I think I’ve told you that when we had our mini-break on the Sunshine Coast, the sun didn’t shine. But it did come out on the day we were leaving! We woke to a glorious day of clear blue skies and warm sunshine and as we had just a few hours before heading to the airport, we wanted to spend it enjoying the outdoors.
Walking distance from The Mirage is the Alexandra Surf Club known as Alex Surf Club. As you would imagine, it’s right on the beach and as their website says, ‘Any closer to the sand and you’d get sand in your togs’. Upstairs there’s The Lookout Bistro that’s open for lunch and dinner while for breakfast, you can sit outside and enjoy a simple takeaway meal from The Beach Kiosk.
The outdoor seating area looks recently refurbished and is clean and tidy. You order at the counter and the service is casual as well as friendly. The menu is limited and there’s nothing gourmet about it but if you’re hungry and looking for an affordable meal in a stunning setting, then this is the place to be.
Carl ordered the Kiosk Special which was the Big Brekky Burger with bacon and egg, salad and a hash brown for $10.00. It arrived very quickly and it was everything you would expect from a kiosk at a surf club; a no-frills adequate meal.
I ordered the bacon and egg wrap with a hash brown and barbecue sauce. I thought the hash brown might have appeared on the side but no, it was poked inside the roll along with the egg and bacon. There certainly was a lot of bacon in this roll and again, for less than $10.00 it was a good breakfast enjoyed with the warmth of the winter sun.
Alfie ordered the French toast that came with maple syrup and strawberries. I was a little shocked to hear him say that was the very first time he’d had French toast. He’s nine. I’ll have to expand my breakfast repertoire. He enjoyed it although he said he prefers pancakes.
The Beach Kiosk attracts a lot of surfers and responsible pet owners taking their dogs for a walk. It’s a lovely community meeting place where all the locals seem to know each other and sit around chatting and enjoying the sunshine while waiting on a takeaway coffee or burger. The outdoor seating area is well-maintained, clean and tidy, the view is awesome and with the Queensland climate, you can enjoy this setting almost 365 days a year.
Verdict: It’s a shame we couldn’t have stayed longer.
The Beach Kiosk, Alexandra Surf Club: 167 Alexandra Parade, Alexandra Headlands QLD 4572
Ph: 07 5443 6677
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