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Industrial-chic cafe perched on the beachfront turning out innovative, seasonally-driven food; accompanied by specialty coffee roasted by Single O.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
CUISINES
Cafe, Australian
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Gorgeous cafe in the best location, across the road from the beach and park. The food was and is outstanding. My husband had the honey chicken for breakfast 10/10. I had the autumn bowl with added salmon and it was divine, 10/10 what a flavour...explosion. The food comes out fast, generous portions and the coffees are always spot on. The staff are absolutely fantastic!!!! We love eating at Elk, it never disappoints and we look forward to trying the seasonal menus. So much thought has gone into each meal and the presentation is gorgeous.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our "Go To" place for breakfast when on the Gold Coast. Excellent cafe with great food and drinks and fast and very efficient service. Very attentive staff and the most efficient operation I've ever seen in a cafe. Very well run. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 17 December 2023

If you like your coffee sour, bitter and too milky, this is the place for you. It’s not like there’s no service, it’s more like being attended to by the Public Service. As we were sitting in, we requested the coffee not be served in...take away cups.. This was rejected because of the time of day - 2pm on a Sunday afternoon.. I’ll be avoiding this establishment in future.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 12 December 2023

We booked our family accommodation nearby purely so make sure we could have brekkie here on our holiday. Blackberry pannacotta was the most amazing choice to date!! Benedict hash a close second. We’ve eaten here as a family of 4 so many times now and...never had one single complaintMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 6 December 2023 via mobile

I visited here 4 years ago with my elderly parents and we had a fabulous breakfast, we said that if it was still open after Covid we would revisit on our next trip to Broadbeach. To our delight it is still operating and in fact...has expanded into the space next door. Well it’s still amazing. The food was lovely and the service exceptional, love this placeMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 14 November 2023

My wife and I dine at Elk Espresso Broadbeach, on average, every 3rd weekend (most recently, this month), and have done so, for a number of years. We have had, variously, breakfast, brunch or lunch, and have never been disappointed with any of the meals...or drinks, or service. Because everything about Elk is so good, it's THE "go-to" place for Gold Coast locals and savvy tourists so there can be a wait for a table for up to 10 minutes, but mostly, the wait time is much less than that, and dining at Elk Espresso is worth it. We have no favourite from the menu because everything is so good.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 28 October 2023 via mobile

We love Elk! We practically live there, visiting as often as we can. The staff and service is hands down the best – they even remember our orders and never forget to bring water for our dog Opie. Always with a friendly smile, they go...above and beyond to make our experience special. Their seasonal menu is a delicious and fresh. And let's not forget the coffee, in our opinion, its the best on the Gold Coast. Can't recommend this place enough!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 6 August 2023

Firstly, really good coffee. Staff are helpful, without being over attentive. I also had the potato hash and eggs with bacon. Portions a bit on the light side, but really delicious. There are long waits for a table on weekends.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 2 August 2023 via mobile

This place is busy. Very busy. It was a weekend but quite frankly we were horrified. A constant massive line on weekends and a long wait for a table and on the Sunday after a 30 minute plus wait we were ushered to a table...in the darkest corner of the back room where the noise was bedlam. The ceiling is very low - the decibels rose. Then a child near us started screaming. We left. We tried to get another table but were told to wait again probably another 30 minutes. The Guardians-of-the-Tables need a bit of instruction on being helpful and not so dismissive and the ‘take it or leave it’ attitude doesn’t work with a lot of people. This is a still a café and we are their cash cows. After all it’s not Michelin. Ease of access is part of the deal. You can’t choose a table. You can’t say where you’d like to sit, inside or outside.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 16 July 2023 via mobile

Great food, super helpful staff, easy to dine in or takeaway. The gluten free bread made from pumpkins and rice was a stand out

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 8 July 2023

So delighted we found this wonderful cafe on a visit from Brisbane. Was busy, but we were seated within 10 minutes. Service and food was fantastic..we will be back!

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 28 June 2023 via mobile

This is a winner. Great coffee, food and excellent service with an interesting group of helpful staff. Opposite the beach inside and outside tables. Visited every morning for coffee and breakfast. Enjoyed every day.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 26 June 2023 via mobile

Great food and service was generally good. Drinks came out one by one but everything else was great. A word of caution, it gets very very busy on a Sunday morning and if you are inside the noise makes it very difficult to hear people...at your table. Probably better outside.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 23 June 2023 via mobile

Food was lovely. Staff were friendly. Went with 2 families and we wanted to split the bill. They told us they don’t split bills. Disappointed at that, in today’s world you surely can spilt a bill.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 16 June 2023

All staff were super friendly, great service. Really good vibe and good location. Ordered eggs on toast with side of bacon and mushrooms which was standard and good. Coffee was really good.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Hi, this may be a late response for you, but when we were at Elk early March, I remember seeing some diners in the outdoor dining' area with their small pooches. Staff didn't seem to be concerned that diners had their pets... More
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Yes, Elk Espresso offers takeaway services.

Elk Espresso is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5