As satisfying as stuffing your face with hot cross buns and chocolate eggs can be, we know you’ll be eager to put your precious four days off to good use.
This Easter long weekend on the Sunshine Coast, we’re pointing you in the direction of some of our favourite cafes, restaurants and bars, where you can chow down on your favourite breakfasts, brunches, dinners and everything in between. Hop to it.
VanillaFood | Noosa & Belmondos
Balance out all that chocolate you’ll be scoffing with some healthy eats from VanillaFood's Noosa Juction and Belmondos locations this Easter long weekend. The OG Noosa location will be closed on Good Friday and open Easter Saturday through to Easter Monday from 7am until 2:30pm, while the Belmondos location will be open on Easter Saturday from 7am until 2pm.
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 laidback eats which will have you coming back again...and again. If you haven't already paid them a visit, you can pop in all Easter long weekend from 5:30am to 3pm, and on Friday and Saturday night they are showcasing a very special tapas and cocktail evening from 4pm until late.
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 all Easter long weekend, so you've got no excuses.
Lil Canteen | Buddina
Hands down one of the best heathy brunch spots on the Sunshine Coast, Lil Canteen will be keeping their doors open this Easter long weekend so you can balance out all that chocolate. Chow down on their famous nourish bowls and bagel boys any day over the long weekend, from 6am until 12pm.
White Picket Fence | Caloundra
Open every day from 7am to 12pm over the Easter long weekend, 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
You might not be able to get your epic loaded shake fix on Good Friday, but don’t despair—The Nines kitchen is open Easter Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 8am to 2pm. Our stomachs are ready.
Moonstruck | Noosa
Besides amazing boutique roasted coffee and an 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 Good Friday from 6:30am to 12pm, Easter Saturday and Sunday from 6:30am until late and on Easter Monday from 6:30am until 12pm.
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 all Easter long weekend.
Restaurants & Bars
ALBA | Noosa
ALBA by Kuruvita is a dreamy space which boasts a cafe, providore, pizzeria and a laid cocktail back bar which transforms into a stylish restaurant as the sun sets. Yes, it's as pretty as it sounds. You can pay a visit and feast on local produce on Good Friday and Easter Saturday from 7:30am unti late.
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 Easter long weekend on Good Friday from 12pm until late, Easter Saturday and Sunday from 12pm until late and Easter Monday from 5pm until late.
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 Easter long weekend. They'll be open from 12pm until 10pm all weekend long.
Your Mates Brewhouse | Kawana
One of our favourite Sunshine Coast breweries, Your Mates, is staying open this Easter long weekend from 11am until 4:30pm on Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday, for all of the best brews and chews.
Image credit: Amy Higg for Urban List