The Sunshine Coast has so much on offer when it comes to new and exciting dining experiences, and Maroochydore is no exception. With so much going on through its streets, from holiday makers seeking local cuisine to busy workers looking for a quick bite to eat and many locals out to find their new favourite spot, there’s an array of cafes to meet the demand.
From the breakfast Sunshine Coast locals rave about to the best coffee Maroochydore has to offer, here’s five of our top picks to help you choose where you’d like to pop in, stop in, or call home.
From breakfast to dinner, Nude Delicafe on King Street is the ideal meeting place for Sunshine Coast locals to sit, relax and enjoy the “Nude experience.” Nude create food the old fashioned way from fresh, local ingredients, making a range of homemade delights that you can be sure are low on food-miles, preservatives and artificial additives, with a little love thrown into each meal.
If the smell of freshly baked muffins each morning isn’t enough to pull you in off the street, the rich aroma of their smooth coffees certainly will. Their emphasis is on locally sourcing food and creating everything in-house, so it’s a coffee shop with a conscience.
Verve Lounge on Duporth Avenue draws you in from the other side of the street. Its vibrant modern decor catches the eye, and once you get closer and see the open-plan mezzanine level you’ll have trouble passing it by.
The food is simple yet delicious, with lots of healthy options, but it’s the delicious menu of freshly made juices that really gives you that kick-start on your weekend. To top it all off is the coffee, which is always served with a smile and sure to impress. The constant flow of customers grabbing a take-away caffeine hit on the way to work in this central business spot speaks for itself. It’s a cafe Maroochydore locals rave about.
Caffeine Culture on First Avenue is a dream-come-true for true coffee connoisseurs on the Sunshine Coast. This hidden gem is where you’ll find serious baristas dedicated to perfecting their art and serving the ultimate espresso.
Many locals have openly stated this to be the best coffee Sunshine Coast locals can experience. Sitting amongst the comparatively dull business centres here, it’s a real diamond in the rough, with hip decor and a DIY toast station this place oozes personality. If you’re serious about your morning coffee, this is the place you’ve been looking for.
The Silva Spoon
The Silva Spoon, located on King Street in Cotton Tree, offers a delectable selection of cakes and other tasty treats, a perfect accompaniment to their delicious range of teas, not to forget their beautiful coffee!
Being tucked away on King Street away from the riff raff of the main coffee shop strip, this cafe is a nice place to hideaway for an hour or two, the cosy decor adorned with an assortment of tea pots and take-home packs of tea and coffee to delight the senses. If you are feeling a little worse for wear, I recommend their Well Being Tea, formulated with lemongrass, ginger, dandeloin, peppermint, cinnamon and liquorice.
If you are seeking a quiet retreat, a cuppa and a light tasty treat, this is definitely the place for you.
Cafe Envy, on Cotton Tree Parade, is known coast-wide as a unique place to sit back, enjoy the river-front vista and indulge without the guilt. Its focus is on providing patrons with the healthy alternative we all need and often seek.
There’s an all day breakfast menu for the late risers, and a separate lunch menu with a tantalising selection of salads, burgers and sandwiches. There are plenty of options for vegetarians and those who require a gluten free dining experience.
The coffee has been described as “liquid silk” and continues to impress locals and the many visitors that stop by on the way to the beach, river or shopping centres. There’s a real sense of character here, the staff are cheerful, the interior is quirky and inviting, there’s even live music sometimes and local art on display.
There’s so much on offer for travellers, locals and in-the-vicinity professionals, so give them all a try, whatever you’re after you’re sure to find it waiting for you in the streets of Maroochydore.