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👩🏾‍🍳 Foodie adventures: Top 10 Budget-friendly Restaurants for Backpackers

Easy House Vegetarian
Traveling on a budget doesn't mean you have to compromise on delicious food experiences. Gold Coast, known for its stunning beaches and vibrant atmosphere, is also home to a plethora of budget-friendly restaurants that cater to backpackers. Join us as we uncover the top 10 budget-friendly restaurants in Gold Coast where you can indulge in tasty meals without breaking the bank.

1. Govindas

Located in Burleigh Heads and Coolangatta, Govindas offers an all-you-can-eat vegetarian and vegan buffet at an affordable price. Delight in a variety of flavorsome Indian-inspired dishes, including curries, salads, and desserts. It's a fantastic spot for a satisfying and budget-friendly feast.


2. Easy House Vegetarian

Situated in Southport, Easy House Vegetarian is a hidden gem for vegetarian and vegan food lovers. They serve a diverse range of Asian-inspired dishes, such as stir-fries, dumplings, and noodle dishes, at pocket-friendly prices. Don't miss their delicious vegan spring rolls!

Easy House Vegetarian

3. Lupo Espresso

If you're craving some Italian flavors, head to Lupo Espresso in Mermaid Beach. This charming café offers a selection of mouthwatering pizzas, pastas, and paninis at reasonable prices. Enjoy the cozy atmosphere while savoring their tasty and budget-friendly dishes.

Lupo Expresso Mermaid Beach

4. Sparrow Eating House

Located in Nobby Beach, Sparrow Eating House is a must-visit for delicious Asian-inspired cuisine. With a range of small plates and shareable dishes, you can sample various flavors without breaking your budget. Try their tasty bao buns and flavorful curries for a satisfying dining experience.

 Sparrow Eating House

5. Poké Poké

For a healthy and affordable meal, visit Poké Poké in Broadbeach. This casual eatery specializes in Hawaiian poké bowls filled with fresh ingredients and bold flavors. Create your own bowl with your choice of proteins, veggies, and toppings for a personalized and budget-friendly meal.

Poké poké Mermaid Beach

6. Bine Bar & Dining

Located in Mermaid Waters, Bine Bar & Dining offers a laid-back atmosphere and a selection of delicious pub-style food. Enjoy their budget-friendly burgers, pizzas, and hearty share plates while sipping on craft beers or cocktails. It's the perfect spot for a relaxed and affordable meal.

 Bine Bar & Dining, Mermaid Beach

7. Chiangmai Thai 

If you're craving authentic Thai flavors, Chiangmai Thai in Surfers Paradise won't disappoint. This cozy restaurant serves affordable and flavorful Thai dishes, including curries, stir-fries, and noodle dishes. Immerse yourself in the aromatic spices and vibrant flavors of Thailand without stretching your budget.

 Chiangmai Thai

8. Montezuma's

For a taste of Mexican cuisine, head to Montezuma's in Surfers Paradise. This popular restaurant offers an extensive menu of Mexican favorites, including burritos, enchiladas, and tacos, at affordable prices. Don't miss their famous sizzling fajitas for a mouthwatering and budget-friendly meal.

Montezuma's Surfer Paradise

9. Zambrero

For a quick and budget-friendly meal, Zambrero is a great choice. With multiple locations across Gold Coast, this Mexican-inspired chain serves flavorful burritos, bowls, and tacos. The best part? For every meal purchased, they donate a meal to someone in need through their Plate 4 Plate initiative.

Zambrero Best burritos in Surfer Paradise

10. Sushi Train

Craving sushi? Visit Sushi Train in Broadbeach for a fun and affordable dining experience. Choose from a wide selection of freshly made sushi and sashimi plates that travel on a conveyor belt. Simply pick what you like and enjoy a budget-friendly sushi feast.

Sushi train Broadbeach

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