The area of Burleigh Heads has to be the coolest and most relaxed on the Gold Coast, and is probably the only area that we would go to if we ever considered moving back down there. Burleigh is filled with trendy little cafes and dress shops, and of course the beach and Burleigh Heads national park itself is beautiful.
I drove down there to breakfast once again with my sister, and to continue on with my efforts to discover a little more of the Gold Coast cafe culture that is growing rapidly. We decided to go to Commune, which could be a little hard to find for some, for it is set back low down on the “other” side of the Gold Coast highway.
I instantly loved the vibe of Commune, filled with all things hippy, walls covered in band posters, a cool courtyard area outside with Vinnie’s-style tables, chairs and couches. The food here is wholesome, all local produce and all organic too. It was a Monday that we visited, and we soon found out that Commune does “Meatfree Mondays”, which you may find either interesting or terrible depending on how much of a carnivore you are.
There is well enough here on the breakfast menu to be excited about that doesn’t involve any meat thankfully, and I was soon eyeing off the Huevos Rancheros, Mexican style warm tomato and chilli bean salsa, topped with feta and a poached egg and served with avocado and a warmed tortilla. This breakfast was so fresh, the salsa had a slight chilli tang, and was topped off with a generous quantity of feta, a perfectly gooey egg and plenty of coriander. It made a great dipping sauce for the warmed tortilla.
My sister had the Commune Breakfast Sanga, usually served with bacon but obviously not on a Monday. Turkish bread encased poached eggs (there were two to make up for the lack of bacon), avocado, tomato, caramelised onion, rocket and garlic aioli.
The coffee here is Campos, and although I didn’t have a coffee, my eyes were drawn straight away to a slushie machine behind the counter with the sign “Espresso slushies”. We found the cold drinks menu quite extensive, lots of fresh juices are available, and varieties of smoothies. My sister had the dairy free Super smoothie of Banana, apple juice and berries, which was thick and delicious. Neither of us had the Jumpin’ Jimmy but thought it sounded fabulous, basically a banana smoothie with a shot of espresso.
I was quite pleased with Commune, and thought it suits the laidback Burleigh lifestyle to a tea. There were plenty of locals chilling outside in the sun enjoying a coffee and having a chat, and the cafe was buzzing with activity for the whole Monday morning that we were there.
CCommune Cafe 1844 Gold Coast Highway Burleigh Heads Ph 07 5520 3377 Open 7 days, Breakfast and Lunch