It’s a tough gig but someone has to do it. We brunched around town to delve up some of the best desserty-type morning offerings this side of the beach. From the puddings to the pancakes, here are Surfers Paradise’s best brunch spots for the sweet tooth.
- The 3500 BC at Black Coffee Lyrics
Taking it back to pre-history with some wholefood ingredients, the “3500 BC” is a perfect pudding for the Paleos (well, depending on how strict you are): coconut chia tapioca pudding, coconut milk, chia, candied strawberries and toasted nuts. This little bowl of bliss is best served with a richly brewed espresso.
- Old Fashioned Pikelets at Bumbles Café
Pikelets cooked up at midnight are the best kind, but Bumbles Café sure makes them appealing for brunch too, adding some ice-cream, strawberries and maple. It’s that old fashioned combo that keeps you coming back.
- Granola Bowl at Fraiche Fresh Food Kitchen
Fairly new to town, Fraiche is all about fresh, healthy low carb foods and local produce. The granola bowl with Greek yoghurt, honey, roasted oats, nuts, sultanas and fresh fruit is the perfect after workout brunch.
- Ricotta Hotcakes at Paradox Roasters
You go for the coffee; you stay for the ricotta hotcakes with maple syrup, strawberries and mint. Add a little bacon to get those savoury and sweet vibes happening.
- Banana Bread at Café Alfons
All you need to know is it’s homemade, cinnamon honey butter slathered on a thick toasted slice of banana bread. If banana’s not your thing, this sweet buttery spread is also available on pear and raspberry bread.
- Belgian Waffles with Nutella and Cream at Surfers Paradise Beach Café
The greatest leap forward since the moon landing, this waffle combo took both skill and smarts, and a little bit of daring, but it sure paid off. Nutella, cream, waffles. Enjoy.
Photography: Paradox Roasters