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Counter Eatery

| Cnr Gooding Drive & Ghilgai Rd, Merrimac, Gold Coast, Queensland 4226, Australia
+61 7 5525 3340
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  • Very good10%
  • Average2%
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“brunch” (3 reviews)
“crab cakes” (2 reviews)
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French, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
| Cnr Gooding Drive & Ghilgai Rd, Merrimac, Gold Coast, Queensland 4226, Australia
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Reviewed 6 June 2018

This wonderful eatery is hidden away in Merrimac on Gooding Drive. Do yourself a favour and stop by for some really delicious French based cuisine. We return again and again and have never been disappointed with our orders. Delicious baked goods including croissants and muffins.

Thank jacquiwc
Reviewed 21 May 2018

The first Saturday evening at Counter has a fabulous dinner offering. It is four courses of delicious french food and includes a glass of bubbles to set the evening off. Each course is so different and creative that we have never been disappointed and if...More

Thank Ottiemax
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Last year I left a 5 star review and quality of the food is still 5 stars, but sadly we won't be back after being charged $32 for 2 poached eggs, avocado, a handful of raw spinach leaves, potato rosti and sauce. We we're told...More

Thank NautilusT
Reviewed 10 April 2018

Every dish I've eaten at the Counter Eatery is amazing, so fresh and delicious. Breakfast is so good here. So glad they are 2 mins away from where I live.

Thank RosynMarty
Reviewed 24 February 2018

We've now been twice to the big table event and it's beautiful. We just love this place and I've reviewed this previously for the breakfast (which is by far still the best on the Coast). The big table is cool and the menu on both...More

Thank Rebecca F
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

Just happened upon this place on my way back up the coast this week and found the best brekkie burger in the country. With stylish French influence, delicious ingredients and second to none burger “buns” this place must take the crown. I would love to...More

Thank Gooberd
Reviewed 3 December 2017

Food is very fresh and bakery items in the display window are delicious. Within walking distance. Great café to have as a local. Menu items a little under sized ie power bowl, eggs benny. Needs to have a big breakfast on the menu other wise...More

Thank isaiah r
Reviewed 22 November 2017

If you close you eyes while gourmandising here, you'll think you are in Paris. From a simple coffee and pastry to brunch dishes everything is well-presented and 'Mmmmm! C'est délicieux!'

Thank InkeyWriter
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Wonderfully varied menu, with out of the ordinary options for breakfast and lunch, Also a fantastic take away bakery section.

Thank H2155XSambers
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Counter Eatery is walking distance for me - very lucky to have such high quality food so close by in the "burbs". It is located just off Gooding Drive near the BP so not far to drive from say Broadbeach - about 15 minutes and...More

Thank Louise G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$16
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Cnr Gooding Drive & Ghilgai Rd, Merrimac, Gold Coast, Queensland 4226, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Gold Coast  >  Merrimac
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5525 3340
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With an abundance of excellent producers and ingredients within reach of the Gold Coast, David and Sebastien believe in using fresh, locally sourced and supplied produce to create a seasonal menu with flair. Whether you want a quick coffee or long lazy brunch, you will feel welcome at Counter Cafe & Eatery. We serve all our favorite breakfast, brunch & lunch options with an European twist. Our coffee is hand roasted and supplied from Gold Coast's leading coffee roaster Blackboard coffee.
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