Finding your way into a coffee shop and back to your car in a hurry can come across something akin to a bank robbery scene out of a movie. We know where the good coffee is, but sometimes finding your way to it and then going about the rest of your day can be an audacious task by anyone’s standards.
So, when we learn of coffee kiosk pop-ups, we instantly get a little excited inside. The opportunity to grab your caffeine on the move and with the least amount of hassle is our type of coffee consumption. One such purveyor of coffee we think is worthy of bringing to your attention is Dover’s Drop, located within Burleigh Heads industrial district on Dover Drive.
Conveniently found just across the highway from Bunnings, this is something straight out of coffee kiosk dreams, and we’ll share the goods with you in a second. But firstly, we’d like to point out that the young lady you’ll find grinding your beans and frothing your milk is a two-time Gold Coast Show’s best barista. So, when you see Sam pouring your coffee and handing it over with a smile, you’re practically ensured some of the best coffee around.
The container/kiosk itself is a part of the inventive Drop Bar business from Mount Tamborine, a mobile bar rental service that is a great idea when you’re throwing weddings and parties al fresco. This one, however, is now found on Dover Drive and should be around long enough for it to become your next quickie coffee spot.
The guys are pouring coffee from Locale, a Melbourne-based coffee roastery with seriously high standards in bean selection and roasting. They’re also kind to the environment, being a carbon neutral certified business and consistently leaning towards sustainability wherever they can. At Dover’s Drop, they will rotate between three of their blends, one of which is particularly hard to come by as only select retailers can pour it, aptly named the ‘Original Gangsta.’ — Epic!
If mornings aren’t your thing (are they anyone’s thing?), then there’s also the opportunity to grab not only coffee but also something to keep you going till lunchtime. Small breakfast pots of muesli and yoghurt alongside steamy toasted sourdough crumpets — courtesy of Sourdough Crumpet Co. — will have you armed and ready for that mid-morning meeting with the boss. You’ll be greeted with ample choice of spreads including passionfruit curd, lemon myrtle curd, raspberry, lime and pomegranate curd or a crunchy macadamia nut butter to be slathered on top. And if you do feel like that cheeky afternoon coffee to keep your keyboard fingers pumping or your game face on, then nip back for round two as they serve coffee right up until 2pm every weekday.
Throwing a grand opening on Tuesday 27th July, Dover’s Drop welcomes everyone to come down for $3 coffees all day and good vibes galore. And to continue the goodwill even further, they’ll be dishing out coffee cards with a mere five purchases rewarding you with a completely free coffee!
Where: 9 Dover Drive, Burleigh Heads
Hours: Monday — Friday, 6.30am – 2pm
Words by Alex Mitcheson.