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Sunny Italian Breakfast on Australia’s Gold Coast

There’s something about going out for breakfast that always makes me feel like I’ve stolen away for a little vacation.

I love getting up while most folks are still in bed, driving through early morning sunshine, and finding a just-right table angled perfectly for people watching.

That’s just what my friend and I did one morning in Australia. The sun was GLORIOUS, the skies brilliant blue with wonderful breezes blowing inland off the Gold Coast.

We secured a spot at Milan on Main, a splendid little Italian Cafe in Main Beach, Queensland, and ordered coffee. Delighting in the palm trees and tropical flowers blooming lusciously, we visited happily, content to chat and observe passers by before perusing the menu.

I started with a delectable cocktail of fruit juices: passion fruit, strawberry, mango and I know not what. It was wonderfully refreshing.

My friend and I happily plotted out our day as we sipped our drinks, choosing the beach we wanted to sun ourselves on and the park we wanted to hike through later that afternoon.

Soon our meals arrived and we eagerly tucked in.

My friend had a fluffy omelette stuffed with ham and cheese and served with buttery rye toast.

I had a smoked trout crepe filled to bursting with tender trout, spinach and tart feta cheese and topped with an avocado and tomato salsa. The proverbial cherry on top was a decadent balsamic reduction that both surprised and entranced me. We both agreed that the oh-so-rich reduction took our breakfasts from delicious to absolutely fantastic.

We lingered long over our meals and coffee, visiting contentedly as we savored every last morsel.

At last it was time to leave and begin our adventures on the sublime Gold Coast.

What is your favorite thing to eat when you go out for breakfast?

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bellini - I love to go out for breakfast especially if there is a view and some people watching to do. I don’t know if I have a favourite breakfast meal but it usually includes bacon since I rarely have it at home.

RamblingTart - Oh Linda, such a scrumptious and naughty breakfast you described. πŸ™‚ I don’t do that often either, but I TREASURE the moment when I do. πŸ™‚

RamblingTart - Thank you, Jamie! Isn’t it lovely to pamper yourself now and then? It makes the daily hardships so much more bearable. πŸ™‚

RamblingTart - Ohhh, that sounds so good, Anna! I’m starving at the moment and could eat every last crumb of your breakfast. πŸ™‚

RamblingTart - That made it especially wonderful, Dewi. πŸ™‚

RamblingTart - I love French Toast too, Andi! Yummers. πŸ™‚

RamblingTart - That makes me happy, Duchess!

RamblingTart - Very smart move, Lael! πŸ™‚ I just learned yesterday how much butter goes into that dish. Yipes!! No wonder it tastes so good. πŸ™‚

RamblingTart - Ooo, French toast with bacon sounds heavenly on this chilly morning, Jenny. πŸ™‚

RamblingTart - I couldn’t agree more, Joanne! I felt truly and utterly spoiled rotten. πŸ™‚

RamblingTart - So glad you like them, William. πŸ™‚

RamblingTart - You are a true kindred spirit, Annie. πŸ™‚ You just described a most glorious day. πŸ™‚

RamblingTart - Woohoohoo, Zita! That sounds so fabulous I smile whenever I think about it. πŸ™‚

RamblingTart - Hooray, Brenna! So glad to have a fellow-reduction-lover in the house. πŸ™‚

RamblingTart - No way, Barbara! πŸ™‚ It makes me smile how we keep finding more and more things in common. Can’t wait to meet you in real life! πŸ™‚

LindyLouMac in Italy - Coffee and an Italian pastry naughty but nice and we do not do it very often. Just think of all the wonderful Italian breakfasts in Australia you have to look forward to.

Jamie - Oh I love it! I also find it really special to go out for breakfast… not only because I love being pampered but because I treat myself to luxurious food that I never make myself for breakfast at home. Like that fabulous smoked trout crΓͺpe!

Anna Johnston - I always order Poached eggs on toast with bacon with extra toast. But, I am nuts about eggs of all kinds. πŸ™‚

Dewi - Hmmm, yum yum yum ! Especially eating this on the beach πŸ™‚

Andi of My Beautiful Adventures - French toast is my fave! What an AWESOME place to have breaky!!!

Duchess - can’t answer your question… too busy drooling.

Lael Hazan - I enjoy eggs benedict but I try to get my husband to get it so I get a taste but not the calories! Your pictures are perfect for me today as it is stormy and rainy here. Thanks for the sunshine.

Jenny - French toast with bacon; although a trout crepe sounds very interesting.

Joanne - This is a breakfast fit for queens! That cocktail alone has me swooning. And the crepes…sigh. Love those things.

William H. Stoneman - Beautiful!!

Annie - Those plates look so amazing! I absolutely love the novelty of going out for a weekend (or weekday, doesn’t really matter) breakfast. Completely indulging and spending the day people watching!! Sounds great!

Zita - I think mine will be crunchy croissant and cappucciono in the next couple of days in Paris! πŸ™‚

Brenna [fabuleuxdestin] - I love breakfast as well! Today I had kiwi and strawberries with homade banana bread. But I love everything. I have just discovered balsalmic reduction and I’m putting it on everything!

barbara - When I lived at Main Beach I could see that restaurant from my apartment.

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