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

This espresso bar is in Kai’s medium sized roasting warehouse. They have a great barista in Lily, and you can go on a flavour journey through all the single origin beans that they roast, or through their range of blends. It’s definitely become my regular coffee haunt on the coast.

Relaxing, no stress atmosphere. Chill music. Nice experience.

Delicious every time. 😊 Just wish they stayed open a bit later so I could make it there for my lunch break.

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

still loving this little coffeeshop! best coffee in mooloolaba for sure!

Wow... Latte... A taste that will makes ME relax. Love the latte here. Tq. ;)

Awesome Clandestino coffee. Friendly owners. Good music.

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

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.

Went out of our way to get to this place for a coffee, thinking they’d be up with all coffee trends. No Bulletproof Coffee. And. No pouring cream to add to espresso. Very disappointed. So a small flat white it was, as my buddy had already ordered his and had paid. Coffee very weak and milky. No creme on top for that #coffeegasm hit !!! Not what I wanted for my coffee of the morning. 😒

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

Surf & Drink Coffee

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.

Exceptional! Shame I didn’t find out about this place earlier! Love everything about it!

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

Not impressed with the coffee at all. Very bitter.

Best coffee and almond milk chai latte on the Coast. Friendly and attentive service.

Good flat white. Good meals and house-made treats. Great experience.


YOYO Espresso


Best cafe YOYO Espresso in sunshine-coast for 2016

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.

Keep on walking people; Toby’s Estate done poorly - weakly flavoured soy latte - just too milky. My feeling is if you are a local here you get the fresh beans. Paper cup only; some seating on the deck overlooking water but if you don’t like yappy dogs your peace and serenity is gone. Rubbish ? I was pointed to the council bin out the front... we don’t want your rubbish here! No social responsibility.



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.

New owners since we were last at Beaus but still high standard. Four of us went for breakfast. Very welcoming, food lovely and coffee my wife had very nice. I am not a coffee drinker but the smoothie I had was delicious. Friendly for adults and children. We will be back.

Funky little cafe but the coffee very disappointing now Have been going here since it opened but lately the coffee has weak and luke warm

Best cafe Clandestino Roasters in sunshine-coast for 2016

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

Very smooth, delicious coffee. If you like a strong taste perhaps ask for a double shot. Very easy to drink!

Great Tim Adams coffee at Lamkin Lane. Best in Caloundra, top 5 on the Coast. Great little spot. Staff mostly friendly.

Consistency is everything and these guys do it well!

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

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

Love coming here! These guys clearly love what they do and do it well. I usually end up spending hours here whenever I go. It's such a welcoming and comfortable environment. Coffee is always smooth and delicious

Nice place to go in the rain! Nice coffee and great staff as well. My regular haunt has new owners and the coffee is crap. This place is now my favourite!


Foster & Black


Best cafe Foster & Black in sunshine-coast for 2016


The Pocket

Moffat Beach

Best cafe The Pocket in sunshine-coast for 2016

I had a long black here. They were super friendly and quick to take my order. The coffee was smooth and flavoursome. I’m not surprised that they are so popular. I’ll definitely be back.

terrible short black today. very disappointed. I was here 11 months ago (according to my last review) and the coffee was nothing like today. service was fine.

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

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..




Best cafe CUBA ST.  in sunshine-coast for 2016

Went there today for the first time, was really impressed. Good atmosphere, the girl that served me was fantastic and most important, the coffee was spot on. Will be back for sure.

Consistently good coffee. Tasty, fresh food with interesting twists eg the scrumptious house made orange and date scones contain segments of orange which burst in the mouth, releasing juice as a delightful surprise. Staff are friendly, knowing customers by name, and super efficient. Congratulations to whoever developed the selection criteria and staff training.

Today was about the 3rd time I have been here, the coffee was excellent, no bitter after taste and it didn't taste burnt. The girl that served me (unsure of her name... she had dreads and a gorgeous smile) is a real asset to the business with her fantastic service.


Urban Garden


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.

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

Great community vibes at Urban Garden. Alway great coffee with some awesome non dairy options. Favourite local by far.

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

First time visit. Writing this after our second visit on the same day. Says it all. What a brilliant find!! Lovely people, beautiful coffee, lovely relaxed atmosphere. Did I say beautiful and brilliant coffee?? One of the best I’ve had in all my time drinking coffee. Being in the industry myself I’m a bit picky. Thought I ordered 2 serves of fruit toast, I didn’t. The girl on food/ floor promptly put one on and didn’t want to charge for it. That’s customer service, but I’m leaving you a tip in lieu of not taking my money. Next time we’re in town, we’re back in. I recommend this place in a heartbeat.👍☕️😎

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

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

Really nice cafe! The cappuccino was a little bitter for me but still smooth and my wives decaf mocha was even better. Ancient grain fruit toast was delicious. Must stop if you’re in Noosa!


The Old Bean


Best cafe The Old Bean 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.

Surprisingly good coffee 5 mins from airport. Check it out.

Best cafe ShotHouse Brew Bar in sunshine-coast for 2016

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

Wow. What a find! We originally followed Beanhunter to this cafe based on previous reviews. We weren’t sure why there were two listings but gave it a go anyway. Showed up and Nic was closing up. Bummer. Once again Beanhunter has the opening hours wrong (has happened quite a few times). No trouble. Nic made us coffees and looked after us as if we were royalty, not pesky customers who had come by after closing. Service & friendliness - 10/10 Coffee. On the coffee. Unbelievable. As is the cold press, the beans (took a bag home) & the raw snickers slice. Taste sensation - 10/10 Parking 10/10, pretty good for Mooloolaba esplanade! We love Nic and we love Shot House. This is our go to place now when we come up from Brisbane for meetings. Nic has met us once and remembered our coffee order from last time. Wow. If you haven’t dropped in, do yourself a favour and get hooked on shot house!!!!!!!

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