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The Caf Coolum

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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Pacific on Coolum U 15 21 Birtwill St, Coolum Beach, Queensland 4573, Australia
+61 7 5446 3564
06:30 - 04:00
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 04:00
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Sydney, Australia
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102 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Dropped in on our last day driving out of Coolum on a Monday and this place was humming with a whole bunch locals mid morning. Despite the busyness staff were efficient, fast and gave us the best coffee we had had in a long time. I am bit precious about have my coffee extra hot and it lasted all the... More 

Thank lind1tob
Coolum Beach, Australia
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I haven't been back to the Caf for a while now with disappointment still looming so gave it another go. I wished I'd stayed away as it was no better than before. The lack of interest in the cooking made the food tasteless. The coffee was better.

1 Thank Jon L
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Despite the cafe not having my first choice from the menu for lunch (must've been a popular one), it didn't really matter. All the food options were fabulous. Coffee was great, and the smoothies were really healthy and delicious. Highly recommend this place if you're in Coolum.

Thank small_greenfield
Brisbane, Australia
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46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Well priced cakes and coffee. Good selection of snacks in the cabinet. Nice atmosphere in the afternoon when the sun disappears behind the building. Staff responded well to requests. Good coffee blend and excellent carrot cake. Would go back again.

Thank Adam W
Queensland, Australia
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173 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Highly recommended coffee shop in Coolum. Cafe is off main road. Good honest food. Friendly wait staff, merlo coffee served here as well. Good atmosphere for a small place. I had an acai bowl and flat white. Good way to start the day..worth a visit. Good job to the barista- very busy !!

Thank Barramax
Perth, Australia
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221 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Delicious little find! We enjoyed a casual lunch here and loved the laid back vibe with nice decor (and plenty of space for pram/highchairs!) I thought it was a nice touch having colouring pencils for little people to play with - I love family friendly places so big plus here! My husband had the lamb wrap and I enjoyed the... More 

Thank lifelovetravelfood
Bowral, New South Wales, Australia
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Arrived at coolum early morning on my next leg of my short holiday and was craving coffee and food. Found this little gem of a cafe, sat and perused the menu. Ordered fresh juice, coffee and some breakfast. Service was fast, in order of how it should come out and the breakfast of mushrooms on rye toast with goats cheese... More 

Thank GrantBradman
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Looked up best places for breakkie in Coolum & this doesn't disappoint! It took longer to order than it did to get our coffee, juices & breakfast - which was all fantastic, full of flavour and cooked well! Finally somewhere that takes pride in the simple things - yum!!

Thank Lisa M
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Our son lives in Coolum and this is his local coffee shop. Service great and very busy. Used by locals regularly. Had breakfast once or twice. Lovely hot coffee.

Thank Terry B
DiandSimon, Owner at The Caf Coolum, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review The Caf Terry B. So glad that you enjoy what we have to offer! More 

Belo Horizonte, Brazil
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Good menu, the benne eggs were done properly. The best yogurt I've had in a while! Fair price for what you eat!!!

Thank carlosv494
DiandSimon, Owner at The Caf Coolum, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review The Caf, Carlos. So glad that you enjoyed what we have to offer :) More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$15
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:30 - 04:00
06:30 - 04:00
06:30 - 04:00
06:30 - 04:00
06:30 - 04:00
06:30 - 04:00
06:30 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pacific on Coolum U 15 21 Birtwill St, Coolum Beach, Queensland 4573, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Sunshine Coast  >  Coolum Beach
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5446 3564

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?