Best cafés, bars & eateries in Main Beach

Just north of the glitzy party strip of Surfers Paradise, beyond the high rises, clubs and fun arcades, you'll find magnificent Main Beach – the laid-back gem of the northern tip of the Gold Coast.  While other suburbs take their names from Aboriginal words for the land or other famous seaside landmarks, Main Beach was literally the main surf beach for Southport town. Don’t assume it’s mainstream though, boasting a slew of cool and quirky cafés, modern bars and fun eateries, Main Beach draws socialites and surfies alike to the new and reincarnated hidden gems clustered around Tedder Avenue. Make sure you bring your appetite and try out 8 of Main Beach's best places to drink or dine.

An iconic Main Beach cornerstone cafe that offers premium products and bad ass coffee
Meet you at the local! This new kid on the block serves up fab food and killer coffee
The Gold Coast's favourite bakery
Le Jardin is a beautiful French inspired café with an outdoor garden setting
For lovers of fantastic food, fine coffee, and fun times
A little gem just off main beach where the food is stunning and the view is brilliant
Good food, good coffee a step off main beach
Tasty treats at the end of Spit come with an amazing outlook of the Seaway

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Pop up vintage rummage market at Mo's Desert Clubhouse with tunes, drinks and vintage collections
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Surfer's hole-in-the-wall coffee shop specialising in espresso and cold-brew
DokoDemo V offers healthy, vegetarian & vegan whole foods with a twist
Granddad Jack's is the Gold Coast's first and only craft Gin, Vodka and Whiskey distillery

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