Little May, Montville

One look at the location (halfway up the hill) and the logo font, I knew Little May was the cafe for me. The milk jug rinser confirmed my instincts. Little May used their unique blend from Bear Bones to make a comforting caffe latte that shook off the cobwebs from the night before.

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Pizzami Gourmet Pizza Bar, Peregian Beach

Cheers to happy hour at Pizzami! Excellent bar service and a well chosen selection of beers on tap, including my fave Mountain Goat Beer Steam Ale, and a new-to-me stunner Cricketers Arms' Spearhead Pale Ale. This was the perfect spot to start your evening in Peregian or to settle in and enjoy the warm night, good pizza and gentle flow of conversation around you.

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Black Coffee Lyrics, Surfers Paradise

Black Coffee Lyrics is a highly rated spot on Beanhunter and they are good, although the espresso runs a bit weak. These guys are pretty accommodating and cultivate a Brunswick St kind of atmosphere.

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Tribeca, Surfers Paradise

We found this gem of a place by searching on the Google for 'gluten free friendly' and made the trek out to Chevron Island immediately. Tribeca is very on-trend with the current rage of New York style eateries and did not disappoint. We couldn't get a table straight away so we were seated at the bar where we indulged in a pair of gorgeous looking mojitos and treated to peanut butter pretzels. Only a short wait, we were seated not long after our cocktails were ready. Tribeca had a simple menu and it was hard to choose so our waiter assisted with recommendations of sliders, midtown chicken and NY Cheesecake. We didn't end up with the cheesecake as I have always wanted to try key lime pie and try it I did, with my friend selecting the gluten-free brownie. Friendly, sophisticated and tasty.

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