Best cafes, bars and eateries in Burleigh

Bohemian Burleigh is home to one of the most iconic and beautiful beaches in Australia, with its idyllic crystal-blue waters and white-sand beach, protected by a sacred fauna-and flora-covered headland.  It is also home to one of the most popular café, bar and restaurant scenes on the coast, offering everything from hole-on-the wall coffee kiosks to a more curated culinary experience.  Walking distance from the beach is a hive of hip coffee-hangs and quality-yet-casual cafés, and just over the hill you’ll find more hidden gems, spoiling foodies for choice.  Find out about ten of the best.  

Nook Espresso serves up some of the best coffee and takeaway snacks in Burleigh
Palm Springs Burleigh is a Southern Californian inspired cafe channelling a desert oasis
The place to stop for specialty coffee, all-day breakie and lunch right on Burleigh Beach

Tarte Bakery & Cafe is a little slice of France on a corner of Burleigh Heads' popular James St precinct

Twin delights, Canteen Kitchen and Coffee offer traditional Middle Eastern flavours and a premier espresso bar
Woodbox Café is home to coffee made with passion, food that is wholesome, organic and so tasty
Heritage listed Plantation House Café is a rustic treasure with welcoming vibes and fresh home-made fare
A warehouse-style hidden bar offering crafted cocktails, good music and naughty plant-based eats
Paddock Bakery is one of the Gold Coast’s quintessential must do’s – a charming weatherboard cottage with garden seating and an indoors that is part vintage café, part artisan bakery.
Under a lush green canopy, this trendy Burleigh café serves up wholesome goodies and excellent coffee.

By Michaela Lyons.

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Granddad Jack's is the Gold Coast's first craft Gin, Vodka and Whiskey distillery
Le Jardin is a beautiful French inspired café with an outdoor garden setting
Arguably one of the best Italian restaurants on the Gold Coast
Spectacular sunrise over Burleigh Beach