Best Cafes Sunshine Coast: Our Top Picks

Best Cafes Sunshine Coast: Our Top Picks

Whether you’re visiting for the weekend, or you’d like to holiday on the Sunshine Coast, there’s an abundance of local cafes that you can’t miss! From cafes Coolum Beach locals love to frequent to ones that are deemed a vegan paradise, we look at some of the best cafes to sit back, relax and enjoy everything that the Sunshine Coast has to offer.

Here’s our top picks to add to your coffee or foodie bucket list:

Best Cafes Sunshine Coast

Café Vie

One of the best vegan café Sunshine Coast locals love to rave about is Café Vie. With a stunning interior where high ceilings, white walls, polished concrete floors and natural light meet along with food that’s sure to impress. On the corner of Main Street and Gloucester Road, this food haven has a menu bursting with flavour, you’ll forget it’s even vegan!

Top dishes we recommend are their popular potato rosti with spinach, avocado, asparagus, and hollandaise sauce and the miso ramen with wood ear mushrooms, chili oil and roasted baby carrots.

Criminal Coffee Co

If you’re a fan of Peaky Blinders and excellent coffee, then Maroochydore’s Criminal Coffee Co needs to be added to your café bucket list. With tasty gourmet toasties, exceptional award-winning coffee blends and brick archways and industrial style interior, it’s hands down one of the best cafes Sunshine Coast wide.

White Picket Fence

Archways, indoor plants, and delicious food to graze on, White Picket Fence is a cute, Instagramable café tucked away in Caloundra. Known for their breaky, tapas and relaxed location, this is a great dog friendly café Sunshine Coast locals always try to get a spot at for their epic food boards.

Slide Coffee Roasters

One of the best cafes Coolum Beach wide is Slide Coffee Roasters. Complete with a coffee tasting room out the front of the roastery, a home brewing workshop, and epic coffee, this community-based café is one not to be missed!


If you love snug interiors with warm lighting and old school European café vibes, then Moonstruck is one of the best cafes Sunshine Coast locals would recommend adding to your list. There’s boutique coffee, a unique range of locally sourced gin, and a food menu sourced from 100% local produce and providers. Choose from their pastries, toasties, classic Reuben sandwiches or cheese and charcuterie platters with vegetarian and vegan options available too so you don’t have to look specifically for a vegan café Sunshine Coast wide..

Tip: every week a new gin is added with a carefully paired tonic or mixer. Be sure to check it out!

Vanilla food

Arguably one of our absolute favourites, Vanilla Food is one of the best cafes Sunshine Coast residents rave about or travel to Noosa for. Their food philosophy is to increase your wellbeing one mouthful at a time with their ethically sourced ingredients to create wholesome meals.

Their incredible food is plated up on beautiful ceramics whilst you dine in style in a Moroccan and Mediterranean influenced café so be camera ready to share it all on Insta. If you didn’t have a reason to stay in the Sunshine Coast or visit Noosa – you do now. Why not stay the night at one of our favourite holiday rentals Sunshine Coast.

The Caf

When searching for the perfect smashed avocado or an all-day brunch menu, one of the best cafes Coolum Beach has to offer is the Caf. Enjoy freshly roasted coffee, delicious food or wine and sweet treats as well as live music, workshops and a range of pickles and preserves to choose from their pantry.


A top breakfast spot in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, Monica’s is a homely café with walls adorned with worldly treasures and indoor plants cascading down and lofts with leather couches and pouffes. They have something for everyone from gluten free, vegan, and vegetarian options, this is one of the best vegan café Sunshine Coast and Brisbane locals can’t get enough of.

Top dishes we recommend are their potato and feta cakes, vegan crepes, meat-filled burgers, freshly squeezed juices and lastly their delightfully breakfast pane pomodoro, we highly recommend coming for breakfast or lunch.

The Velo Project

If you love farm to table eats, then you must stop by the Velo Project. Simple honest food made with love, the team focuses on high quality, supporting local farmers suppliers and sustainability. For fresh food, funky décor, and amazing beverages, the Velo Project is also a dog friendly café Sunshine Coast natives love.

Are you keen to check out some of these cafes?

Why not relax and unwind at the ultimate luxury accommodation for your next staycation! There are endless cafes Coolum Beach, Noosa, Maroochydore and everywhere in between to explore. So, get started today by getting in touch with the Prestige Holiday Homes team on 07 5471 7955 or send us an email at [email protected] to find out more.