Best brews and breakfasts with beachside views in and around Mooloolaba

02 Mar 2021

Whether you’re a coffee connoisseur or just a regular joe who loves an early morning caffeine kick, you’ll find some of the Sunshine Coast's coolest coffee spots around this spectacular beachside destination.


Acai Brothers

1/3 River Esplanade, Mooloolaba

If you could put the best of the Sunshine Coast on a plate, it would probably look like a bowl of superfood WOW from the Acai Brothers. From colourful breakfast bowls with names like ‘Mocha Ya Socks Off’ to delectable smoothies and juices named ‘Muscle Milk’ and the ‘Eye Look Good’, Acai Brothers on River Esplanade is the place for on-the-go healthy eats. They also serve up a mean dirty chai, a fierce raw hot choc and must-have matchas.

Acai Brothers
Acai Brothers

Schwenkee Espresso

1/26 River Esplanade, Mooloolaba

Conveniently located on the esplanade, Schwenkee is not only one of our Mooloolaba favourites, but one of the best cafes on the Sunshine Coast. Go large and order the Fat Pig Burger—a combination of pulled pork, housemade BBQ sauce, maple bacon, avo and cheddar cheese on a toasted brioche bun - perfect fuel after a swim! 

The Surf Club

The Esplanade, Mooloolaba

If you’re looking to get some serious beach action, get your booty straight to The Surf Club Mooloolaba - you literally can’t get any closer to the white sand and the rolling surf of one of the coast’s best beaches. Sit high upon the beach overlooking the lifesaver’s tower on the club’s sprawling timber deck and enjoy a hearty buffet breakfast. If you’d prefer to feel the sand between your toes, head beachside and grab a freshly brewed espresso or cold pressed juice from the local’s fave Hustle & Flow located underneath this famous surf club.

The Colombian Coffee Co.

Shop 4, 20 Brisbane Road, Mooloolaba

The Colombian Coffee Co. is a modern independent artisanal roasting house shaped by traditional Colombian family values – hard work, fair trade and strong community bonds.​ Their coffee is SPECTACULAR and is 100% specialty grade,  sourced fairly from lands where farmers are at the heart of the community. The beans are roasted weekly in-house to ensure superior freshness, consistency and quality, guaranteeing a coffee enthusiasts dreams will come true! A coffee enthusiasts dreams are guaranteed to come true!

The Velo Project

19 Careela St, Mooloolaba

A favourite amongst coast locals, you'll find this hidden gem of a café in the back streets of Mooloolaba. It’s a former auto-garage which has been converted into funky, retro-styled eatery complete with comfy sofas, eclectic knick-knacks, and old school board games to enjoy while you wait for your mouth-watering meal to arrive. Open for breakfast and brunch from 7am, The Velo Project serves up simple, honest, fresh food sourced from local Sunshine Coast farmers and producers.

La Finca

Shop 23, 123 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba

Perfectly positioned in The Wharf Mooloolaba overlooking the bustling marina in the Mooloolah River, La Finca pairs sustainable fair-trade Colombian Coffee Co brews with great quality food using local and seasonal ingredients delivered with an authentic Colombian twist. This  exotic little eatery offers breakfast, brunch and lunch with a menu that changes with the season, made with the finest fruit, vegetables and meat sourced from local producers in our Sunshine Coast community. Si?

Beach Kiosk, Alexandra Headland Surf Club

167 Alexandra Parade, Alexandra Headland

For a really authentic Sunshine Coast ‘locals’ experience, drop by the Beach Kiosk at the Alex Surf Club. Located right on this iconic surf beach, watch the sunrise over the stunning Pacific Ocean and surfers vying for brag-worthy rides as you indulge in a hot Grinders coffee and one of their mouth-watering brekkie wraps.

Create your own coffee trail

Create your own food adventure based on the region you’d like to explore and your interests - dining, cooking schools, local breweries, farmer’s markets, food trucks and more! Use our Food Trail interactive tool to build your journey around the Sunshine Coast or to find more dining options in and around the local area.


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