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

The most incredible experience for a coffee enthusiast! Visited right on opening time at 7:00am and had the full coffee experience laid out before us. Bought a couple bags of beans as we walked out. Absolutely worth the visit. A must do.

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.

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

I'm surprised it got so many good reviews.. coffee wayyyy too hot.. the coffee is burnt.. very bitter.. yummy muffin though.. but definitely won't go back

Loving coming here!! Staff are always so friendly and coffee is always delicious !! Definitely my favourite place to get a coffee on the coast 👌

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

Great find, just across the road from library, finished 2 hours of training then was able to have a greater coffee. Regular cappuccino was a little weak but espresso was great.

The best Coffee in QLD and I travel a lot with work. Consistently sensational coffee. Breakfast cookie is also pretty special.

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

Surf & Drink Coffee

easily the best coffee melbourne quality. our go to place

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!

Best cafe Humdrum Espresso in sunshine-coast for 2016

These guys know their coffee. If you want a proper coffee when in Eumundi you'll do no better than one here!

No holiday in Noosa is complete without a trip to Eumundi Market, and no trip to Eumundi is complete without a trip to Humdrum Espresso! Thanks to the staff. Lovely Costa Rican long black today. They also sell "Backstory" magazine (interesting and insightful bi-monthly Sunshine Coast mag.) Keep up the great work!!

Best cafe Little May Espresso in sunshine-coast for 2016

Friendly service and nice coffee. Great location.

a bit disappointing with the slight bitter after taste. just drinkable.

Best coffee in the street, one of the best cafés on the Sunshine Coast—so grateful for fabulous coffee, and kind, thoughtful service; thank you!


YOYO Espresso


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

What a great spot to enjoy a great coffee. Free Anzac bickies on Anzac Day too!

Back again for my favourite coffee. Welcoming smiles, great coffee and friendly banter. Wow! What a busy Easter. A queuing crowd .... the word is obviously out! Great company and good fun. And then there is the magic river view....

Nice and relaxing views by the water.



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.

Coffee was spot on, 10/10. Had a giant cookie thing that wasn't so great though.. tasted like it had been in the fridge for a while and had lumps of bicarb throughout. But hey, we co.e for the coffee, right?

Best cafe Clandestino Roasters in sunshine-coast for 2016

First time here, was a great looking place, very comfortable, good service and coffee..

Love the coffee! The cafe is nicely designed and the pastries from the bakery are awesome!

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

So difficult to rate this espresso bar. I have now been here four times over the last few years and each time my experience has been the same. I've only gone back again because of the ongoing good reviews and I think maybe I've just been on a bad day. The coffee is good but it's not the best in Caloundra. In my opinion there are three other places that make better coffee. However on my four visits it's been reliably good coffee. My big issue with this place is one staff member in particular who speaks in such a condescending and belittling tone that it ruins the whole experience. It would appear that if you ask for anything that deviates from their standard way of making their coffee you will receive a very unpleasant talking too so that you are well and truly aware that you have no idea how you should like your coffee. Shock horror - do not ask for cinnamon on your coffee because that's not how proper coffee is served and how unintelligent of you to ask such a foolish question.

Good range of beans, always lots of delicious single origins to choose from. Staff are super friendly, this has become our local.

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

Tasty blend & a great cosy Sunday morning atmosphere

Lovely customer service . Smooth coffee with perfectly texturised almond milk. Not quite strong enough for my preference of coffee taste but the taste definitely had the potential to be 10/10 if I got an extra shot in the small. I will be back soon. Thanks for your hospitality this afternoon.

Love coming here, our new local. Perfect everytime and the service is wonderful


Foster & Black


Best cafe Foster & Black in sunshine-coast for 2016

Strange finding a coffee shop like this in a shopping centre, don't let this mislead you though. Quality coffee.

Perfect latte - thanks for taking the time to make it as requested. Friendly service.


The Pocket

Moffat Beach

Best cafe The Pocket in sunshine-coast for 2016

Best coffee out of all the cafes around. Busy but quick service and great menu.

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

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

Really nice coffee. Long black tasted like velvet goodness. Cappuccino was perfect. nice pastries too.

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.




Best cafe CUBA ST.  in sunshine-coast for 2016

Nice spot. On a main road and away from the beach but nice vibe inside. Attentive staff and decent coffee.

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


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.

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

Great coffee and perfect location. Felt as though the staff member was annoyed that we had come in even though it was an hour until closing. Yummy raw treats also!

I love the breakfasts here especially the omelette and the smashed avo! They use Wolff coffee and it's always smooth and full of flavour with nice sweet notes. A cute cosy cafe to sit and relax and very friendly staff.

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

Been back a few times for coffee over a long weekend. Flat whites have been consistently very good. The milk temperature was spot on and textured very well. They pull a double ristretto as standard and it really cuts through the milk. The coffee has a great chocolate /caramel notes. Very well balanced.

Cracking flat white last week - one of the best coffees I've had in a long while. The banana bread was scarfed down by my two small humans, though the small piece I managed for myself was thoroughly delicious also. Have been enjoying Aeropress with the Smooth Percolator blend too - so easy to get a very good coffee! Great work Little Cove!

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

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.

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.