Sunshine Coast top dining

Holidaying on the Sunshine Coast?   

Here’s my top dining picks for Buderim, Sunshine Beach, Noosa Heads,  Noosaville, Cotton Tree, Montville and Mooloolaba



Positioned on one of Buderim's main drags, this is food emporium with adjacent cafe/restaurant.

Sunshine Beach

Upmarket Asian with a twist.

Up the stairs and a bit more upmarket for Sunshine Beach. Great food at reasonable prices.

On the high side of the Sunshine Beach shopping strip, this is really a coffee lovers delight. A large outdoor deck, big umbrellas, plenty of newspapers and great coffee, really great coffee.


Goose bump ice cream flavours.

Trundle down to the latest addition to Hastings Street, Belmondos to go, and you'll find everything you need for a light and easy meal.

Great coffee cart hidden in the information centre.

This is not your average fish shop - for a start there's no chips, nor battered fish.  Instead there's an overwhelming aroma of fresh seafood . The shelves are filled with home-made sauces and flavoured butters.  There are marinades and vinegars, chutneys and oils. Oysters are shucked daily and there's a selection of meal solutions on hand.

Boasting superb views over Noosa’s Main Beach, Season offers some of the best beachfront dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week.


Brazillian churrasco has hit Noosa, putting a wide smile on the faces of all meat lovers, with the opening of Samba Grill on Gympie Terrace.

Casual atmosphere with great food


Fab breakfast or lunch with a view of rolling green hills plus homewares to browse.

Cotton Tree

Funky little cafe on Cotton Tree Parade at Cotton Tree on the Sunshine Coast.

You could almost miss this small tea and coffee emporium in King Street at Cotton Tree, which would be a real shame.Walk inside the door and you'll find a very inviting atmosphere that is filled with a wondrous assortment of teas and coffees and a selection of mugs and tea pots that's hard to beat.

Gazing over the sun filled blue water of the mouth of the Maroochy River to Mt Coolum and beyond from the comfort of The Boat Shed restaurant is what the Sunshine Coast is all about.


At last there's a coffee shop alternative to the same same of the tourist strip at Mooloolaba.

When it comes to pointy end of Mooloolaba, that bit of land sandwiched between the river and the sea that locals call the Spit, the choice for fish and chips is clear in my mind.

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