Gold Coast Grubs under $10

On a budget? Spent all of your money on a $20 smoothie in the airport? Rather spend your money on activities? Not to fear! We’ve compiled some of the best cheap eats in the Gold Coast that are $10 or under. Grab your spare change and lets go get some grub!

Weiner Haus

When you think of cheap eats, hot dogs are probably the first thing that pop up in your mind, but these dogs from Weiner Haus will blow your mind! With all of their food truck hot dogs $10 or under, they’ll blow up your taste buds but not your bank. These gourmet dogs are pimped up with toppings from sour cream and guacamole or Japanese mayonnaise and fried shallots!


From crispy fried chicken wings to juicy stacked burgers, Burgster’s got it all. This packed burger joint always pleases the crowds with their specials which include $5 taco Tuesdays, $1 wing Wednesdays and $1 oyster Fridays. Feeling thirsty? Don’t worry, they also do weekly thirsty Thursday specials! Whether you wanted a quick bite or a satisfying sip, Burgster will take care of you.

Sandwich Bros

Sometimes nothing satisfies your hunger like a fat sandy, and that’s where the Sandwich Bros comes in. Whether you’re after some scorching hot toasties, loaded wraps, colorful salads or a thick sandwich, you have to run down to them! Grab your pennies and dimes, because they have lunch special sets for $10 and daily $7 special baguettes.


We’ve got one for the veggie lovers and vegans out there too! Govinda’s offers a multitude of options at their store and it’s filled with healthy and abundant feeds. All the food is made in house daily and they have a mecca of options including hearty salads, hot plates, lasagna, filo pastries and cakes all under $10 dollars. We would definitely recommend the mini cheesecakes that only go for $4!

Harajuku Gyoza

If you’ve got a big appetite and you’re still looking a place to fill your mouth, Harajuku Gyoza will be the place to tantilise your tastebuds. Most of their steaming hot gyozas go for $10 or under and include flavours such as lemongrass chicken, takoyaki and cheeseburger!  Still got some chump change after your juicy dumplings? Grab some matcha KitKat gyoza, chicken karaage or raindrop cakes!

We’ve got you sorted on where to eat. We can also sort you out on where to stay! Check out the amazing Gold Coast properties we have on!

How to stay on a budget while travelling!

After flights, accommodation and insurance, your wallet might be a little thin! But don’t worry, just because your wallet is small, doesn’t mean your adventure has to be. Check out our tips below on how to ball out on a budget!

Write down a list of all the free activities your destination has to offer

Before you go on your trip, the tip is to plan! Write down a list of any free sights or activities that your destination has to offer in advance. Of course, you don’t have to do them all, but by the time you get there, you have a plethora of activities to choose from. Even though the activities won’t cost anything, the experience will be priceless! Whether you’re hiking up a mountain, lounging on pearly white beaches or admiring spectacular views, if you have a list of things to do prior to your holiday, you’ll be spoilt for choice!

Eat food where the locals do or bring your own!

Food is something all of us can’t go without! Even though we all get tempted by buffet breakfasts and omikase dinners, they can cause a huge dent in our wallet. Instead, go where the locals do! Whether they go to a local chain, a street food stall or a convenient store, they’ll be an amazing feast waiting for you. If you want to be extra frugal or save your money towards more expensive experiences, try making your own food! A trip to the local grocery store in a foreign place is always a trip worth making because you’ll never know what you’ll find. Have a hand in making your own take on local dishes or pack a simple sandwich to go!

Avoid taxis and use public transport

Even though taxis might seem like the most convenient choice, you can rack up a ridiculously large bill after one ride. In most large cities, it could even be considered one of the most inconvenient choices because of the traffic! Have your hand at public transport while you travel. It saves you a truckload of money and you also get to see more of the city! Although it might seem intimidating, most cities also offer some transport passes that make travelling a breeze.

Avoid larger cities and explore smaller towns

We’re not saying you shouldn’t visit large hustling cities, but a big city, comes with a big price tag. Instead of visiting the big cities for the whole duration of your stay, just stay for a part of your stay and explore smaller towns after you’ve explored all of the main attractions. Larger cities often charge more for accommodation, foods and other goods because of the influx of tourists. Have a go at exploring the smaller cities so you can save some cash and experience the local life as well!

Be flexible and take your time

That’s what a holiday is for! Take your time to stroll around the area and enjoy the destination. Many make the mistake of cramming their itinerary and planning their day down to the minute. While it’s okay to plan out your day, just make sure you have time for unexpected or interesting things that will come your way while travelling!

See? Even if you’re strapped for cash, there’s always room for a holiday! We’ve also always got properties for you at!