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Southern fried Chicken Waffle, Premium Steak Sandwich, Breakfast Bruschetta and Churros French toast

About Daark Espresso

When on the hunt for the best breakfast in Chirn Park, head down Musgrave Avenue to find well-loved café Daark Espresso. An institution among professional brunchers, Daark is always buzzing with coffee lovers relaxing on the wrap-around deck; or join the lively chatter indoors where whitewashed walls, blond wood table settings, polished concrete floors and trailing greenery set the scene for memorable meals. Stop in after an early morning walk for crispy herbed potato hash Benedict, with wilted spinach, poached eggs, lime Hollandaise, truffle oil, fried onions and smoked salmon; later diners appease hunger with choices like a tender pulled lamb salad, spinach, chickpeas, tomatoes, mint, parsley, pickled onion, yoghurt, lemon dressing and dukkah, enjoyed with a glass of Barossa Valley Rosé.

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A few words from Daark Espresso

Daark is an espresso bar known for exceptional coffee, service and food, and has earned its place as a favourite among locals judging by the queue for a table.

When you're on the hunt for the best breakfasts in Southport, Daark is definitely worth an extra few minutes in the car. An institution among professional brunchers, Daark is always buzzing with coffee lovers relaxing on the wrap-around deck. With attentive table service and delicious options from Churros French toast to Hash Benedict, or Premium Steak Sandwich, there's a great selection for breakfast and lunch, alongside outstanding Supreme Roasters coffee.

Located in the great little pocket of Chirn Park on the Northern Gold Coast Daark is open 7 days for dine in and takeaway speciality coffee with all day breakfast & lunch; as well as beer, wine & cocktails. If by chance the promise of crispy potato hash and in house made Biscoff Pancakes isn't enough to lure you from your bed, the staff have gone a step further to ensure your snuggly comfort and have provided wooly wraps to throw around you while you dine. Drop by for a coffee or a refreshing iced coffee and see if you can resist the sweet temptation of award winning brunch.

Manager: Laura Maier
Supervisor: Daniela Barria

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Location & Map

Shop 2/41 Musgrave Avenue, Chirn Park 4215 QLD - See Map

Opening Hours

Mon  6:00:AM - 3:00:PM
Tue  6:00:AM - 3:00:PM
Wed  6:00:AM - 3:00:PM
Thu  6:00:AM - 3:00:PM
Fri  6:00:AM - 3:00:PM
Sat  6:00:AM - 3:00:PM
Sun  6:00:AM - 3:00:PM

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Member Reviews (7)


Delicious food


Morning tea out with the girls
Lovely coffee and food, very helpful staff, little bit crowded but enough room, have been wanting to go there for a while, glad we did.


Gravel in food, chipped tooth
Normally I'm the person to hate posting reviews, especially negative ones. However, this morning i visited for breakfast eith my girlfriend and when she bit into the croquettes she ordered she chipped her tooth on a piece of gravel or rock that was cooked inside the food. Staff seemed apologetic but now having to sort out it getting fixed at a dentist their solution was simply to cancel one meal from the bill. Real shame seeing as we were regulars who previously loved the Cafe.


Great food, coffee, friendly and efficient service. Only downside cramped layout.


Coffee is great food is ok


This place is ridiculously good. Jareth, Leah and the whole team are lovely people who provide premium quality coffee, great service and a great menu. I would definitely recommend Daark to everybody.


Daark is amazing, the best coffee I've ever had! Nice, simple, clean food.... Looking forward to the new menu next week!