Gorgonzola & affogatos are always a good choice
This local business is in the perfect spot for congregating with friends on the Sunshine Coast. Surrounded by pristine views and flourishing greenery, The Terrace of Maleny has a mouth-watering lunch and dinner menu incorporating fresh local seafood, beef, lamb and poultry. They boast some of the most magnificent desserts and after dinner delights too! If you’re dining with a friend or a significant other an obvious choice is their tasting platter for two which includes chicken spring rolls, eye fillet steak in sweet tofu pockets, an array of marinated olives, sun-dried vegetables, goats cheese and grilled haloumi. Accompany this tasty local cheese with a long black that is the perfect low calorie caffeine hit. This combination is a flavour explosion, so indulge with your friends today.
Where: Corner of Landsborough-Maleny and Mountain View roads, Maleny, QLD, 4552
This restaurant puts tradition on a pedestal with strong family inroads and authentic recipes incorporated on their menu that have been passed down from generation to generation. They strive to utilise the best quality Italian imports to produce delicious cuisine. Their Italian specialities won’t be found in any other restaurants in town with authentic dishes like homemade duck cannelloni and their melt-in-your-mouth coniglio. If you’re looking for a fantastic way to kick off your lunchtime in a group or with your lover, order the antipasto misto which is a combination of Italian cold meats, grilled vegetables and – the star of the platter – the tasty and very creamy selection of cheeses to put on your ciabatta bread and sprinkle with olives. This little slice of Italy on the Sunshine Coast gets how important a good cup of coffee is as an after dinner option or as a lunchtime saviour. So order a flat white or latte that will taste fresh out of Italy. If you’re feeling a little playful maybe indulge with an after lunch glass of their South Australian Port.
Where: 1st floor Beachfront Towers, Aerodrome road, Alexandra Headland, QLD, 4572
This restaurant offers a great balance between casual and fine dining, with a strong Italian flair. They offer an A la carte dining option as well as an intricate high-end degustation menu. Their flavour combinations and the quality of the ingredients incorporated on the menu keep customers yearning for more. Their wine list is extensive with all the citrus and dry favourites to be enjoyed by the glass or bottle if you’re wanting to sit back and relax. They have won awards for their diligence in providing high quality cuisine to customers on a daily basis and they even can play host to your upcoming birthday or engagement party. They offer a daily cheese board which has a selection of the finest local cheeses rotated by the chef. This cheesy devil marries perfectly with a short black or skinny cappuccino. On the degustation menu the Gioro D’Italia is complete with a gorgonzola, quince paste and black pepper warm blini. Some of the best cheese you’ll taste in this town.
Where: 14-16 Duporth Avenue, Maroochydore, QLD, 4558
What is your cheese of choice and favourite coffee to enjoy on the Sunshine Coast?