Best Cafes on the Sunshine Coast

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The Sunshine Coast is an undeniably idyllic setting for a beachy brunch, with abundant rolling coastlines and quality produce. So, if you’re feeling overwhelmed as you navigate the comprehensive and colourful cafe scene, let our team of local foodies give you a hand. From the best flat white to the tastiest brunch, lunch and everything in between, we’ve got your tastebuds covered!

Where to eat, drink & caffeinate on the Coast 

The best coffee on the Coast

Slide Coffee Roasters

Coolum Beach 

Nestled in the backstreets of Coolum Beach, Slide Coffee is renowned across the coast for its single origins and blends used in a multitude of cafes. However, if you’re looking to get your nectar straight from the source, come on down to this chic coffee tasting room and get your mitts on a fruity single origin.

Slide Coffee Cafe dripping into blue cup Photo: Slide Coffee Roasters

Padre Coffee Roastery


A beautiful, open and sun-lit roastery, Padre Coffee hosts an array of talented baristas and delightful coffee blends! Sip your coffee, check out the wall of elegant coffee-making gear and have a chat with your barista as you enjoy a silky cup of Padre deliciousness.

Padre Coffee Roasters House in NoosaPhoto: Padre Coffee

The Pocket Espresso Bar

Moffat Beach 

A small, vibrant and bustling hub right on Moffat Beach, The Pocket is a family-owned joint boasting some seriously good coffee. Renowned for their consistent and exquisite pours, the baristas use their house blend “tears of a rapper” created by Guru Life… all we can say is, YUM.

Coffee in the sunlight in a latte glassPhoto: The Pocket Espresso Bar

Best Sunshine Coast brunch

Hand of Fatima

Peregian Beach 

A humble yet cultivated cafe on the beachfront of quirky Peregian Beach, Hand of Fatima is bursting with Turkish-inspired taste sensations. Their small yet piquant menu combines fresh, warming and colourful combos, washed down exquisitely with an always-awesome cup of coffee. Get in early though, this spot is known to fill up on the weekends! 

Hand of Fatima brunchPhoto: Hand of Fatima

Jimmy Fox


This busy, riverfront Noosa cafe serves up a plentiful menu with something for every kind of brunch craving. From fluffy buttermilk pancakes to breakfast Nasi Goreng, you can’t go past these excellent breaky and lunch choices at affordable prices! 

Breakfast muffins on the river terracePhoto: Jimmy Fox

Sunshine Coast cafes open till late 

Cafe Le Monde

Noosa Heads

The famous Cafe Le Monde lies on the quintessential Hastings Street, and is a must-do experience for every traveller! With a long local history and a recent refurb, this colourful cafe is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, cocktails and even dancing on the weekends, so head on down for delicious fresh food and an equally fun time!

Cafe Le Monde DJ deck with handsPhoto: Cafe Le Monde

High Tide 


A sweet as, local watering hole, this beachy cafe excels at serving up hearty breakfasts and lunches. Not to mention, From Thursday through to Sunday, High Tide is open until 9:30 pm so you can switch the coffee to a jug of beer and let the tones of some good old-banter mix with live music and the sound of crashing waves from nearby!

High Tide Burger and beer on the bar tablePhoto: High Tide

Sunshine cafes about the experience

Chalet & Co

Sunrise Beach 

A quirky, small and charming beachside spot, Chalet & Co, or “the chalet” as the locals call it, is a quintessential surfy cafe experience for anyone travelling to the East Coast! Serving up awesome breakfasts, superb coffee and yummy sweets, head on up to the chalet after a surf at the hidden gem, Sunrise Beach, and revel in a slow pace and good food!

The Chalet & Co Beachfront dining, surf and lifesaver flag

Bistro C

Noosa Heads

Dreaming of adding a bit of luxe to your East Coast adventure? Don your finest linen and make a reservation at Bistro C. Right on Main Beach, enjoy their refined, gourmet menu available for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Don’t skimp on a morning mimosa as you indulge in taste sensations and watch the surfers and boardwalk passers-by!

Bistro C Plates, orange spread and seaweed with a sparkling rosePhoto: Bistro C

Best Cafes on the Sunshine Coast for Vegetarians and Vegans

Cafe Vie 


Mosey on up to the mountains and grab a table at Cafe Vie! A spacious spot renowned for its bursting, healthy menu with a great combo of quality vegetables, creative meat replacements and comfort food, this totally-vegan cafe is a great stop for omnivores, vegans and everyone in between!

Cafe Vie, Laksa with fresh toppingsPhoto: Cafe Vie



Located on the bustling Ocean Street, Elixiba is a spectacular cafe/restaurant adorned with all your faves, but made vegan! Grab a banquet for 2 at just $50 per person, which includes 4 savoury dishes, dessert and a tastebud-tingling cocktail of your choice!

Cafe Elixiba spread with a fork of tempura mushroom and colourful cocktails in the background Photo: Elixiba

Complete your Sunshine Coast experience with an unforgettable East Coast adventure... your taste journey is only just beginning! 

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