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10 places you must eat (and drink) at on the Sunshine Coast

byAnika McMahon-25 Sep 2017

Take your tastebuds on a journey around the Sunshine Coast.

The Sunshine Coast food scene is absolutely booming. There are so many amazing cafés, restaurants, bars and breweries sourcing local produce, creating innovative food ideas and modern taste sensations. We are making a big noise in the food scene, giving some of the best foodie capitals a run for their money, and we have only just begun!

1.    Sandbar Café and Kiosk, Caloundra

Perfect for relaxed, affordable dining overlooking the stunning Pumicestone Passage, for those chilled ocean vibes that can only be enjoyed on the Sunshine Coast. Offering a delicious selection of fresh fish, designer burgers and hand cut chips, this café knows how to please. If dining in isn’t your thing, order take-away and head across the road for a fish and chip picnic by the seashore.

Sandbar Kiosk at Caloundra
Enjoy the quintessential fish 'n' chips picnic at Bulcock Beach, Caloundra. 

2.    The Pocket Espresso Bar, Moffat Beach

This little café has it all! Uber trendy with a scrummy selection of breakfast, lunch and dinner options, catering to GF, vegans and vegetarians. Serving up wicked guru coffee and even offering a full bar, beers on tap, ocean views and weekly live entertainment. Book us a table!     

Pocket Espresso Cafe
The Pocket Espresso Bar

3.    Ebb Waterfront Dining & Cellar, Maroochydore

Ebb is something a little bit special offering a unique experience in a sophisticated dining room, that looks out over the sparkling Pacific Ocean! Specialising in Australian cuisine, their artistically plated dishes, create food for the eyes and a journey for your tastebuds. Choose between the à la carte or degustation menu, and enjoy the local flavours of the Sunshine Coast. 

4.    Augellos Ristorante & Pizzeria, Mooloolaba

Established in 1995, multi award-winning Augellos know what they are talking about when it comes to modern Italian cuisine. The restaurant is separated over two levels, both offering stunning views of the iconic Mooloolaba Beach. With a menu that will please every type of foodie, they offer a wide variety of choices using only quality, fresh ingredients. Anyone else craving pizza right now?  

Award-winning food and epic ocean views at Augellos, Mooloolaba.
Award-winning food and epic ocean views at Augellos, Mooloolaba.

5.    Wild Rocket at Misty’s, Montville

Incorporating the history of our beautiful hinterland Wild Rocket has found its home in one of the most historic buildings in Montville, the former ‘Fancy Goods & Lolly Shop’. Bursting with quirky atmosphere and shabby chic style this little café is all about local produce, free range organic proteins and homemade meals, with everything made on site. Yep, that’s right from beef sausages, breads, stock, sauces and even the jams and chutneys that are served with the scones. It’s basically like grandma just opened the best café ever!  

Wild Rocket at Misty's
Wild Rocket at Misty's

6.    Brouhaha Brewery, Maleny

We are hella proud of the Sunshine Coast brewery scene, with micro-breweries popping up left, right and centre, it is no wonder we have visitors traveling from all over the world to try out local brews. Not only do Brouhaha serve their craft-brewed beers, they also offer a cracking menu bursting with locally sourced produce. A great place to check out with a group of mates.

Brouhaha Brewery, Maleny.
Brouhaha Brewery, Maleny.

7.    Kunara Organic Marketplace, Forest Glen

Kunara is well known to the local community as a totally unique and exciting shopping experience. As you enter the doors your world is opened up to an incredible selection of organic produce from local growers, and if that doesn’t make you jump with joy, they also offer a completely organic café. The place is almost overflowing with raw treats and wholefood breakfast, lunch and snack options, from burgers to salads and acai bowls to big brekkies, it’s yumlicious.

Kunara Organic Marketplace.
Summer in a glass! Delicious smoothies from Kunara Organic Marketplace.

8.    Maleny Food Co, Maleny

Did someone say, coffee, cheese and gelato? Maleny Food Co. knows what’s up when it comes to good food boasting award-winning gelati and sorbet, a fromagerie stocking over 200 cheeses, delish coffee and even have a deli style café. We are definitely ready for a lazy lunch date at this little Sunshine Coast gem.   

You'll find more than 120 cheeses in the fromagerie at Maleny Food Co.
You'll find more than 200 cheeses in the fromagerie at Maleny Food Co.

9.    Noosa Beach House, Noosa

How good does this sound! Coastal dining in a stylishly chic setting, serving fabulously delicious meals that takes their inspiration from simple food, that is cooked and prepared to perfection. Welcome to Noosa Beach House. Creating the perfect transition from chilled lunches to sophisticated evening service, you are invited to choose your dining experience and enjoy the excellence of one of Australia’s most well-regarded chefs, Peter Kuruvita.    

Noosa Beach House.
Noosa Beach House.

10.    Café Jilarty at Rainbow, Rainbow Beach

After exploring the natural wonders of Rainbow Beach, Café Jilarty offers the ideal retreat to recharge and relax. This quaint little café, along witht its funky adjoining gallery space,  is open seven days a week from 6.30 am to 8.30 pm, with an impressive breakfast, lunch and dinner menu. Oh, did we mention that it is also BYO AND dog friendly! Fur baby lunch dates anyone?   

 


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Anika McMahon
ByAnika McMahon

I am currently working as a Social Media Assistant at Visit Sunshine Coast. I have a double degree in Business and Journalism and have nearly completed a Graduate Certificate in Nutrition. I have a passion for marketing and social media and a love of writing and traveling.