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AU$5 - AU$20
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Cafe, Australian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 February 2024

This is without doubt one of the best cafes in the area. My absolute favourite. It has a wonderful vibe, cozy, casual, warm, friendly and welcoming. Even for the fury guest! Great music on weekends, enjoyed with a glass of wine and always terrific food.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 25 January 2024 via mobile

It was busy, I get it, but the service at the counter was really woeful. The lady taking my order sounded, acted and looked like she’d rather be elsewhere. I ordered an acai bowl only to be told quite nastily that ‘ you can’t have...that, the blender isn’t working’. The small eggs and bacon for $18.90 was soooo small. Like cmon guys! The iced latte came out in a hot glass, so was lukewarm. Had to ask for water after we checked inside to see if it was self serve. I have to mention the very nice gentlemen who seated us but VERY BELOW AVERAGE.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 3 December 2023

Great lunch, we had the slider platter was very good, really good wine and excellent service. Great view too.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 8 November 2023

What a wonderful place, I could not commend them enough for the lovely service and great food. Not to mention amazing coffee. Thank you so very much

Date of visit: October 2023
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Peter Ryan, General Manager at The Caf Coolum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2023

Thank you so much for your amazing review! We can't wait to see you again! :)

Reviewed 16 July 2023 via mobile

Best Breakfast in a long time, everything perfect thank you. I had the Salmon stack, partner had the Hangover bun. Service outstanding

Date of visit: July 2023
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Peter Ryan, General Manager at The Caf Coolum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2023

Thanks so much Lincoln!

Reviewed 15 June 2023 via mobile

Absolutely brilliant breakfast. Definitely have the Hangover Brioche. Love the fact you have the option or a smaller sized meal. The staff were absolutely fabulous. Highly recommend

Date of visit: June 2023
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Peter Ryan, General Manager at The Caf Coolum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2023

The Hangover Brioche is a crowd favourite for sure!! Thanks heaps Elaine :)

Reviewed 12 May 2023

We did a search for best bacon and eggs in the Coolum area and The Caf came up. It did not disappoint!! It was a wonderful breakfast with speedy service. Thanks so much for an enjoyable experience.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 10 May 2023

What a great little spot. First visit was solo, then back with family. Great food and wine, staff team are amazing, very friendly and attentive. I went back this morning for coffee, the guy remembered me from 4 weeks ago! My new favorite place. Great...live music too.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Peter Ryan, General Manager at The Caf Coolum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2023

Sorry for such a late response but thanks so much Steve!! :)

Reviewed 31 March 2023

Great relaxed atmosphere and service, very professional but also relaxed. The Manager was friendly and happy to talk with me for while.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 17 December 2022

Located at the front of a small arcade with outdoor undercover seating. Interesting menu with some gluten free options. Great meals and coffee. Quick service. Reasonable prices. We enjoyed our lunch sitting outside.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 21 August 2022 via mobile

Fabulous friendly, very quick service. Meals were excellent and the coffee great. We went back 5 times in as many days with group size from 2 to 12. One of the nicest cafes I’ve visited.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 11 August 2022 via mobile

New owners have taken over 2 weeks ago. The quality of food has markedly deteriorated. Cold toasted sandwiches as an example. Coffee is just plain poor. Not hot, different taste compared to previous owners. When questioned the staff were adamant the coffee was the same....Incorrect. If this extremely popular cafe doesn’t lift its standard locals will be leaving in droves.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 8 August 2022

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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THE CAF COOLUM, Coolum Beach - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Menu & Prices - Tripadvisor

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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