If you haven't discovered the new restaurants at Cotton Tree on the Sunshine Coast, it's time you did. Tucked away at the mouth of the Maroochy River, Cotton Tree is the pretty cousin of Maroochydore. The strip that lines the river includes a host of restaurants and cafes of all types of cuisines. It certainly rivals Mooloolaba's main drag for good eating.
Sister Organic Cafe is a twin to the first established Sister at Palmwoods. The owner's association with Jamie Oliver is showcased through a daily Jamie's special on the menu. The Boatshed at the end of the strip has been a family favourite for several years. There are few things finer than sitting under the cotton trees gazing out to sea and enjoying a meal with friends.
My latest discovery is Ba Vigo, a Spanish addition to the line up. I was keen to try the local cuttlefish salad with roast tomato, goats cheese and rocket but it was sold out. However the Spanish blue cheese pear salad with mint, tomato and baby spinach was a real wow dish, so full of flavour. Mum went for the barra which came from the Northern Territory and was pronounced wonderful. We enjoyed a delightful Sunday lunch at this restaurant and it certainly is place to which I will return.