Top Cafes of 2016 - Gold Coast

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

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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.

Had 3x latte takeaway here. All taste great. No wonder you do well with the online reviews. Definitely coming back for more coffees.

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

Visited here because of the reviews and the wasn’t disappointed. Beautifully smooth Latte and the Blueberry Bagel with Cream Cheese was delicious. Great atmosphere and excellent service. If I’m in the area again this will be my go to!

Best cafe Papercup Coffee in gold-coast for 2016

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

I’ve bean 😊 twice both times coffee and service were above average

Great coffee and food. I regularly use their app to order ahead

An amazing location for such an exquisite coffee shop, one of a kind vibe, feels like a second home, the staff are lovely and appreciate everyone that comes in, need coffee and close by? This is your place to go.

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

The coffee is always well made. This time was no exception. Small double shot flat white. I had some banana bread which hit the spot. Then I followed with short black. The table water is sparkling which is nice. The only down side of the experience was the volume of the back ground music. It was very in your face. That aside the coffee is of the best to be had on the Gold Coast

This place is currently selling the best coffee on the GC.They've really lifted their game. Been here a lot, and every time have not left without a great coffee. If you havent been here in the last 12 months, and you love good coffee, you need to go. Amazing coffee.


Lot 1

Surfers Paradise

Best cafe Lot 1 in gold-coast for 2016

Popped back today for my second Lot 1 experience. I was very happy with my magic yesterday. When I was in store today, I asked for a frequent sipper card and got double the stamps I was expecting. They had remembered me from yesterday. Great coffee and service. Will be back tomorrow and likely everyday while on holiday.

Nice coffee Come in when it was super busy but was still quick and the man making coffee was great

Solid coffee with nice presentation. Friendly and fast service. Tables a bit pokey for us with a child, pram and using a highchair.

Best cafe Daark Espresso in gold-coast for 2016

Coffee is their business. Staff were knowledgeable about the blends and keen to service us. Coffee was great.

Great coffee. Bossy service with bad attitude. Been there a few times always the same bad service. You are chased sway as of 2:30pm due to a silly closure st 3pm which in summer is ridiculous. We were 6 ppl all decided never again!


Elk Espresso


Best cafe Elk Espresso in gold-coast for 2016

Great service and coffee. Now our go to for a “magic” while on holiday in Broady.

Brilliant place, Killerbee coffee. Very busy, very noisy but popular for obvious reasons. Even if busy they will seat and serve you promptly. Def my fav coffee in Bbeach.

Visited a few times for coffees (espressi and flat whites) and overall just above average. Milk based a bit too hot on all occasions, and on one of the visits, the coffees tasted harsh and burnt. However, possibly one of the better coffee places in the local vicinity. Main coffee is the Killerbee blend from Single O, and they also served single origins (including from another roaster).

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

If you are stuck for a while at The airport- worth the trip. Great Double Ristretto Piccolo using their house blend.

Best cafe Base Espresso in gold-coast for 2016

A very popular venue for coffees and meals with both indoor and outdoor service areas. The espresso arrived quickly with intense darkness and crema and enjoyed the smooth, lush mouthfeel and light natural sweetness. Staff were friendly and considerate and service was prompt and efficient. The menu was largely up-scale Café fare but provided a good range of choice and excellent value ($3 espresso).

Best cafe Paradox Coffee Roasters in gold-coast for 2016

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.

Great cafe and best coffee we found on Gold Coast. Awesome food too.

Been here a few times. Sometimes you get great service, and sometimes you feel like a number. The coffee is good and the food is interesting. I had the smashed avo and liked it. Interesting addition of peas. Coffee is straight down the line with no amazing hits of citrus, that I would normally prefer. I could taste chocolate in my brew, which obviously kills the after-taste. So all in all, it is a good coffee. Didn't blow me away though.


Canteen Coffee

Burleigh Heads

Best cafe Canteen Coffee in gold-coast for 2016

Cool little place-lots of retro fit out. Coffee is different flavour but still good

We lovvvve Canteen and it's been our go-to when in Burleigh for many years... but has it changed hands?? Or something?? Real quiet morning, and our flats had 2+cms of foam, & when I asked for Single O there was none available... just a weird, different, poor quality and experience this morning from usually an excellent shop...


No Name Lane


Best cafe No Name Lane in gold-coast for 2016

I kept an open mind. High expectations but didn’t want to jinx it. My Double piccolo was perfect. Right colour, texture and taste. Cool atmosphere at 6:30am with plenty of dine in or take away options. Quick table service with pleasant staff. Really top spot.

Coffee was Luke warm and service even colder. Had been here a few years earlier while on holiday and had a completely different experience. We won’t be back.

Food was excellent, service was also at a very high standard.

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