After a beautiful adventure with the entire family or friends, you may want to sit back and relax. The best thing to do is sip a coffee or tea with some delicious desserts. Have you had any experience with high tea? Then perhaps now is the time.
During your visit to the Gold Coast, be sure to stop by the following locations for your morning coffee and afternoon high tea.
Hard Grind Cafe
Let's begin with a cup of coffee in the morning. You can get yours at Hard Grind Cafe, a local Broadbeach cafe that serves a wide variety of coffees and special kinds of milk to suit everyone's tastes and needs. Wolff Coffee Roasters provides high-quality beans for the cafe. The beans are roasted in small batches to ensure maximum consistency and quality control.
So go to Hard Grind Cafe and enjoy a delicious cup of cappuccino, flat white, cafe latte, macchiato, or whatever coffee you desire. The cafe also serves hot breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and freshly baked cakes and muffins for a lighter snack. You can eat these at Hard Grind Cafe's indoor or outdoor seating areas.
In addition, Hard Grind Cafe is a licensed bar and cafe in the neighbourhood. Thursday through Saturday, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., they offer Happy Hour specials.
Metro Coffee opened in 2014 and is currently ranked as the #2 Best Coffee & Tea in Gold Coast by TripAdvisor. It's no surprise, given that Metro Coffee is the go-to cafe for premium coffee. Metro Coffee offers a Specialty Bar Blend that is sweet, aromatic, perfectly balanced and has a long finish. The flavour is heavily liquored, with caramel overtones, chocolate richness, and floral aroma.
Metro Coffee also uses Columbia Supremo, which has floral aromatics balanced with a clear, refined, sweet, and delicate aftertaste. Adore's DARKWOLF is the newest blend, and it is roasted to perfection, producing a full-bodied flavour. Finally, Nitrogen-infused cold-brewed coffee is served from a draught tap at Metro Coffee. They use the creamy, smooth, low acid, and caffeine-rich Colombian blend. It should be noted that Metro Coffee was Australia's first to offer Nitro Coffee.
Metro Coffee serves all-day breakfast, brunch, and lunch in addition to premium coffee. The cafe offers a diverse menu, including gluten-free and vegan options. Freshly baked cakes, slices, and muffins are also available, as is something healthier like a freshly squeezed juice or a smoothie. Everything in the cafe is made in-store.
Did you know there's a hidden oasis near the intersection of Bundall and Ashmore Roads? Greendays offers a one-of-a-kind Gold Coast garden setting. The restaurant has pavilion-style buildings, green foliage, and soft lighting. Greendays’ set provides the ideal backdrop for special occasions like weddings and other functions.
On regular days, you can still enjoy the restaurant's beauty. You'll be greeted by lush gardens, flowing water, and soothing music. When you step inside, you will undoubtedly forget about the outside world. You can go there any day of the week because they are open for breakfast and lunch every day. They are available for dinner on Thursdays if you want to try it out.
Greendays' menu is updated regularly to reflect the freshest seasonal ingredients. However, you can rest assured that the restaurant only uses fresh, seasonal ingredients. Aside from delicious meals, Greendays is known for its High Tea and High Cheese.
Greendays, with its pavilion setting, lush gardens, and tranquil atmosphere, is the ideal location for a High Tea, which is available at any time with 24 hours notice. Their Greendays High Tea consists of:
- scones with Grainge jam and fresh cream
- citrus vanilla panna cotta with raspberry coulis
- housemade macarons
- raspberry chocolate cheesecake
- poached chicken & pistachio finger sandwich
- pumpkin & pine nut arancini with aioli
- pork & fennel sausage roll
- aged cheddar & chive mini muffin
- and a hot beverage
Do you follow a special diet? Greendays also serves a Vegan High Tea, which includes four sweet and four savoury treats and tea or coffee. Gluten-free and Christmas High Tea are also available.
Passiontree Velvet specialises in decadent baby shower cakes, birthday cakes, graduation cakes, wedding cakes, and other special occasion cakes. Their highly-skilled pastry chefs handcraft all of their creations. But that is not what Passiontree Velvet is only about.
The coffee shop has locations all over Australia where they serve their decadent cakes, macarons, coffee, and light bites. Furthermore, Passiontree Velvet was inspired by Anne Maria Russell, Duchess of Bedford.
The Duchess is credited with popularising high tea in the 1840s. She began drinking tea and eating various sweet and savoury snacks to help her get through the long afternoons. It became a habit, and her friends soon followed suit, spreading the habit throughout the aristocracy. And the rest, as they say, is history.
As a result, Passiontree Velvet incorporated the concept and now offers a variety of high teas to suit any occasion. Let's start with their teas. Passiontree Velvet uses hand-picked, full-leaf teas from the finest tea gardens and estates, as well as Harney & Sons craft blends. Enjoy the teas with Passiontree Velvet's seasonal treats, including creamy Petites, chocolate delights, French macarons, freshly baked scones, ribbon sandwiches and other hand-picked treats!
That concludes the list of places on the Gold Coast to enjoy a cup of coffee or an afternoon high tea. There are still some that did not make the cut. However, if you want to visit all of these places and others, the best thing to do is book a Broadbeach Gold Coast accommodation.
Ocean Royale is a Broadbeach Holiday Resort that offers a variety of well-designed and spacious 1 and 2 bedroom fully self-contained apartments near the beach. Not only that, but the accommodation is only a short distance from the region's most exciting attractions, including sparkling beaches and world-class theme parks, as well as fabulous shopping and dining options.
So make your reservation today!