Best cafés, bars & eateries in Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise is the glitzy party strip that put the Gold Coast on the worldwide tourist map, but there is so much more than high rises, noisy novelty arcades and long white beaches on offer. In the past few years, the coffee and foodie scene in Surfers has really stepped it up. There are some outstanding and unique cafés, bars and eateries offering delicious dishes of contemporary cuisine.  So bring your appetite and try out 8 of the best places to drink or dine in Surfers Paradise. 

Paradox Coffee Roasters Cafe - superb coffee and delicious handcrafted food
Specialty coffee and artisan bakery - awesome brews with ocean views
The art of tapas - unwind as the sunlight glistens over the shoreline
Lively gastropub serving American fare such as finger foods & burgers, plus cocktails & craft beer
A hole-in-the-wall coffee shop in the heart of Surfers Paradise, specialising in espresso and cold-brew
Enduring institution serving up traditional pub fare, wine & beer in a relaxed setting
Adjoining venues – a modern cafe and bright bar – sharing the Soul Boardwalk
Quirky venue on Budds Beach offering modern Australian eats with bright decor
Cali Beach Club in the heart of Surfers paradise is credited as the first Vegas-style pool party of its kind in the country
Bazaar is a highlight of any visit to Surfers Paradise – a contemporary dining room inside a traditional food market, serving dishes from around the world.

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