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!
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.
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.
Generally, we try to stay away from Surfers Paradise.
If you have ever been to the Gold Coast you will understand why: it is busy, full of tourists and extremely tacky; complete with backpackers touting pub crawls, underdressed metermaids and its fair share of riff-raff. To make a bad situation worse, you can never find a carpark nearby.
On our first day exploring this fabulous city, we knew we would need to plan food stops along the way. Both to keep up our energy levels and to slowly work our way through the massive list of places that we have been recommended to eat.
Since we are fiends for casual, easy and mexican food, Paco’s Tacos was at the top of the list of places to try.
Mildura has a large population of Italian migrants, and you know what that means… Fabulous food! On my quest to find a morning coffee that was up to my ‘snob-ish’ standards, a quick google search told me that Stefano’s was a must-eat while I was on my rural placement.
My limited student budget unfortunately didn’t allow me to try dinner at the award-winning restaurant, but thankfully, Stefano’s have a café / bakery on an adjacent street, which quickly became my place for a morning cappuccino.