No Name Lane Café and Bar
No Name Lane began as a tiny hole-in-the-wall café in a nameless laneway off Oracle Boulevard, but now it has become a central drawcard in the middle of the bustling foodie precinct under the shadows of Broadbeach’s Oracle towers.
With its stylish décor No Name offers sun-drenched and shady al fresco outdoor seating and lots of bench, bar and window seating indoors, underneath pops of greenery and its now famous logo.
No Name is incredibly popular for its superb coffee, serving up some of the best beans on offer in Broadbeach thanks to Black Sheep Coffee’s Feeling Woolly blend. For customers in a hurry, there are lots of delicious fresh cabinet treats to complement their cup-of-joe, including croissants, donuts, danishes and brownies, plus gluten free options are also on offer. Many return visitors are drawn the economical No Name staples like toasties, sourdough and fruit loaf toast with house made topping, the sourdough smashed avo and eggs any way served with sourdough and house-made relish.
Diners who have time to enjoy this funky venue, choose from the Signatures menu and enjoy their avo toast with Meredith goats cheese with pickled baby cucumber, kale cracker, lemon and herbs. The extensive list of Signatures has enticing options including seasonal fruit salad with Greek yoghurt, house granola and honey; the coconut-soaked chia, goodness or maqui berry bowls (vegan and gluten-free); and Brioche French toast with house-made chocolate custard, banana-choc crumble, salted caramel, banana and ice-cream.
You can pick from favourites like the eggs Benedict, the chilli scrambled eggs, mushrooms on hash or the Shakshuka eggs. The lemon meringue pancakes are to die for, and the NZ smoked salmon tartine with green peas, herb mayo, popper capers, shaved fennel and pickled shallot salad is an absolute treat. Later diners favour the beef royale burger, the pan roasted salmon, the panzanella salad or the Israeli couscous and chicken salad. There is a dedicated kid’s menu with thoughtful options like poached eggs with hash brown soldiers, croissants and pancakes. You just can go wrong with such a beautiful menu.
Those looking for a liquid treat with be pleased to find that along with the superb coffee, tantalising tea selection and sumptuous smoothies, No Name is also licensed and serves beer, wine and cocktails from 10am. Take a break from shopping or the beach and meet for a mimosa or martini or come at night when No Name morphs into a sophisticated cocktail bar.
By Michaela Lyons
No Name Lane Café & Bar
17-19 Elizabeth Ave
(07) 5538 5221