You know what they say? The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach and it’s no different for your dad.
This Father’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show dad just how much you appreciate all those little things he does for you, and there’s no better way to spoil him than spending a Sunday around a table with loved ones, feasting on some of the best food on the Sunshine Coast.
Need a bit of inspo for where to go? Here’s where you should take dad this Father’s Day on the Sunshine Coast.
Beau’s | Kings Beach
For one of the best starts to a Father’s Day on the Sunshine Coast, show your dad he da man with a top notch breakfast at Beau’s. With a range of hefty dishes like the breakfast burrito—think: bacon, fried egg, black beans, cheddar, tomato, guacamole, coriander salsa and chipotle—we know what we’d be ordering. Food this good means a full house, so be sure to book ahead.
The Velo Project | Mooloolaba
You can’t go wrong with brekkie at The Velo Project to ease dad into his special day. Whether he’s a fan of the healthy stuff or loves a big OTT Sunday morning feed, this Mooloolaba cafe has a little bit of everything that you’d never be bothered to make at home. Take the reins and order him a flat white and the Hunters Breakfast—loaded with pork and fennel sausage, local butchers ham, roasted mushrooms, grilled haloumi, toasted ciabatta and eggs, you’ll never hear the end of it. In a good way.
Locale | Noosa
One of our fave Italian restaurants on the Sunshine Coast, Locale is keeping Father’s Day affordable and tasty with two epic lunch deals. Dine in between 12pm and 6pm, and you’ll grant yourself access to the choice between a stone-fired pizza and a glass of wine or beer for $25, five cicchetti (read: small dishes) for $45, or their full al la carte menu. If it were us, we’d be going halvies with dad and ordering the pizza and cicchetti for the best of both worlds.
Embassy XO | Sunshine Beach
If your dad doesn’t know the difference between the cha cha and Yum Cha, take him to Embassy XO this Father’s Day. Serving up the signature and vegetarian banquet, you’ll be dining on all sorts of delicious morsels that you’d never dream of making at home. With two sittings throughout the day—11.30am and 1.30pm—if a grazing lunch sounds like the ideal gift for the old man in your life, book a table stat!
Noosa Boathouse | Noosaville
Go a little luxe and treat dad to a waterfront lunch at Noosa Boathouse. Sitting right on Noosa River, you, your dad and the rest of the fam, will get to feast on a four-course delicious shared meal, with starters, entrees, mains and dessert all placed in the middle of the table. Priced at $49 per person, get your siblings to pitch in too, and dad’s portion will cost less than your weekly avo on toast. Bookings are essential, so don’t dilly dally.
Sunshine Brewery | Maroochydore
Fact: Dads love beer. Fact #2: We have some of the best breweries in Queensland, right here on the Sunshine Coast and Sunshine Brewery is one of them. Partnering up with One World Food Truck, this Father’s Day give your dad the day of his dreams, filled with plenty of nosh to scoff and craft beer to guzzle. Feeling extra generous? For $68 you can give him the ultimate gift with a Sunshine Brewery growler, a free refill, a behind-the-scenes brewery tour and a tasting paddle of five beers. We can almost guarantee this will take you to the ‘favourite child’ position.
Wood Fire Grill | Noosa
Give dad a break this Father’s Day and feed him up at one of the best and meatiest restaurants in Noosa. Wood Fire Grill are hosting their traditional Sunday lunch from 12pm, where you and your pa will feast on a generous share plate of meat and two sides for 60 buckaroos.
The Piano Bar | Maroochydore
If your dad is kind of a hipster, and your average backyard barbecue just won’t cut it, book a table at The Piano Bar and get him to meet you there. This Father’s Day, this Maroochydore bar is hosting a ‘A Feast For A King’ dinner, and we’re already drooling at what they’re plating up. For $40 per person, you and your papa will graze on dips to start, before diving mouth-first into a share meat platter, loaded with pork chops, chorizo, chicken, lamb souvlaki, calamari, sheftalias, haloumi and hand cut potatoes. Nom nom nom.
Miss Moneypenny’s | Noosa
Penny pinchers, we feel your pain. You love your dad but you don’t have a whole lotta cash to throw down on fancy dinners and a spiff gadget present. But that’s why you need to take him to Miss Moneypenny’s. Seriously. This Sunday, these guys are letting you feed your dad silly with $10 pizzas from 12pm till 5pm. Ten bucks, guys! Surely you can scrape that kind of shrapnel together for such a special occasion.
Things To Do
Moffat Originals | Moffat Beach
As part of this year’s Horizon Festival, the beautiful Moffat Beach Park will come to life this Sunday with its first ever Moffat Originals. Pack a picnic and round up the family to celebrate Father’s Day with good music and a whole lotta good vibes from 1pm to 5pm.
Father’s Day Brewery Tour | Around The Coast
If Sundays were made for drinking beer, think how happy you’ll make your dad if you sign the both of you up for a brewery tour across the Sunshine Coast this Father’s Day. For $130 per person, this spcial Father's Day Brewery Tour will see you downing beers at Taps Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast Brewery, 10 Toes and Sunshine Brewery, as well as enjoying a ‘meet the brewer’ opportunity and a much-needed lunch.
Father’s Day Raceday | Caloundra
Pull out your favourite spring frock and tell dad to spruce up a little, ‘cos you’re going to be spending the day at the races; frolicking in the sun, betting on the horse with the coolest sounding name, and hopefully winning some extra cash to take your dear ol’ man out for dinner afterwards. Tickets are going for as little as $10 for an adult, with U18s free, so you can shout the whole family and maintain your golden child status for another year.
Markets | Around The Coast
Start Father’s Day off the right way with some ridiculously drool-worthy street eats at some of the best markets on the Sunshine Coast. For northerners, Noosa Farmers Market kicks off at 6am and Peregian Beach Markets at 7am. Hanging around the Maroochydore area? The Fishermans Road Markets are in full swing by 6am and Cotton Tree Markets are perfect for a stroll from 7am. Down at the southern end of the Coast, Caloundra Street Fair is the place to be or, if you’re more of a craft fan, head up to Maleny for the Maleny Handicraft Markets.
Looking for more things to do on the Sunshine Coast this Father's Day? Keep it simple with a sausage sizzle at one of the best barbecue spots with views.
Image credit: Michelle Jarni