Checking out my marathon time in the paper
Researching where to eat on the Gold Coast was a tough gig. As I suspected from everything I'd heard about Surfers Paradise it was full of fast food, chains and restaurants where competing on price for the $10 lunch trade takes precedence over quality.
I managed to find one fellow food blogger and she was kind enough to give me a few tips. A couple of suggested places were close to where I was staying on Chevron Island, a little bit inland from the main tourist drag.
It was tough deciding what to eat for my post marathon breakfast. I eventually opted for the sweetcorn fritters with asparagus, avocado and a tomato and chilli salsa. The sweetcorn fritters we nice and moist, which is always the first test for me. The asparagus went surprisingly well, despite not being a combination I would have thought of. The generous amount of ripe avocado was a nice touch. While the tomato salsa was good I thought it could over power some of the more delicate flavours.
The quinoa porridge kept my gluten free companion happy. I only managed to sneak a quick taste.
The café come deli would probably struggle to stick out from the crowd in Sydney where we are lucky enough to have a multitude of independently run cafés serving up good breakfast options. However, all you can do is beat the competition and Duo Deli Café seems to do that on the Gold Coast. It was a great place for a marathon recovery breakfast.
58 Thomas Drive