This weekend we decided to start our Saturday morning with a sunrise at Palm Beach. We were welcomed in with the aromas of breads and pastries cooking at Mr Buttergoods. Whilst waiting for our piccolos at our bench table that overlooked the water we were able to watch the Bakers at work in the open kitchens. Not to be too greedy, we shared a substantial homemade pie, butter pastry, stewed meat with bacon and cheese and sausage roll. Both so warming on a winters morning. We finished with a chocolate eclair bursting with a vanilla bean custard and grabbed a bag full of cinnamon donut holes for the boys at home – 5 for $1!
To work off our breakfast we popped down to the beach opposite the Palm Beach Surf Club. It is different from our beaches up at Mermaid as there is the greenery of Burleigh Hill to our left and Currumbin Hill to our right, we felt so far away from the bustle of the GC, watching the planes come in with new visitors.
A walk around the streets of 9th to 3rd Avenue, produced many a cafe and boutique. One cafe that grabbed our attention was The Freedom Hub. Firstly the coffee was devine, ground on the premises and each coffee is weighed to ensure consistency. You can get a single origin or house blend. 100% of profits go towards supporting survivors of modern slavery – something that we did not really know about. The walls are lined with true stories of survival, happening in our own country … to this day!
We continued on to the Farmers Markets held at the Palm Beach High School, just a walk away. We filled our eco bags with salmon smoked on site, lamb neck from around Nimbin, fruit and vegetables direct from the growers. Most stall holders had tastings of their produce including trying a variety of Kombucha.
What a lovely start to a Gold Coast Winters Weekend. Palm Beach is a village atmosphere, with one cafe owner commenting that Palm Beach residents never need to go North over the Tallebudgera Creek as they have it all here!
x Shelley, Jennifer and Bel