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The Caf Coolum

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21 Birtwill Street, Coolum Beach, Queensland 4573, Australia
07.54463564
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6:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 69
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  • 30
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 1
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good breakfast choice

This cafe is always busy and provides good food and coffee. We had a very good breakfast for under $10. I chose a small traditional meal and it consisted of egg and more bacon than I could eat all on very nice toast. The coffee is also excellent.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
Dawn P
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English first
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This cafe is always busy and provides good food and coffee. We had a very good breakfast for under $10. I chose a small traditional meal and it consisted of egg and more bacon than I could eat all on very nice toast. The coffee is also excellent.

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DiandSimon, Owner at The Caf Coolum, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review us Dawn. We find the option of a smaller portion on some of our menu items very popular. Hope to see you again soon :) More 

Sydney, Australia
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3,141 reviews
1,782 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Only problem is that it can be popular - always busy for breakfast and occasionally you have to wait a bit, good service and coffee and a diverse range of choices for breakfast

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DiandSimon, Owner at The Caf Coolum, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Ron, we hope you didn't have to wait too long and that you still enjoyed your visit with us :) More 

Canberra
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The Caf has had a refresh since my last visit and it looks great! The winter menu features some new dishes as well as the faves. The 'Your smash' breakfast choice (with bacon on the side) is a simple but totally satisfying choice. My companion had the 'Trout Egg Crunch' which had poached eggs, asparagus, smoked trout, dill & yoghurt... More 

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DiandSimon, Owner at The Caf Coolum, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting The Caf again Lizz P! We are glad that you enjoyed our new menu and noticed our recent changes. Look forward to seeing you next time :) More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Popped in for a quick coffee and they actually had coconut milk available which I love! Lots of little GF and Vegan fresh made treats to pick from. Speedy friendly service. Looking forward to eating a meal here. Menu looked like it had a good variety :)

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DiandSimon, Owner at The Caf Coolum, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review us Natalie, we will cook something for you next time :) More 

Brisbane, Australia
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68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

this place is busy because of the wonderful, healthy food on offer at reasonable prices - locals & tourists alike all gather here.. some in our group noticed the coffee wasn't served without the "swirl pattern" on top but who cares - it tasted great anyway!.

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DiandSimon, Owner at The Caf Coolum, responded to this review

Brian, thanks for taking the time to review The Caf, and we are glad you enjoyed the experience! More 

Buderim, Australia
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608 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This is a great place to have a coffee and some eats with friends. it is always busy and I can see why as the service and food are great.

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DiandSimon, Owner at The Caf Coolum, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your Caf experience Olie, we appreciate your feedback :) More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Always packed with locals and an enjoyable diverse range of breakfast options - perhaps more traditional than say Little Lane but a nice friendly relaxing environment. An added benefit is that it is pet friendly and dogs are made welcome outside.

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DiandSimon, Owner at The Caf Coolum, responded to this review

Thanks for a great review Ron! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Another great coffee/breakfast spot in Coolum. Like the option of having half serve breakfast. Very good menu selection. Fresh and tasty. Bit cold if you sit in the laneway outside as the wind whips through and they advised they had to keep both the roller door and the smaller doorway open:) Thought on such a cold windy day the roller... More 

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DiandSimon, Owner at The Caf Coolum, responded to this review

Hi Jakki, thanks so much for visiting us, and your positive comments. It can be such a chilly spot in winter if its a windy day, hopefully the coffee kept you warm:) More 

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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

Cruisy Sunday session. Beetroot boost juice with ginger heaven sent. Every meal ordered prompt & mouth watering - and where do they get their sauces & relishes?!! Great live music to finish a great arv...

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DiandSimon, Owner at The Caf Coolum, responded to this review

Thank you "notfromhere2" for your wonderful feedback, we are so pleased that you enjoyed what The Caf has to offer, including live music on Sundays. More 

Hobart, Australia
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Enjoyed an egg and bacon roll and excellent coffee, right strength and temperature. Sat in the sun, fast service, recommended

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DiandSimon, Owner at The Caf Coolum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting us and your positive review! We hope you had a great long weekend. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 21 Birtwill Street, Coolum Beach, Queensland 4573, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Sunshine Coast  >  Coolum Beach
  • Phone Number: 07.54463564

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 12
  • Cuisine: Cafe
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?