Award-winning gelato
Award-winning gelato

Gelato Messina win Best Place For Dessert award

The results from The Weekend Edition Gold Coast's EAT/drink awards are in: as voted by you, the best places to eat, drink and play on the Gold Coast! The awards capture locals' favourite cafe, restaurant, bar, food truck, grocer and market stallholder - including the classics, the newcomers and the quirky. They recognise the Gold Coast's amazing culinary talent, and illustrate the growing and thriving foodie scene on the GC.

BEST PLACE FOR DESSERT
Winner: Gelato Messina, Coolangatta
Already an institution in Sydney and Melbourne, Gelato Messina are now a clear favourite on the Gold Coast too, taking out the award for Best Dessert on the Gold Coast. So what is it about Messina's artisan gelato that makes it so special? It could be the huge selection of flavours to choose from, with 40 signature flavours, including dairy-free options, plus five weekly specials. With everything made in-house with real ingredients, the gelato has a full-bodied texture and pure flavour that is hard to beat. And let's not forget their amazing, creative gelato cakes which are sure to impress on any occasion. Of course there is also their charming, quirky personality and humour which sets them apart from the rest, as they bring a sense of fun to everything they do. 

Runners up
Doughnut Time, Mermaid Beach
The Paddock Bakery, Miami

BEST PLACE FOR TASTY CHEAP EATS
Winner
The Lamb Shop, Broadbeach
Runners up
Easy Street Diner, Mermaid Beach
Beach Burrito Company, Coolangatta

BEST NEW BAR
Winner
Justin Lane Establishment, Burleigh Heads
Runners up
House of Brews, Surfers Paradise
BonBon bar, Mermaid Beach

BEST NEW CAFE
Winners
Paradox Coffee Roasters, Surfers Paradise
Tribeca NYC, Chevron Island
Runners up
Bam Bam Bakehouse, Mermaid Beach
Expresso Moto, Palm Beach

BEST NEW RESTAURANT
Winner
Brooklyn Depot, Surfers Paradise
Runners up
Burgster, Palm Beach
Mamasan Kitchen + Bar, Broadbeach

BEST BAR
Winner
House of Brews, Surfers Paradise
Runners up
Stingray Lounge, Surfers Paradise
The Cambus Wallace, Nobby Beach

BEST CAFE
Winner
The Paddock Bakery, Miami
Runners up
Elk Espresso, Broadbeach
BSKT Cafe, Mermaid Beach

BEST RESTAURANT
Winner
Etsu Izakaya, Mermaid Beach
Runners up
The Fish House, Burleigh Heads
Hellenika, Nobby Beach

BEST BAR DESIGN
Winner
Black Coffee Lyrics, Surfers Paradise
Runners up
House of Brews, Surfers Paradise
The Cambus Wallace, Nobby Beach

BEST CAFE DESIGN
Winner
Bam Bam Bakehouse, Mermaid Beach
Runners up
The Paddock Bakery, Miami
Paradox Coffee Roasters, Surfers Paradise

BEST RESTAURANT DESIGN
Winner
Bazaar, QT Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise
Runners up
Etsu Izakaya, Mermaid Beach
Kiyomi, Broadbeach

BEST PLACE FOR BREAKFAST
Winner
Elk Espresso, Broadbeach
Runners up
BSKT Cafe, Mermaid Beach
Commune, Burleigh Heads

BEST PLACE FOR LUNCH
Winner
Burgster, Palm Beach
Runners up
Edgewater, Isle of Capri
Lester & Earl, Palm Beach

BEST PLACE FOR DINNER
Winner
Etsu Izakaya, Mermaid Beach
Runners up
Burgster, Palm Beach
Bonita Bonita, Mermaid Beach

BEST PLACE FOR FINE DINING
Winner
Kiyomi, Broadbeach
Runners up
The Fish House, Burleigh Heads
Little Truffle, Mermaid Beach

BEST PLACE FOR RELAXED DINING
Winner
Bonita Bonita, Mermaid Beach
Runners up
Lester & Earl, Palm Beach
Easy Street Diner, Mermaid Beach

BEST PLACE FOR SHARED DINING
Winner
Hellenika, Nobby Beach
Runners up
Social Eating House and Bar, Broadbeach
Sparrow Eating House, Nobby Beach

BEST PLACE FOR COFFEE
Winners
Paradox Coffee Roasters, Surfers Paradise
Blackboard Coffee, Varsity Lakes
Runners up
Daark Espresso, Chirn Park
Barefoot Barista, Palm Beach

BEST PLACE FOR TEA
Winner
Teavine House, Tallebudgera
Runners up
The Old Teahouse Gallery, Mudgeeraba
Cha Tea Providores, Surfers Paradise

BEST PLACE FOR A COCKTAIL
Winner
The Cambus Wallace, Nobby Beach
Runners up
Lester & Earl, Palm Beach
Cocoon Ultralounge Bar Dining, Surfers Paradise

BEST PLACE FOR A FRESH JUICE
Winner
BSKT Cafe, Mermaid Beach
Runners up
Juice Bar, Burleigh Heads
Bootleg Juice Bar, Broadbeach

BEST FOOD TRUCK
Winner
Siguenos
Runners up
The Wiener Haus
Greek Street Kantina

BEST MARKET STALLHOLDER
Winner
Siguenos
Runners up
California Taco
Pablo Pablo