When it comes to hole-in-the-wall espresso bars nothing can really beat an old retro 1950s service station-turned coffee joint, right near the beach. Which is why we’re all over the newest spot to open in Caloundra.
Surfside Espresso comes to us from the people behind White Picket Fence, arguably one of the Sunshine Coast’s best brunch spots.
Sitting pretty on a main corner in Kings Beach, this new tiny coffee shop is about three-metres by two-metres and has been licked with a fresh coat of mint green paint. It houses only a coffee machine and a serving station, plus a few stools scattered out the front. But don’t be fooled. What this place lacks in size it makes up for in great coffee, served quickly and conveniently.
What does that mean? Well, firstly, this is purely a coffee shop. Serving The Cat's Pyjamas blend from Seven Mile Coffee Roasters, along with some delectable pastries—think almond and chocolate croissants—this is not the place where you’ll fall in line behind someone who wants to order breakfast, coffees and smoothies. Because, it literally cannot happen here.
For the convenience factor, there are about 20 cafe-dedicated car parks a few metres away, that won’t be snaked by beachgoers or picnic people. So you can drop in on your way to work for that caffeine hit, without spending five minutes hunting down a park.
And perhaps what we’re most excited about, is the plan to make Surfside Espresso a drive-through coffee joint in the not-so-distant future; where you’ll be able to order your liquid gold from the comfort of your car—no need to stop that podcast.
For now, Surfside Espresso is serving smooth coffee and small bites from Monday to Friday, 6am to 11.30am, so go give them a big hello. We imagine a stop here is quickly going to become part of the daily routine—either on your morning walk, school drop-off or drive to work.
Image credit: Surfside Espresso