We just love how all the little villages of the Gold Coast have their own distinct personalities. So we thought we’d check in with locals and find out just where they love to stop and shop when they’re pottering around their local precinct. First cab off the rank was Burleigh. Here’s where you told us you love to spend some quality time:
Every Gold Coaster needs to visit the Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural Centre at least once. Named for magical mountain that towers above it, the centre runs tours, exhibitions, educational days and more, all focused on the culture and fascinating history of the region’s first inhabitants.
Just look for the line out the door, and you’ll find Govinda’s. This popular vegetarian hole-in-the-wall has been a Burleigh institution for years. Well priced, generous and tasty, it’s not hard to see why Govinda’s has fans of every possible dietary preference.
Commune café and eco shop is arguably one of the Gold Coast’s most popular casual dining affairs, with a patient queue waiting for their seats out the front more often than not. You can’t call yourself a local until you’ve been to Commune.
Iku Yakitori Bar
Adding its own particular flavour to the profusion of delicious Asian dining options on the Gold Coast is Burleigh’s popular Iku Yakitori Bar. Be sure to stay for live tunes and try a whisy while you’re there, too.
For drinks with a difference look no further than Sobah Beverages, an Aboriginal owned and led family business based on the Gold Coast. They brew non-alcoholic craft beer infused with bush tucker, and they’re absolutely divine.
The Damn Good Store
The Damn Good Store is well, damn good. This Burleigh-based print and gift shop is on a mission to change gift shopping for the better and support the local economy. If you’re after a present from the heart, one of their dashing gift boxes loaded with handmade, locally sourced and high quality goodies is definitely the way to go.
Burleigh Bar and Bites
Situated on the iconic James St, Burleigh Bar and Bites serves tasty tapas, cocktails, wines and beers amongst a luxe fitout. Definitely one for the in crew.
Next month we’re taking a look at Broadbeach! Keep your eye on our @blankstreetpress socials ‘cause we’ll be asking you where your fave Broady places are for the next edition.