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.

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

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

Had a flat white here the other day and have to say it wasn't that great. Yes, it was good, but since my first visit, every subsequent visit to Percy's Corner has been less and less spectacular. It is one of a very few coffee shops that I rely on to get a great coffee, and lately, I've only experienced nice coffees...not great.

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.

Always good coffee!! Pick yourself up some flowers while you're getting your morning brew :)

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

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

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

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.

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


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

Here with a few Sydney friends — this place takes the cake. I don’t think the service could get any better. Coffee is great. Food is great. Don’t look anywhere else. Vibe.

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


Elk Espresso


Best cafe Elk Espresso in gold-coast for 2016

Wow!! What a wonderful experience. The staff- cheerful, friendly and welcoming. The venue, bright and sunny but with softly shady spots for those less inclined to the morning sunshine and warmth. The service was prompt and professional. The coffee was full of flavour- dark, sweet caramelised natural sugars with hints of hazelnut and citrus from a group of friendly, cheerful baristas.

Fantastic food. Awesome service and great tasting coffee.

Bloody perfect almond milk double shot flat white!!!! Amazing!!! Highly recommend this place

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 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.

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


Canteen Coffee

Burleigh Heads

Best cafe Canteen Coffee in gold-coast for 2016

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

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

The coffee was great, the wait staff not so much. Learn to read your customers please, interrupting conversation to ask them to pay when the cafe is only half full is a little rude...

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.

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