Not only is Kawana home to one of the longest stretches of sand on the Sunshine Coast (Kawana Beach, we’re looking at you), but also some of the best places to eat and drink.

Expect the unexpected in Kawana. After all, it's the coastal hotspot that packs some serious flavour!

Let the good times roll at Your Mates Brewing

Your Mates Brewery

Your Mates Brewery

Built on the back of mateship, sweat and lots of beers, Your Mates Brewing started out as two mates having a go in a tiny industrial shed. With a lot of grit and determination, Your Mates has skyrocketed to become a major player in the craft beer scene, with their tropical ale Larry voted the third best sessional beer in the country. Double high fives legends!

Co-Founders Hep and McGarry have kept the dream of mateship and top-notch beers alive, expanding to create Your Mates Brew House. Get amongst the good times with trivia nights, parmy party’s and loads of special events.  

Indulge in some beachside Italian

Bocca Italian is smack bang on the beachfront in Bokarina. This casual restaurant is not only serving up panoramic views but also signature pizzas and pastas loaded with fresh local produce. The pizzas are delivered piping hot from a stone-based Moretti pizza oven imported from Italy. It's a little slice of Italy at home here. The garlic bread alone makes it worth a visit to this Sunshine Coast spot.

Graze well at Green Zebra

Specialising in banquet-style sharing of ‘moreish’ Mediterranean food, Green Zebra is one you’ll want to book ahead to guarantee a seat at the table. Located on Kawana Island, overlooking picturesque Double Bay, take your time savouring new flavours, unique dishes and the company of good friends or family. 

Get started with a mix of mezze plates packed with colour and variety before moving onto a fresh fish of the day laden with the classic tastes of Southern Europe. Flavour is your friend here! 

Meander the Kawana Farmers Markets

Pastries, Kawana Farmers Market

Pastries, Kawana Farmers Market

Locals know that Kawana Farmers Market is the best on the Coast for top-quality fresh local produce, gourmet goods (think olives, fresh pasta, kimchi), pretty things and organic goodness. Start Saturday morning right with a French Sin Bakery croissant and coffee, before doing a slow wander around to check out who has the best cherry tomatoes. Maybe you’ll even meet Charles the Mushroom Man, also known for his epic turmeric, ginger, lemons and zucchinis.

Munch and sip at Twin Fins Espresso Bar

The quintessential pocket sized coffee shop, Twin Fins Espresso Bar is right by Kawana Beach and La Balsa Park, making it a top spot to get your caffeine fix and super scrumptious brekkies, brunches and homemade cakes and slices. Whether you feel like dining in, or going for a stroll by the water with a hot coffee in hand, Twin Fins Espresso Bar has got you sorted. 

Acai bowls served in coconut husks your thing? They do those too, plus some out-of-this-world loaded-up bagels. You’ll feel as cheerful and chilled out here as the crew.  

Make the right choice at Decisions Café 

Decisions Cafe, Birtinya

Decisions Cafe, Birtinya

Decisions Café puts the power with the people when deciding whether to eat ‘superfood’ or ‘superjunk’ food, but also believes in uniting different eating preferences under one roof.  At Decisions, you’ll find a vegan munching on a vibrant Buddha bowl sitting next to someone chomping into a massive beef burger with fries. 

Pick your mood, pick your poison and get into this vibrant, airy café heaving with energy. Local tip: this place is a fave for a takeaway work lunch. It's fast, fresh, and fantastic. 

Unwind at Wildflower Restaurant & Bar

Wildflower restaurant

Wildflower restaurant

Open for brekkie, lunch and dinner, Wildflower Restaurant and Bar is wonderfully positioned to take in the tranquil waters of Kawana Lake. Craving a flavoursome snack and a quiet red? Try the pumpkin bruschetta with heirloom tomatoes, green olive and artichoke. Or if you’re up for a more substantial meal, the chefs at Wildflower work wonders transforming local produce like Mooloolaba prawns and Moreton Bay Bugs into exquisite masterpieces. It’s easy to unwind well here.

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