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The 5 best Mooloolaba cafe's you've never heard of

The 5 best Mooloolaba cafe's you've never heard of

Mooloolaba is a popular tourist destination and why wouldn’t it be? Beautiful beach, fantastic shopping and glorious weather no matter the time of year. Mooloolaba is also a hot spot for locals, serving up tasty dishes, great coffee and a vibrant nightlife but the local palette has had the chance to mature with insight and experience, we thought we’d share some local knowledge and make sure you’re in the know the next time you holiday in Mooloolaba. Here are 5 of the best-hidden coffee places in Mooloolaba to help you fit in a like a local.

1. The Good Bean Mooloolaba

For many Sunshine Coast locals, a Good Bean morning coffee has something of a ritual air. Located directly opposite Mooloolaba Beach you can expect to see dishevelled beach goers dusting sand from bare feet, an abundance of lycra with lots of cyclists joking about the mornings ride and more than a few professionals starting their day with a quick chat, a tasty brew and a quick slice. With a self-serve breakfast bar and to-die-for banana bread you can sit down like a local or walk across the road to the beach and take in the rest of the morning sunrise.

2. The Pallet Espresso Bar Mooloolaba 

Surround yourself warmth and an abundance of recycled timber at the Pallet Bar. Barista, local legend and furniture creator Johnny has built a cafe from recycled wooden pallets. A truly local experience The Pallet Espresso Bar is a retreat from the busyness of the Mooloolaba esplanade and the perfect place for chat, a tasty treat and one of the finest coffee’s that you’ll taste. With over 20 years experience behind the steam of an espresso machine Johnny and wife, Missy know how to make the perfect coffee, pop in here for just that, enjoy a healthy treat (that doesn’t taste like it) and damn good chat that will see you popping in daily for your entire trip.

3. The Velo Project - Mooloolaba

The Velo Project is a true local haunt that will certainly make you feel welcome - the trouble is finding the place. Located behind Mooloolaba esplanade but still in walking distance, the Velo Project offers simple, honest real food made with love. Eclectic style, tasty bountiful food and smooth balanced coffee served time and time again have ensured that the Velo Project remains a popular local hot spot. If you’re chasing a real breakfast or lunch with great flavours from local producers and awesome coffee served with a warm smile then this is the place for you.

4. Cafe Envy Mooloolaba

Cafe Envy Mooloolaba has been serving healthy food and delicious coffee in Mooloolaba for a long, long time now. Before ‘upcycling’ was cool, before healthy eating became the new black and before ‘gluten free’ became the norm, Cafe Envy was in Mooloolaba serving up great coffee and tasty but healthy meals side by side, over time they’ve just gotten better at it. Cafe Envy is an easy 100-metre stroll down from the esplanade and close to Seamark on First, our advice head down late to Cafe Envy after a dip in the pool, be greeted by a happy staff member and kick back in style with a tasty coffee, healthy muffin and good company.

5. Black Market Espresso bar

Last but not least is Black Market Espresso Bar. Serving up a ridiculous 9.1/10 on Beanhunter, Black Market Espresso bar boasts some of the best baristas on the Sunshine Coast and if you know your coffee this place is the right spot for a stop. Stop by for a fresh treat, tasty brew and some great local insight. If you have the time why not stick around for a game of chess and a sweet treat to help pass the day before retiring to your Mooloolaba accommodation.

Seamark on First is located in the heart of Mooloolaba and close to all the best locals gems Mooloolaba has to offer. With a great reputation for delicious dining, great coffee and a thriving beachside community Mooloolaba is perfect for your next escape and if you feel like embracing the local culture the above haunts will certainly exceed your expectations. Thinking of visit? Get in touch with SeaMark Mooloolaba - Book Today!

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With winter being felt across most of the country, now's the time to head to Mooloolaba and take advantage of our fantastic winter special. If you're thinking of escaping the winter blues to warm beachside weather act now!

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