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

By Sophie Wright - 26 Mar 2018

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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CAFES

One Block Back
Backin’ it up over the Easter weekend, cruise in to this cute Moffat Beach café between 7am and 1pm, Saturday and 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 7am to 11am, Friday through Monday. 

Decisions Superfood Superjunk
Throwing their doors wide open, Birtinya stalwart Decisions are dishing out deliciousness from 6am to 4pm Saturday, Sunday and Monday and on Good Friday, they'll be there 6am-3pm. 

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 2pm. 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 open on Saturday and the Maroochydore store will be open Monday from 7-12.

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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 DJ Tim Fuchs and Nato on Saturday night from 8pm and $10 bar snacks from 4pm to 5pm. Get amongst it! 

Waterpistols Surfboards and Laguna Bowls 
Regular trading as per usual for this cafe come surfboard concept store. It's a must visit in between those Easter fesitivities, sit back and relax at Waterpistols in gorgeous Noosa and sip on some hot choccy. We couldn't do a what's open on the Sunshine Coast over Easter long weekend guide and not include these fabu new guys. 

Larder & Baked 
Open Good Friday and Saturday the gems at Larder & Baked have got your inevitable healthy food cravings covered. In between all that sugar and those hot cross buns, a delicious smoothie or poke bowl will go down a treat. 

Kenilworth Bakery
It's the perfect Easter weekend activity, going for a scenic drive out to the stunning Kenilworth and stopping at one of our fave bakeries of course! Open every day this Easter long weekend, Kenilworth Bakery is the perfect place to sink your teeth into a mouthwatering hot cross bun or, maybe a caramello Easter Egg filled donut will satisfy that sweet tooth of yours? 

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RESTAURANTS

Pitchfork
As the Peregian food scene continues to surprise and delight, Pitchfork is still always on our minds. Open from Friday (lunch and dinner only) and Satuday and Sunday open as normal, (closed on Monday), 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 from Friday till 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!

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.

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. These guys are one of our picks for our what's open on the Sunshine Coast over the Easter long weekend. 

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.

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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. With live music from 6pm-10pm and a DJ from 9:30pm-3am on Saturday and open from 10am-3am with a DJ from 9pm-3am on Sunday, it's party time! 

Taps
Opening every day except Good Friday, Taps will be closing up at 12 on Thursday and will be back in action on Saturday. Let the good times roll! 

Village Bicycle
These guys are taking a well-deserved break while they can on Friday, BUT will be partying into the night like the Easter Bunny himself on Saturday, Sunday and Monday 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 all Easter long week, yeah baby! 

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 and Monday, Solbar have an absolute rager of a party planned this Easter! Open Saturday And Sunday, don't miss out on a fab time! 

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.

The Basement
Sad news friends, The Basement is about to close its doors! But don’t fret, our mates at Your Mates aren’t going anywhere, and they certainly aren’t about to close The Basement without giving it a proper send-off. Featuring live music from The Unknowns and Suga Owens, the last hurrah starts at 6:30pm on Sunday, so you can head there right after you’ve polished off all your Easter choccie and family lunch has wrapped up. Our tip: have a cheeky afternoon nap prior to going – ‘cause what’s a long weekend without at least one little arvo kip?

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Land & Sea 
Open all Easter long weekend except Good Friday, Land & Sea Brewery is going to be your bestie this long and relaxing weekend. Bring the fam or your mates, sip on some cold brews and chill out baby.

Eddie Cheeba's 
Eddie Cheeba's is a sexy little bar hidden inside Noosa Junction. Their amazing wine selection, epic cocktail creations and good for the soul vibes are out of this world. Open everyday except Good Friday, bring the gals, or your S/O and enjoy the amaze street food which is inspired from all over the world AND enjoy the amazing tunes for a great time. If you're looking for an uber-chill vibe this Easter, Eddie Cheeba's is where it's at! 

So now you know what's open on the Sunshine Coast this Easter long weekend, you should check out the 5 EPIC Easter treats that are a must try, before they disappear of course. Or maybe you're wondering what's on this Easter, you better check out things to do this Easter long weekend on the Sunshine Coast. 

Image Credits: Daniel Hine, Amy Higg and Ariana Gillrie for The Urban List 

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