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Where to eat and drink in Nambour

Where to eat and drink in Nambour

Variety is the spice of life and Nambour has mastered the formula. From craft breweries to great coffee houses and farm to fork cafes, Nambour's food scene has really come of age. 

Where to eat and drink in Nambour
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Good Harvest - Woombye

Enjoy a pint at one of the Sunshine Coast's oldest pubs in Woombye, before visiting Morts, the newest craft brewery on the block. 

Tuck into Asian cuisine at Piggyback in Palmwoods or tackle a larger-than-life burger at the retro diner Rick's Garage. And don't forget to stop into CAVU Distilling for a bottle of local gin on the way.

Take the back road to Piggyback   

With a purpose-built yakitori grill, you’re in for a smoky treat at Piggyback, where a vast selection of meats and seafoods are being perfectly prepared over charcoal. 

Vegans rejoice too – there’s a dedicated menu with flavours like peanut butter tofu bao and betel leaf with coconut. 

Local restaurateur Tony Kelly has gone the whole hog here transforming what was once a wedding venue into the first of its kind in street food share style offering for the hinterland. The buzz is spreading up the hilly streets for miles. Get in early for a good spot!

Hop over to Homegrown Café

From its famous Tin Shed Coffee - roasted on site - to handmade ravioli and garden bowls made from greens grown in its own veggie garden, Homegrown Café is all about farm to fork, creating community and conservation. 

The café has an army of locals taking home chook scraps, plus a complex compost and waste system ensuring that only a small handful goes to landfill each day. 

With a leafy back garden, mural-walled lane way and historic Queenslander charm, it’s the best place for a slow brekkie or lunch and to have a chat with a friendly local. 

Explore Americana at Rick’s Garage 

Rick's Garage, Palmwoods
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Rick's Garage, Palmwoods

You’ll hear Rick’s before you see it, as there’s likely to be a row of hotted up vintage cars and a cluster of shiny, chrome-clad motorbikes revving out the front. 

With a circa 1950s Americana flavour, Rick’s Garage is a mecca for the Sunday drive final pitstop spot after a winding, scenic drive.

Exploring the retro rockabilly memorabilia here, even the bathroom makes the most of the wall space with thought provoking murals. 

Try your luck tucking into the famous Big One, a 1.1kg beef burger, fries and of course milkshakes. With a huge beer garden and upstairs area with bench seating, Rick’s is the perfect pub to watch the shiny cars pull in and the world go by. 

Local tip:Rick’s Bakehouse has opened up next door, so if you’re on the go, get your coffee cravings and weekly sourdough loaf sorted here. Their brownies are to.die.for.

Mingle at Nambour Social 

At Nambour Social, the crew are taking great food, superb coffee and a sweet atmosphere to the next level by joining forces with Gathered Folk

Here you can enjoy incredible coffee and great grub like eggs benny by day and get stuck into a huge range of creative and educational workshops by night. 

From clay coffee mug making to perfecting the subtle art of sourdough baking, Nambour Social + Gathered Folk have stumbled on the perfect recipe, bringing people together to learn with great food and awesome surrounds. Get ready to get your hands dirty and your heart full.

Celebrate all things local at Mill St Kitchen

Good Harvest Organic Farm, Woombye
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Good Harvest Organic Farm, Woombye

Not just another café, Mill St Kitchen is OBSESSED with zero waste, championing abundant local produce and creating mouth-watering meals, so vibrant they’ll hurt your eyeballs. 

At Mill Street, you can stock your pantry from theirs, with a massive array of fresh, local and organic produce, bulk wholefoods and pantry goods where they encourage you to BYO containers to fill up.  

Spend a few hours in this light and bright space for a brekkie or lunch, before discovering a must have condiment you’ve never heard of before and some fresh, local produce.

Sunshine & Sons & Nil Desperandum 

Sunshine & Sons Distillery
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Sunshine & Sons Distillery

With original dry gin and vodka, and various small batch distillery delights, one of Sunshine and Son’s distillery’s pride and joy is their Small Batch Barrel Aged Gin, which won Australia's Best aged gin in 2021, topping a long list of competitors.

Whether it’s a swig of the best Aged Gin in Australia(!) or the molasses based Nil Desperandum 'FIRST' rum, there’s loads to learn and sample as you explore the distillery with its massive, handmade Tasmanian copper artisan stills used to create the complex flavour profiles born here. It’s a magical wonderland of mysterious booze making!

Make your way to Morts Brewing Co 

Famed for their no nonsense, meaty stouts, Morts Brewing brings back old school charm with growlers (large bottles) of their brews available for sale + refill and a bar space that feels like a home away from home. 

Go here for constantly changing fun flavours like Lychee Citrus Sour or a Cherry Ripe Stout direct from the vat or the tap. 

With more than eight brews to sample, Morts has created a truly welcoming vibe that makes one feel like lingering to chat for a while.   

Keep your eyes on the pies at Eudlo General Store 

In late 2021, Eudlo General Store had a major makeover with the aim of creating the best pie on the Sunshine Coast and restoring the building’s charming heritage features. 

With lines out the door when the café opened and pies sold out before mid-morning, it looks like they may be onto a winner!

Eudlo General Store is a perfect place to land after a weekend meandering the winding roads of the area. See what all the fuss is about and take home some treats from the fancy goods pantry too.

Get going at Grounded @ Woombye

Grounded Woombye packs a lot of effort and care into serving the community’s coffee and dining needs from its brightly adorned nook in Woombye. 

With regular night sessions celebrating international cuisine, heavenly brunches that look too good to eat and beaut coffee and chai, it’s a place of perfection. 

Get amongst this cute as a button local favourite as you make your way to or from Nambour. 

Wander over to Woombye Pub

You won’t miss Woombye Pub as you drive through town. It’s the big ol’ fella on the corner who’s been keeping the town and surrounds well fed and watered for eons. 

Unfussy but sturdy, Woombye Pub’s classic old Queenslander takes local produce and doesn’t muck about in serving up belly filling classics like burgers and chips, steaks and schnitty’s as well as some pizzas to go with your coldies.

With an atmosphere of laughter and good banter, you’ll go home with a fully belly and a spring in your step.