Another ISKCON restaurant opened in Burleigh Heads, Queensland Australia (population 7606) on the 27th of April, 2009. The seating capacity of the new facility, located at 20 James Street, is 30.
The ground-level café appeals to what Australians would call an ‘up-market’ clientele. Named, Govindas, the place is managed by ISKCON initiate, Tridesh Dasa. All foods served are offered to a Deity of Krishna.
The location of the ‘pure vegetarian’ eatery, is about three city blocks from the oceanfront. Burleigh Heads is a famous surfing area on the East Coast of Australia, about 60 miles south of Brisbane, Australia’s third largest city.
Australia, according to GBC (ISKCON Governing Body Commissioner) member, Ramai Swami, has more ISKCON restaurants (10) per capita than any other country. The ‘down under’ nation also has more temples and more initiated devotees per capita than any other country, says Gokula Dasa, treasurer for the GBC.