As a coffee-loving culture, finding the perfect drop to keep caffeinated is now engrained in our way of life. When it comes to looking for the ideal place to grab your liquid gold, the Southern Gold Coast is the place to be; home to over 60 cafés and coffee shops, from new, hole-in-the-wall operators to long-standing local institutions serving up quality in every cup. 

Here's a guide to the coffee culture found in each of the unique villages of the Southern Gold Coast. 


Currumbin’s coffee scene offers the best of both worlds – from the laid back beachfront to the picturesque hinterland, there is no shortage of places to stop for a great coffee in this iconic suburb. The industrial area has also blossomed in recent years as a go-to coffee hub, with coffee shops and cafés popping up to keep the constant stream of workers and local residents conveniently caffeinated.


If cool, calm and collected is what you’re seeking for your morning coffee, Tugun is the place for you. The seaside village is a hub for coffee lovers with plenty of coffee outlets - and varieties - to choose from. Tugun's signature relaxed style makes it the ideal place for your morning pick me up whether you're kicking back or grabbing to go.


With the largest influx of interstate and international commuters reaching our shores via the Gold Coast Airport at Bilinga, it's no surprise that caffeine also flows through the veins of beachside Bilinga. The Airport Terminal precinct has several quality operators serving up coffee at all hours of the day, and a number of relaxed cafes are also popping up to secure Bilinga's deserved spot on the Southern Gold Coast coffee scene.     


Home to one of the most iconic surf breaks in the world, enjoying a coffee in Kirra is all about the beachside ambience. This small stretch of coast is home to a big coffee culture, dotted with bustling cafés and hole-in-the-wall spots for a quality coffee to take away. 


The unofficial coffee capital of the Southern Gold Coast, Coolangatta offers an extensive line-up of coffee attractions. Locals and tourists flock to this beachside hotspot that is always bustling with energy – fuelled, of course, by the never ending flow of caffeine. 


As the surfing hub of the Southern Gold Coast, Rainbow Bay’s coffee scene has developed in waves. Casual, trendy and within a stone’s throw of the surf, you’ll find great coffee and even better vibes in this little pocket of the Southern Gold Coast.

Cafe D'Bar, Rainbow BayKirramisu, KirraNeighbourhood Espresso, Currumbin WatersSalt Mill, Currumbin Beach


With such an array of great coffee shops on the Southern Gold Coast, CSGC has put together a colour brochure listing all the best places to grab a coffee – designed for tourists and visitors to navigate the coffee culture on the SGC.

Operators are encouraged to contact CSGC to express interest in stocking some of the brochures at their business. If you are interested, please contact us on (07) 5534 3500 or  

The ‘It’s Coffee Time’ brochure is also available as a downloadable PDF below.
Note: details are correct as of November 2016

It's Coffee Time Brochure It's Coffee Time Brochure (288 KB)