Spice up your weekend with a visit to a handful of fresh openings on the Sunshine Coast.
From breweries and taprooms, to an espresso bar and toastie heaven, wag your routine weekend haunts, hop in the car and check out five new spots you really ought to know about.
Boiling Pot Brewing Co.
This Noosa brewery almost slipped under the radar, except that it’s so good, everyone who goes there wants to talk about it—which can only be a good thing, right? Tucked away in the industrial estate, across the road from Thomas Surfboard, Boiling Pot’s taproom and turfed outdoor beer garden is open Thursday through to Sunday. Need some chews to go with your brews? These guys dish up a range of pizzas, plates and shared boards, so you won’t go hungry.
A weekend without coffee is barely even a weekend. So take a break from your regular morning coffee joint, and head to Cotton Tree, more specifically Wynd Espresso. Opening its doors in October, this small but sweet café pours a deliciously smooth house blend from Bread & Butter Coffee Roasters, and some of the best belly-warming house-made chai we’ve ever tasted. Pull up a chair on the bench inside or nab a table in the alleyway, just don’t forget to order a sweet treat like the superfood brownie, to help you hit the relax button.
Step inside Criminal Coffee this weekend and the first thing you’ll notice beyond the size of this cafe, is the elaborate, dusty pink pressed tin espresso bar, lit by industrial-style pendants and backed by brick archways. But it’s not just the interior or the super smooth coffee that’s worth getting excited about—these guys are toastie specialists and you’re going to want to devour one of their five, cheese-heavy creations immediately.
Rice Boi’s Beer Garden
It’s official! One of our favourite Sunshine Coast restaurants, Rice Boi has just expanded, adding to its already epic fit-out with a waterfront beer garden—and it’s the perfect spot for dumplings with a side of day-drinking. Channeling those lush restaurant gardens you’re likely to come across in Bali or Thailand, an afternoon here will have you feeling like you’re on a tropical holiday, minus the price tag of an airfare.
Sprouting in the rural landscape of North Arm (in between Yandina and Eumundi), Terella Brewing is the sustainable farm-style brewery you need to know about. At the bar, choose between 15 taps pouring a rotating range of Terella’s beers, including a crisp lager, signature mango XPA, honey nut brown ale and a unique blackberry wheat beer. Totally worth jumping in the car for, these guys have roaming food trucks pop up each weekend.
Image credit: Boiling Pot