Lunch Spots in Coolum Beach

If you’re on the hunt for a satisfying lunch spot in the charming Coolum Beach area, you’re in for a treat! You’ll be spoiled for choice with numerous excellent options available. Here are some of our top recommendations for a scrumptious yet speedy meal that won’t disappoint.

Coolum Beach Hotel

A trip to Coolum Beach isn’t complete without a visit to Coolum Beach Hotel. This family-friendly establishment has a Family Bistro with a full menu or a Sports Bar with a smaller menu for you to choose from. With a huge playground on-site, kids will love the activities while you enjoy your meal.

Coolum Surf Club

Loved by locals and tourists alike, the Coolum Surf Club is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week. From local fresh seafood to wood-fired chargrilled steak and everything in between, there’s something on the menu for the whole family.

Alley Cat Espresso

You’ll find Alley Cat Espresso in the heart of Coolum Beach, just down a small alley. Open from 5:30 am daily; they will brew you a coffee and offer a delicious, healthy menu that includes Gluten Free and Vegan options. 

Hot Chilli Bean Thai Cafe

Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, the Hot Chilli Bean Thai Cafe is the original and oldest Thai Restaurant in Coolum Beach. Their restaurant is fully licenced and offers a great alfresco dining experience and takeaway options. They offer mostly gluten- and dairy-free meals for lovers of fresh Thai food. They also have a dedicated menu for Vegan and Vegetarian guests.


If you’re looking for a smoothie or acai bowl that’s tasty, natural and nutritious – Oakberry have you covered. With no artificial preservatives and many options, you’ll love the choices. Available in 3 sizes, there’s something for everyone. The best part? You can grab them to go and enjoy them on the beach.

Freddy Fuddpukkas Café

Located just a block from the beach, Freddy Fuddpukkas Cafe is an excellent place for breakfast or lunch. A family-owned business, they offer a delicious menu and great coffee. A dog-friendly cafe with parking available, they pride themselves on their home-style cooking and homemade cakes.

Coolum Beach Bowls Club

The Golden Bite restaurant at the Coolum Beach Bowls Club boasts Asian and Aussie Cuisine and is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week. Whether you’re looking for Chili Beef or crumbed lamb cutlets, there’s something on offer.

My Place Coolum Beach

Open Friday – Sunday for lunch and Wednesday to Sunday for dinner, My Place Coolum Beach is known for fresh local seafood, tapas and unique cocktails created by some of the Sunshine Coast’s best mixologists. With seating indoors or on the deck, enjoy your meal just moments from the beach.

The Coffee Club 

Are you looking for a casual lunch on your doorstep? The Coffee Club at Element on Coolum Beach offers an All-Day Brekkie and an All-Day Lunch menu and salads to suit your mood. You can eat in or take away with something for the whole family. 

Coolum Beach offers a plethora of options to choose from for your next lunch date, family outing, or on-the-go lunch. You can rest assured that you will find something that will not disappoint you.