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We thought this a sensible local cafe with sensible counter and menu food and excellent coffee. Nice outside area was a bit of a sun trap. Efficient staff.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 16 April 2022

Right from the friendly phone call to reserve our table, through to the efficient delivery of our very tasty breakfast, we cannot find fault, especially as it was a very busy Easter Saturday. We highly recommend Caf.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 26 February 2022 via mobile

A busy little local cafe with excellent coffee and a diverse menu. The pea and feta fritters had lots of great flavours. The staff were friendly and service was quick, especially considering they were very busy. Would absolutely recommend.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 18 February 2022 via mobile

My partner and I visited the Caf today for the third time this week. The food, coffee, service and whole experience has been consistently amazing every time, even during the busy weekend breakfast rush. The staff are kind and knowledgable on the menu, not hesitating...to help accommodate my food allergies and suggest dishes that fit my diet. The menu selection is great - we both ate different dishes each visit and enjoyed them all so much we couldn’t pick a favourite. We can’t wait to be back again, and will recommend this place to anyone passing through the Sunshine Coast.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 16 February 2022 via mobile

Busy. Owner kept piling people in..poor staff. Obviously stressed. As a result poor service, food mix up all over the shop. Overheard owner say people shouldn't expect a 100% when they are busy. Food prices still 100% though. Super unfriendly owner. we finally got food,...soo disappointed...overpriced for what we got. Was there a year ago, food was lovely then. Maybe owner, a bit greedy? Will say, nice ambience. .although even that spoilt due to way to many bodies in this restaurant...message to owner . Lighten up and treat patrons with respect.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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DiandSimon, Owner at The Caf Coolum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2022

Hello Sharon, I am sorry you had such a disappointing experience at The Caf. We highly value our customers, especially in these tricky times, and work hard to deliver the best food and service possible. Our team do work under pressure at times of high...More

Reviewed 31 December 2021 via mobile

The coffee and food was out in 5 minutes and was super fresh, delicious and looked amazing. Waffles and mini egg bene with veg. We’re locals and everyone loves The Caf for good reason! Staff are also friendly and super efficient. Thanks guys!

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 19 September 2021

Super busy but still friendly & efficient service. Coffees were quick to come out & made well- food not long after with gorgeous presentation.. Shared an Avo crush & a small bacon & egg. Everything was cooked well, excellent quality produce & the flavour combinations...were absolutely delicious. We are staying in Noosa & this was by far the best breakfast of this years holiday..More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 18 September 2021

Great Coffee, tea, good selections of alcoholic beverages too. Food is excellent ... and the staff - very friendly and helpful !!!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 6 September 2021 via mobile

We enjoyed coming to The Caf most days whilst on holidays. They do a good coffee and chai latte also lots of gf treats and we also enjoyed lunch here. The slow cooked chicken hot pot was yum and as was the croissant. Open air...seating with roof cover. Water available for the table. Staff friendly. Great wifi.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 20 August 2021

We went here for Breakfast and while it was busy, we were not kept waiting. The waitress was fantastic, friendly and helpful. The coffee was great and was bought out quickly. The food wasn't far behind and it was very satisfying. Nothing was greasy, just...good food well cookedMore

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 11 May 2021

I was recently part of a family breakfast at the Caf. The rest of my family enjoyed their breakfast even though they were a little pricey. I ordered the omelette with mushrooms. The dish arrived covered in greenery. It was mostly rocket which I really...don't like. Underneath was red onion and a small amount of bacon and minimal mushrooms on an extremely thin pancake like small omelette. I guess that's what it supposed to be. Very disappointing meal that left me still hungry. It was not what I was expecting and not an omelette in my opinion. I was expecting a nice thick omelette full of the mushrooms and bacon. I didn't appreciate the red onion and pile of greenery that I couldn't eat. $18.50 for this was over the top. If you advertise an omelette serve an omelette not a thin pancake with minimal ingredients on top under a bunch if green leaves. Very poor.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 7 February 2021 via mobile

Very popular coffee shop so I suggest you book a table. Coffee and service very good. We didn’t eat here but the food looked so good.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 5 February 2021

This has got to be one of the best Cafe's around. Great food, cakes and coffee with consistent excellent service from owners / staff who care and know what it takes to make customers come back time after time.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 22 January 2021 via mobile

On a day trip to Coolum we wanted to visit The Caf to see if its good reviews were justified. They are - and more! The Caf had a lovely, vibrant atmosphere with a mixture of young and mature patrons. We got there around 1.30pm...and were lucky to find a table. I had eggs Benedict with a big chunk of beautiful salmon. Mum had an amazing omelet with voodoo smoky bacon. Just delicious! Then we had cakes and coffee including an affogato. Their coffee is worth all the praise other reviewers have given it. Excellent friendly service and good COVID-safe practices. Find The Caf and enjoy!More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 3 December 2020

Rosti with eggs and bacon was AMAZING- pickled fennel & broadbean hummus accompaniments made it.. Bacon & eggs well done. Great service- young woman running front service & tables was really good at her job. Fabulous coffee ( friend is dairy free & was super...impressed with coconut milk coffee too). Will definitely return.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Hi Kelly, so sorry for slow reply! Yes we do welcome dogs in certain areas outside. We just ask that walkways are kept clear and a leash is used.
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Yes, The Caf Coolum offers takeaway services.

The Caf Coolum is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4