It is a glorious cafe during the day, serving all the usual breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffees, snacks, cakes and more, but then turns into a funky lounge bar with live music on the evening from Thursday to Sunday. Very popular with trendy Nobbys Beach locals, it is an absolute must to visit offering everything you could want whether stopping in for a quick coffee (large mocha just $4.5) or settling in for an evening of live music, delicious food, cocktails and a great atmosphere.
Located on the corner of the Gold Coast Highway and Lavarack Road, it is in the perfect spot being just 2 minutes walk from the beach but also been on the highway to attract passing trade. It has a large outdoor seating area, which is in the ideal spot to soak up the last bit of the sun of the day.
The prices are not overly expensive, and the food is really very good. I have had coffee, cakes, lunch and breakfast there (not all at once of course) and it is always delicious - and it doesn't matter what time of day you visit either, or if it is quiet or full to the brim, it is always great food and excellent service.
Menu Examples Breakfast (served from 6am to 12 noon) Toasted ciabatta bread with avocado, tomato and lemon $8.90. Breakfast wrap with bacon, egg, hash brown and hollandaise $7.50. King bean breakfast - 2 eggs, bacon, james st deli sausage, grilled tomato, mushrooms, hash browns and thick toast $17.50. Traditional eggs benedict - served on toasted English muffin with bacon, avocado and hollandaise $16.50.
Lunch (served from 12 noon to 4pm) Pizza - Tandori chicken with cashews, Spanish onion and minted raita $16.50. Pasta - Spinach, garlic, semi-dried tomatoes, mushrooms, olives, Spanish onion, feta and pine nuts tossed in virgin olive oil $16.
Curry - Thai inspired vegetarian with chick pea, egg plant, coconut, chilli, rice and shallots $15.
Toasted Panini - Roast beef, brie, tomato, spinach, mustard pickles and aioli $8.90.
Dinner (served from 4pm to 10:30pm)
Crisp pork belly with asian greens $16.
Warmed olives with chilli, garlic and toasted bread $12.
Crumbed Camembert wedges served with spiced plum sauce $14.
Piri piri salt and pepper squid served with citrus aioli $19.
Pizza - roasted pumpkin, persian fetta, pine nuts, spinach, Spanish onion, red peppers and sweet chilli $15.
They have lots of deals on too such as cake of the week ($5 for the carrot cake this week) and beer of the week and cocktail of the week. Plus for any bike riders they have an early morning bikers breakfast special which is a large coffee and large bacon and egg bap for just $8.50.
The Sunday sesh is possibly the most popular day with live music from about 4pm. It attracts such an eclectic mix of people from far and wide - those that are loyal and there every week and those passing by wanting to know what the buzz is about.
They have a number of large plasma screens too showing a variety of sport and all the popular matches in AFL, Football and Rugby.
For couples, friends, families and the young and old, Little Beans is uber cool and a great place to hang out and be part of the in crowd, in the vibrant and lively Nobbys Beach.
I just love it there, absolutely one of my favourites on the Gold Coast. I have often said that Nobbys Beach is my first choice for places to live and certainly if I do find myself lucky to live there, Little Beans will become my local for sure.
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