Alongside the pristine beaches, golden sunshine, and fabulous shopping, Broadbeach and the surrounding Gold Coast are famous for their seemingly endless (and far too delicious) breakfast options.

Chow down on the classic millennial-beloved smashed avo on sourdough, or dip into eggs done any way you please. Treat yourself to the sweet-tooth delights of fluffy pancakes and waffles, or opt for a healthier beachside staple with the most Instagram-worthy smoothie bowls around.

Coffee is of course at its best here, with latte art on point and cappuccinos brewed to perfection. Plus, if you’re feeling a little daring, you’re sure to find plenty of mimosas and bottomless brunch options filling our palm-tree-lined streets.

So, if you’re looking for the best breakfast on the Gold Coast and in Broadbeach, this is the guide for you! Pick up a spoon and dig into these must-visit local gems.

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Distance from Dorsett Gold Coast

Nineteen at The Star

Level 19 of The Darling at The Star Gold Coast, 1 Casino Dr, Broadbeach

5-minute walk (on-site access to The Star via Dorsett Gold Coast)

No Name Lane

16 Charles Ave, Broadbeach

5-minute walk

Elk Espresso

Shop G044 Oasis Shopping Centre, 12 Victoria Ave, Broadbeach

10-minute walk

Alkemist GC

1/1 Sunshine Blvd, Broadbeach Waters

15-minute walk or 4-minute drive

O Bagel

Shop 2/2791 Gold Coast Hwy, Broadbeach

20-minute walk or 5-minute drive

Bam Bam Bakehouse

2519 Gold Coast Hwy, Mermaid Beach

20-minute walk or 5-minute drive

Jin Café & Bar

Lobby, Dorsett Gold Coast, Broadbeach

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French toast at Nineteen at the Star

Credit: Nineteen at the Star

Nineteen at the Star

Where: Level 19 of The Darling at The Star Gold Coast, 1 Casino Dr, Broadbeach

Distance from Dorsett Gold Coast: 5-minute walk (on-site access to The Star via Dorsett Gold Coast)

If you’re staying at Dorsett Gold Coast (we like you already), then our first top Broadbeach brekkie spot will treat your senses like no other. We know you’ll enjoy a sleep in thanks to our plush, cosy bedding, but the promise of Nineteen at the Star’s five-star boujee breakfast is bound to get you out of bed in no time.

Make your way across to The Star Gold Coast, with direct access via level 3 of the hotel. Venture up to the panoramic Level 19 of The Darling and enter one of the best breakfast places the Gold Coast has to offer – a glamour-meets-gastronomic paradise.

Start with a glass of sparkling or a decadent breakfast cocktail, such as the Peach Bellini with Prosecco Astoria and marionette peach liqueur. Not your thing? The coffee at Nineteen at The Star is a rich and dreamy delight, the perfect way to start your day.

To eat, we recommend the Southern Buttermilk Biscuits with divine house made butter and seasonal jam, a southern-twist speciality curated by head chef Uday Huja. For a savoury option, the Crab Omelette is an exquisite meal made with local Queensland Spanner Crab, tarragon, and fermented chilli.

Nineteen at The Star is open for breakfast daily from 7:00am–10:00am. Bookings are essential for this stunning establishment, but it will definitely be worth your time!

No Name Lane

Where: 16 Charles Ave, Broadbeach

Distance from Dorsett Gold Coast: 5-minute walk

Where can you find a classic Melbourne-inspired café within the beachside haven of Broadbeach? At No Name Lane, of course. This urban chic eatery fuses laid-back cool with cityslick sophistication.

Locals flocking to No Name Lane is testament enough to the excellent coffee and delicious bites on tap. The expansive menu features everything you’d expect from one of the best cafés on the Gold Coast. Treat your tastebuds to:

  • Lemon meringue pancakes with lemon curd, burnt butter crumb, Italian meringue, and vanilla ice cream.

  • Coconut soaked chia made with coyo, Queensland mango, coconut and macadamia crumble, and reduced maple.

  • Smoked salmon tartine featuring New Zealand smoked salmon on sourdough toast with popped capers and shaved fennel.

Just a short stroll from Dorsett Gold Coast and moments from Kurrawa Beach, brekkie at No Name Lane should be top of your list when visiting Broadbeach.

Boozy Bottomless Brunch at Elk Espresso

Credit: Elk Espresso

Elk Espresso

Where: Shop G044 Oasis Shopping Centre, 12 Victoria Ave, Broadbeach

Distance from Dorsett Gold Coast: 10-minute walk

Want a spot of breakfast after a blissful morning beach walk? Pop across to Elk Espresso, one of the best breakfast places the Gold Coast has to offer and a vibrant feast of both food and ambience.

The seasonal menus rotate to offer only the freshest produce, much of which is sourced locally and all of which contributes to an absolutely delicious menu. Sip on specialty coffee made with Elk roasted beans before tucking into a gorgeously presented breakfast – if you need an extra incentive, check out Elk’s Instagram page. Trust us, it’ll be an instant follow.

Our favourite brekkie option, however, has to be Elk’s signature Boozy Bottomless Brunch. Served daily from 10am, simply choose any breakfast dish and receive bottomless mimosas for one hour. At just $49 per person, this is hands down (and bottoms up) the ultimate breakfast Broadbeach-style!

Alkemist GC

Where: 1/1 Sunshine Blvd, Broadbeach Waters

Distance from Dorsett Gold Coast: 15-minute walk or 4-minute drive

Another Gold Coast treasure beloved by locals and tourists alike is Alkemist GC. This family-run establishment has called Broadbeach Waters its home since 2019 and is constantly buzzing with activity, a clear sign that this place has got the goods.

Wander past on your way to nearby Broadbeach and enter the expansive corner site café. Complete with white picket fence and trademark hanging greenery, you’ll be in for a treat from the moment you walk in.

Recent (and wonderfully decadent) must-tries include:

  • The smoked salmon bagel with Yarra Valley caviar and lemon cream cheese whip.

  • Golden Gaytime French toast with milk chocolate ganache, biscuit and peanut crumb, freeze dried raspberry dust, and hokey pokey ice cream.

  • The Bombay breakfast bowl with garam masala roasted cauliflower, sweet potato dahl puree, onion and zucchini pakora fritters, and mango chutney.

For a quick sweet bite on the go, you’ll be pleased to know that Alkemist also stocks Dough House cookies – aka lavish locally-made cookie pies that are worth every calorie!

Customer holding a bagel from O Bagel

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O Bagel

Where: Shop 2/2791 Gold Coast Hwy, Broadbeach

Distance from Dorsett Gold Coast: 20-minute walk or 5-minute drive

One thing that’s missing so far from our best breakfast on the Gold Coast list is bagels. This most staple and delicious of brekkie options is done to absolutely poppy-seeded perfection at O Bagel, a specialty bagel café that will ruin all future bagels for you – in the best way, of course.

Just a five-minute drive from Dorsett Gold Coast, O Bagel serves up the most pillowy, fluffy, chewy, and fresh selections that will have you coming back for more. If you’re feeling hungry, we recommend quenching your cravings with a sandwich-style bagel. Menu options include:

  • The Big Mama: Salami, wood smoked ham, swiss cheese, rocket, tomato, and seeded mustard mayo.

  • The NYC: Housemade egg salad, wood smoked ham, lettuce, swiss cheese, and tomato relish.

  • The G’Morning: Maple bacon, easy over egg, hash brown, American cheddar, parmesan aioli, and sweet tomato relish.

For a more traditional option, their range of simple bagels will hit the spot. From the classic smoked salmon and cream cheese to the sweet blueberry whip, there’s something to please every palate at O Bagel.

Bam Bam Bakehouse

Where: 2519 Gold Coast Hwy, Mermaid Beach

Distance from Dorsett Gold Coast: 20-minute walk or 5-minute drive

Pastries and tarts and cruffins, oh my! If you’ve got a sweet tooth and you’re on the hunt for the best croissant on the Gold Coast, Bam Bam Bakehouse has you covered. Located just down the road from Dorsett Gold Coast, Bam Bam stands out as one of the city’s most captivating and moreish cafés.

Crafted by the ingenious team behind Paddock Bakery, the café boasts a stunning aesthetic featuring a delightful blend of textures, subway tiling, pressed metal, upcycled wooden furnishings, fragrant blooms, serene park views, and enticing glimpses into the bakehouse—each element contributing to the overall goodness that defines Bam Bam.

While the coffee and brunch menu are of course exceptional, the real winners are their intoxicatingly good pastries and baked goods. From flaky, buttery, melt-in-your-mouth croissants to chunky chocolate cookies and exquisite tarts in every kind of flavour, a visit to Bam Bam is akin to dining in heaven.

Jin Café & Bar

Where: Lobby, Dorsett Gold Coast, Broadbeach

Wander back to Dorsett Gold Coast and enjoy some of the best coffee, food, and drinks in Broadbeach at Jin Café & Bar. Located in our lobby, this gorgeous gold-tinged café-come-bar exudes a relaxed charm while delivering delicious offerings every day.

Stroll down from your room and enjoy a handcrafted latte or cappuccino with a freshly baked pastry, aka the best way to start your day on the sun-kissed Gold Coast. Prefer to sleep in a little longer? Stop by at lunchtime for a cool drink and a bite to eat from our fresh salad and toastie menu options.

And of course, what better way to wind down the day than with a sip and graze on our signature cocktails and antipasto boards? Sit a little longer and enjoy a snack or two from our delicious tapas menu, which champions the best local produce.

Guests enjoying breakfast in bed

Stay Close to the Best Broadbeach Breakfast Spots

When you stay at Dorsett Gold Coast, all of these must-visit Broadbeach and Gold Coast breakfast spots are in close proximity for ease, convenience, and quick hunger fixes. Plus, you can enjoy delivery to your room via The Star @ Home delivery service.

Staying in one of our Executive Rooms? Lap up the most delicious bites with complimentary buffet breakfast served each morning in the exclusive Executive Lounge on Level 19. Think premium coffee, fresh fruit and pastries, hot and cold dishes, and mimosas, of course. If you haven’t booked a qualifying room, we invite you to upgrade your stay to access the gorgeous Executive Lounge* and all its perks.

Book your stay and get ready for a brekkie-fuelled getaway to paradise!

Hungry for more great Gold Coast eateries? Check out these fabulous Gold Coast restaurants for all your lunch and dinner desires. Don’t forget to add in a pre-dinner drink or two at these exclusive hidden Gold Coast bars, too.

*Subject to availability.