Best cafés, bars & eateries in Coolangatta

Coolangatta is the southernmost suburb of the Gold Coast, named for the schooner that wrecked here in 1846.  With the Gold Coast airport nearby, iconic Coolangatta Beach or ‘Cooly’ has been a long-time holiday favourite and step-off point for visitors exploring the golden coastline.  Over the years Cooly has developed one of the most popular and diverse café, bar and restaurant scenes on the Gold Coast, running the length of Marine Parade and the beachfront.  Whether you’re seeking serious coffee, a satisfying meal or a sunset cocktail Cooly has you covered.  Check out eight of Cooly’s best cafes, bars and eateries.   

Baskk Italian is Coolangatta's stunning and sophisticated beachfront restaurant and bar
Fancy having an Australian craft brewery with its doorstep practically on the beach
Cool cafe at Rainbow Bay popular for its serious coffee & healthy menu
One of the best cafes in Coolangatta for great coffee & tasty breakfasts
Cooly brunch hotspot that's a favourite among the sandy-footed locals
Coolangatta's boutique café & cocktail bar
Popular hole in the wall café in the park on the beach

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A beautiful unspoilt area of flat wetlands with a Melaleuca forest and kangaroo walking trail
Noego Coffee Co is a hidden gem of a cool espresso lounge and roastery found at Ormeau
Spectacular sunrise over Burleigh Beach