TATTOO ARTIST, WRITER
Which suburb do you call home?
Salt Beach at Kingscliff, or Coolangatta. I always seem to gravitate towards those areas after being away travelling.
What makes those suburbs the best on the GC?
Coolangatta is my favourite, a portal into an earlier era or something of a similar sort. I’m a sucker for the ’60s diner there and the ’70s surfing feel to the entire town.
Fave place to stop, relax for 20 mins and enjoy a morning cuppa? And what treat is on the plate beside your hot bevvie?
The best coffee spot is Rockleigh, it’s situated on my favourite 10 metres of Coolangatta, snug up next to an evening corridor bar and an old secondhand book store. They have a table on the footpath that gets its shade from a nearby tree and every now and then I’ll read a book under it with a sneaky cigarette. There’s a cool Italian feel to that 10-metre stretch of Coolangatta.
Fave Gold Coast casual dining location? What’s on the menu?
Francies Pizzeria. Another cool Italian feel, with street-side dining and pre-, mid- and after-dinner drinks, cheeses and olives.
You’re planning a fun, local night out with your mates? Which three locations top your list and why
Eddie’s Grub House. There’s a family-like bond with everyone in there and you can’t help but spend an extra three hours more there than you planned. Great burgers, too.
Fave Gold Coast shopping destination?
I like doing my shopping online now, but Pacific Fair is nice. I think the half-indoor, half-outdoor building plan often helps you forget how bad your self-discipline with money is. How bad can a day in the sunshine be?