Nestled within the popular Burnett Lane, Felix For Goodness is a charming café passionate about delicious coffee and nourishing food. Boasting a modern rustic setting, their unique day and dinner menus are prepared with locally and ethically sourced produce, while their drinks list showcases some of the country’s best wines, beers and spirits.
Just a short stroll from the leafy Oriel Park, this local cake and deli café is a go-to for many Ascot locals. Boasting a quaint shop front with plenty of charm, their impressive collection of house-made decadent cakes is paired with menu of fresh brunch plates and top coffee brews.
A chilled hangout with serious skater vibes, Third Place is part café, part bar that’s set up inside Boardstore – the local skateboard shop. Throughout the day, these guys are pouring coffee, beers and whiskey with equal fervour. They also have a decent pizza menu to choose from, but if you’re craving something else, you can always BYO food.
This split-level contemporary chic brunch café is both insta-worthy and delicious. Lush greenery adorns the walls and windows, the vibe is cute and cosy, and the service friendly. With plenty of vego and vegan options, Monica’s is a standout to travellers and trusted locals alike who love a perfectly brewed coffee and a fresh seasonal menu.
Kitschy and cute, this coffee spot has an unmistakable mountain village vibe. Drums replace stools, there’s a soft green couch on the alfresco, and the coffee is superb. Delicious pastries fill the glass displays, and the coffee machine doesn’t stop spitting out espressos. Perfect for a caffeine hit and keep you exploring the Hinterland.
This homegrown Queensland café chain, famous for its super healthy Acai bowls, is your go-to for brunch in Peregian Beach. Sitting right at home with the beach village lifestyle, it welcomes all types of visitors from surfers to sun-tanners, barefoot dog walkers or those a little more dressed up. It’s colourful, open and airy, and serves all of your raw, vegan and vego options to keep you feeling healthy even on holiday.
This homegrown Queensland café chain, famous for its super healthy Acai bowls, sits right at home with Noosaville natives. From surfers to sun-tanners, barefoot dog walkers or those in need of a hair of the dog, Raw Energy is the perfect place to start your day. Open, airy and laid-back with a breakfast and lunch menu packed full of goodness, you’ll be hard-pressed to find more deliciously healthy food.
Priding themselves on wholesome, healthy fare Thyme Café and Bar is a great grab and go option on the Gold Coast. Opt for the veggie brekkie with spinach, mushrooms and Roma tomatoes on Turkish bread. If you want to keep things light, pair it with a freshly made juice like the Green Machine for those healthy Gold Coast vibes. If you're going to stay a while, their veranda makes for a perfect people watching platform on the glamourous Tedder Avenue.
There are few things in life better than the smell of freshly baked bread, and at Burleigh Baker, the tantalising smell encompasses you from the get-go. Knead-less to say this bakery knows its way around a loaf of sourdough, which by the way is made from organic and sustainable chemical-free flour of course (it’s Burleigh Heads!). Grab a loaf to go or sit and savour one of their famous flaky, buttery croissants, right within the pulse of the village on ...
Vintage furniture and eclectic posters set the scene for this quirky café, which has established itself as a defining coffee shop on the coast. Nab a covetable courtyard table and devour healthy eats like acai bowls and corn fritters. Be sure to wash them down with a cold-pressed juice or a steaming cup of Campos.
Serving the Wilston community since 2012, it’s a place of locally roastedelid coffee, fresh produce and relaxed vibes. Offering breakfast and lunch daily paired with a handful of their favourite drops, Alcove Café and Deli’s shelves also offer a carefully curated selection of fine food to take home with you.
Josie North Coffee is a fresh, light and modern café passionate about creating the best of specialty coffee. Boasting minimalist on-trend digs with a scattering of green, their wholesome menu of brunch plates is topped off with decadent baked sweets and locally roasted coffee brews.
A family owned and operated gem showcasing the charms of their Greek heritage, the Five Sisters Art House Café is a fresh and homely eatery tucked away on the quaint Fish Lane. Faring modern breakfast and lunch plates with a Greek twist, a must try is their homemade Greek sweets and signature flourless chocolate cake.
Northshore Harbour is a café, restaurant and function venue conveniently located in the cosmopolitan Portside Wharf precinct. Perched on a private ‘beach’ along the river bank feeling miles away from the bustle of the city, it’s a place for a memorable waterfront dining experience and one-of-a-kind celebrations.
Paddock Espresso is a renowned local haunt loved for its consistently tasty feeds, top coffee and friendly neighbourly service. With a choice of their quaint indoor setting or a sunny spot outside, it’s a place for family and friends to come together to enjoy simple café fare and genuine community vibes.
What Jamie’s lacks in size, it makes up for with its bold coffee blends and simple yet tasty feeds. Constantly buzzing with a loyal regular crowd, Jamie’s Espresso Bar is a place to relax into a delicious coffee and watch the world walk by. A must try is their signature DIY avocado and haloumi on toast.
Artisan coffee and street-side tables, Good Bean’s have it going on. But, what’s really cool about this espresso bar (aside from their coffee of course) is if you forget your to-go cup, you can still do your part for the planet by throwing their takeaway cup into a RecycleMe Collection point — knowing that it will be diverted from landfill and turned into recycled paper products.
Only a block away from Maroochydore Beach, The Milk Bar is a café that hits the mark when you need a quick morning pick-me-up. Their light-filled interiors, complete with timber panelling and pops of greenery provides a beautiful backdrop to a classic café menu that’s all about good food made simply.
A visit to this Maleny treasure is an absolute must. Serving gourmet gelato, mouth-watering sandwiches and toasties, and an array of specialty cheeses with a dedicated cheese room, there’s more here than meets the eye. Light lunches and decadent sweets are also on offer in this no-frills café but make sure you pick-up some fromage to nibble on as you drive through the Hinterland.
An unassuming breakfast café where you’ll find classics like eggs Benedict and Florentine, smashed avocado and chorizo, and banana pancakes along with fresh juices and smoothies. A great option if other nearby breakfast jams are full or if organised chaos isn’t your morning cup of tea. Prime location on the foreshore there’s plenty of people watching to do with a no rush vibe.
Insta-worthy plates of delicious food, perfectly made coffee and superb smoothies – breakfast in Noosaville doesn’t get any better. With industrial pendant lighting, rustic timber tables and a plethora of potted plants, you’d be mistaken for thinking you were in Melbourne. A fun and bustling vibe, full tables and a coffee machine pumping out espresso shots, this spot knows how to satisfy the morning trade. Sit inside and thrive on the buzz of the place or relax on the umbrella-shaded ...
This modern hip café is hidden within the side streets of Carina. When you find it, you will be welcomed with a complimentary brownie! This family owned business is dedicated to serving their local neighbourhood, providing coffee as early as 5:45. If you are not in a rush, sit back and admire the endless photos of their travels (sponsoring their coffee cups) and have a friendly competition with your friends with any of the endless games they provide.
If you’re after a quality drop, then Barefoot Barista needs to be your go to. It’s been praised for pioneering coffee culture on the local Palm Beach café scene and for good reason. Their sunny outdoor seating area is a relaxing spot to enjoy a caffeinated bev: try the batch brew which is brewed fresh on their single origin of the week. You’ll probably want to stay a while amongst the staghorn ferns and hanging planters and dig into their ...
Centrally located just a stone’s throw away from Main Beach, Beaches Off Teddar is a ‘come as you are’ café, whether that means you roll in wearing just a towel and thongs, or you dine alfresco-style in your swimmers. It’s open from the crack of dawn (5 am) and closes late afternoon, which means you can get anything from a Beaches Big Breakfast to a burger and a beer. Their portions are generous and hearty, perfect after a day in ...
Nestled in a buzzing backstreet arcade between James Street and Park Avenue, Canteen Coffee is a standout favourite. Perhaps it’s their sunny alleyway courtyard or their quirky retro décor, but it’s definitely got something to do with their killer coffee. Drop in to soak up their Melbourne-esq laneway vibe and savour their freshly roasted signature espresso blend.