blend, great food and service as well! Will be back.

My go-to coffee spot in Surfers. Roasted on site, what more could you ask? Always interesting blends and single O coffees to try.


Canteen Coffee

Burleigh Heads

Best cafe Canteen Coffee in gold-coast for 2016

A very cool coffee shop. Theatre seats outside a nice touch. Ordered a double cap and it was delicious. Dark and "oily", very Aussie and very Italian. Service was friendly and efficient.

My favourite coffee shop... Friendly staff. Nice atmosphere. Great coffee. Every time!

Great coffee from a hipster bunch of friendly staff. Nice relaxed atmosphere


No Name Lane


Best cafe No Name Lane in gold-coast for 2016

Good coffee but consistently warm, maybe trying to push out too many orders? make sure you request it hot.

Best coffee in Broadbeach, and always the right temperature for greatest flavour. Coffee is not meant to be HOT.

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