One of the new vegetarian and vegan restaurants on the Gold Coast is SeraBar Burleigh. It opened in April, 2017 and is on it’s way to being one of the top vegetarian cafes in Burleigh Heads. The cafe is owned by a family, with the four daughters’ first initials being used to create the word Sera.
The cafe serves vegan and vegetarian food, including a delicious high tea.
We first heard about SeraBar via social media when we scrolled past a post on Instagram. Once we worked out where it was we were there. It’s on the Gold Coast highway as it bends through the main part of Burleigh Heads.
I had lunch on my first visit and it was a winter vegetable couscous with tofu skewers and a coconut milk cappuccino. The flavours in the couscous were well matched and the tomatoes on the skewers gave a nice contrast to the tofu.
I’ve also had breakfast there with a group and we had vegan eggs benny, a vegan big brekkie with tofu bacon, a peanut butter smash – an alternative to the traditional avo smash for peanut butter lovers, and porridge.
The serves are all a good size for big eaters.
I also went to SeraBar on Mothers’ Day for a vegan high tea. It’s pretty easy to organise a vegetarian high tea but much more difficult to find a vegan high tea. As soon as I heard SeraBar was serving vegan high tea I was there. They had serves for 2 or 4. We decided to get the 4 serve plus vegan nachos for our group of six.
The high tea included sandwiches – vegan BLT, as well as a coleslaw sandwich. And then there were the cakes! I find it hard to go past vegan cakes and there were plenty to go around including a peanut butter cheesecake, banana bread, muffins and chocolate slice.
And to add to the ambience on Mothers’ Day we were serenaded with live music, which they also have on Friday and Saturday nights.
They serve Byron Bay Coffee with menu items like brekky wraps, chia trifles, smoothies and nachos. Dinner on Friday and Saturday nights has a different menu and is BYO. I’m looking forward to trying it out one night soon.