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

I’ve always enjoyed the coffee here over the years. They have a new barista on board who is on fire with his coffees. Highly recommend.

Coffee is unreal! Great blokes that work here too! And the banana bread melts in your mouth!!

Great coffee. I had a long Black and my wife am Almond Milk Latte. Got an explanation of the beans our coffee was being made from as they were being made and watched as they roasted more beans.

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

A little cozy but great place for coffee and light food fare. Parking options around which helps. Dog friendly outside. Not much seating. Lovely service too

My F/W in a smallish cup (130ml) packed plenty of flavour, full-bodied, higher than average acidity (tang) and outstanding finish. My definition of finish, by the way, is that buzz of optimism you get in the half hour after you leave the cafe..doesn't happen as often as I'd like these days!

Great Coffee Great Service Relaxing location

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

Surf & Drink Coffee

I love the “Grom” - a strong small flat white. I can say with confidence that this is the best coffee shop on the Sunshine Coast. It’s the only place I ever go back and buy a second coffee at after finishing my first.

These guys nail it every time! Seriously good coffee and one of my go-to places on the coast. Relaxed surf vibe. The banana bread is sublime.

Best cafe Humdrum Espresso in sunshine-coast for 2016

I had a piccolo which hit all the right notes. The complexity of the blend shone through. Friendly place with a great vibe.

Do your self a favour if your on the way to Noosa via Eumundi don’t bypass it head down the Main Street to Hum Drum cafe you will not be disappointed. The coffee is awesome and that’s probably understated this quaint little cafe delivers in its reputation!

Best cafe Little May Espresso in sunshine-coast for 2016

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

Mixed experience - my partner’s long black was very good but my flat white was almost undrinkable. Different baristas made each though so I think I was unlucky.

Disappointing - two of the four coffees we ordered were almost cold and another drink was forgotten. Some food was again cold by the time it arrived at our table.


YOYO Espresso


Best cafe YOYO Espresso in sunshine-coast for 2016

Best cafe Waterline Espresso in sunshine-coast for 2016

Read mixed reviews, but it they were mainly good reviews so decided to risk it. Very disappointing coffee, bland, no taste and drinkable straight away, my wife’s hot chocolate was also disappointing. Nil interaction with staff which I seemed to be bothering.

Coffee is amazing, beautiful spot on the river. Service was fine until my baby spilt my freshly made coffee and they refused a replacement so I had to pay again



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.

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

Honestly the best coffee I have ever had. It is consistently exceptional coffee every time. I live in Brisbane and my boyfriend and I joked about driving to clandestino for a coffee. Can’t recommend this place more! The food and bakery is also great! You will not be disappointed.

Wow! Piccolo on the Cuban 'Turquino Lavado' is astounding.

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

Good quick service. Great flavour and nice outdoor seating area. A good coffee experience :)

Full flavoured, very smooth coffee. Friendly staff.

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

A very flavoursome coffee. Excellent presentation, mouthfeel and finish. Recommend.

Amazing coffee in a great cafe definitely be going back.


Foster & Black


Best cafe Foster & Black in sunshine-coast for 2016


The Pocket

Moffat Beach

Best cafe The Pocket in sunshine-coast for 2016

Coffee always good Service today sullen 😔 $5:60 Was $4:60 ? I had my 60th birthday here I expect better smiles service pls

Great location for a coffee in the morning & a Sunday afternoon beer.

Great coffee and beautiful, friendly local vibe. Always a good sign when a discerning long black drinker friend says it’s the best coffee he’s had in a long time.

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

Awesome service! Good coffee; small flat and double flat were great!




Best cafe CUBA ST.  in sunshine-coast for 2016

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.

A pleasant spot with plenty of seating options. Enjoyed the coffee...Pedro and Grizz (Tim Adams) through a La M. Well patronised,nice vibe.

An unexpectedly cool cafe that offers good coffee and service. The interior is a mixture of industrial feel and warm yet hipster. I tried blend and single origin, both well balanced and delicious. Look forward to visiting numbour again!

Funky vibe. Great decor. Love the coffee grounds recycling opportunity for customers. Coffee was excellent; best coffee on our holiday here, so far.

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

Milk and beans has produced a consistently good coffee for me each time I have been in house. Today I stopped in for much as well and the chicken burger was fantastic. Well worth dropping in for a good coffee.

Great little place with nice ambience, outstanding service and reasonable prices. Coffee a little strong for me but excellent in all other ways :)

Went into grab a half black (short long black schlong whatever you want to call it) was pleasantly surprised to get a yup to easy straight away, instead of a strange look. Really enjoyed the flavour and went back for more coffees a few hours later. The staff are super friendly and polite. Even though they where busy I got my coffees quickly. Thanks we will definitely be back whenever we are up the sunny coast

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

Really good coffee, very friendly staff. Great food. Banana bread is the best I’ve eaten in ages.

If you are a big coffee lover this place is a must. Delicious coffee and the smell of beans being roasted while you are enjoying your coffee is just to good!


The Old Bean


Best cafe The Old Bean in sunshine-coast for 2016

The Original Old Bean.

Not a bad little cafe. There's not much seating but the coffee is good.

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

Coffee was amazing!!!! Strong smooth and perfect temperature!! Service was spot on too - very friendly, accommodating and smiling 😆 will be back!! Thanks guys

Great coffee that is consistently good, everyday it was made exactly the same which I loved. My go to for Sunshine Coast coffee ❤️

Best coffee on the Sunshine Coast. I was told about this 2 weeks ago. Tried it yesterday, and brought my daughter back today. She loved it!

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