As the days get colder and shorter, and winter well and truly makes its presence felt, the humble soup becomes a warm and comforting respite from the chill. The Sunshine Coast is known for its quality cafes and restaurants, and winter is the perfect time to find a cosy corner and enjoy a meal in these award winning establishments. Here are 4 of the best places on the Coast to find a truly soul warming soup.
Funky and fresh, Raw Energy at Cotton Tree boasts a menu made with fresh quality produce, ethically sourced and guaranteed to be good for you. Everything about Raw expresses a passion for wholesome, healthy foods served in a fast and friendly environment. If you’re looking for a great coffee, breaky or lunch that will leave you feeling energised and satisfied, then Raw Energy is the place for you. Their delicious soups vary depending on the day, ensuring that you always have the very freshest ingredients. Served with delightfully crisp toast, the soups at Raw are the perfect way to beat the winter blues while soaking up the sunshine on the Coast.
Noosa Surf Club
The Noosa Surf Club has a reputation for some of the best relaxed dining on the coast, which is truly deserved. Sitting on the outside balcony with spectacular sweeping views of the ocean and headland is truly an unforgettable experience whatever the season. Make sure you check out their specials board, which includes an ever-changing Soup of the Day. Made with the freshest local produce, you are bound to enjoy the warming effect of the soup while taking in some of the Sunshine Coast’s finest scenery. In addition, there are plenty of other hearty meals to take the chill off the winter’s day, including deliciously spicy curries and sumptuous pies with golden flaky pastry.
This iconic restaurant on Hastings Street attracts both tourists and locals alike for a delicious dining experience that will never disappoint. With a mouth-wateringly tantalising menu, the most difficult part of dining at Sails is deciding which dish to try first! During the winter months, their signature seafood chowder is a popular choice amongst the soup lovers, and never fails to impress. Made with the very freshest local seafood catch, this New England style chowder is served with hot toasted corn bread for a deliciously warming dinner to revitalise the soul. Stop into Sails to see why it is one of the most popular dining destinations on the Sunshine Coast.
Arnica Waterfront Restaurant
For a soup with a difference, head down to the scenic dining setting of Arnica Waterfront Restaurant in Maroochydore for one of their traditional Tuscan delights. Their signature Cacciucco is a collection of the freshest local seafood presented in a zesty and mouth-watering stew, served with a generous helping of fresh baked Italian style crusty bread. Delightfully spiced and seriously satisfying, this stew is bound to banish even the coldest winter chill. There are plenty of other heart-warming dishes on the menu, with a range of sensational chef’s specialties as well. Those wanting to take a true gourmet adventure should definitely indulge in the exquisitely designed degustation menu.
Dining out on the Sunshine Coast is a feast for the senses. The food is amazing ,the settings inspiring, and best of all you know you are enjoying the region’s finest fresh produce. For a soup that will truly warm the soul no matter how chilly it is outside, make sure you check out these top cafés and restaurants!