The Sunshine Coast is famous for its pristine beaches. But the rich soils of the hinterland have also turned the picturesque Queensland region into a hub for world-class food and drink. Here, we’ve got you covered with the latest eateries and drinking dens to open up in this slice of Aussie coastal paradise.
Sunshine Coast culinary hero Peter Kuruvita has opened up ALBA, creating an entire dining hub with a restaurant, providore, pizzeria, cafe and bar all under the philosophy of cooking with freshly grown Sunshine Coast produce. ALBA is beautifully sheltered in Noosa Heads with plenty of options to dive into, including Mr Kuruvita’s famous snapper curry.
Explore more: albanoosa.com.au
Three new Eumundi restaurants
Already a perfect stop in the Hinterland for foodies due to the twice weekly markets, there are now even more options to delight your palette in Eumundi. Popina works to make local produce the rockstar of every dish, Bask holds long lunches every Friday and Saturday plus evening “Wine and Bites” sessions, and Bungalow Eumundi will spoil you with all sorts of seafood and other specials.
Saltwater Coffee and Catering
Saltwater Eco Tours has previously been providing a different type of experience, running Indigenous cruises out of Mooloolaba, but its new food cart brings the flavours of the tour to land. Saltwater’s bush-tucker inspired dishes that can be devoured at the Eumundi Markets.
Explore more: saltwaterecotours.com.au
Moffat Beach Brewing
Moffat Beach Brewing Co has delicious beer and the accolades to prove it, after being voted best Small/Medium Brewery at the 2021 Independent Brewers Association Awards. Moffs Summer Ale and Champion India Pale both also snapped up individual awards, so try these two for a taste of the Sunshine Coast.
Explore more: moffatbeachbrewingco.beer
Brouhaha Brewery expands
Always a local favourite, Brouhaha has snapped up a second location, at Aura Business Park in Baringa just inland from Caloundra. A visit will give you the choice of 16 sour and hoppy taps to dispense your share of the 1.25 million litres of beer the venue will produce every year.
Explore more: brouhahabrewery.com.au
Beachtree Distilling co
Beachtree Distilling Co is a new First Nations business in Caloundra, offering distillery tours Monday through Friday. You’ll get a chance to view the distilling process and catch a taste of Beachtree’s hand-crafted spirits. including Organic Koala Gin, Organic Quokka Gin and Tiger Quoll Vodka.
Explore more: beachtree.com.au