Cardamom Pod is very close to the tram stop at Broadbeach. A few steps away from the road, you would find a cafe and restaurant with funky decoration located right next to the park.
Like Govinda’s they are also a group of people related to Krishna, so Krishna painting and statues were found in the interior design. It is a quite spacey area with different types of cozy sofas, wooden tables and chairs, steel benches, flowery wall paper and lots of lovely green plants hanging everywhere. It feels like a garden with stuff the owner collects from various trips or market adventures.
They serve hot dishes (mostly Indian inspired) and cold dishes in the counter, like many of the restaurants with similar style here in Australia. Unfortunately the ones I really wanted to try, such as lasagna was not vegan. So we ended up ordering four different types of salads with brown rice and green peas.
Brown rice with green peas, Avocado and Sweet Potato salad, Super Detox featuring bean sprouts, olives, cherry tomatoes, spinach, cucumber and other salad greens. As a fan of both avocado and sweet potato, this dish is my absolute favorite!
Brown rice with green peas, Cashew Tofu Curry with broccoli, carrot and zucchini, Rainbow Party featuring snow peas, bean sprouts, red cabbage, corns, yellow paprika, carrots and cherry tomatoes.
I would love to try their dessert if there was anything vegan, but we were in a hurry to catch our plane so we didn’t have time to check them out after our lunch. I think it’s a lovely place to hang out for either lunch, dinner or afternoon tea/smoothies. I would love to come back again if I ever visit Gold Coast.
Address:1/2685-2689 Gold Coast Hwy, Broadbeach QLD 4218, Australia
Phone: +61 452 218 108
Check their website for opening hours: http://www.cardamompod.com.au/