If you are visiting the Sunshine Coast, stopping off in the area around Coolum Beach is a good choice. It’s a laid back and friendly area, and like anywhere on the Sunshine Coast, there are plenty of activities to keep you busy during the day.
There are also plenty of Sunshine Coast dining experiences to be had, in this beautiful part of the country. This applies even if you just want to stop off for a snack, as a break from the beach. Here are 10 of the top cafes in the Coolum area to try.
List of Coolum Cafes
The Caf Coolum
Address: 21 Birtwell Street, Coolum Beach.
Opening House: Open 6:30am to 4pm seven days a week.
This cafe is known for its fast and friendly service. It also plays host to events such as book launches and music on a regular basis. The menu is varied and delicious and includes items such as waffles and avocado mash.
Compound Secondhand Surf + Espresso
Address: Shop 23B/ 15 Heathfield Road, Coolum Beach
Opening Hours: Open 6:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Saturday. Closed Sunday.
Coffee is the main order of the day at this laid-back hangout. You can also expect a selection of brownies, bagels and cookies. You may also find a surfboard or two for sale.
Address: Element on Coolum Beach, Shop 2, Corner David Low Way and Elizabeth Street
Open Monday-Thursday 10:00am to 8:30pm.
Friday and Saturday 10:00am to 9:00pm
This is the place to go for any gelato and sorbet fans, with delicious flavours such as hazelnut and coconut available. The sweet treats do not end there as the cafe also has dishes such as Wild Berry Panna Cotta and Chocolate Velvet Wattle for visitors to enjoy.
New Earth Cafe
Address: 21-37 Birtwill Street, Coolum Beach
Opening Hours: Open 7:00am to 4:00pm Monday to Saturday. Closed Sunday
Whether you are vegan or vegetarian or not, you can still enjoy the healthy food options available at New Earth Cafe. There is also an array of freshly pressed juices and smoothies available, to quench your thirst.
Freddy Fuddpukka’s Cafe
Address: Shop 7 26/8 Birtwill St, Coolum Beach QLD 4573, Australia
Opening Hours: Open 6:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday.
Saturday and Sunday 6:00am to 4:00pm.
This is one of the friendliest cafes around in which to stop and enjoy a bite to eat. It’s situated within a shopping precinct, so you can grab a few bargains, before or after you eat. The outdoor seating is dog friendly, if you want to bring your pet along with you.
Reception Specialty Coffee
Address: 2 Access Crescent, Coolum Beach
Opening Hours: Open weekdays only. Contact venue for times.
This espresso bar may only be small, but it’s pretty perfect. It’s an ideal place to stop off for a great tasting coffee. You can find this little gem in Coolum’s Industrial Estate.
Le Bon Delice French Patisserie
Address: Shop 8 224 David Low Way Heron Street, Peregian Beach, Noosa, Queensland 4573 Australia
Opening Hours: Open Monday, Wednesday to Saturday 7:00am to 4:30pm. Sunday 7:00am to 1:30pm. Closed Tuesday.
The menu here is varied, with a range of fare such as baguettes and macarons available to try. The staff are friendly and efficient which makes a visit even more enjoyable. A quick note that this is a cash only establishment.
Bean Head Cafe
Address: 25b Pacific on Coolum, 15 Heathfield Rd, Coolum Beach, Queensland 4573 Australia
Opening Hours: Open Tuesday to Friday 6:00am to 3:00pm.
Saturday and Sunday 6:00am to 2:00pm. Closed Monday.
All the food here is either made at the café or sourced in the local area. It’s fresh and it’s super tasty. As with all of the cafes in this list, the welcome is a friendly one. You will feel right at home.
Raw Energy Coolum
Address: 1776 David Low Way, Coolum Beach, Queensland 4573 Australia
Opening Hours: Open 6:00am to 4:00pm seven days a week.
The food here is healthy as well as tasting great. There is also a range of delicious beverages available including fresh coffee and smoothies.
The Pool Cafe
Address: 222 The Avenue, Peregian Springs, Queensland 4573 Australia
Opening Hours: Open Monday to Friday 7:00am to 3:30pm
Saturday and Sunday 7:00am to 2:30pm
The Pool Cafe is situated in the Ridges estate and is popular with residents. Unfortunately, it’s only residents who can use the pool, but that does not make this cafe any less appealing. The food and service are excellent; a coffee and a cupcake is an especially popular choice.
All of these cafes are excellent places to stop off and enjoy a drink and a quick bite to eat, if you are in the Coolum area.
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