ESPL Coffee Brewers
ESPL is short for the Esplanade in the heart of Surfers Paradise and that’s exactly where you’ll find this top little coffee stop – ESPL Coffee Brewers.
This elegant little café in the courtyard at the base of Peppers Soul Surfers Paradise has a killer view and is just footsteps from the iconic beach sand. Whether you’re out for a jog, to people-watch, with kids or walking your pooch, this is a perfect pit stop for a brew and a bite.
The beautiful turquoise La Marzocco espresso machine, wonderfully lit under the copper-bowl pendant lights and offset by the black and white floor tiles and crisp white VJ boards, dominates this little hole in the wall, leaving only room for the enticing cabinet of fresh tasty treats. Popular with folks after that quick coffee and snack to-go, ESPL also offers 5-6 cute courtyard tables with plenty or stools and the odd cane recliner or two, for those choosing to stop and enjoy the ocean view with their snack and brew.
Now let’s talk about the coffee! Esplanade Coffee Brewers fix brews for the Surfers crowds with the philosophy that great coffee is one of life’s necessities. Their fine daily brew is their own one-of-a-kind ESPL branded roast made from a blend of Honduran, Brazilian and Nicaraguan beans, which you can buy to take home. Plus ESPL uses Australian barista-designed MILKLAB milk that brings out the best in your espresso shot. So, if you’re after a perfect Piccolo or a mouth-watering Macchiato, ESPL is the coffee spot for you.
Feeling peckish? Well, if you like things simple in the morning, ESPL has you covered for breakfast or a snack. You can pair your coffee with the muffin of the day, a danish or banana bread with maple butter, or one of the artisan sourdough croissants (try the twice-baked almond or double-smoked ham and cheese), which are baked fresh daily at Bisou Bakery on the nearby Isle of Capri.
Still hungry? Choose a signature sourdough toastie – try the roasted chicken and cheese toastie with onion jam, aioli, rocket and hazelnut. Other simple must-try favourites include ESPL’s gourmet sandwiches, homemade sausage rolls or meat pies and their Not McMuffin with egg, bacon and cheese, served with Nana’s homemade tomato relish.
ESPL also serves every leaf of Origin Tea you can imagine, and the complimentary sparkling water is a lovely touch! Drop by today and enjoy your brew with a view.
By Michaela Lyons