With so many choices of where to eat along the Sunshine Coast, you could easily spend your whole holiday eating your way through esplanade cafes, beachfront restaurants, and health food pop-ups. The region has exceptional world cuisine, with mouthwatering Italian and modern Asian dishes prominent on many menus.
If your meal hasn’t come straight from Sunshine Coast waters, then it’s probably Australian-grown or sourced from fruit and vegetable farms in the region or gardens onsite at the restaurant. Sunny coasters take pride in their home, with many local chefs drawing inspiration from the region’s produce and landscapes.
Sunshine Coast Restaurant Precincts
Head to Noosa’s Hastings Street by day for smoothies, ice-cream and fine-dining, and by night for a peaceful stroll along the fairy light-lined streets. For dinner, make your way to Noosa Heads, a seafood hot-spot, where you can enjoy Mooloolaba prawns, North Queensland reef fish, and Moreton Bay bugs. If you’re looking for something a little more low-key, walk the stylish strip of Alexandra Headland, home to a diversity of take-away shops, friendly cafes, and great seafood restaurants.
Sunshine Coast Bars and Nightlife
Enjoy stunning views of the river and hinterland at one of Noosaville’s waterfront bars, or enjoy a cocktail in the bustling nightlife of Maroochydore. On a warm summer afternoon, enjoy a glass of wine in Hastings Street – a mecca for all things food and drink. Alternatively, head to one of the coast’s many surf clubs for a cold beer and a good-value meal.
Where to Get the Best Coffee on the Sunshine Coast
The Sunshine Coast has a unique coffee scene, with many cafes doubling as roasters and gift shops. Sit back and relax as you’re served up an exotic blend. Then stock up on sweet treats, bags of tea leaves, coffee beans, and handmade cups and teapots. Great coffee spots on the Sunshine Coast include Noosa’s Hastings Street, Maroochydore’s Ocean Street, and in the hinterland towns of Melany and Montville.