While on Australia’s Gold Coast you need to enjoy having breakfast or brunch at Paddock Bakery. The charming cafe is a short walk from Miami Beach in a house that has been converted into a restaurant.
Open daily from 6:00 am until 2:00 pm when I arrived just after sunrise the place was packed with people. I have to admit, starting your day here was the most relaxing part of my trip. You can easily reach the bakery by walking along Miami Beach, and the bakery is just a few streets away.
Once you arrive, you’ll have the pleasure of entering the house where you can see the staff baking all the delicious treats (there is a glass wall dividing the kitchen and seating area). Paddock Bakkery does offer indoor seating, but if the weather is nice, you want to dine outdoors.
The outdoor seating is in their garden, which is a mix of different patio tables surrounded by blooming plants, with patio lights hung overhead. If I were a local, I’d be having breakfast here once a week at least, as it is just so charming and the food is divine.
Australia’s Gold Coast is a laid-back surfer town, where healthy food options are abundant on menus. Paddock Bakery is no exception, here you can find acai bowls, wood-fired museli bowls with yogurt, and plenty of gluten-free or vegan options.
Unable to decide from all the tasty options, I asked the server to bring me the two most popular choices. The first was one of the best croissants I’ve ever had. It as an almond croissant, filled with almond frangipane and topped with almond slices. Paddock Bakery’s almond croissant is perfection, and I recommend that you have to order it when you visit.
The second dish I had was the purple toast. It is roasted beetroot and Za’atar puree, Meredith goats milk feta, honey roasted walnuts, fresh rosemary, and poached eggs topped on a house-made 7-grain sourdough toast. It is super flavorful and filling, and the color of the purple toast is unbelievable. If you like avocado toast, the purple toast should be the dish you try.