3 Best Restaurants in Burleigh Heads and Beyond, The Gold Coast

Francies Pizzeria


At the far southern end of the Gold Coast, this bustling hole-in-the-wall punches well above its weight, serving Neapolitan-style pizzas from 5 pm every night to a friendly crowd of in-the-know locals and visitors. With quirky pop- and rock-inspired names like The Fennel Countdown, Sage Against the Machine, and the Dollop Parton, the menu includes a full range of vegan pizzas, with plenty of gluten-free options. Francies doesn't take bookings, so arrive early or be prepared to add your name to the list, then order a bottle of their own label wine, pour a glass and wait. Or if you prefer, order take away via text.

Shop 2, 102 Griffith St., QLD, 4225, Australia
Known For
  • friendly, no-fuss service and great vibes
  • full range of vegan pizza options
  • thin-crust pizzas, oven-baked focaccia, and share plates
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: No lunch

The Collective

This market-style collaboration has been at the forefront of a new wave of dining establishments hitting the Gold Coast since 2016. With five kitchens operating under the one roof, patrons can choose from contemporary Australian, Mexican, Italian, Asian, or American-inspired cuisines, in this airy, light-filled space. Takeout and delivery also available.

Zephyr Coffee


Tucked away down a side street, across the road from beautiful Kirra beach, Zephyr Coffee is the kind of unpretentious local café you wish was in your neighborhood. With house-roasted beans, coffee is the major drawcard, but the food is also delicious, with tasty options including acai bowls, homemade banana bread, and jaffle toasted sandwiches, all perfect for a beachside snack.

1 Churchill St., QLD, 4225, Australia
Known For
  • air-roasted coffee beans in a range of house blends
  • range of sweet and savory jaffles
  • healthy breakfast bowls, including dairy-free and vegan options
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: No dinner

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