Food & Drink

What’s Open This ANZAC Day Public Holiday On The Sunshine Coast

By Isabel Croker – who loves morning run clubs as equally as she loves negronis and tiny snack plates

So you’ve been up before the sun, paid tribute to those who’ve fought and continue to serve for the country, and now you’re craving a top-notch cup of coffee.

But no ordinary coffee is going to brush away the cobwebs that come with a 4.30am wakeup call, neither is a mediocre breakfast, so we’ve rounded up the best caffeine-pushing, food-loving cafes that are open this ANZAC Day 2022 on the Sunshine Coast. 

Editor's Note: Some venues are still awaiting confirmation of 2023 dates, but were open on these dates in 2022. Please check back closer to ANZAC Day.


Grounded at Woombye | Woombye

Grounded At Woombye is a little wonderland tucked away in the tiny suburb of Woombye. If you haven't been there yet, you've probably committed a crime against the coffee gods and they have just opened up a second location in Mooloolaba, which is a testament to their incredible skills. This place hums with the best vibes and loveliest people, and it doesn’t hurt their coffee and brunch is next-level. They will be open from 5am on ANZAC Day.

Rick's Artisan Pies & Sourdough | Noosaville

Open from 5.30am on ANZAC Day, Rick's Artisan Pies & Sourdough is an institution of a bakery serving up coffee and all our favourites, like gourmet pies or specially baked sourdough. They are also baking up some perfectly crunch/chewy ANZAC cookies this year, which are going for just $7.95 per delicious bag.

VanillaFood | Noosa

Balance out all that chocolate you’ve been eating with some healthy eats from VanillaFood's Noosa Juction and Belmondos locations this ANZAC Day public holiday, which will be open from 7am. 

Yo-Chi | Noosa

Cult-favourite frozen yoghurt joint, Yo-Chi will be dishing up our favourite fro-yo from 11am to 9pm on the ANZAC Day public holiday/

Outer Square | Peregian Village

One of our favourite newcomers to the Sunshine Coast, Outer Square has taken the Sunny Coast by storm with their refined yet laid back eats which will have you coming back again...and again. If you haven't already paid them a visit, you can pop in this ANZAC Day from 5:30am until 3pm.

The Milk Bar Coffee Co. | Maroochydore

One of our favourite little Maroochydore cafes is making the early wake on ANZAC Day that much easier, by slinging up their incredible coffee and their infamous sweet-as-can-be cookies from 7am until 12pm.

Lamkin Lane | Caloundra

Pumping out what’s been rated as some of the best coffee on the Sunshine Coast, if you’ve never dropped by this cute-as-a-button spot, make it your next detour on the way to the beach. Lamkin Lane will be open from 7am until 1pm on ANZAC Day, so you've got no excuses.

Lil Canteen | Buddina

Hands down one of the best healthy brunch spots on the Sunshine Coast, Lil Canteen will be keeping their doors open this ANZAC Day so you can chow down on their famous nourish bowls and bagel boys from 6am until 12pm.

Frankie's | Woombye

Frankie's in Woombye knows that you don’t want to be waiting until 7am for your first hit of caffeine. So, for ANZAC Day, these guys will start serving coffee from 4am. What absolute legends.

White Picket Fence | Caloundra

Open from 7am to 12pm on the ANZAC Day public holiday, you can count on White Picket Fence to have your brunching needs covered, with their delicious new autumn menu pulling out all the stops this Easter.

The Nines | Maroochydore

Get your epic loaded shake fix from The Nines this ANZAC Day public holiday from 8am to 2pm. Our stomachs are so ready.

Moonstruck | Noosa

Besides amazing boutique roasted coffee and a unique range of gin (yes gin and coffee together in the one spot), Moonstruck’s menu will not let you down when it comes to food. The talented team will be serving up all the good things on the ANZAC Day public holiday from 6:30am until 1:30pm.

The Toast Office | Mooloolaba

One of the most popular newbies on the Sunshine Coast, The Toast Office is the Sunshine Coast's first gourmet toastery and we're here for it.  This gourmet toastery takeaway joint is bringing a bite of the burgeoning toasted sandwich scene to Mooloolaba Beach, slinging up cheesy gourmet toasties paired with artisan roasted coffee from Criminal Coffee Company. Get your mouth around one of their cheese-filled toasties from 7:30am to 1:30pm on the ANZAC Day public holiday

Restaurants & Bars

Your Mates Brewhouse | Kawana

One of our favourite Sunshine Coast breweries, Your Mates, will be open this ANZAC Day from 11am for an special ANZAC Day event. All money raised from their ANZAC Day event will go directly towards Young Veterans, an inspiring community hub that has been set up to support members of the Defence Force.

Miss Moneypenny's | Noosa 

Serving up a diverse range of international standard cocktails and Mediterranean and Middle Eastern inspired dining, this place has the best of both worlds, a great location and even better food and drinks. You can pay Miss Moneypenny's a visit this ANZAC Day public holiday from 5pm until late and thank us later.

Light Years Asian Diner | Noosa

Light Years is like the cool older sister we all wish we were. She's refined, she's bright and loads of fun. Dive into Light Years' famous bao buns paired with tantalisting cocktails this ANZAC Day public holiday from 12pm until 10pm.

Image Credit: VanillaFood

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