A foodie’s guide to Noosa

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Grilled ribeye beef steak with red wine, herbs and spices. Top view

From fine dining to laid-back eateries, Noosa brings a variety of dining styles taking you all the way through, from day to night. The foodie scene doesn’t fall short of incredible with so many difference cuisines to indulge in.


Start your morning off at one of the many cafes opened from the break of dawn.

Pick up a baguette, in true French style at Noosa Hot Bread Shop with coffee brewing and the bakery full of delicious pastries. Visit Cafe Le Monde to experience one of the longest standing cafes in Noosa and try one of the many delicious breakfast options.

Bistro C is a popular haunt for locals, with its beachfront location bringing real insight to Noosa lifestyle. On a Sunday morning stop by Miss Moneypenny’s which hosts its Bottomless Brunch. Or for local, fresh produce visit the Eumundi Markets on every Wednesday and Saturday weekly, or the Noosa Farmers Markets on a Sunday.


Choose your dining style when it comes to lunch, with luxe options overlooking the water or something more casual in town.

Starting with Sails, this restaurant is the perfect location for a long lunch and ocean views; and its menu is packed with local produce. For river views, Thomas Corner Eatery is an excellent option open for both breakfast and lunch, and the menu seasonally serves up local produce.

For a change of culture, Wasabi showcases views of the Noosa River, bringing Japanese cuisine influenced by local produce. To pick up a quick and easy lunch, Betty’s Burgers & Concrete Co brings a selection of delicious burgers and milkshakes to satiate your appetite; open until late each night too. Or add Noosa Deli in the mix to pick up some antipasto and make a delicious lunch at home.


As night falls and restaurant lights start to twinkle, choose from a variety of cuisines and dining experiences.

Starting with a Japenese dining experience, Geisha Japanese Restaurant brings on photogenic, colourful and delicious fare. For modern Australia cuisine, Season Restaurant is open from day to night and serves up locally caught fish, with views across Main Beach.

Noosa Boathouse is set on the waterfront of Noosa River and houses three levels of dining; with local produce at the forefront, and a fantastic Australian wine list to accompany.

Miss Moneypenny’s is a local favourite with a Mediterranean-meets-Australian menu and a cocktail list worth ticking off to keep the night alive. While on Hastings Street, Locale offers Italian dining made up of local produce and handmade pasta, with a selection of wines to explore.

After dark drinks

Stop by at sunset or after dark to experience Noosa’s incredible choice of bars.

From the restaurants as mentioned above, Miss Moneypenny’s, Locale and Noosa Boathouse are all great for a late-night tipple.

The Village Bicycle is a relaxed drinking spot with chilled out music; and as the night goes on, enjoy the pub grub if the drinks are catching up on you. Paradise Arcade brings on a Mexican feel and is a great place to send the day off with a margarita in hand. Or for a more speciality experience, try Whisky Boy’s sophisticated vibe to work through the variety of whisky on offer.