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Espresso Moto

‘Moto’. Choose your meaning: ‘motorbike’, ‘motorcycle’, ‘motivated’, or ‘in motion’. In a way, the café is all of these. Espresso Moto was the brainchild of

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Breakfast
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Jack’s Coffee Roasters

When it comes to coffee worldwide, Australians demand the best. So, we’re pleased to see another specialty roaster pop up in our midst late in

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Feature articles
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Cooking with Fire

The lick of the flame, the coil of smoke… cooking with fire is elemental. In his book, Cooked, American author Michael Pollan wrote: “When we

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Behind the Plate
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Sustainable Seafood? Eat local

Seafood is a favourite food on the Australian diet, so it’s encouraging to see better labelling in retail outlets, easier access to information about seafood

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Burleigh Heads
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Belvedere Stonemill

The shores of Burleigh Heads are awash with masterchefs, our latest additions being husband and wife team Chef Fabio Rocco Ricciardo and his wife Federica

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Artspace
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Tamborine Mountain Distillery

There’s something about distilleries that reminds me of the saying ‘The stolen apple tastes the sweetest.’ Maybe it’s the hangover of a prohibition upbringing, or

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Behind the Plate
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Pumpkin Scones from Ida’s Kitchen

Pumpkin scones, made famous by Joh Bjelke-Petersen’s wife Flo, were once synonymous with Queensland country baking. Now, they are undergoing a resurgence at the hands

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Coffee & Tea
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Elia Greek Island Taverna

It’s fitting that the Gold Coast’s newest Greek restaurant, overlooking the sparkling Broadwater from Marina Mirage, should be called ‘Elia’. “The ‘elia’ or olive tree

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Degustation
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Pipit Restaurant

There was a huge ripple in the Northern Rivers dining scene when Ben Devlin left Halcyon House’s acclaimed Paper Daisy to open his own restaurant

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Behind The Plate

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  • Jack's Coffee Roasters lures us into spring sunshine with their clean fresh flavours. Bask in the sun's warmth, looking across water to Palazzo Versace as you enjoy a salmon and haloumi salad, pastrami Reuben bagel, cold-pressed juices or coffee with breakfast biscuit. It's a top spot to relax @jackscoffeeroasters @marinamirage #goldcoast
  • Red chicken curry $12 at Nahm Kitchen & Bar @theoasisbroadbeach - fresh, vibrant and just the right size for a lunch special, I feel warm from the inside out. Thai-riffic! @nahmkitchenandbar
  • Great coffee is one of the fundamentals of a successful cafe, but so are food and service. Using Allpress coffee and with Chef Rodney Anlezark (ex-Siguenos, Substance Espresso) in the kitchen, Espresso Moto's new menu is a cracker. Our favourites are Loaded Brekkie Quesadilla, Not Your Standard Melt - a posh Croque Monsieur, with roast potatoes and chimmichurri (yum!) and the most ramped up Avo Smash we've seen -You All Know Me AEP, where avo, edamame and peas are joined by beetroot hummus and chick pea bombs. These guys' menu is out of the park! @espressomoto
  • Thought for today... Eat well, my friends!
  • Fancy a light lunch while shopping? Then check out La Provence Cafe at @marinamirage for that special French touch. Crab sandwiches and crepes? We're in!
  • Post blood 'donation', opposite the hospital is Ida's Kitchen. Whoopee! Just what I need! Carrot cake and an awesome coffee @_idaskitchen
  • The evolution of a dessert - from the kitchen to the diner. How delicious the White Chocolate Creme Brulee is at Belvedere Stonemill in Burleigh! We're showing you dessert first! Main and entree to come. Review on website foodgoldcoast.com.au
  • Tamborine Mountain Distillery celebrated the launch of their new tasting room last night with an evening of celebration. Just off Gallery Walk, the venue is well placed to become a top tourist destination. We love their award-winning liqueurs, especially the limoncello. Review on website foodgoldcoast.com.au including a recipe for sgroppino cocktail made from limoncello.
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