Category Archives: coffee

Coffee adventures – Blackboard, Varsity Lakes

We recently revisited our new local cafe, Blackboard, and to be honest I can’t believe we left it so long.

Blackboard is in the heart of varsity lakes, right next to Bond University, in a cute little area full of restaurants and shops.


It is a bit of an odd setting for such a cool little place… But I’m not complaining as it is probably the closest place to our house to get a good coffee (aside from the coffee made in our kitchen of course!).

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Coffee Adventures – Giri Kana, Southport

Although recent months have been crazy busy with study and prepping for our final exams, we have still had the chance to get out and about for the occasional study break and finally got the chance to try a local vegetarian cafe that has been on our list for ages.  A girl has to eat, and as you can see from the pic below, taking a study break to eat made me super happy!

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Byron Day Trip – Photo Diary

The blue skies and sunny days of winter have been phenomenal.  With beautiful weather on our mind, a couple weeks ago we woke up feeling like an adventure, so we jumped in the car and headed down to Byron for a day full of market shopping, sunshine and good food.

Byron Bay never disappoints, and market day brings out the hippy in everyone, with the smell of incense, DIY tie-dye, dream catchers and fisherman pants for as far as the eye can see.

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Coffee Adventures: Dramanti, Wynnum

On the first day of our week long holidays, Kris had to take a drive to get some of his photography gear repaired, and since the sun was shining I decided to tag along to keep him company and have a bit of a day trip at the same time.

I have very little experience with East Brisbane, having only been to the very East on the way to Stradbroke Island, so a trip to Manly was a whole new experience.

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Coffee Adventures – The Food Store, Surfers Paradise

When we finally finished our exams last week, we decided to head out and treat ourselves to a new coffee place – especially since it has been a while since our last coffee adventure.

The Food Store is a place we have been meaning to try out for a while now, as it came highly recommended from our ‘coffee bean dealer’, Carlo – and he is a man who knows his coffee!

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Coffee Adventures: Elk Espresso, Broadbeach

With the miserable weather we had last weekend, our plans for an outdoor celebration for a friend’s birthday were cancelled, but we were delighted to be invited to brunch at Elk instead. Elk espresso, in Broadbeach, has long been one of our favourite cafes on the Gold Coast.

Within a stones throw of the beach and outside of the craziness of the main strip, Elk is a favourite with the locals. Great coffee, fabulous food and above all an inviting atmosphere make Elk a place we will keep coming back to.

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