Sips & Bites: Autumn 2023

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What’s brewing, cooking and happening…


Eco-friendly, seasonal wholefoods and organic coffee meet objects of art, culture and curiosity at the Muffin Whole café meanwhile the refurbed art-deco pub Club Hotel Namba is pumping out comfort meals, exceptional entertainment and family-friendly service!


Slink into specialist spirit bar, WAT Den on Mooloolaba Esplanade with a focus on whisky, tequila and crafty cocktails.

Virtue Bar & Eats is a new beachside breakfast until late locale for live music, tap beer and cool cocktails.


Harvest Breads + Café will relocate its artisanal bakehouse-café in the new A1 building in the Maroochydore CBD and Hikaru Sushi will open their ninth venue, KIBOU Japanese Bar and Kitchen.


Sunshine Plaza is about to get tastier with new flavours sensations  including Korean street food at Momo Chicken; Asian-inspired fresh salads at Fishbowl; self-serve frozen yoghurt at Yo-Chi; and Brazilian açai bowls and smoothies at Oakberry Açai Bowls.


Experience endless summers served daily at Hey Day Buddina with specialty coffee, eclectic tunes and cruisy vibes of a 1970s beach shack!


Caloundra welcomes The Shady Bean Café with specialty coffee, comforting breakfast and lunch menus and cabinet classics!


Our fave local venues were hatted at the 2023 Australian Good Food Guide Chef Hat Awards! Amongst those recognised for outstanding food and service were Bella Venezia, Bask Eumundi and Market Bistro!


Mooloolaba’s Bella Venezia is now open for breakfast – think white tablecloths, friendly service  and seaside views with a menu worthy of a five-star European Hotel.


Mooloolaba’s iconic Rice Boi just got cooler (if that’s possible!) with the refurbed Rice Bio Upstairs slinging signature cocktails and killer waterfront views with Rice Boi’s addictive Asian Cuisine and DJs every weekend.


Meanwhile, the latest Tony Kelly Restaurant Group venture promises a sophisticated spin on its existing Asian sensations. RB Dining will take bookings and present an upmarket Modern Asian menu with premium wines, cocktails and a more refined and elevated dining experience to its iconic siblings Rice Boi, Giddy Geisha and Piggyback.


Peregian Beach is about to get a taste of Mexico with Mariella Mexicantina opening soon.  From the team behind Somedays Pizza in Noosa, it will feature a modern take on traditional Mexican food off a Parilla charcoal grill. Seafood will star as will the finest Mezcal and Tequila to sip or “create your own” Margaritas. Lo-fi and sustainable wines and of course Mexican Cervezas and local brews.


The first two Fridays of every month will see Frankie’s Woombye morph into a tapas and cocktail bar! 


Join us for ‘Something Different’ – an exclusive banquet of reckless creativity featuring Dee Den’s signature Asian flavours perfectly matched with Sunshine & Sons’ creative cocktails. This magical marriage of flavours will showcase what these powerhouse local businesses can bring to the table!  

Thursday, 25 May, 11:30am-2:30pm.

$89 per person.

Includes a three-course banquet (consisting of eight menu items) paired with three Sunshine & Sons cocktails!

Bookings essential! Visit

Our last event at Pitchfork Peregian Beach SOLD OUT so don’t miss out!

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SAVE THE DATE! 9 December, 9am-3pm @stevensstreetgallery for their Christmas Market!

Discover 20+ makers showcasing unique art, ceramics, jewellery, and more from the region`s finest artisans.

Shop local and creative this Christmas for the perfect gifts. Don`t miss free workshops and entertaining programs.

Every purchase supports local artists and boosts the creative community. A festive day trip awaits, filled with creative spirit!

Join @headspacemaroochydore for a powerful workshop - Work on Your Worries

Is anxiety holding you back? Let`s break free! If negative thoughts are on repeat or decision-making feels like a challenge, this workshop is your game-changer. Hosted by the amazing headspace GP, Dr. Amanda.

When: Monday, December 11th, 2-4pm
Where: YouConnect Hub (Warehouse) @ headspace Maroochydore

Ready to reframe those thoughts and conquer anxiety? Register now via the link in the bio or call 5409 4900 and kick those worries to the curb!

Get ready to time-travel through art history @caloundraregionalgallery ! From 8 December, 2023, to 21 January, 2024, join the ultimate print party curated by Kyoji Takizawa from the Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts!

Dive into the wild world of ten artists who flipped the script on contemporary art using prints in the 1970s!

Thanks to the magic of the Japan Foundation, Sydney, and the Consulate-General of Japan, Brisbane, this show is an art extravaganza you won`t want to miss!

Time to rediscover prints and redefine your art journey! (link in bio)

Get ready for a festive double feature at @eumundimarkets !

Friday 8 December - Christmas Night Market from 4-8pm! Immerse yourself in the holiday magic with dazzling lights, festive treats, and a FREE climbing wall for the kiddos!

Then, on Saturday 9 December at 9am, join for a Saturday Market day like no other! Join the Christmas Card Workshop – a merry morning of creativity, crafts, and spreading holiday cheer!

Mark your calendars for a weekend of joy and jolly vibes!

Get ready to jingle all the way at the 59th Annual Peregian Beach Carols – the Coast`s OG carolling extravaganza on Wednesday 20 December.

This year, the dynamic trio of @peregianfamilyandfriends , @thevillageperegianbeach and @peregiansurfclub are teaming up to make your holiday season merry and bright in Peregian Park!

What`s on the festive menu?
- Live beats and carol classics by local bands, solo stars, and dynamic duos
- Foodie delights and artisan stalls to snag those last-minute Christmas goodies
- Kid-friendly fun, including face painting for the little elves
- A special sky-diving Santa soaring onto the beach (around 6pm, weather ready!)
- And hold onto your reindeer hats for a surprise grand finale at 8pm!

To unwrap all this awesomeness, just throw in a jolly $15 per family – covering EVERYTHING, from tunes to the main man himself, Santa!

Let`s make it a Peregian party to remember – see you there! (link in bio for tickets)

Sleigh bells are ringing! Have you booked your spot yet?

Join us @coolumbeer on Thursday, 7 December, as the @coolum_business_and_tourism community jingle and mingle to celebrate the merriest time of the year!

Let`s wrap up the year with a dash of holiday cheer and join your Coolum Business and Tourism community for an unforgettable evening, marking the official start of the silly season!

Secure your ticket now for a holly, jolly time by clicking the link in our bio!

Date: Thursday, 7 December, 2023
Time: 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: Coolum Beer Co. | Unit 1, 2 Junction Drive, Coolum Beach QLD 4573

Tickets: Members $35.00 | Non-Members $45.00