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Top 5 Restaurants in Coolum and Surrounding Sunshine Coast

We want your Coolum beach holiday to be relaxing, rejuvenating and stress free. So to make your life a little easier, we have found the top five restaurants in and around Coolum. Make sure you check out these fabulous restaurants on your Coolum holiday.

Spirit House: This award winning restaurant, located at Yandina, serves contemporary Thai Cuisine. Set in lush tropical gardens around a soothing and tranquil pond, the Spirit House menu is designed around the Asian concept of sharing – where food is shared amongst diners at a table, whether a couple, a family or a larger grouping.

Due to their popularity, bookings are essential. And don’t forget to check out their cooking classes, which held daily, quickly fill up. Learn how to cook seafood – Phuket style or the essentials of Asian BBQ cooking and so much more.

Pitchfork: Situated just a short distance from Coolum is Pitchfork, an elegant restaurant serving Australian cuisine and bistro food. Situated close to the beach, the outdoor dining is both relaxing and comfortable.

Try their whitebait fritters or spiced BBQ lamb back strap, their onion rings and aioli are delicious and their chocolate veloute and Florentine ice cream is a dream. Pitchfork also has a full vegetarian and a gluten free menu.

The Caf Coolum: Currently occupying number 1 spot on Tripadvisor, The Caf Coolum serves up a relaxed ambience and a great cafe menu. Kick back and catch up with friends and family over a glass of wine or freshly roasted coffee at this popular spot.

My Place Restaurant Coolum: Just opposite the main beach at Coolum with stunning views of the ocean, My Place is a fine dining bistro with a mix of Italian and Mediterranean foods. Great for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner.

You can order any of their meals or coffees as take outs, which is great if you want to go back to your Coolum resort and dine. Or spend an evening at their bar and taste some of Coolum’s best cocktails.

Castro’s Bar & Restaurant: Just a street or two away from the beach at Coolum is this lovely Italian restaurant serving the best seafood, pasta and pizzas you have ever tasted. Their pork belly is to die for and their lemon margaritas are sensational. A very popular restaurant with both locals and tourists.

Here are just a few other eateries to try while you are in Coolum:

  • The Surf Club
  • Ma Boulange Cafe Patisserie
  • Pinto House
  • Curly’s on the Boardwalk
  • Hot Chilli Bean Thai Cafe
  • Coolum Thai Spice
  • Bombay Bliss
  • Coolum Beach Bowls Club
  • Canteen Kitchen + Bar