Australia’s Gold Coast is situated south of Brisbane and is famed for its beautiful long sandy beaches and popular surfing spots. Not only is it home to theme parks such as Dreamworld and Sea World, this Metropolitan region boasts some damn fine places to eat and drink. One of those hot spots being, The Paddock Bakery, an adorable wood-fire bakery and café with cute garden seating and an indoors area.

We recently visited the Gold Coast and had heard delicious things about this part vintage café and part artisan bakery, so naturally, we wanted to sample the delights ourselves. It has an incredibly chilled vibe; you grab a menu, pop yourself down on the nearest free table and salivate over nearby diners meals whilst trying to decide what to go for. Once you have chosen, you place your order with the lovely Paddock Bakery staff who will issue you with a table number. It has a charming atmosphere and although busy, it doesn’t feel too overcrowded.

The New Zealand King Smoked Salmon, cream cheese, pickled red onion, capers, lemon zest and fresh herbs on a wood-fired bagel was something else and had us wanting to order another round. We then tried the roasted beetroot & Za’atar puree, with poached eggs, Meredith goats milk feta, honey roasted walnuts, Joseph cold pressed olive oil & fresh rosemary on house wood-fired 7 grain sourdough toast as well as devouring a classic avocado on house 7-grain wholemeal sourdough toast with toasted pistachios, sunflower seeds & pepitas. The menu was classic but with a twist and we can confirm every dish we tried was utterly delicious.

If you’re embarking on some travels through Australia’s Gold Coast then we can’t recommend you add this slice of foodie heaven to your must-visit wish-list.

The Paddock Bakery

6:30am open | Grill shuts at 2pm and Coffee & Cakes 3pm


Northern girl Laura is the epitome of a true entrepreneur. Laura’s spirit for adventure and passion for people blaze through House of Coco. She founded House of Coco in 2014 and has grown it in to an internationally recognised brand whilst having a lot of fun along the way. Travel is in her DNA and she is a true visionary and a global citizen.

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