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Diners' Choice: Hot spot restaurants in Sunshine Coast

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the best hot spots in Sunshine Coast? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of The Pocket Espresso Bar restaurant
4.9
4.9 (366)
$40 and under
Australian
Caloundra
About the restaurant
At The Pocket Espresso Bar we’re about smiles. As it so happens, we also serve delicious food, next-level Guru coffee and crafty cocktails. Rejuvenate while enjoying stunning beach views of Moffat Beach or escape to our tropical courtyard while the kids run riot. Our menu is seasonally-evolving, and we make every effort to cater for all (no matter what crazy diet you're on). Togs, tattoos and walking sticks welcome. Get some sunshine in your pocket.
Top review
Kaila
Dined on May 12, 2024
Beautiful place with beautiful food, I have been coming here for brekkies/lunches with my best friend for a while and decided to make a reservation for Mother’s Day lunch with my mum and partner. The food was absolutely delicious, they forgot my coffee order but that was ok because it was a hectic Mother’s Day for hospitality workers and they corrected it and took it off my order. Overall I love this place and think it is such a hidden gem in the sunny coast.
A photo of Goodslice Pizza Napoletana restaurant
4.8
4.8 (284)
$40 and under
Pizzeria
Maroochydore
About the restaurant
Tucked down a laneway, housed in an industrial building, you'll find our quirky pizzeria. Our vibe is super casual and we love to see our customers sharing pizzas, beers and enjoying life. Our space is ideal for large groups, but also for families and couples.

Were all about the pizza! Pizza Napoletana is authentic pizza from Naples, and we make it according to the generations-old technique....with just a little of our own twists here and there. Our dough is made in-house and fermented for a minimum of 24hrs to create a tasty and light base - minimal yeast so no bloating here. Then its hand-stretched, topped with quality ingredients imported from Italy AND sourced locally, and cooked at a fiery 400 degrees.

We do other stuff as well - starters, sharers, salads, homemade desserts, and gelato. Plus cocktails, imported and locally brewed beers, and some carefully selected wines from independent wineries.

Top review
HelenD
Dined on May 10, 2024
We booked at short notice but managed we get a great table … Zoe was soo lovely when she showed us to our table & explained the process .. all the staff were fantastic, happy courteous helpful .. and the pizza was delicious .. we’ll be back for sure
A photo of Casita Wine Bar restaurant
4.8
4.8 (18)
$40 and under
Wine Bar
Mooloolaba
About the restaurant
Nestled 100m from the white sands of Mooloolaba, this captivating Mediterranean wine bar seamlessly blends sophistication with a welcoming ambiance. It offers a curated selection of velvety wines, each sip resonating with the sun kissed flavours of the region. The atmosphere is an enchanting fusion of coastal charm and refined elegance, creating a memorable experience for patrons seeking both a touch of luxury and a relaxed retreat. Additionally, it offers a tempting selection of tapas, cheese, and charcuterie boards to compliment the exquisite wine offerings.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 12, 2024
Kate was fantastic! What a stunning spot... aome traffic noise. Food was delecious & affordable. I will be back for sure.plus we will share with our air bnbs
A photo of Bandita - Noosa restaurant
4.7
4.7 (376)
$41 to $100
Mexican
Noosaville / Noosa Heads
About the restaurant
Wood fired modern Mexican kitchen and bar on the Noosa River with a local neighbourhood vibe. A share style menu created by Jason Jones, showcasing local suppliers and produce from the Sunshine Coast. Alfresco and inside dining - perfect for lunch, dinner or watching the sunset.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 20, 2024
Incredible food! Some of the best Mexican food I’ve ever had. Great value for money as well. The ambience/ atmosphere could’ve been a bit better but it was a Monday night so it might’ve been that.
A photo of Coffee Cat on Kings Beach restaurant
4.6
4.6 (514)
$40 and under
Café
Caloundra
About the restaurant
A Beachside Cafe open 7 days a week from 5:30am and open for dinner and specials Thursday - Sunday nights With our popular cocktail Menu, craft beer with Live Music Friday, Saturday & Sunday we are your local overlooking the popular cove of Kings Beach.

There is no road between you and the waves, so you can feel the sand under your feet and the fresh ocean breeze all while sitting underneath the beautiful pandanus trees.

Coffee Cat is available for bookings, meetings, special occasions and events
Check out our website for a full list of monthly events like our Weekly Trivia Nights!!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 17, 2024
Helpful staff , good food and coffee , lovely setting .
A photo of Pomona Distilling Co restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1369)
$40 and under
Barbecue
Pomona
About the restaurant
Pomona Distilling Co is a locally owned, small-batch distillery, bistro & bar nestled at the foothills of Pomona's Mt Cooroora. Located in the heart of the Noosa hinterland, we use locally sourced ingredients where possible to support our community.
Top review
ShazzB
Dined on May 16, 2024
Awesome venue. Delicious food. Yummy drinks. Fabulous and friendly service. 5 stars!
A photo of Juan Fifty restaurant
4.4
4.4 (321)
$40 and under
Mexican
Maroochydore
About the restaurant
Juan Fifty Kitchen and Bar now serves Brunch offerings we all know and love from Eggs Benedicts and our Brunch Board, side by side with traditional Mexican breakfast dishes like Huevos Rancheros and Breakfast Burritos with a side of Bottomless Mimosas!!!

Lunch and Dinner consist of Mexican inspired snacks, beautiful Tacos, our Specialty Burrito Bowls and Mexican Inspired Plates.

Juan Fifty focuses on making the freshest tortillas daily in-house from Masa Hirena, a traditional Mexican corn flour, imported directly from Mexico. ​

Juan Fifty blesses each of its Tacos with its own individual flavour profile, from the hand made tortilla through to the flavourful protein and finished with its own specialty salsa, all made from the freshest local produce.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
The food and drinks were so good. Waiting time was minimal. Amazing service!!
A photo of Pavilion Mooloolaba restaurant
4.3
4.3 (696)
$41 to $100
Mediterranean
Mooloolaba
About the restaurant
Step through the archway, take a seat and enjoy uninterrupted sweeping views of Mooloolaba beach where every day feels like a European summer.

From your morning coffee to your late-night espresso martini, your brunch cravings in the A.M. to your authentic pizza fix in the P.M. — whatever it is that welcomes you here, Pavilion Mooloolaba provides the perfect place to celebrate, to sip and to share.

Top review
Susan
Dined on May 8, 2024
$15 pizza night is great value. Delicious wood fire pizzas.
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A photo of 10 Toes Brewing restaurant
4.3
4.3 (43)
$40 and under
Brewery
Buderim
About the restaurant
We could only stay in our original digs for so long. To keep pace with the ever-growing demand for the freshest beer possible, brewed on-site, we've taken the leap once more with our new venue in Buderim. This is now our home for all beer and beers-ness, and we couldn't be prouder of the space we've created. It's a place that falls somewhere between a brewpub, a production brewery, an American BBQ restaurant, a function venue, and a local's hangout. Open to the public from Wednesday through Sunday, beer is brewed on-site every day.

We'd love to have you come and experience the good vibe beer tribe, whether it's for a work lunch between meetings, an end-of-day knockoff, catching up with friends, celebrating an occasion, or trying the latest new beer release. 10 Toes Buderim is a space for everyone to enjoy with gusto.

Top review
Elle
Dined on Apr 24, 2024
The trivia night was very well organised. The host was engaging and confident. We had a great night out.
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A photo of Viva Restaurant - Caloundra RSL restaurant
4.0
4 (546)
$40 and under
Australian
Caloundra
About the restaurant
Viva Restaurant at the Caloundra RSL is a dining experience that needs to be experienced to be believed. The Club is award-winning and without doubt, has the best food in Caloundra.

A family-friendly and sophisticated restaurant, Viva offers a comprehensive, well-priced menu with a variety of seating options for you to enjoy a dinner for two, a family outing a party celebration.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 10, 2024
We had a great meal at Caloundra RSL the food was delivered quick and was spot on everything was cooked perfectly. The staff were friendly and prompt we could not have asked for more thanks.
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