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Shae Killey3 years ago

Sunshine Coast cafes with a twist

Are you sick and tired of going to the same old boring cafe every morning? Mix it up and head to a cafe with something special about it. From tea rooms to vintage diner decor, get your friends together and start your day in a unique atmosphere at one of these three cafes. Not only are they home to one-of-a-kind surroundings, but they also know how to satisfy all your food cravings. Whether you prefer to indulge in a tea and cake combo or with a burger and a perfectly poured coffee, you can't look past these Sunshine Coast cafe experiences.

Retro diner cafe

Rick’s Garage Diner

Always vintage cars out the front, Rick's Garage Diner - Sunshine Coast
Vintage cars out the front, Rick’s Garage Diner – Sunshine Coast

If you’re a fan of 1950s traditional-style diners, then you’re sure to be a fan of Rick’s Garage Diner. From the second you step foot in this truly unique cafe, the range of 1950s memorabilia and decor will make you feel like you’re in a scene out of Happy Days. While they do serve up some delicious coffee and a variety of tasty breakfast selections, we suggest dining for lunch if you want to get the most out of your experience at Rick’s Garage. Order one of their famous burgers, enjoy some rockabilly tunes and wash it all down with a couple of boutique beers for an awesome afternoon. With a working onsite garage and art displays from talented local artists, you’ll be blown away by the attention to detail at Rick’s Garage Diner.
Where: 14-16 Margaret Street Palmwoods Sunshine Coast QLD

Lookout for the pig 

The Flaxton Barn

The famous pig, The Flaxton Barn - Sunshine Coast
The famous pig, The Flaxton Barn – Sunshine Coast

Known by Sunshine Coast locals as the place with the pig out the front, step inside The Flaxton Barn and browse through their extensive range of antiques, before sitting down for a quirky breakfast. With a range of innovative homewares, antique gifts and gourmet wines for sale, you’ll come for the great tasting breakfast and leave with a bag full of goodies. Are you strictly business when it comes to eating at a cafe? Head straight to the verandah and immerse yourself in the rural setting as you browse their versatile menu. If you’re into your home-baked treats, The Flaxton Barn is a must. Whether you prefer melt-in-your-mouth buttermilk scones or grandma’s famous homemade apple pie, be sure to complement it with a specialty coffee from this friendly cafe. Open 9am to 5pm every day, The Flaxton Barn is a Sunshine Coast icon and is a must for anyone passing through the Montville area.
Where: 445 Flaxton Dr Flaxton Sunshine Coast QLD

Prefer a vintage tea room setting?

Everything Tea Room

Charming setting, Everything Tea Room - Sunshine Coast
Charming setting, Everything Tea Room – Sunshine Coast

Are you a self-proclaimed tea connoisseur? Located in Montville, you’ll fall in love with the traditional Victorian-style surroundings at the Everything Tea Room. Selling an array of of vintage fine China, take a seat and you’ll be instantly charmed by the beautiful decor and great tasting dishes at this boutique cafe. Start your afternoon with a Devonshire tea, before indulging in something more wholesome. There’s a range of pizza selections available perfect for a lunchtime sitting. Think you might be interested in a high tea? Call the team at Everything tea room and enquire today. Open Wednesday to Sunday, Everything Tea Room literally has everything you’ll need for a beautiful cafe experience.
Where: Shop 4/5 Main St Montville Sunshine Coast QLD

If a great tasting coffee is your number one prerequisite, click here for the Sunshine Coast’s 6 best coffees.  

Have we missed your favourite unique Sunshine Coast cafe experience? Tell us which cafe you like to change things up with in the comments below!