Experience the Gold Coast from a Local’s Perspective

Whether you’re travelling to the Gold Coast for surgery with CosMediTour Internationally or Interstate, we’ve got you covered with our top local haunts to check out! From our favourite caffeinated watering holes to the best facials in town!

But first, COFFEE!
Elk Espresso

Located at the beach end of the Broadbeach mall with ocean views and an atmosphere to match, this drool worthy seasonal menu is one you’ll love. The staff are friendly, the coffee is great and the Potato Hash is must try!

Photo credit: Hayley Williamson for The Urban List

Address: Oasis Shopping Centre, Shop G044/2 Charles Ave, Broadbeach


This plant-based cafe is filled with delicious raw desserts, acai bowls and exciting healthy options such as the ‘Veggie Beet Steak Burger’ featuring Almond Feta. You might even see your favourite Fit-fluencer here, as it is a favourite amongst the health conscious community.

Address: 1/253 Ferry Rd, Southport

Paradox Coffee Roasters

As the name suggests Paradox Coffee roasts coffee onsite daily and on display if you’ve ever wondered how your morning latte gets from the bean to the barista. Located amongst the food offerings, art and lifestyle shops within the 4217 building, this Brooklyn inspired industrial yet cosy coffee and food precinct is must visit.

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Address: The 4217, 10 Beach Rd, Surfers Paradise

Feeling like a Bite to Eat?

Move over Melbourne, the Gold Coast is becoming quite the foodie destination and did we mention some of these restaurants even offer UberEats delivery!

Bonita, Bonita

A modern approach to authentic Mexican food, this gem is a favourite amongst locals and holiday makers alike. The decor is as eccentric as the Taqueria menu!

Address: 2460 Gold Coast Hwy, Mermaid Beach

Brooklyn Depot

Inspired by Old Brooklyn in New York City and nestled in the modern 4217 building, Brooklyn Depot’s handcrafted, chef made burgers and salads will have your taste buds ticking and fingers licking.

Address: The 4217, 10 Beach Rd, Surfers Paradise

In Need of Some Pre or Post Surgery TLC?
Blow Bar Lane

The Gold Coast’s first and only blow dry bar, located close to CosMediTour partner hotels in Surfers Paradise is ideal if you’re feeling a little flat post surgery, drop in for a mocktail and pick me up, in the form of voluminous locks to match your new curves!

Photo credit: Inside Gold Coast

Address: Circle on Cavill Shopping Centre, 3184 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise

Refresh Salons

Nothing says holiday like a visit to the beautician for a facial or pedicure. Especially one with a smoothie bar! One of our favourite beauty stops on the Gold Coast is Refresh Salons, located in luxurious Mermaid Beach.

Address: 1/2453 Gold Coast Hwy, Mermaid Beach

Want to take in some Sightseeing?

In case you’ve finished watching every television series available and you’re feeling slight hotel room cabin fever setting in. Step outside and explore the sunny Gold Coast.

SkyPoint Observation Deck

Photo credit: Sea The Gold Coast

Located on Level 77 of the Q1 building in Surfers Paradise (accessible by lift), SkyPoint is Australia’s only beach side observation deck. Rising a sheer 230 meters into the sky. It provides stunning 360 degree panoramic views that stretch from the sandy beaches, to the hinterland and beyond. Experience the shimmering Gold Coast skyline at night or take in views from Brisbane to Byron Bay during the day.

Address: Level 77, Q1 Building, 9 Hamilton Ave, Surfers Paradise

Event Cinemas Pacific Fair

We cannot think of a better way to recover post surgery than in air conditioned comfort with a good Rom-Com! Offering a gold class cinema experience and an incredible candy bar to match, put your feet up and recover in comfort.

Address: Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, Hooker Blvd, Broadbeach QLD 4218

Pacific Fair Shopping Centre

Pacific Fair is Queensland’s largest shopping and dining destination and home to some of the leading Australian fashion boutiques. We won’t lie, it’s easy to get ‘Lost’ here, some of our favourites include Alice Mccall, Zara, Mecca Maxima, Janine Edwards and a cheeky stop at Cowch Dessert Bar! We suggest stopping by pre surgery, as there might be a lot of physical activity involved.

Photo credit: Destination Gold Coast

Address: Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, Hooker Blvd, Broadbeach QLD 4218

Written by CosMediTour Australia

CosMediTour is a Medical Tourism Company based on the Gold Coast, Australia, promoting plastic surgery and dental treatments to Thailand & Australia.

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