We headed to the Gold Coast to sample some of the delights down there. Normally, I head straight for yum cha. However J is not the biggest fan of yum cha (I know, I am shocked). Instead we went to Mandala Organic Arts Cafe. I'd actually been keen to try out some of their brunch options for a while, but I kept on getting distracted by yum cha. But it is good to try out some other places every once and a while!
Because it was brunch time, we all had brunch things! J had the Tofu Omelet ($16), and Leigh had the Brunch Burger ($14). I chose the Benedict ($16), which had mushrooms, spinach, coconut bacon and hollandaise. It was nice!
Mandala is well known for their pizzas, so we ordered a small Margherita ($16) to share. Yum.
We had also pre-ordered some doughnuts from All Time Coffee Co to take back with us. We got an assortment of flavours, but my favourite is the jam and then the Notella (both pictured here).
Afterwards, we headed back to Brisbane via Daily Hill State Forest to see if we could find some wildlife for J. While Daisy Hill does have a Koala Centre, we are not about seeing animals in captivity. We took one of their walks to see if we could see any furry friends out and about. It wasn't looking promising, but right as we got to the end of the walk we saw two cute wallabies! One was shy and hopped off behind some bushes, but the other was quite brave. We didn't try to pat them, of course, but just enjoyed as they came a little closer doing their Wallaby things.
After all that excitement, it was back to Brisbane to spend the afternoon hugging my cats before thinking about dinner.
Mandala Organic Arts Cafe - 2558 Gold Coast Hwy, Mermaid Beach, QLD - (07) 5679 1762
All Time Coffee Co - 1/2478 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach, QLD
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Dim Sim has black beans for toes!