Now that I work in Burleigh I've been introduced to a whole new world that is this beachy-surfy community that lies at the southern end of the Gold Coast. There's so much local culture in the neighborhood and a great food scene to boot. I went for lunch at Canteen yesterday after hearing endless raving reviews from my work colleagues... And they were so right. This place is really great.
It's tucked away on Park Avenue which is just behind the well-known James St. There are two sections to Canteen, the cafe and the eatery. The location itself is rather small but there are enough tables to cater for the current demand (here's hoping it doesn't start to get too busy and well-known). We sat inside where there is an open kitchen which gives you a rather intimate view of the chefs and their cooking skills; great for people watching. Their menu very much follows the current foodie trends; there's sourdough toast, quinoa porridge and pearl barley on the menu. This is healthy but yummy food.
I ordered the Organic Quinoa Salad with roast pumpkin and baby beetroot, goats cheese and pine nuts. It was delectable, great balance of flavour and textures and a decent sized portion.
This is definitely a great spot for a mid-week lunch, late brunch or catch-up with friends. My only criticism would be that their menu is a little limited but having said that I love what's on there. Next time I'll be back for breakkie to try the quinoa porridge. Mmm mmm. 4.5/5
Photos by Krissie
Where: Park Avenue, Burleigh Heads QLD 4220
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