We decided to head down to the Gold Coast for a day trip. What better way to spend a day off then in the sun, water and eating good food. I did my research (as usual) and we decided to head to Elk Espresso for a late lunch!
Elk obviously knew I was coming and titled a section of their winter menu “Breakfast @ Lunch”. So even though it was lunch I spotted eggs on the menu and I couldn’t really go past them. I had the Very Green Salad which was sautéed kale, silver beet, peas, asparagus, broccolini, roast pumpkin, avocado labneh, toasted almonds and free range eggs $18.50 (insert heart eyed emoji here). It arrived and I must admit it was the first time I had had a breakfast salad and thoroughly enjoyed it. The thing was I felt full for so long too!
My dining partner today ordered the Crunchy Kale, Butter Beans & Baby Beetroot Salad with Persian feta, pumpkin seeds and tahini dressing with a grilled salmon steak $18. The steak was huge it was a big meal but the fish was cooked well and matched the salad perfectly.
Some of the killer burgers walked past while we were there and they looked superb!
After spending a strenuous morning in the sun we decided to cool down with a drinking coconut $5 and the Green Organic Cold Pressed Juice (Cucumber, Apple, cos lettuce, spinach, lime, celery and mint) $7.50. Both were super refreshing and tasty.
We were their during the week so it wasn’t too busy but I can imagine on the weekend Elk would be bursting with people. I’m not sure if you can make reservations but they can seat quite a few people. The wait staff were all very friendly and the meals arrived in good time.
Elk is a cross the road from the Broadbeach football club and is walking distance from the beach. There is lots of on street parking. Elk spans across what looks like two shopfronts with big communal tables and seating indoors and outdoors.
The Verdict: Elk was the perfect end to our day at the beach. The atmosphere was relaxed and cruisey. The food was fresh and light. Overall 8/10.