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What’s Open On The Sunshine Coast This Easter Long Weekend

By Sophie Wright - 13 Apr 2017

Easter is a time for eating, drinking, and all ‘round good times.

And much as your Auntie June might make the best roast chicken this side of the border, if a beachside brunch or a Sunday sesh with your mates happens to be thrown your way, who are you to say no?

Conveniently, a heap of our favourite cafes, bars, and restaurants are staying open over Easter to make your life that much better.

Here’s what’s open on the Sunshine Coast this Easter long weekend.

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One Block Back
Backin’ it up over the Easter weekend, cruise in to this cute Moffat Beach café between 7am and 1pm, Friday through to Monday.

Monica’s Café and Dining
Keen to head for the hills this Easter? Make like Friends and stop in at Monica’s in Maleny—they’re open every day from 7am to 3pm.

Hamptons Espresso
Open every day these school holidays, get your coffee and brownie fix at Hamptons from 6am to 5pm on Good Friday and Easter Monday, and from 6am to 2pm on Easter Saturday and Sunday.

Decisions Superfood Superjunk
Throwing their doors wide open, Birtinya stalwart Decisions are dishing out deliciousness from 5.30am to 3pm every day over this long weekend.

The Nines
You might not be able to get your loaded shake fix on Good Friday, but don’t despair; The Nines are open Easter Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 8am to 4pm. Our stomachs are ready.

Urban Garden
Coffee coffee coffee before we… eat lots of choccie! Start your public holidays off as perky as Mr G with a cup of joe from Urban Garden. Both their Nambour and Maroochydore stores are opening on Good Friday and Easter Monday from 7am to 10am.

The Shak Organic Café and Wine Bar
The friendly folk at The Shak would love to share in your Easter celebrations, so why not pop in and say G’day on Good Friday or Easter Saturday between 7am and 2pm? They’ll be closed on Easter Sunday and Monday, enjoying the goodies the Easter Bunny brought them.

Café Le Monde
These guys work so hard, we’re pretty sure they never close! Café Le Monde are doing their usual thang, open every day across the long weekend, with live music on Sunday and $10 bar snacks from 4pm to 6pm. Get amongst it!

RESTAURANTS

Pitchfork
As the Peregian food scene continues to surprise and delight, Pitchfork is still always on our minds. Open as usual from Friday through to Sunday, we heard on the grapevine that tables are filling up fast. You know what to do.

Gainsbourg
The friendly folk at Gainsbourg ain’t changing a thang! Secure some of the best seats in Mooloolaba for lunching and people-watching during the hours of 6am ‘til late on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and until 5pm on Monday.

Bistro C
Hastings Street front runner Bistro C is doing everyone a favour and staying open four outta four days this long weekend, from 7.30am until late. Calamari and cocktails overlooking the ocean? Pretty sure life doesn’t get much better!

Corbins
The lovely team from Corbins want to spoil you this long weekend! Opening 8am until 11.30am on Good Friday (prime brunch time, amirite?), things at Corbins will be in full swing from 8am ‘til late on Saturday, and 6.30am ‘til late on Sunday.

Embassy XO
If you’re a Noosa local, no doubt you’ll want to escape the Hastings Street crowds. The solution? Head down the road to Sunshine Beach and pull up at Embassy XO. Stuff yourself silly with their Yum Cha lunch from 12pm-2pm, or order a la carte from 6pm. Can’t pick between lunch and dinner? The wine bar is open smack-bang in the middle, from 3pm! This is happening all across the weekend BTW, except Monday.

Junk
Junk are taking one for the team this Easter, serving up some of the best Asian street eats around, all weekend long. Order their pork bao and tell ‘em we sent ya!

Season
Ahh, Season, how we love thee. Open from 7.30am every day over the long weekend for your brunchin’, lunchin’, winin’ and dinin’ needs. Noosa locals will be incredibly well fed this Easter!

Locale
Escape the crazy relos and head to the lush rainforest oasis that is Locale, open from Friday to Monday from noon. It’s always a good time at this Noosa restaurant, but scoot in from 2pm-5pm on Easter Sunday for special deals on their pizzas and Aperol Spritz.

BARS

Post Office Bar
If the term “long weekend” doesn’t scream “day drinking” to you, there’s a possibility you’re doing it wrong. Allow the Post Office Bar to change your mind. Perch yourself in their beer garden any time from 11.30am onwards on Easter Saturday and Sunday, and you’re guaranteed a good time.

Taps
Don’t miss your chance to make history this Easter! Opening every day except Good Friday, Taps are launching Stalwart Brewing Company’s very first beer, “The Sacred Chief”, on Sunday from 2pm! Arrive early enough and you might even get to try it for free.

Village Bicycle
These guys are taking a well-deserved break while they can, but will be partying into the night like the Easter Bunny himself on Saturday, open from 4pm ‘til late.

Dirty Moes
Pop down to Mooloolaba this weekend and you’ll discover Moe isn’t that dirty. In fact, he’s quite sweet, and he does a mean beef brisket. Dirty Moes will welcome you with open arms from 12.30pm ‘til late on Saturday and Sunday, and 5.30pm ‘til late on Monday.

Peak Wine Bar
Peak is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, taking the day off on Monday. Wine not head in for a couple of glasses of vino to welcome in the long weekend? Go on, you deserve it!

Bordertown Cocktails and Cantina
It’s business as usual for Bordertown in Noosaville, open every day this long weekend! Whether you’re craving a quick snack, need some treats to bulk up the picnic spread, or are keen to settle in for a long, boozy lunch or dinner, these guys have got you covered.

Black Bunny Kitchen
Only shutting up shop on Good Friday, Black Bunny Kitchen will open Easter Saturday and Sunday as norm for your beer sippin’ pleasure.

Solbar
Taking a rest on Good Friday, Solbar have an absolute rager of a party planned this Easter! Celebrating their sixth birthday, they’ve got 12 of the hottest live music acts lined up, starting from 12.30pm on Saturday.

26 Degrees
Cocktails by the pool? Yep, that’ll do! Aside from Good Friday, 26 Degrees in Rumba Beach Resort are open every day as usual (that’s 11.30am ‘til 7pm, FYI), so you can squeeze every last drop out of the long weekend!

Got your wining and dining hit list sorted and now you’re looking for things to do? Check out our list of what’s happening on the Sunshine Coast this Easter long weekend. 

Image Credits: Amy Higg for Metropolist

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