Top Cafes of 2016 - Sunshine Coast

We’ve run the numbers! Here are the best cafes of 2016 in Sunshine Coast, voted by real coffee lovers.

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Best cafe Kai Coffee in sunshine-coast for 2016

Good coffee. Not the best customer service (takes them a while to acknowledge you're there). Setting is nice but it's more suited for a workshop/roasting rather than a proper cafe. It's more of a coffee takeaway place. Wouldn't recommend it as a meeting place. Would be great if they could subscribe to the local newspaper and have something for you to read while you wait.

Always amazing, always super friendly, super consistent coffee. They always have a great range of beans available for take home as well. The smells and sounds in this place alone make the trip worthwhile! A must do on the Sunshine Coast.

Top notch!! If you haven't been, get yourself down here and see what you've been missing!

Best cafe Black Market Espresso Bar in sunshine-coast for 2016

Black Market Espresso Bar - Clandestino Coffee Espresso Bar. Passionate about crafting brilliant consistent coffee. Ground fresh and weighed for each and every cup. Providore of locally baked pastries, sliders, & cakes. We're very Pet Friendly (and likely to run out to meet your four legged friends)! We're also WiFi enabled!Coffee: Clandestino Roasters Equipment: La Marzocco Linea PB and 3 Mazzer Grinders

Great coffee and decent service. Unfortunately these guys don't have a kitchen or menu so it's more of a coffee takeaway joint. They have some cold pre made burgers in the fridge. Disappointed as a top cafe in my view would have fresh cafe meals to choose from. Otherwise they should just be "top coffee". Would grab takeaway from here again.

The best single origin Piccolo I've ever had. Smooth rich and a pleasant aftertaste well after the coffee was gone. Awesome sliders for a light lunch. Well done guys.

Best cafe Urban Garden - Bury St in sunshine-coast for 2016

Only good coffee I found on my morning walk in Nambour. Keep up the great work gardeners!

A friend recommended this. Fantastic! Barista was very friendly, coffee (takeaway flat white) was delicious. Milk was silky and the shot was full bodied without being overly acidic.

Best cafe Compound Surf & Espresso in sunshine-coast for 2016

Surf & Drink Coffee

The coffee nazi was unimpressed with her latte. Unfortunately they dont do milkshakes but the cold brews made up for all of that! Service was pretty good even though it was fairly busy at the time!

LB was a 9. The girls remade my coffee a few times before I was given it, which speaks of keeping standards. A smile would have increased my rating service though.

Great place serving well poured coffee. Menu is limited as no kitchen on site but local made muffins and bagels etc delicious. Super friendly staff. Best coffee we've had over a week in Coolum.

Best cafe Humdrum Espresso in sunshine-coast for 2016

Great coffee and relaxed atmosphere even on a Eumundi Market day

Great coffee. Nice spot in beautiful Eumundi. Staff lovely.

Best cafe Little May Espresso in sunshine-coast for 2016

Breakfast today was great! Would not stray from the scrambled eggs, but damn the Big May looked good! Coffee is the best in the Hinterland by far.

Not impressed with the coffee at all. Very bitter.

#7

YOYO Espresso

Mooloolaba

Best cafe YOYO Espresso in sunshine-coast for 2016

This is a great cafe with a delicious menu. The coffee is good but the food is amazing and the staff are incredibly friendly with great service. The owner Rosie is the sweetest and loveliest lady you will ever meet in your life - I'm serious. I will go back here any day for brunch/lunch (check out their menu it's great). Perfect spot to meet someone for a meal and the beach is just up the road. Great location and funky little outdoor atmosphere that's very comfortable.

Best cafe Waterline Espresso in sunshine-coast for 2016

Firstly the important question..... the coffee. Silky smooth and flavoursome. I normally find it hard to find good coffee in Queensland but this is good coffee. A great location on the water. I would like to drink the brew from a cup but due to the business model it is not available. Not a biggy. I will be back.

#9

Beau's

Kings Beach

Best cafe Beau's in sunshine-coast for 2016

A quality focused cafe servicing delicious coffees, teas and local chais, organic cold drinks and juices to complement our beautiful menu.Open 7 days from 7am, and serving dinner on Friday & Saturday nights. Licenced, with a boutique wine list, Tasmanian ciders and award winning Green Beacon Brewing Co beers.

Been back a few times over the last week, never failed to satisfy, milk always good texture, always lots of flavour in the extraction, some days better than others, but never any bitterness.

Wasn't very impressed at all. Was hoping for more especially after all the great reviews. My coffee had a slightly bitter after taste. The staff are very friendly though.

Great coffee! Quick and friendly service and the breakfast is delicious.

Best cafe Clandestino Roasters in sunshine-coast for 2016

Amazing! Everything you need in a roastery cafe. Good vibes, phat retail sections, filter, cold drip, batch brew, 2 rotating single origins ++ and if you sit outside you get that sweet smell of the roastery while you drank your joe. Nice one Clandestino crew

Best cafe Lamkin Lane Espresso Bar in sunshine-coast for 2016

I love this place. I've never had a bad coffee, and the staff are always efficient and committed to making a great coffee. Today I had a long black on their single origin Brazil. One of the best I've ever had (and I've had A LOT). They helped me match up the right bean choice with the drink I wanted. Spot on yet again!

Hands down my favourite coffee place of all time. Bonus if you get your made by Tilly or Tim 🙌🏼

Best cafe The Colombian Coffee Co. in sunshine-coast for 2016

Great coffee, probably one of the best on the Sunshine Coast. As for cafe, they don't have a kitchen so there's only a few cold pre-made sandwiches etc to choose from. Disappointed as I read all the great reviews and saw they were voted best cafe therefor expecting they would have a menu. Great for take away, would grab a coffee from here any day.

This is hands down the best coffee on the coast. Love watching the beans being roasted and the staff grind the beans I buy for my French press at home. Love!

I love this place. Consistently great coffee. Awesome service. A great little place in central Mooloolaba

#13

Foster & Black

Maroochydore

Best cafe Foster & Black in sunshine-coast for 2016

#14

The Pocket

Moffat Beach

Best cafe The Pocket in sunshine-coast for 2016

I love The Pocket. It's the coolest joint around, and you can't beat the location. Their popularity is their own worst enemy though, sometimes it's impossible to get a seat and the line for take aways is out the door. I'll always come back though. Food and Coffee = sensational

Lovely coffee. Gorgeous food. Always visit when we are in town. Thoroughly enjoyable!

Great Guru Life coffee in a great location, especially if you can score the window or outside bar seats.

Best cafe The Birds & The Beans espresso bar in sunshine-coast for 2016

Our first time to this unique coffee spot. What a pleasant experience. Wonderful smooth coffee with excellent attention to respect of both the bean and the milk. Old but wonderfully rustic old garage making for an enjoyable morning coffee. The chocolate slice was fresh and full of flavour. Well done. 👍👍

This might be my new favorite cafe on the coast. Love the location and the building. Coffee superb. Friendly great staff. I will be returning as much as possible.

Always good coffee!! Great atmosphere with some pre made danishes etc and make your own toast..

#16

CUBA ST.

Marcoola

Best cafe CUBA ST.  in sunshine-coast for 2016

Have spent 5 weeks on the coast and this was by far the worse coffee I have experienced. Large soy latte. Milk was overheated a lot and as a result there was no texture in the froth. It tasted like a coffee with milk and 4 mm of froth. People are sweet and nice music. Maybe I was just unlucky

I was very disappointed with Cuba St coffee. the small Latte was huge and milky, slightly too hot and had no real flavour. The food menu seemed pretty good and there looked like an interesting Mexican lasagna that used tortillas instead of pasta, but then they didn't offer simple toast as a breakfast option.

#17

Urban Garden

Maroochydore

Best cafe Urban Garden in sunshine-coast for 2016

We are a specialty coffee shop with our own unique house blend that is locally roasted, organic & traceable in source.We always have a seasonal single origin coffee available and all our coffee can be purchased to take home.Milk options include: Full cream, skim, lactose free, bonsoy, coconut, almond.We offer a large selection of gluten free, dairy free cakes & raw vegan treats are available.Fresh pastries delivered daily as well as bagels w/cream cheese.There is a selection of breakfast & lunch items in the cabinet as well as Food Trucks that park next to the shop to serve lunch between 11-2pm. There is parking at the rear and street parking.We are located on the ground level of the Old Courthouse Building.

What a great place. The staff are welcoming and the service fast. We had two fantastic piccolo's and a smack on the side. Both food and coffee a true winner. Come on board and support this awesome local business.

Not bad for a bunch of young people having a go. Had to get my latte remade as it burnt my tongue ouch! the second one was very nice. Well done

Best cafe Milk and Beans Coffee House in sunshine-coast for 2016

Amazing coffee here everytime and definitely in the top 5 on the coast. do yourself a favour and drop in. Their Acaci Bowl is one of the best I've had too!

Great coffee and lovely staff

Great coffee, very friendly staff and lovely little cafe with plenty of character. Delicious menu with great smoothies to choose from as well. Good spot for brunch/brekkie - hard to grab takeaway from here as the food is really worth sitting down and eating.

Best cafe Little Cove Coffee Co in sunshine-coast for 2016

This is the best coffee in Noosa. Great service and properly strong coffee.

Absolutely the best coffee shop in Noosa. Friendly staff and great atmosphere.

Best cafe The Good Bean Espresso Bar in sunshine-coast for 2016

The Original Old Bean.

Best cafe Bean There Done That Espresso Bar in sunshine-coast for 2016

Italian Style Espresso, Breakfast and Lunch Menu, Quick Takeaway Coffee and Food, You can buy all the furniture and bits and pieces in the cafe, funky and fun atmosphere. House Blend and Organic Blend, Aeropress and Sell Coffee Beans.

Great taste, they make an excellent Soy. Friendly staff & great atmosphere.

Best cafe ShotHouse Brew Bar in sunshine-coast for 2016

Read past reviews ans i have been hanging to try. WOW what an amazing place. One of the best on the coast by far. well worth the visit

Great coffee. No bitterness, goood temp. Will be back next time I am in the area.

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