Surfers Paradise Beach Cafe, Surfers Paradise QLD ($)

Address: 4 The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise, QLD

Tel: (07) 5527 6183

Website: http://www.thesurfersparadisebeachcafe.com/

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The day after we visited Muse, MC and I stumbled across Surfer’s Beach Cafe on our morning walk to the beach.

Atmosphere

It was quite crowded as it was peak breakfast period and the cafe is located at an ideal spot, right opposite the beach.

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In order to order we needed a table to sit at, so we stood around for a few minutes waiting.  We were a bit disappointed that there were about two to three tables of families that were taking up more space than they needed.  If they had moved down the table a bit we would have had plenty of room to sit.

Despite the wait for a table, we eventually found a seat by the entrance.

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The cafe has a lovely laid back surfer atmosphere.  There are surfboards on the wall and lots of yellow, blue and white around the room.

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The tables are a sort of old, worn white and the place gives off a very calm and chilled out vibe, except for the hustle and bustle of the busy diners.

Service

Service wasn’t very prominent as you have to order at the counter, which is probably a good idea given how popular the place is! Despite this, our food came out within about ten minutes and the staff were quick when we asked for things like serviettes and salt.

Food

I ordered a Tropicana Smoothie which was a very tropical combination of mango, pineapple, passionfruit and banana, some of my favourite fruits.

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Tropicana Smoothie, $8.50

For breakky I had the Big Beach Breakfast and MC ordered the Stack of Pancakes.

The breakfast was great, it was colourful and tasted flavoursome, the eggs were perfectly poached, the hashbrowns were crunchy, the bacon crisp and the tomato fresh.

Overall it was a pretty darn good fry up.

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Big Beach Breakfast, $19.50

MC’s pancakes were amazing, some of the best I have had.

I am a big fan of the thick, fluffy pancakes, the McDonald’s style ones that soak up all the syrup and just melt in your mouth. None of this crepe business.

These pancakes were all that and more.  They came with a side of butter, maple syrup and whipped cream and they were absolutely delicious.

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Stack of Pancakes, $9.95

Summary

Surfers Beach Cafe is one of those great finds that has a great view, a lovely atmosphere and a fantastic menu.  The wait can be a little frustrating but it was worth it for the view!

Rating

I would rate my experience (out of 10):

  • Service-  4
  • Food-  8
  • Atmosphere- 8
  • Value – 7.5

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Q: What goes best with bacon? A: Maple syrup and crepes!

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This morning my younger brother and I were deciding what to eat for breakfast. He is notoriously famous in our family for being ADDICTED to bacon, so bacon and eggs was always an option. My mum on the other hand, suggested something healthier, such as Weet-bix. However I felt like pancakes or crepes. Deliciously light and sickeningly sweet (just the way I like it :p).

We decided to make some crepes and, inspired by NQN’s bacon maple ice cream, I decided to top it all off with a little Australian bacon and some genuine Canadian maple syrup (purchased by yours truly during my exchange in Ottawa).

Here’s how I made the crepes:

Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 Tsp vanilla essence
  • 1/4 Tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 Tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp melted butter
 Method:
  1. Mix the flour, cinnamon and salt together in a large bowl.
  2. Add eggs and whisk.
  3. Gradually add in the milk, vanilla essence and water, stirring to combine.
  4. Add the butter and mix until the mixture is smooth.
  5. Heat a frying pan over medium heat and pour in batter. Tilt the pan until the mixture covers the surface of the pan evenly.
  6. Cook the crepe for about 1-2 minutes until the bottom is golden. The flip and cook the other side.

We then fried up some bacon, and added it to the crepes, topping it off with a generous serving of maple syrup.

We even tried it with a little nutella- why not?!

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