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

Beautiful rich delicious coffee. And lovely people, knowledgeable about their product and where it comes from. Highly recommend the Avo on toast too. 😜

little hole in the wall type cafe, super good coffee, very friendly staff, perfect for secret meetings!

Best cafe Raw Espresso in gold-coast for 2016

Good coffee. Fantastic service. Great place for the kids.

They have an extensive range of different coffee on offer in various styles. All incredibly tasty, just gotta ask em what you want! 😋 Service is top notch with a smile and they go out of their way to make your day! With the new additions of couches, blankets and fires for winter and the new vibes they are creating Raw is really taking it to the next level!!

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

Heart-breakingly this 'best coffee on the gold coast' place has closed down. 😢

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

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

Love love love it Great coffee friendly service Close to the city good atmosphere with old heritage history #Perfect

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.

Best cafe Papercup Coffee in gold-coast for 2016

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

Love this place, great coffee and excellent service. Fan of the Acai also!

I was a little unsure about this cafe at first because it's on a corner of a busy road and shares the area with a service station however, I was pleasantly surprised. Coffee was excellent. Service excellent and food looked delicious. I had an espresso and would definitely go back.

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

Beanhunter does it again! A little gem hidden amongst the tourist traps. Very nice and strong latte!

Now this has the best coffee in Surfers. Friendly staff, nice food and good consistent coffee. Many thanks

Nice coffee, cure place, would order the coffee a bit stronger though

Best cafe Daark Espresso in gold-coast for 2016

Coffee was awesome as always but the Cajun chicken Caesar salad was the best damned salad I'd ever had Yummo! Daark is the business. I've been going there since the beginning and still continue to do whenever I can. Do yourself a favour and check them out.

Perfect coffee- great service- beautiful food - very imaginative menu- we'll be back !!!

Superb coffee. Very busy. Nice atmosphere but the table service feels a bit formal when all you want is takeaway coffee

Best cafe ESPL in gold-coast for 2016

Didn't know what kind of beans but was a good double shot with no bitter dyer taste. Hardly knew it was a double shot. Good service

We were regulars of this cafe when in had Blackboards beans which was great. We stopped going when it changed to Campos as the coffee tasted like garbage water. We thought it would be good to give it another chance with its recent change of bean and facelift. We were greeted by a friendly face a few weeks ago (AJ) and the coffee was great. We went back a week later and was served by someone different, we ordered the same thing but this time had to wait an unacceptable amount of time and the end product was poor. An Almond Latte that was undrinkable and we threw out and a long black that was below average (how do you manage to get a long black wrong?). We gave it another shot on Saturday and was disappointed again, staff who looked miserable, long wait on coffee order and uncleared rubbish covering every table. Sorry we won't be returning.

Used to be my favourite place when they served Blackboard. Since the recent change of ownership everything has gone downhill and I'll probably never go back.


Elk Espresso


Best cafe Elk Espresso in gold-coast for 2016

Excellent food, as well as great coffee.

Great food, great coffee and excellent service. Will definitely be back.

What a great coffee destination for Broadbeach. Single origin - great coffee! Fun vibes! Good food as a bonus Well done team Elk

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

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

Best coffee in Coolangatta and very good service Weird cup sizes though

Coffee was great, serving Toby's Estate. I chose to have a Mocha in the GIANT BOWL SIZE (sorry felt it needed capitals to do it justice). This café is tucked away but surely not able to be missed. Just look for the black sheep out the front. This is a must try for anyone who is looking for good coffee around Coolangatta! Btw this place is open at 5am which is good for all the early risers!

Best cafe Base Espresso in gold-coast for 2016

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!

Nice vibrant flavour and consistent. Good Broadbeach option.

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

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.

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.


No Name Lane


Best cafe No Name Lane in gold-coast for 2016

Consistently good coffee and service. My go to on the coast.