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Hot Chilli Bean Thai Cafe

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Opposite Coolum Surf Club | David Low Way, Coolum Beach, Queensland 4573, Australia
+61 54463911
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice lunch food, a little slow at peak load

We arrived just before several other customers. While our starters arrived soon enough the mains were slow to appear as other orders were delivered first. This has to be expected on a shoulder season day at the lunch peak. All mains were very tasty - Pad Thai, Green Curry and Coconut Prawns.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
KenCoolum
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Coolum Beach, Australia
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Coolum Beach, Australia
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We arrived just before several other customers. While our starters arrived soon enough the mains were slow to appear as other orders were delivered first. This has to be expected on a shoulder season day at the lunch peak. All mains were very tasty - Pad Thai, Green Curry and Coconut Prawns.

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Thank KenCoolum
Melbourne, Australia
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26 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our large party have been eating at 'Chilli Bean' regularly for the last 10+ years. New owners came in late 2014. Fine when she took over but not now. We booked for a large table of 12 guests (4 days prior). When we arrived our table had been given away so they had to be asked to move (including taking... More 

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Thank Russ and Andrea S
Melbourne
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10 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Its a lunch special on purpose! You only get half the meal... So you could call it an appetizer!!!! Only a few small coconut prawns and some lettuce. Definitely NOT value for money here. Don't bother for lunch.

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Thank MelbAussieGirl
Noosa, Australia
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45 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to eat authentic Thai food, freshly prepared, beautifully spiced and provided at a very affordable price, with a lovely friendly service, this is your place. We had lunch at Hot Chilli Bean whilst in Coolum and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The portion sizes are also very generous. I highly recommend. They serve dinner too and I believe... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Waiting 40 minutes for a vegetarian stir fry! Staff didn't let me know it would be this long or keep checking up. Definitely wouldn't have bothered ordering here

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Dining on the esplanade opposite Coolum beach with a beautiful breeze blowing as you sip your glass of wine (byo or purchase there) whilst eating some of the tastiest Thai dishes I have consumed since being in Thailand last year . Price is great, service was great. We were served by a beaut new ( her first night) New Zealand... More 

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Thank Jayne G
Brisbane, Australia
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71 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Had dinner here with my partner: its very much in the beach theme; cafe style outdoors across the road from the beach. So t shirt and flip flops are the go... The food was delicious, staff were friendly and the place is licensed leaving not much else to wish for. Enjoyable dinner - will definitely visit again

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Thank NotQuiteAWinnebago
Queensland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

Called in here by chance for dinner, shared the chicken and cashew dish, which was not bad, but was disappointed by having it brought out, then needing to wait several minutes for the rice to come, then waiting again for cutlery. It's the simple things like having the food arrive in the right order so it is still hot to... More 

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Thank GayleJP
Coolum Beach, Australia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

The staff are so friendly and helpful. The food is always so fresh. Have eaten at Hot Chilli Thai many times and have never been disappointed.

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Thank coolsea76
Sunshine Coast, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Walked by the Thai Cafe @ lunch time. Noticed a chalk board sign that advertised Pad Thai $9.90. Just delectable! Will be going back today for same. Yum.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Opposite Coolum Surf Club | David Low Way, Coolum Beach, Queensland 4573, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Sunshine Coast  >  Coolum Beach
  • Phone Number: +61 54463911

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 157
  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?