Set to the north of the main Broadbeach strip in an unlikely space across from Broadbeach United's soccer field, this cool café-cum-diner is a slice of Surry Hills hipster relocated to Queensland. The vibe is buzzy, the menu is dynamic – breakfasts are particularly good – and the coffee is second to none. Recently, foodies have also been raving about Elk’s new sister restaurant, Sparrow Eating House (2/32 Lavarack Road, + 61 7 5575 3330) at Nobby Beach.


Broadbeach is Surfers’ grown-up sister: sophisticated, self-assured and composed. Near the Oracle building, chic boutiques and salons line the streets, as do cool cafes and smart restaurants. Like Surfers, the beach is mere metres away. For those who like to try their luck, Broadbeach is also home to Jupiter’s Casino.

Elk Espresso | 16 Chelsea Ave, Broadbeach | +61 7 5592 2888

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