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

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.

Kai Coffee is something very special indeed. The Barista is equal parts friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. He never looks or acts rushed and gives his full attention to all his customers but is beautifully effective on the coffee output. Amazing. I enjoyed a fantastic piccolo here, one of the best, if not the best, I’ve ever had. I followed this with a flat white. It was incredibly good too. My wife had a mocha and she, unprompted by my enthusiasm for the place, said it was sublime. I’m going back tomorrow to buy some beans and try some pour overs. I don’t think I’ve ever given a 10 for a café but if any place deserves it, Kai definitely does. This is a must visit if you’re on the Sunshine Coast. And there’s a great brewery across the road too!

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 Great Service Relaxing location

Cool space. Did not disappoint. Great espresso, single origin from San Jose.

A lovely cafe serving great coffee and a great atmosphere! Can’t wait to come back!

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

Surf & Drink Coffee

Busy spot of the main drag, so the locals must know what's good fit them! Piccolo was smooth with fruity tones.

Cold brew was smooth and flavourful. Mid strength but refreshing. Followed with grommet (a piccolo) which was strong and had some interesting flavours. Fruity. Very good though and would be happy to return every day. Top drop.

Long Black in the single origin was so smooth. Didn't think it could get any better but then had a flat white on Compounds own "dawn patrol" blend.. wow. 10/10. Possibly the best coffee experience i've had and keen see why there are nearly 90 top reviews at this place!

Best cafe Humdrum Espresso in sunshine-coast for 2016

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!

Great coffees in a cool setting. We had a great explanation given to us on all the blends on offer. Had the Humdrum blend long black and it was excellent. Lovely to discover a coffeehouse that loves coffee.

Best cafe Little May Espresso in sunshine-coast for 2016

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.

Sadly seems to have changed hands resulting in a lesser service, and quality


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

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

Definitely a magical place for its atmosphere, excellent service and friendly staff. Its variety of coffees, flavors and products is another aspect that makes it unique. Definitely 100% recommended.

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

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!

They have changed their blend over and I don’t like. It S much. Still consistently good though..




Best cafe CUBA ST.  in sunshine-coast for 2016

I’ve had x2 flat whites on separate days and baristas and both were really good. The coffee has a really unique flavour that’s worth going back for. Highly recommended and although I didn’t eat there the food looks great 👌

Really smooth, delicate and palate-pleasing coffee, and super friendly staff

Nice cafe near the airport, only found it by chance coffee nice


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.

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.

Really nice place to sit and read the paper and have a coffee. The service is great and the coffee has a really nice flavour. Long after taste and is worth the drive.

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

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

Great coffee on the Sunny coast... definitely my fave so far (compared to Clandestino or Padre). They rotate the blend often so you don’t get bored and most blends are a 2 or 3 bean mix Can be a bit hard to get a table on a Sunday morning, but worth the wait

Iced coffee was bitter wasn’t until the ice cream melted that it became sweet. The server didn’t even say hello to me. Disappointed that the beanhunter review is so high didn’t live up to its expectation.

Rubbish services bad atmosphere and a disgusting bitter flat white if you love coffee don’t come here


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

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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