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20 James St, Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast, Queensland, 4220

Hari Krishna cafe midway along the main shopping road in Burleigh Heads (off the highway). Offers hot food, salads, desserts, drinks.

Category: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Indian, Salad bar, Take-out

Reviews (15)

First Review by vegan_simon

Prefer Surfers because this is not all vegan - Edit

I live very close to Burleigh, but I drive all the way to Surfers and struggle to find a car park because the one in Burleigh is not all vegan, which is incredibly disappointing.

As I also commented about The Cardamom Pod, they are only going to benefit from going completely vegan. I think it's far too confusing to have one of their shops vegan and the other not, and there are at least half of these options non-vegan.

I can't comment on that much food because obviously I haven't been able to try most of it, but the food they have in Surfers Paradise is amazing.

Pros: Vegan food is good, Not too expensive

Cons: Not all vegan, Inconsisent with other store, Very small/noisy location


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Great! - Edit

I eat here quite often for lunch, it's fast, inexpensive and inviting! There is a big range of food including curries, salads, drinks and deserts. I've never had a bad meal here and highly recommend eating here!


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Hari-vindas - Edit

The food here is amazing and so filling. So well priced I never don't get the largest size. I love coming here after the gym to refuel.
This is obviously a Hari Krishna orientated restaurant judging from the books on the tables and the prayers on the walls. So don't expect any onion, garlic or mushrooms in your food!
Defiantly worth checking out if your low on cash and want a massive feed.

Pros: Cheap, Great variety, Fast service

Cons: Religious orientated restaurant , Not all the menu is vegan


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Good quality Krishna food - Edit

Having been to many Krishna joints, I know what to expect. Good, solid, affordable food that doesn't rock my world. The Dal was tasty and the koftas good too. The broccoli tofu salad was less exciting, but the curry was good. On the whole, a good experience in a packed location, so they're doing plenty right.


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Awesome! - Edit

I have been to Govindas a number of times over the past few months. As a hospitality worker who invariably experiences lack of veg food in the workplace, I really enjoy filling up on potato bake, veg curry and washing it down with a delightful mango lassi! Love it!

Pros: Excellent food, Good Value, Take aways available


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Good food...shame it was cold - Edit

I was excited to go here after reading all the good reviews. The place itself is very cool and has a good selection on the menu and is always busy. We chose our food when we got to the till we were told cash only NO SIGN anywhere stating this so my boyfriend tells me to go ahead start eating while he runs to the bank machine. I see this happen to at least 5 other people while we are eating here. A pain but no big deal. So I start to eat my food while waiting for my boyfriend to arrive back. First thing that I notice it is cold not a little bit but very cold(ordered veg curry etc) it tastes nice but is ruined by it being so cold. The girl serving leaves my boyfriends plate sitting on the counter while he goes to the ATM instead of putting it somewhere to keep it hot. All in all good food but was ruined by those two small things. Shame

Pros: Selection , Good value , Cosy

Cons: Cold food, No sign to advise cash only, Service


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Best Koftas yet! - Edit

This Govindas has lovely fresh salads and amazing koftas! There are also vegan and gluten free options which help. The sago desserts are really amazing too. Well priced but very popular so you could be cueing up for a while. They try to have different hot food everyday so the vegetarians have a lot of options. They love their diary so I think the vegan options are a lot healthier if thats what you want.

Pros: very tasty, well priced, great location

Cons: might not get a seat, long cues


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Very good veg place in Burleigh - Edit

If you come here during the lunch rush, there's a reason the line can snake out the door and onto the footpath. In a few short years, this place has become a cherished Burliegh icon.

Everything on the menu is delicious and well priced. Despite how busy the place is, the staff always manage a smile and are attentive to detail.

There is a sign on the counter that explains how they grow as much of the produce as they can on the certified organic Krishna Farm an hour away near Murwillumbah in Northern New South Wales.

My favorite savory item is the cheesy baked potato slice casserole thingy. I like the sweets the best here which is saying something as I'm not really a sweet tooth. The Tiramisu is fantastic.

My only criticism is that there weren't enough seats and the place gets crowded so quickly. It would be great if they could expand the premises somehow.

Pros: yum, affordable , friendly

Cons: need bigger space


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Very good - Edit

The food here is consistent and always nice. The koftas with chutney are the best I have had. The veg curry is always good and the kofta salad is nice as it has mini koftas in it. The food can sometimes be a bit heavy but it is delicious. Perfect for all diets, all of the non-vegs I have taken here have loved it and returned on their own terms

Pros: Great food, Cheap, Convenient


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Hare Krsna! - Edit

This is a fantastic dining venue....I thought it was one of the best and healthiest Hare Restaurants I have been too. Casual, yet chic, stylist indoor dining area. The salad selection was extensive & delicious as was the hot selection of food. Curries,lasagne,eggless quiche,spinach pie, fancy rice,deserts etc.... This is a restaurant that needs to be franchised and found in every town and village worldwide! Hare Hare Hare!

Pros: excellent food, relaxed, chic atmosphere, good value

Cons: needs to be more of these restaurants


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Yummy Govindas food / nice atmosphere - Edit

We've been to Govindas @ Burleigh Heads a couple of times while on holidays on the Gold Coast recently and really enjoyed going there.

The selection of food is a bit smaller than at some other Govindas but contains a few tasty hot vegan dishes (including my favourites - Kofta balls) as well as a couple of vegan salads.

There are 3 extremely delicious flavours of vegan sago available for dessert (the yummy looking cakes and Tiramisu, etc are unfortunately not vegan).

The atmosphere in this small cafe is very relaxing. The cafe is located in a quiet shopping street so the three small outdoors tables are also very popular.


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