Sips and Bites

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What’s brewing, cooking and happening…


Scotch Bonnet Caribbean Beach Grill and Rum Bar offers mouth watering flame grilled jerk chicken and views across to Mooloolaba Beach. Live DJs every Sunday, 2-6pm.

Early mornings are now easier for the Backstreet Cafe team with the views from their new location on the Mooloolaba Esplanade.

The newest plant-based cafe, Cultivate & Co in Eumundi has house-made treats and brews from Eumundi Coffee Co.

The Good Place is growing with endED Espresso Bar in Buddina (see page 16) and the 100% Gluten Free Riverside by The Good Place on Noosa’s famed Gympie Terrace.

Slide Coffee Roasters from Coolum have opened Slide Coffee House in Bulcock Street Caloundra and brewed a Coffee Sour Ale beer in collaboration with Range Brewing. Find it at Peregian Beach Hotel.

New owners at Corbin’s Kitchen And Wine Bar on Duporth Ave will continue to serve modern Asian cuisine with fine wines and frosty beers. The famed Beer Cha with 3 Beers + 9 courses of food for $60 remains. Yay!

We’re getting excited for the opening of The Shed at Palmwoods which promises an enhanced food offering

and bar!

CK Coffee Bar & Wholefoods have opened in Maroochydore Homemaker Centre, and will also supply fresh food for the newly-opened  Gallery Cafe at the Sunshine Coast Art & Framing Gallery in Minyama.


Montville’s artisan chocolate makers Chocolate Country are looking for a Sales Assistant so if you want a job with calorific and terrific benefits, apply now!


Devotees of Ten Acres artisanal bakery will find them at Fairhill Nursery, Ninderry. Botanist and Baker is open Wed to Sun, 8am-4pm. Jamie and Melody’s breads and pastries paired with Padre Coffee -pre-order or get there early.


Keep warm with mouth-watering cronuts from Jimmy’s Catering and keep an eye out for monthly pop-up specials and Sunday lunch once a month!


The Kings Beach Tavern has reopened its doors with this landmark 1957 pub sporting a new-look bistro and outdoor dining area with a fresh menu showcasing local produce and classic pub-fare.


The inspiring Harrison Hedges from Whatcha Brewing in Maroochydore’s Big Top is brewing up ideas to celebrate the 1st birthday! Pop in to see what’s brewing and meet Harrison on our “Everyone Has a Story” podcast!


Grounded at Woombye is growing with a Cafe Market Room, new Friday night menu with live music; as well as a little sister, Grounded at Montville.


Get set for an exciting new venture out of Palmwoods from popular restaurateur Tony Kelly, riding the wave of success of Rice Boi and Giddy Geisha. Watch this space – or listen to the interview with Tony on our “Everyone Has a Story” podcast!


Soak in the sunshine on Sunshine & Sons’ expanded tasting lawn tempting you to linger longer over bespoke cocktails from their delicious range and find out about the special edition labels in collaboration with the likes of Paul Kelly and Raelene Boyle. Keep an eye on social media for a special World Gin Day event, 12 June; and discover what they do with Silver Tongue Foods’ range of gourmet pickled foods and preserves.


Never one to rest on his laurels, Dimi of Diablo Co has created a Mediterranean-flavoured gin paying homage to his homeland. Discover it at the Diablo Oasis Bar behind the Big Pineapple, name the gin and win! See Page 42 for more and you can also meet Dimi on our “Everyone Has a Story” podcast!


Hello Sunshine Magazine wine lunches are nearly SOLD OUT! Torbreck Wines at Market Bistro on 23 June
(see page 32); and Coast to Coast with Ghostrock Wines at Peregian Beach Hotel on 25 June (see page 21).  Book now!


Noosa Eat & Drink Festival, is nearly here! From 10-13 June, don’t miss Noosa’s annual ode to delicious eats, drinks and entertainment in stunning locations. Book a Chef’s Table Masterclass now!

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Get ready for a night of sensory splendour at "The Sculpted Dinner" – where every bite, beat, and bid will elevate your experience!

Join in on the 2nd December at @artsconnectinc exclusive gala fundraiser for @sculptureontheedgesc , promising a night unlike any other!

The @flaxtongardens team is set to dazzle your taste buds with a menu that celebrates the vibrant flavours of the Sunshine Coast`s finest local produce. Get ready for a culinary journey that will leave your senses dancing!

Immerse yourself in captivating performances, groovy tunes, and a thrilling auction that promises surprises at every turn!

Save the date for an unforgettable evening filled with art, flavour, and entertainment!

Let`s make memories together at "The Sculpted Dinner" – a delight for all the senses!
(Visit the link in bio to secure your tickets today!)

`Tis the season to shop local! Join in for Christmas Shopping in the @thevillageperegianbeach where @thelocalperegian and @talacollectiveau are turning up the holiday cheer with late arvo/early eve shopping every Friday in December!

Embrace the laid-back vibes of late-night shopping in Peregian Beach, ensuring your Christmas finds are as unique and special as the season itself.

Don`t miss out on the festive fun – let`s make this holiday shopping spree one for the books!

Join @headspacemaroochydore for a transformative workshop on Connection Skills!

Improve social connectedness, conquer awkward moments, and boost your conversation game! Let`s navigate emotions together and enhance those social skills. Hosted by the incredible headspace GP, Dr. Amanda.

When: Monday, December 4th, 2-4pm
Where: YouConnect Hub (Warehouse) @ headspace Maroochydore

Ready to level up your social game? Register now via the link in the bio or calling 5409 4900 and let`s make connections that last a lifetime!

It might have been raining, but that didn’t dampen spirits during our summer fashion shoot at the stunning @novotelsunshinecoast resort!

Thanks to our wonderful team for bringing the much-needed sunshiney vibes and being such a joy to work with.

We can’t wait to see the beautiful looks we’ve created together – stayed tuned for our sensational Summer Issue! 🌞

Fashion Editor, Ally Chuck @ally_chuck
Photographer, @laurenbiggslbph
Hair and Makeup, Justina Simone @justina_simone
Models, Lucia and Cinzia Cimino, @luciaciminolashes @cinziaciminoc_
Assistant, Chloe Knight @chloeaknightt
Social Media, Rebecca Jamieson Dwyer @becjamiesondwyer
Shoot Manager, Deb Caruso @debcarusopr
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Master the art of kefir-making @greensmithgrocers workshop on December 3rd! Discover the health wonders and simplicity of crafting this fermented elixir at home.

Benefits include restoring gut bacteria, cleansing intestines, and boosting the immune system. It`s a protein-packed, lactose-friendly powerhouse!

Unlock the secret on December 3rd. Don`t miss out – arrive early for a pre-workshop coffee & pastry! (link in bio to reserve a spot)

Unleash your inner artist at @sculptureontheedgesc 2023!

Dive into a full 18-day program of creative workshops, designed for EVERYONE!

From beginners to masterclasses, there`s a workshop for every level of creativity.

Bring the kids along for weekend fun with Monte Lupo Arts and Paintbox Art School! Let them explore their artistic talents and make new friends in the process!

Have a blast, learn new skills, and immerse yourself in a world of creativity!

Join in for an unforgettable journey of self-expression and artistic discovery!

Click the link in bio to discover the full Workshops Program!

Sculpture On The Edge
Event dates: 23 November - 10 December 2023
Flaxton Gardens, Flaxton, Sunshine Coast, Queensland.
8 AM - 4 PM Daily
Indoor & Outdoor Exhibition, Workshops & Special Events.

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artwork: Sugarbag by Parthenopi @parthenopium

Join the festive fiesta @greensmithgrocers Christmas Market Night – their biggest market of the year on Thursday 30 November!

Support incredible local brands and farmers, and score a jolly 10% off storewide from 2pm-7pm!

Get ready for a merry shopping spree, load up on holiday must-haves, and indulge in scrumptious food tastings!

If you`ve never experienced their market nights, this is THE one to be at – their grandest and best yet! ​​​​​​​

Don`t miss the magic at Greensmith Grocers, Stockland Birtinya! (link in bio)