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Cafe D'Bar - Point Danger

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by Meg Forbes (subscribe)
Meg Forbes is a mum, freelance writer, and photographer living in the Redlands, South of Brisbane. https://www.instagram.com/megforbesphotography/
Published June 9th 2020
Great food and coffee with ocean views and whale watching
Cafe D'Bar at Point Danger is one of my favourite places for coffee and breakfast on the Gold Coast following a morning of land-based whale watching.

Cafe D'Bar at Point Danger on the Gold Coast
Cafe D'Bar at Point Danger on the Gold Coast


Set right on top of the Point Danger Headland, across the road from the lighthouse, Cafe D'Bar offers a diverse menu including a licensed bar, fantastic views, and a range of seating options.

Cafe D'Bah overlooks the Point Danger Lighthouse and the Pacific Ocean beyond
Cafe D'Bah overlooks the Point Danger Lighthouse and the Pacific Ocean beyond


The menu includes delicious coffee, bakery items, light breakfast options such as Smashed Avocado, Acai Bowls, and more hearty meals such as the Cheesy D'Bar Wagyu Burger or Tempura King Prawns. Patrons can also choose to order a "picnic pack" with fish of the day, calamari, and prawns.

Cafe D'Bar has a diverse menu that ranges from breakfast and bakery options to substantial meals
Cafe D'Bar has a diverse menu that ranges from breakfast and bakery options to substantial meals


Cafe D'Bar's location is what led me to find it, and I continue to return because of it. Situated right on top of the headland, with views over the ocean, there is upstairs seating that allows patrons to continue watching dolphins all year round and whales on their migration between June and October. There is additional seating downstairs, and although there are some restrictions in place at present due to Covid19, the impact is reduced thanks to additional, informal bar-style seating outdoors.

Upstairs and bar styled seating allows patrons to continue enjoying the ocean views
Upstairs and bar-styled seating allows patrons to continue enjoying the ocean views and marine wildlife


However, despite these seating options, my favourite option is to ask for a takeaway breakfast and take it back across the road to Point Danger Lookout and Parklands. Here I find one of the Gold Coast's iconic surfboard-styled picnic tables and continue watching the marine wildlife swimming beneath the cliffs.

Enjoying Cafe D'Bah coffee and brekky while watching whales on their migration below
Enjoying Cafe D'Bah coffee and brekky while watching for whales on their migration below


There is parking available at these parklands, as well as street parking around the cafe. With Rainbow Bay Beach on one side, and Duranbah Beach on the other, Cafe D'Bar is perfectly placed for all your culinary needs during a day trip to the Gold Coast.

Poised between two of the Gold Coast's iconic beaches, Cafe D'Bar takes the hassle out of your daytrip
Poised between two of the Gold Coast's iconic beaches, Cafe D'Bar takes the hassle out of your daytrip
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Why? Great coffee, delicious food, and fabulous views make Cafe D'Bar one of the best cafes on the Gold Coast
When: 7am - 2pm daily
Phone: 07 5599 2031
Where: 275 Boundary Street Coolangatta, QLD 4225
Cost: Menu items vary
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