12 June 2013

Eat Me. Black Coffee Lyrics, Surfers Paradise

 Tempura Zucchini Flowers

Crumbed prawns with coconut jelly

Cheese plate

For a long time, Surfers Paradise has had a stigma attached to it; party central, where you’ll find the drunks, lacking culture… But as a local Gold Coaster I’m proud to say that Surfers might just be turning itself around for everytime I visit (which is becoming more often) there is a new place to eat, drink [or be merry] that is actually pretty great. One of those places is Black Coffee Lyrics, no negative stigma to be found here. It’s one of those places where you’ll walk in and feel so chuffed for finding a little gem in your neighbourhood!

This quaint little café is tucked away upstairs in an old mall above Orchid Avenue and has the feel of a country cottage/local bar/abandoned library. The venue is only small but it boasts live music on weekends, a bar that makes delicious cocktails, yummy yummy food and a great atmosphere. For those of you who adore Melbourne like me, you may even think you’re in Victoria’s great city, because this little bar/café is full of the swag and culture you’ll find in Richmond and St Kilda.

I’ve visited a couple of times now and have always had a great night here, whether it be the ‘beginning place’ for the night to have a drink before heading out, or the main venue itself for dinner and cocktails. The last time I visited was with a friend on a Friday night where we indulged in a few pinots and shared some delectable plates of food.

There’s plenty of variety on the Black Coffee Lyrics menu, you’ll find lots of Gen Y staples such as burgers and pizzas but there’s also a great selection of wholesome food with a modern twist. The menu is broken up into 3 sections: small bites, medium bites and large bites so all you really have to do is define how hungry you are; simple!

My friend and I ordered the tempura zuchinni flowers, crumbed prawns served on coconut jelly and the cheese plate; a perfect selection for grazing whilst gossiping. The tempura zuchinni flowers were really delightful with a crunchy outside and delicious filling. Onto the prawns and these were great too, the coconut jelly really is quite the flavour sensation when combined with the chilli jam. Finally the cheese platter, which was nice although I probably wouldn’t order it again as it lacked a few good old water crackers which are so necessary when munching on cheese.

All in all, Black Coffee Lyrics is a great place that the Gold Coast can be proud to boast as its own. This swanky bar truly does have a city feel making it a great place to visit when you want to escape the GC. I’ll definitely be back again. 4/5.

Where: opposite Waxy's Irish Pub, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217
Bookings: recommended
Phone: 0402 189 437

Photos by Krissie

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