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Vintage Espresso Cafe

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by Sarah Says (subscribe)
I am a marketing and communications consultant and freelance writer. Living on the Gold Coast in Australia. Check out my website or follow on Twitter @WENGoldCoast
Published September 10th 2012
Coffee with a spoonful of retro chic
You are not short on choice for coffee places on the Gold Coast, but this has to be one of my favourites, because it is a little bit different, and out of the way.

Vintage Espresso
Vintage Espresso

If you are looking for a coffee place that's every so slightly kitsch and off the beaten track, then look no further that Vintage Espresso. It is located on Alfred Avenue, just off the Gold Coast Highway in Mermaid Beach. Alfred Avenue is about half way between Broadbeach and Nobby Beach and leads directly to the beach, which is just 5 minutes walk away.

It is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the Gold Coast, where you can sit and have breakfast, coffee and cake or grab a take out before or after a good walk on the beach.

My Mocha
My Yummy Mocha

I so much prefer coffee places like this, rather than the chains and mall style cafes. For some reason it feels like more of a pleasure having coffee here, less rushed and less hectic and much more friendly, like you are sat in a mates house.

I love the decor too - completely mismatched yet complimentary furniture, art, displays and trinkets make it a wonderful place to feel at home, sit and read a paper, have something to eat or to just stop and relax. There is something immensely satisfying about having a coffee in a big worn-out comfy chair, that wouldn't look out of place in my nan's house.

Great Decor

Comfy Furniture
Comfy Furniture

It is totally charming and very popular with locals. You could easily pass by it on the highway and never know it was there. You don't have the views that some coffee places can boast, as it is located on a road by the highway, but that doesn't matter, you can't have everything right?

The prices are very reasonable and much cheaper that most other coffee places I have visited, and tastier too.

Cappuccino - $3.50
Flat White - $3.50
Tea - $3.50
Latte - $3.50
Mocha - $4
Special Blended Fruit Juice - $6.50

They have a full breakfast menu, which is a blend of the traditional with a trendy twist. They have a number of specials too, which look amazing.

Breakfast Menu
Breakfast Menu

Scrambled eggs with feta, rocket and roasted tomatoes - $13.90
Eggs Benedict with salmon, bacon or avocado - $14.90
Omelette with pumpkin, rocket and feta - $13.90

I recently had one of their home made cakes – the pear upside-down cake served with fresh cream and drenched in maple syrup - "wow" is all I can say.

Shhh don't tell my personal trainer!!

For me, it is the best weekend afternoon place to meet friends and have a coffee and relax.

They are open early till 4pm everyday, if you are heading to the coast, make sure you pop in and see what it's all about. I expect you will love it too, and it will soon become one of your favourite places. I'll see you there.
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Why? Coffee with retro character
When: Open daily early till 4pm
Phone: 07 5527 7878
Where: 1/43 Alfred Street, Mermaid Beach, QLD, 4218
Cost: Under $15
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