Espresso Moto Cafe & Bikeworks
A quirkily different find: The GC’s first motorbike café: an espresso bar eatery & motorcycle repair shop combined. I’m a huge fan of brekky/brunch and can have the most important meal of the day, at any time of the day. My partner in crime and I stumbled upon this place by accident. As usual, we got up late for a brunch appointment and decided to drive around in search of a place that was open (way past noon). The other place we had in mind didn’t serve brekky past 11.30am so we chanced upon our new favourite place for brekky. Healthy and wholesome food that’s cooked on a grill in an open kitchen, why not?!
What we ordered:
The service was good and the atmosphere…peppy! There was a bike workshop at the back of the cafe where they were working. As a biker cafe, there was something bike related almost everywhere that you turned. The service was amazing as we walked in. With special dietary requirements as a pescatarian, they were happy to make recommendations based on feedback that they received. We placed our orders at the counter and waited.
The hot chocolates came out first. They were differentiated with coffee/chocolate art as we got them with different milk. The sugar on the table was brown! I’ve stopped taking white sugar with my beverages so this definitely impressed me. The drinks were alright and I was left with the thought of ordering something else just because they had a special house blend.
When our food came out, I was stunned. The portions looked decent and it wasn’t exorbitantly priced. My eggs benny on sourdough came with a generous serving of smoked salmon instead of the usual scrimps that other places usually serve. I asked for roasted mushrooms on the side and they did NOT disappoint. Juicy and flavorsome! As the friend had ordered a big brekky, I decided to snitch some bits after hearing rave reviews and oohs and aahs while we were eating. Sharing is caring, after all.
The big brekky came with poached eggs, bacon, english curried sausage, rustic kipfler rounds, roast mushrooms & house made relish, served with pumpkin and 5 seed loaf with house-whipped butter. I tried bits of it all except the bacon. The sausage seasoning was on point (I skipped the sausage but the flavour of it lingered on the curried topping), Kipfler rounds were amazing and had fresh herbs on it – I might’ve had seconds if I wasn’t full) and the relish paired perfectly with everything else.
I’m definitely going back here to try the big brekky next time and might substitute the bacon/sausage if they allow changes. At the end of a very satisfying brekky, when I asked if I could write about them on Angels’ Escapades, they very willingly obliged. Plus, one of the guys actually invited me into the bike workshop to take piccies and gave me a copy of their menu! With excellent food and service, this is a HIT. The only mini-hurdle was finding a park on a busy arvo but the food was worth the tiny inconvenience.
Address: 2/1389 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach QLD 4221
Phone: (07) 5535 9820
Opening Hours: 6am to 2pm, Daily