Sure, dating is fun sometimes, but when you’re bawling into your peach Bellini because it’s been three hours and your current flame hasn’t texted you back, who’s there to swap that diluted cocktail for some tequila shots and drag you off to dance your troubles away?
The answer is – or should be – none other than your best friend.
No matter the twists and turns life takes, we should never shy away from spending quality time with our besties. Luckily for you, we’ve put in the hard yards, and got your next lot of friend date spots sorted!
Here are nine of the best cafes on the Sunshine Coast, that are totally perfect for your next catch-up with your number one pal.
Escape the crowds of the coastal towns and head just a little way inland to Rosemount, where Guru Life reigns supreme. Well worth the detour, this cafe is perfect for a long, lazy morning of brunch and coffee with your bestie. Hot tip: Guru Life are now open weekend nights—so if you’re more of a cocktail-drinker than an espresso sinker, they’ve got you covered.
Sussing out the latest and greatest spots on the Coast is the ultimate excuse for a catch-up! Grab your best bud, jump in the car, blast some 90s classics and pull up in Woombye to a little place called Winnie. Everything about Winnie is adorable and completed to perfection, from the flaky pastries in the cabinet, to brunch dishes resembling artwork, and the impeccable, light-and-bright décor y’all know and love. It’s pretty obvious why this is already climbing the ladder among the best cafes on the Sunshine Coast.
Little May Espresso
The beach is great and all, but sometimes escaping the heat and soaking in some fresh hinterland air is just what the doctor ordered. Little May Espresso in Montville will welcome you and your partner-in-crime with open arms! After a morning stroll around the quaint little town, meander in for a light lunch and a sweet treat (their brownies = life), then mosey on down to Kondalilla Falls for a swim. Day = sorted!
One Block Back
This cute café in Moffs is cementing its place as a go-to for all kinds of catch-ups. Laze about in their lounge area with a latte and a raw lamington (after all, this is the home of the amazing RAWR Foods), or sit on their sunlit deck and work on your tan over an acai bowl. With Wi-Fi and charging stations, One Block Back is also the perfect place for a study date.
If an epic friendship isn’t cause for celebration, then we don’t know what is! Turn your next catch-up into a special occasion and book yourself and your bestie in for high tea at Aimee Provence in Buderim. If high tea doesn’t tickle your fancy, make like the Brits and settle in for an afternoon of tea and scones.
The Velo Project
The Velo Project is the OG of cute Coast cafés. Decked out with mismatched chairs and vintage books, stepping in to Velo feels like you’ve teleported back in time and landed in your grandma’s house in the 1950s… but in a cool, homely kinda way. Just behind the hustle and bustle of the esplanade, brunch with your bestie at Velo is an absolute must. It’s a well-known fact that this lot serve up some of the best breakfasts in Mooloolaba.
The Silva Spoon
Mmmm… cake. Come to think of it, there aren’t many problems in life that can’t be solved over a gigantic piece of cake with your number one BFF. Full disclosure, you’ll probably consume your recommended daily calorie intake in just one visit to The Silva Spoon, and then some… but you definitely won’t regret it. It’s okay though, because they also have tea, and tea is good for you.
Little Boat Espresso
Most of you should know by now that Little Boat Espresso in Marcoola is the older sibling of Winnie – you know, the cute-as-a-button new spot we talked about like, six cafes ago. Sunshine Coasters flock from all over the region to nab one of Little Boat’s shabby-chic wooden tables and start their day off the right way. Right across the road from beautiful Marcoola Beach, cruise in for brekky before a beach day with your best mate.
Coffee with a side of retail therapy? Umm, yas please! With some of the best coffee in Noosa, and fresh pastries and sandwiches to satisfy anyone’s appetite, Mr Darcy has the fuel you and your bestie need to head down to Hastings Street and shop up a storm.
Did we miss your fave among the best cafes on the Sunshine Coast for friend dates? Let us know!
Image credit: Mr Darcy