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$10 Buffet Breakfast at Surfers Paradise SLSC

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by Kate James (subscribe)
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Published March 10th 2014
Comfort food, morning-after food, family-friendly food
For just $10, you can feast on a full buffet breakfast with eggs, bacon, sausages, baked beans, spaghetti, potato gems, French fries, flapjacks with maple syrup, toast, jam, honey, cereal, yoghurt, fruit, tea or coffee.

Surfers Paradise, SLSC, $10, buffet, breakfast, cooked, all you can eat, beach, backpacker,
$10 buffet brekkie is all-you-can-eat


This is an 'all-you-can-eat' deal, so once you hand over your $10 they hand you back a big dinner plate, and off you go. Sit wherever you like, but I avoid going outside because the hungry sea birds pounce on any unattended plates.

Surfers Paradise, SLSC, $10, buffet, breakfast, cooked, all you can eat, beach, backpacker,
Watch out for hungry birds if you sit outside


First thing to do is drop a couple of slices of bread (white or wholemeal) into the toaster. While you're waiting for them to pop, take a good look around at all the food and work out a plan of attack.

Surfers Paradise, SLSC, $10, buffet, breakfast, cooked, all you can eat, beach, backpacker,
Nothing fancy about this big Aussie breakfast


If you start with cereal, you have four to choose from, and you might like to top it up with some creamy yoghurt and fruit. They also have single serves of butter, jam and honey for your toast or flapjacks.

Surfers Paradise, SLSC, $10, buffet, breakfast, cooked, all you can eat, beach, backpacker,
Cereal table


Back at your table, you suddenly think 'COFFEE'. Help yourself to the FREE coffee and tea from the urns perched at the end of the bar, or the staff will happily make you any fancy coffee you like (for a reasonable price).

If you've had a big night, you might like to down a couple of glasses of chilled water to get you going. Other drinks such as fruit juice, beer, wine and soft drinks are all available, but you have to pay extra.

Surfers Paradise, SLSC, $10, buffet, breakfast, cooked, all you can eat, beach, backpacker,
Basic coffee and tea are free, but you can pay extra for something special


There is no rush. Relax. Take your time. The cooks keep cooking. When you are ready, take that dinner plate in hand and approach the hot food buffet. There are two long bain maries keeping everything piping hot. There is nothing fancy here. It is all very simple food. It is comfort food, morning-after food, family-friendly food, and it tastes great.

Surfers Paradise, SLSC, $10, buffet, breakfast, cooked, all you can eat, beach, backpacker,
Cooking up a storm


The bacon is crisp, salty and delicious. The poached eggs are perfect white rounds with silky soft centres, and the scrambled eggs are soft and fluffy. The grilled sausages are cooked to perfection and full of flavour, as there is nothing as bad as a dud snag. The deep-fried potato gems and hot chips look crisp and crunchy too..

Surfers Paradise, SLSC, $10, buffet, breakfast, cooked, all you can eat, beach, backpacker,
Perfectly cooked bacon, eggs, snags


The tinned baked beans and spaghetti are nice and hot, and don't forget the flapjacks with maple syrup.

Surfers Paradise, SLSC, $10, buffet, breakfast, cooked, all you can eat, beach, backpacker,
Baked beans, spaghetti and flapjacks...


No need to overload your plate and risk wasting food, as you can come back as many times as you like. It is much better to make multiple trips to the buffet to get what you really want, rather than piling it high and leaving half behind.

Surfers Paradise, SLSC, $10, buffet, breakfast, cooked, all you can eat, beach, backpacker,
Exercising a little self-control


This is a very popular spot for all kinds of people – young travellers, backpackers, beachgoers, families, tourists, couples, singles, seniors, and savvy locals. It is perfect for anyone staying within walking distance of Cavill Avenue.

Just across from Surfers Paradise beach


If you must drive, finding a park along the beach-front Esplanade can be a nightmare, especially with traffic banking up behind you. I suggest you arrive no later than 10am, turn at the roundabout and have a quick look down Hanlon Street for a 2-hr pay-n-display parking space. If no luck, continue around the block and try Trickett Street. I always find a park there, and there is a handy arcade walkway under the Surfers International hotel that brings you back into Hanlan Street.

Surfers Paradise, SLSC, $10, buffet, breakfast, cooked, all you can eat, beach, backpacker,
Off-street parking can break the budget


Another option is the Centro parking station back in Hanlan St, which is free for one hour if you spend at least $15 at Woolworths, but quickly gets expensive after that. They also offer an $8 early-bird parking (conditions apply), which could be good if you intend spending most of the day in Surfers. Click here for other parking station information.

Surfers Paradise, SLSC, $10, buffet, breakfast, cooked, all you can eat, beach, backpacker,
$8 option for all-day parking (conditions apply)


Surfers Paradise, SLSC, $10, buffet, breakfast, cooked, all you can eat, beach, backpacker,
Surfers Paradise SLSC (under the Optus tower)


Oliver's Kitchen is located at the ground floor entrance to the Surfers Paradise Surf Life Saving Club (SPSLSC) and is open to the public. You do not have to be a club member to eat here, and you do not have to sign in. It operates like a normal café with separate menus for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. The $10 Breakfast Buffet is a value-packed option, but other breakfast dishes can be cooked-to-order from 7am-4pm.

$10 Buffet BREAKFAST
Sat/Sun 7am-12 noon & Mon-Fri 8am -12 noon

BREAKFAST menu available daily 7am-4pm
LUNCH menu available daily 11am- 4pm
DINNER menu available daily 5pm- 8.30pm

(All details are accurate as at 1st March 2014, and based on the author's own experience on that day.)
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Why? best value brekkie in Surfers Paradise
When: Sat/Sun 7am-12 noon; Mon-Fri 8am-12 noon
Phone: (07) 5553 1900
Where: Surfers Paradise SLSC, (at the roundabout) cnr Hanlan St & the beachfront Esplanade, Surfers Paradise
Cost: $10 all-you-can-eat buffet cooked breakfast
Your Comment
Love the sound of this place. I breakfast bar reminds me a bit of a B&B, where you self serve, and toast your own bread. Really good all you can eat deal too.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|11366) 1257 days ago
Thank you so much for this article! You have seriously given me all the information I was looking for without having to pester the club through emails.
Looking forward to trying this place out next weekend!
by kashe (score: 0|8) 1221 days ago
Nice article Kate. Looks like good food and a good view to look at whilst eating. We'll try it next time we're at Surfers! :)
by Paul (score: 1|44) 1257 days ago
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