We should really name this article the Café Guide For Coffee Snobs because at Drifters we are self-declared wannabe coffee aficionados. After living in Melbourne for two years, it starts to rub off on you!

Anyway, we’re blessed to have some great cafes and local coffee roasters on the Sunshine Coast so the perfect medium, extra hot, extra strong, skinny cappuccino with a dash of chocolate and no sugar is never too far away (we’re kidding…mostly). And, if you wake up next to the beach and need your caffeine fix, the Hendrix van is equipped with fresh Padre coffee and an Aeropress coffee machine for smooth brews on the go.

Here’s our picks:

 

LITTLE BOAT, MARCOOLA
Our local hang, Little Boat has a quirky little interior and Smashed Avo to die for.
Coffee: Vintage Black
littleboatespresso.com.au

 

PADRE, NOOSA
The local roastery for Padre speciality coffee, with a sleek café adjoined. Drifters customers can enjoy two free coffees here!
shop.padrecoffee.com.au

 

THE POCKET, MOFFAT BEACH
Grab a coffee and take a walk along Moffat Beach – match made in heaven.
Coffee: Guru Life
facebook.com/thepocketespressobar

 

COMPOUND SURF & ESPRESSO, COOLUM
Browse second-hand surf gear while you wait for your coffee and definitely try the banana bread.
Coffee: Slide
compoundsurfespresso.com

 

VELO PROJECT, MOOLOOLABA
A converted garage space on an unassuming residential street, there’s something to look at from every comfy seat.
Coffee: Kai
theveloproject.com.au

 

URBAN GARDEN, MAROOCHYDORE & NAMBOUR
Happy baristas and serious coffee, these guys never disappoint.
Coffee: Urban Garden
facebook.com/urbangardenespresso.sc

 

WINNIE, WOOMBYE
A cute little white building in Woombye, Winnie is home to great coffee and courtyard for sunny Sunday brunching.
Coffee: Vintage Black
facebook.com/winniewoombye

 

GURU LIFE, ROSEMOUNT
Awesome deck area and great food, plus you can wave at the ducks whilst sipping your latte.
Coffee: Guru Life
www.gurulife.net

 

HUMDRUM ESPRESSO, EUMUNDI
Love vintage clothes, delicious cake and great coffee? All found here.
Coffee: Clandestino Roasters
facebook.com/humdrumespresso

 

DECISIONS CAFÉ, BIRTYANA
After roasting their own coffee for a couple of years, you can’t go wrong with a caffeine hit from Decisions but the biggest question is, will you go superfood or superjunk?
Coffee: Superbean
decisionscafe.com.au

 

The above opinions are all our own and this article is in no way sponsored or endorsed by any venues mentioned. Happy sipping!