13 Best Vegan Restaurants On The Gold Coast, Australia

The Gold Coast has quickly become one of the premier vegan destinations in Australia. While it's still a ways off major cities Sydney and Melbourne, the GC is seeing a boom in vegan restaurants, cafes, and eateries to cater for its growing vegan community.

In this article, we're listing the best all-vegan restaurants and some vegetarian restaurants with vegan options available, so you can eat consciously whether you're on holiday or a local.


12 Best Gold Coast Vegan Restaurants

1. Blendlove

blendlove big brekkie

  • Best for: Big brekkie
  • Location: 1/253 Ferry Rd, Southport QLD
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Blendlove is a beautiful open-air cafe located just off Ferry Road. This cafe is the perfect brunch spot on the Gold Coast with meals like their Big Brekkie, No Eggs Benedict, an BLTs. The cafe serves up incredible coffee too, so you can relax with views of the Surfers skyline before heading out to start your day.


2. Giri Kana Cafe

giri kana vegan cafe

  • Best for: Buffet-style brunches
  • Location: H2O Broadwater Apartments, 82 Marine Parade, Southport QLD
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Giri Kana is a brunch-style cafe in Southport. Here you'll find breakfast and lunch menus. For breakfast, you can get tofu scramble variations and acai bowls, while for lunches you can order a plate size and choose from their wide variety of buffet-style dishes. Common dishes are potato bake, mac and "cheese" and chana masala.


3. Govindas

govindas indian gold coast

  • Best for: Kofta balls
  • Location: Shop 1/20 James St, Burleigh Heads QLD
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Govindas is a great little Indian chain where you can get vegetarian and vegan buffet-style meals at affordable prices. On the Gold Coast, there are currently two Govindas restaurants: Burleigh Heads and Coolangatta. To order, you simply choose a plate size and add the corresponding amount of servings to that plate. Check with the staff which dishes are vegan, as some contain dairy and cheese.


4. i like ramen

i love ramen gold coast

  • Best for: Vegan ramen
  • Location: 2251 Gold Coast Hwy, Mermaid Beach (Nobby's Beach) QLD
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Located in the Gold Coast's unofficial hipster suburb Nobby's Beach, i like ramen is Australia's first ever 100% vegan ramen restaurant. Here you'll find an impressive variety of plant-based ramen, cold Asahi on tap, and an all-around chill vibe. The restaurant also has nut-free, soy-free and gluten-free ramen options.


5. Greenhouse Canteen & Bar [Closed]

greenhouse cafe gold coast

  • Best for: Sit-down vegan dinner
  • Location: 1916 Gold Coast Hwy, Miami QLD
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Greenhouse is a 100% vegan restaurant in Miami. This restaurant has a fancier vibe than some other GC restaurants in this list and their menu is also 100% gluten-free. The variety of food here is also good with everything from tacos to pasta. Greenhouse is currently closed.


6. Tian Ran Vegan Cuisine

tian ran vegan food gold coast

  • Best for: Buddhism-inspired food
  • Location: Shop 8/2468 Gold Coast Hwy, Mermaid Beach
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Tian Ran serves up vegan Asian Buddhist food that, not only substitutes meat, but doesn't include garlic, onion, or MSG. The family-owned restaurant is fairly priced, tasty and a must-visit when you're craving Asian food.


7. Easy House

easy house vegan chinese food

  • Best for: Vegan yum cha
  • Location: 8/90 Markeri St, Mermaid Waters QLD
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Easy House is a small, family-run vegan Chinese restaurant located in Mermaid Waters on the Gold Coast. You can find an all-vegan menu here including dumplings, tom yum, tofu curries and so much more. You can catch Easy House for yum cha or their dinner menu.


8. Goodness Gracias

vegan mexican gold coast

  • Best for: Vegan tacos
  • Location: 1a/1114-1116 Gold Coast Hwy, Palm Beach
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Goodness Gracias has all the Mexican favourites, tacos, burritos, nachos, and quesadillas on its 100% vegan menu. Skip your next Guzman and Gomez visit and quench your Mexican cravings with this small, but flavorous Mexican restaurant.


9. Lord of the Fries

vegan burgers surfers paradise

  • Best for: Vegan fast food
  • Location: Paradise Centre, 8-10 Cavill Avenue Mall, Surfers Paradise, QLD
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Lord of the Fries is located on Cavil Ave in the Heart of Surfers Paradise. This small restaurant is home to breakfast muffins, burgers, hot dogs - and of course their famous loaded fries. If you're seeking a greasy fix after a night out in Surfers - this is your place.


10. The Cardamom Pod

vegan cafe gold coast

  • Best for: Veggie cafe-style eats
  • Location: 1/2685-2689 Gold Coast Hwy, Broadbeach QLD
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Originally a hole-in-the-wall cafe in Byron Bay, The Cardamom Pod has expanded to Broadbeach and has become a vegan favorite on the Gold Coast. The cafe is 100% vegetarian, with vegan bowls, salads and sandwiches also available.


11. Go Nuts Vegan Food

  • Best for: Burgers and cakes
  • Location: N/A
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Go Nuts is a 100% vegan ghost restaurant on the Gold Coast, which means there is no physical location. You can order from their wide range of vegan burgers and cakes here which are a perfect junk food fix. Go Nuts is available on Food Delivery platforms like DoorDash as it made from the Bit of Britain restaurant in Upper Coomera.


12. Flour of Life Bakery

vegan bakery helensvale gold coast

  • Best for: Vegan pies and sausage rolls
  • Location: 22-32 Siganto Dr, Helensvale QLD

Tucked away in a Helensvale retail center, Flour of Life is a small plat-based bakery where you can get all your favorite pies, sausage rolls, pastries and desserts - minus the animal products. It is a true gem for the Northern Gold Coast and a must-visit while passing by as it's a quick stop off the Pacific Highway.

Gold Coast Fast Food Restaurants with Vegan Options

  • Dominos: Vegan pizza selection and vegan cheesy bread
  • Pizza Hut: Vegan pizza selection
  • Zamberos: Vegan-friendly Mexican
  • Hungry Jacks: Vegan whopper (Rebel whopper)
  • Grill'd: Meat-free Mondays and a variety of plant-based burgers
  • Nandos: Great Pretender vegan burger

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