There are a number of reasons why we think that Side Walk Cafe is simply one of the best places to visit. From their customer service to their scrumptious food, or maybe even just that fact that they have a bar you can head towards when the night draws closer, this cafe truly has it all. Situated right by the water, you can peer out onto the beach and remind yourself of your fantastic life choice to live in or visit Airlie Beach. If you have decided to catch a quick break away from the family then this is your one-stop shop for food, drinks and free wifi. Get comfy and relax as you have all of the resources you need at your fingertips to survive a day without the kids.
Where: 1a/293 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach QLD 4802
As we are near the ocean, it would only be fitting to enjoy the fresh sea life at Airlie Beach. Doubling as a fish cafe and rum bar, you can try culinary cuisine with a seafood-fest containing oysters, prawns, scallops and Barramundi. With practically every single type of rum that exists in the world on the menu you can mix them into a well-deserved cocktail and let your hair hang down like the good ol’ times before diapers became a staple in your handbag. Escape your kids in style at this great establishment and keep the food and drinks flowing, don’t forget to head to the Rum Bar with your girlfriends as you enjoy freedom from motherhood for the day.
Where: 303 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach QLD 4802
The Village Cafe
Take the lead at breakfast on the weekend and sit your friends down at the Village Cafe. If you have had a rough a lousy Friday night with your toddler teething then get the waitress to grab you a Bloody Mary to jump-start the morning. We would suggest trying their Spanish chorizo sausage and scrambled eggs on thick toast or a stack of house pancakes with blueberry compote. As it fades to dusk you can truly see where the magic comes to life; what makes this cafe so special is that it also includes hot rock dining. For those of you who don’t know what this entails, it is an interactive personal cooking experience where volcanic stones are heated in extreme heat and used to cook your food right in front of your eyes.
Where: 366 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach QLD 4802
Do you know another great cafe and bar combination in Airlie Beach? Let us know where you like to go for an all-round dining experience.