4 secret cafes that Sunshine Coast locals love

March 5, 2015 - 3 min read

Is there anything better than finding an amazing little cafe? Here are four right here on the sunshine coast you need to try out – they are local favourites for a reason!

Whether you have a secret spot near your home or simply think we left something out of our ‘Sunshine Coast’s 6 best coffees‘ blog, we have another four hidden gems lined up for you to check out.

1) Little Cove Coffee Co.

Located in Noosaville, Little Cove Coffee is not only a fantastic cafe but it also has speciality roasters so, if you are a coffee connoisseur, their beans are sure to not disappoint. The team at this hidden gem roast their beans on-site so that you don’t have to worry about the quality of their coffee or doubt whether or not the caffeine hit is going to be just that little bit stronger for you in those groggy mornings. To accompany your coffee, the cafe also has hand-made sweets and savoury food that is made fresh throughout the week. If you can’t handle going a day without the beautifully blended beans then you can purchase a bag to take home with you for times when you don’t feel like getting out of the house.
Where: 4/205 Weyba Road, Noosaville QLD 4566

2) The Cargo Shack
If you are looking for an experience alongside your cup of coffee then The Cargo Shack is for you. Mooloolaba’s locals love the scene with its many weekly events that include live music performances, meditation sessions and reptile showings. It is definitely a place to nourish you inside and out. They have a range of organic teas, home-made cakes and savoury snacks for you to sit down and enjoy yourself because there is never a dull moment at The Cargo Shack. Local art and jewellery is also showcased to represent the local talent and can be admired while sitting down for tea, so don’t be afraid to bask in the interesting atmosphere this great place provides.
Where: 3/123 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba QLD 4557

3) Monica’s Cafe

Monica’s Cafe in Maleny has a familiar atmosphere allowing you to just relax during the day with an upstairs cosy dining room which will make you feel like you’re in good company. Its tranquil setting is low key, for those of you looking to claim a local hangout spot to meet friends, and the coffee is sensational. But we wouldn’t be doing this cafe justice if we didn’t mention the fantastic food that is sourced locally from free-range and organic producers. Their changing menus and special boards also showcase their seasonal menu so you will never get sick of the food. They are open for breakfast, lunch and alfresco dining; however, the vegetarian breakfast is simply something you can’t miss.
Where: 11/43 Maple Street, Maleny QLD 4552


Near the beach in Maroochydore, TOME is a coffee shop and gallery that is simply exquisite. Handmade cakes and treats featured in the cafe look like pieces of artwork due their design and creativity. The urban interior design is simplistic and clean which focuses on quality instead of quantity and this can also be tasted in their coffee and food. TOME is not just your ordinary cafe, with a variety of original sweet creations you’ll never look at cake the same way again. They also do one-of-a-kind cakes for special occasions so if you’re looking to make your next one something to remember head to TOME.
Where: 14/2-4 Beach Road, Maroochydore QLD 4558