13 December 2015

Shop Until You Pop:
Your Christmas Food Guide

Don’t let Christmas wish lists and preparations overwhelm you, make a day out of it instead! Keep refuelled with our Food Gift Guide to all the hotspots you need to know at Surfers Paradise Shopping Centre, Chevron Renaissance, because when it comes to the season of joy and gifts, it’s time to treat you too.



Start your day the European way with an exquisite breakfast at Italian restaurant Baritalia where authentic flavours meet contemporary influences for presenting a modern, mouth-watering menu. Customers are invited to relax in alfresco dining with the summer sun peeking through, while enjoying a bountiful breakfast served the Italian way. Treat yourself to Baritalia’s popular ‘Breakfast Pizza’, which includes a mozzarella & tomato base topped with cherry tomatoes, whole cracked eggs, ricotta, prosciutto and rocket greens. Other favourites include the ‘Vegetarian Breakfast’ and the ‘Mushroom Bruschetta’, check out the full menu.


For the Coffee Lovers –

When it comes to recharging your body and mind, a good cup of coffee can go a long way. After the grocery shopping is underway, head to The GREEN & FRESH Cafe, conveniently located on the Ground Floor across from Coles, where you can enjoy a fine coffee alongside a delicious cake. And if you prefer your coffee fancier than the usual, then of course you’ll enjoy worldwide wonder, Starbucks Coffee Co where the menu as just as pleasing as the atmosphere. Become immerse within good vibes, great music and sit back and sip a Christmas special like the warm ‘Toffee Nut Latte’ or the cold blended ‘Gingerbread Frappuccino’.

For the Tea Lovers –

While you can read all about why Tea is in many ways a healthier and more beneficial option than coffee, why not experience it for yourself? At renowned teahouse, Harmoni T, you’ll discover a story and a purpose behind every flavour of tea. Customers are offered a unique selection of tea everywhere from Black and Green Teas to Fruits & Flowers and Caffeine Free varieties, and since one of the main benefits of drinking tea is enhanced focus, you’ll be able to return to your shopping list with a clearer mind and increased productivity in no time!


By now you’re probably halfway through that list, but even Santa’s little helpers take breaks. So take some time out and indulge with the ultimate 1950s-style burger shack experience at Betty’s Burgers & Concrete Co. for bites so blissfully tasty and burgers so juicy, that it’ll really feel like Christmas. Together available with their signature burgers are homemade frozen custards or “Concretes”, Caramel Popcorn, New York Cheesecake and Baked Apple Pie.

Feeling a burrito over a burger instead? For Mexican made healthier, head to Zambrero where even black rice is on the menu among other Superfoods, all mixed into burritos, tacos, nachos and quesadillas. Because why can’t Mexican be both nutritious and delicious?


The day is soon coming to an end and hopefully your shopping is also. Round your shopping bags and escape to a little Italy of your own over at Sardjionos Italian Restaurant for an exquisite feed in a Piazza-like setting. You don’t have to end your day on a heavy note, because at Sardijionos both gluten free pastas and pizza bases are on the menu, so you can still enjoy the same authentic taste that Italian food lovers cherish and keep things lighter on the inside as well.

Feeling lucky? Take pleasure in having an award-winning Pint of Guinness or a nice quiet meal at hidden gem, The Lansdowne Road Irish Tavern for live music, sport on the big screen and of course, brilliant beer.


After a day filled with great buys and sensational feeds, it’s time for the final “treat” of the day.

For the Chocolate Lovers –

At Chocolate Bar-Café, Max Brenner, you’ll find two of life’s greatest joys combined into one: coffee and chocolate. It’s the ultimate love fest for your tastebuds and a heavenly healing for a tiresome day. Whether you’re craving a hot chocolate, Max’s signature chocolate soufflé, some good old waffles or simply some devilishly tasty chocolate, then this is surely the place for you.

And for the Ice Cream Lovers –

Zanette’s Gelati offers over 40 flavours of gelato and sorbet, gelato shakes, granita drinks and even protein shakes. So whether you’re after hand fat-free gelato or a revitalising icy beverage, you’re sure to find something cool enough for you.

Now, let the shopping begin!