5 Secrets of Orchid Avenue

by | Mar 22, 2014

The St. Tropez Holiday Apartments complex is located in famous Orchid Avenue, Surfers Paradise just a short walk from the patrolled golden beaches of Surfers Paradise. It flows into the even more famous Cavill Avenue, known as the central hub of Australia’s major tourist destination. There are many well-known names for shopping and dining But you know, part of the fun of holidays is having time to discover the local scene.

Our helpful managers, Amanda and Vic, also know lots of other local Gold Coast places that maybe off the tourist maps.

Five secret places right here in Orchid Avenue for you to discover:

The Ultimate Shave


Located right next door to St. Tropez Holiday Apartments. Everyone knows your name and it’s cutting edge cool. Retro scooters out the front and latest styles inside.Mods and Rockers Retro Barbershop offers old school men’s grooming with authentic barbershop chairs, hot towels and cut-throat razor close shaves. They will take time to talk to you about maybe a new look or updating your old one.Being next-door means you can book yourself a leisurely treat and just take the short walk to your appointment. No parking worries!

35 Orchid Avenue. Surfers

Cool Food & Cool Jazz!


Down an arcade and up the stairs to a secret local food heaven. Their American style menu is hipster delicious. A chill-out hotspot for great coffee, brunch on weekends, outstanding tapas and cool jazz licks on Friday and Saturday. Many happy wandering tourists say it’s just like Melbourne! We say it’s just across the road from St. Tropez in Surfers!

Shop 34 Centre Arcade. Surfers 0402189 437 http://blackcoffeelyrics.com.au/

Middle Eastern Delights


Directly across the road is a convenience store with a difference. Amongst the basics are rows of Middle Eastern delights. The benefit of having a kitchen means you can make up your own feast. Choose from locally made flat breads, authentic yoghurts and ingredients to make delicious dips such as humus. A wonderful way to save, yet provide an exotic experience conveniently in your own apartment.

34 Orchid Avenue, Surfers.

Cosy Cocktails!


Turn left from St. Tropez and a few doors down you’ll find Central Bar and restaurant. It may look like a tourist only place, but in reality it’s a well-known local. Comfy conversation lounges and chairs are perfect for intimate and friendly meet-ups. Their bar is an endless source of amazing cocktails made by award winners. And because it is so close to your apartment you can enjoy a chilled Margarita without worry.

27 Orchid Avenue, Surfers

Local Glamour!


The surprise about this glamorous shop in the centre under the Hilton, is that it’s not an international resort wear place! The sophisticated range of fashion and jewellery is from local Gold Coast designers! Locals shop here because they know they can find just the right original designs suited to their glamorous tropical lifestyle. Collaboration+ is an interactive design concept store offering customers the opportunity to meet talented designers Joanne Rahn, Lara Hooper and Marilyn West, and to receive professional and personal advice on which styles suit best.

Shop GO8, Hilton Arcade – on Orchid Ave