Palm Beach is quite possibly one of southern Gold Coasts best kept secrets. With deserted beaches and hidden cafes, Palm Beach is often far quieter than some of the Gold Coasts tourist destinations including Burleigh Heads and Surfers Paradise. If you get the chance to spend some time in Palm Beach, heres some epic cafes to get a locals taste of the Gold Coast.
With excellent breakfasts, strong coffee and good service, Wildernis is definitely a cafe to head to next time youre in Palm Beach. Located down a quiet street off the highway, the old red brick exterior gives way to a bright and European interior, with hanging plants and hexagonal ceiling, inviting plenty of light. Plus, from 3pm til 6pm on Thursdays to Saturdays, Happy Hour reigns supreme! With $5 beers and $8 cocktails, Wildernis is sure to put a smile on everyones dial.
1166 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach QLD 4221 | (07) 5534 5428
This warm, friendly and inviting local cafe combines art-covered walls, all-day breakfasts and relaxed timber furniture to produce a memorable cafe ideal for escaping the crowds. With an extremely reasonably priced menu (did I mention they do all day breakfasts), this peacefully ambient cafe is perfect for that much needed me time.
Pavilions Palm Beach, 9b/10 Fifth Avenue, Palm Beach QLD 4221 | (07) 5598 4110
With views of the water from the outdoor deck, Hendrixx offers beautifully consistent coffee and a totally unique indie rocker vibe. With a giant mural of Jimi Hendrix and epic stained-glass window, Hendrixx offers awesome burgers in a central location close to the beach. No genuine Hendrix fan can afford to miss this cafe!
1063 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach QLD 4221 | (07) 5534 7009
Run by an enthusiastic and coffee-passionate Kim, Hessian and Bean is a funky alt vibe cafe which takes pride in perfection. Rocking an epic coffee-themed decor from hessian coffee bags to wall posters from Africa and South America, this little boutique cafe takes pride in their dedication to an authentic and down to Earth coffee experience. A definite must-try!
2-8 Fifth Avenue, Palm Beach QLD 4221 | 0404 751 071
Located on the northern bank of the Currumbin Creek near Rockview Park, Dune Cafe offers beautiful views of the creek, surrounding estuary landscape and the beach. This airy eatery is worth a visit for the view alone. With a large emphasis organic and gluten-free options made from local produce, Dune Cafe offers a spacious and scenic cafe experience with plenty of space for the kids to play in the park within sight.
945 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach QLD 4223 | (07) 5521 0951