Being a pretty big fan of Burleigh Social my expectations of Society Of Florida were pretty high! Its set right smack bang in the middle of residential Broadbeach – my first initial thoughts were ‘hmm, location wise this could be a hit or miss destination’. I arrived just before midday and noticed only a handful of people dining outside. Uh Oh. My thoughts were soon put to rest though as I noticed that there was actually a pretty steady flow of people arriving for lunch not long after me.
The interior of this cafe didn’t entirely captivate me. It was very modern, simple, but quite dark. Not very ‘GC’ at all. Black floors and ceiling with ash walls and timber finishings – it actually felt rather cold and is the complete opposite of its summery sister cafe Burleigh Social. Walking in the first thing you couldn’t help but notice was the volume of the music. I literally felt like I was eating my breakfast in a bar it was that loud! I know they say ‘if its to loud you’re to old’ but eggs with a side of raging dubstep on a Saturday morning is abit much for me haha. The menu was rather average – nothing overly caught my eye though. Food and coffee was good, but did take a little while to come out.
My experience at Society Of Florida was all-in-all pretty average. The whole vibe of the place just didn’t wow me and it personally felt a little cold for a ‘sunny Gold Coast’cafe. I think the next time I go I will make it an evening visit – dinner and a few drinks on a friday night would be perfect here as I get more of a bar vibe! I look forward to my sundown experience!
Christie Smith xx
+Society Of Florida
1 Naranga Avenue, Broadbeach Waters
This place is buzzing right from the get go. As the café seating spills out onto the sidewalk all you can hear is the dining and chatter of patrons as you stroll on up the path. For a quiet suburban neighbourhood this little café is almost always at capacity and has a lot going for it! If your about to pass out of starvation or are in a hurry then I’m not too sure this is the brekky destination for you today my friend. I don’t think I have ever come here to eat and haven’t had to wait for a table (even on a Monday morning)! Mind you – the food and coffee is that good that it’s totally worth the wait!
My most recent visit to Elk lead me to try something different from the menu (yep, sometimes I get stuck in my ways). My friend always raves on and on about the Potato Hash so I just had to see what all the fuss was about. I was definitely impressed – it was everything she described and more! Move over Avocado and Feta Mash, I’ve now converted to the Potato Hash ha! Bursting with flavour and texture this really was one delicious dish.
The coffee is one thing that will certainly not let you down here. Never have I had a bad cup (big call I know)! With barista’s having years of training and experience in using the “Single Origin” blends it’s no wonder they know how to make a good cup!
Distressed paint on the walls and industrial style seating gives the interior of this cafe a rustic yet modern feel to it. Cant forget about that infamous “elk” imagine which appears on the back wall! Small details including fresh flowers on the tables and subtle light fittings caught my eye which made it feel very welcoming. Staff members are generally friendly and quite attentive to your needs and the general flow of the café works nicely, which makes for a pleasant dining experience!
Christie Smith xx
16 Chelsea Ave, Broadbeach