Most Instagram Worthy Dishes on the Gold Coast

Is your vacation on the Goldie complete if you don’t taste your way through the city? Get lost in local flavours at Instagram worthy restaurants on the Gold Coast, and take Instagram pictures along the way? Let me give you some ideas on where to dine and capture the most instagrammable worthy dishes on the Gold Coast. Let’s get into it!


The most Instagram worthy dishes on the Gold Coast are Affettati Misti at Balboa Italian, Apple & Rhubarb Doughnut French Toast at Paddock Bakery, The ‘Prawn Star’ at Poké Poké, Southern Octopus at Social Eating House, and many more.


‘Thinly Sliced Snapper’ at Yamagen


The Thinly Sliced Snapper with Shio Kombu, Tosazu, Yuzu Sesame, and Ume Boshi at QT Hotel’s Yamagen is an absolute dream. It is a dish—delicate, colourful, and delicious. Since it has been operating for the longest on the Coast, it is obvious that this izakaya-style restaurant can do no wrong. Its standout dish will undoubtedly make your Instagram feed stand out.


Yamagen offers lunch on Fridays from 12pm to 3pm, and dinner from Tuesday to Saturday between 5.30pm and 11pm.



Caviar at The Tropic


The Tropic is one of the most instagrammable places on the Gold Coast, thanks to its stunning coastline views. Whether you’re admiring the view from the restaurant, bar or pool deck, you’re sure to be impressed by the natural beauty of this part of Australia. But aside from the view, The Tropic also has a menu full of Instagram worthy dishes. Check out their caviar, for example.


In addition, the restaurant’s interior exudes a posh Miami yacht club vibe, with a neutral colour scheme that is vividly contrasted with colour from chairs, plants, and even the plates. Their food is delicious, too. I recommend gathering the girls and making a reservation for The Tropic’s Brunch on the last Saturday of each month – you won’t be disappointed!



Acai Bowl at Cardamom Pod


I won’t lie; Cardamom Pod Brickworks at Southport, Gold Coast has a tonne of Instagram-worthy dishes to choose from. They use a variety of colours in their creations, which are a feast for the eyes and the lips. Did I also mention that they are packed with nutritious ingredients? These marvellous bowls of vegan benevolence will have your soul singing and your Instagram feed cheering.


At Cardamom Pod, eGift Cards ranging from $25 to $150 are available for purchase. Now, you got an idea for someone’s upcoming birthday!




Cali Breakfast Burrito at Palm Springs


If you love cali-vibes, cacti, and white lines, I suggest you stop at Palm Springs Gold Coast. Order their aesthetic Cali breakfast burrito and take a pic for the gram.


You should also pose inside their distinct aesthetic of southern California combined with the subtropical climate of the Gold Coast. Dogs can also join you!


So, grab your floof, a margarita (because they offer morning margis!), and Salsa Scrambled Eggs. Palm Springs also provides the option of Venue Hire for corporate or special events.



‘Kanye’s Mum’ Burger at Ze Pickle


Look away now if you’re trying to get in shape for a killer summer bod because Ze Pickle’s mouthwatering burger menu isn’t for the timid. Think cheesy goodness, towering pile of wagyu beef, and flavorful toppings like maple bacon, deep-fried cheese sticks, and smoked jalapenos. The “Kanye’s Mum” is our top pick for getting the most Instagram likes. It’s extremely busy but in the best way.


Oh, and you know what’s cool about Ze Pickle? They’ve got something for vegetarians too! They’ve got this range of burgers called “Vego Burgers” that are super tasty and Instragram worthy, too!



Avo Toast at Highline


Highline in Palm Beach is what happens when an incredibly stylish mid-century interior design combines with amazing coffee art. A steadfast local favourite, and for a good reason. All the dishes served here are prepared with the firm belief that eating is an aesthetic experience.


With all the toasty-coloured wood features and polished concrete flooring, your brunch-time snap is sure to please. Who wouldn’t want a picture of a three cheese, chive jaffle, and wild mushroom in a more ideal environment? Check out the newest in their menu here



Southern Octopus at Social Eating House


The ever-delicious Social Eating House is another place where all dish is an art. This bar on the Gold Coast has quirky and clever dishes that are Instagram worthy and are seasonally changed, too. Delicious seafood dishes, handmade tortelli, delectable sashimi, and desserts are not an exception. You can be sure that whatever you choose will be breathtakingly beautiful.



The ‘Prawn Star’ at Poké Poké


Poké bowls are among the newest and biggest foodie trends on the Coast. It’s easy to see why once you visit Poké Poké. They’re fresh, bright, and unquestionably Instagram worthy. These delicious, nutritious meals with Hawaiian influences are packed with ingredients that are good for you. As a bonus, they look fantastic.


Choose the “Prawn Star,” which includes grilled prawns, mango mayo, crunchy cos, bacon, edamame, and salsa, if you want to make a memorable Instagram post. Aloha! See it for yourself once you visit them, but for now, check their website



Apple & Rhubarb Doughnut French Toast at Paddock Bakery


Have the best breakfast on the Gold Coast at Paddock Bakery. This shop serves the most instagrammable breakfast and among those is the Apple & Rhubarb Doughnut French Toast. 


This bakery has a distinctive small English-style garden exterior along with an original vintage Queenslander transformed main building. People continue to frequent this establishment because of the famous Dippy Eggs and their ludicrously appealing baked goods, which are frequently still warm from the oven.


In addition, Paddock Bakery also offer gram-worthy products that you can order online. How awesome is that?



Affettati Misti at Balboa Italian


Do you appreciate a good charcuterie board? Then you’ll love Balboa Italian’s ‘Affettati Misti.’ This dish features an assortment of salami, pesto, grissini, pickled vegetables, olives, tasty caponata, and a lust-worthy amount of mixed cheese. It’s the perfect way to graze in style!


And what’s more? Discover cured meats skilfully arranged over a miniature clothesline setup, making for the ideal meal and Instagram shot.



Deliciousness Waiting to be Double-Tapped!


The Gold Coast is known for its incredible food. From world-renowned restaurants to hidden gems, there is something for everyone to enjoy. And, with a wide range of options, you’re sure to find the perfect dish for your Instagram feed. So, whether you’re looking for a drool-worthy breakfast bowl or a mouthwatering dinner plate, check out the Gold Coast’s culinary scene.


Also read:

Gold Coast Dining Culture; Where To Eat