Located in the great little pocket of Chirn Park, just around the corner from Cruize café and next door to Little Barista on Labrador’s busy foodie strip on Musgrave Avenue, you’ll find Daark – an espresso bar known for exceptional coffee, service and food, which (judging by the queue for a table) has earned its place as a favourite among locals.
An institution among professional brunchers, Daark is always buzzing with coffee lovers relaxing on the wrap-around deck. With Indigo deck chairs and umbrella shaded bistro seating outside and sleek black and timber tables in the leafy indoor space, Daark is a cool and happening space, accented by the even cooler noir cartoon “Straight Shooter, Coffee Connoisseurs” feature mural.
Daark offers plush bench seating options, air-conditioning and a leafy corner bar serving wine, beer, cider, gin and specialty cocktails from 10am.
The sleek San Remo espresso machine sends delicious aromas of Daark’s own special branded blend roasted by the Gold Coast’s own Supreme Coffee roasters which is complemented by their Daark’s own branded honey.
With two full pages of all day breakfast options, you are bound to find your fancy here, whether it be simple stacked Bagel Boys bagels or more exotic spanner crab benedict and crispy herbed potato hash benedict! A personal favourite is the cherry tomato and avocado bruschetta with poached eggs, fresh basil, whipped feta and sticky balsamic on toasted sourdough. There are some similarly special lunch options like the Asian style pork and herb salad, the beef brisket toastie or the southern fried chicken burger.
Daark also has a wide selection of teas, iced beverages (frappes, iced tea), shakes, smoothies and cold pressed Habit juices.
Venture into Daark and surprise yourself today!
By Michaela Lyons