Secrets Only a Local Would Know
A GLASS TO THE BRIM with sweet, cold vanilla ice cream, accompanied with a double shot of espresso in a jug. This is the Baked Poetry Café’s unique iced coffee and it’s gastronomically orgasmic. Baked Poetry Café is situated in the courtyard of Peregian Shopping Centre.
AFTER A CRISP, EARLY morning surf or ocean swim at Alexandra Headland, stroll up in your togs to the relaxed Beach Kiosk at the Alex Surf Club for a beachside breakfast. salt road tests this secret on a regular basis and recommends the breakfast wrap, which is made fresh on the spot, washed down with a steamy coffee. Order to go or perch at a table and watch the nippers scramble to and from the surf or the regular stream of walkers, runners and cyclists who pound the path that hugs the coast.
IF YOU’RE A LOVER OF CLASSIC old-style Australian pubs that ooze charm and have a great bar to perch at, then salt recommends a visit to the Apollionian Hotel, Laguna Street, Boreen Point. Sit out in the bougainvillea-lined deck, order a counter meal and a jug full of golden beer and settle in for a lazy Sunday session.
GET FRESH AT COTTON TREE is a gourmet grocer of the highest standard. It’s a feast for the eyes for first time customers where a long timber table sits in the centre of the shop overflowing with bright, healthy produce. At the back of the shop sits a boutique bakery selling fresh bread and gourmet pies. Get Fresh was established by Grant and Nadine Imlach, who moved with their children from the chilly streets of Queenstown in New Zealand to the laid back coastal culture of Cotton Tree. They’ve been in produce all their working lives and it shows with their newest venture. Shop 10, 1 King Street, Cotton Tree. 5443 3131.