Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Moffat Beach Cafes - Sunshine Coast, QLD.

The Sunshine Coast has the allure of sun, surf and food (yes at 62 it is now food).  What we did find was even at any reasonable cafe the seafood in the area is exquisite.  We stayed right on Moffat Beach in “The Norfolks”, 4th floor, looking over the pool. The apartment we stayed in was richly furnished and the view, across the water to the horizon, stunning. We felt spoiled. Five minutes’ walk from our apartment you are in the Moffat Beach cafe precinct.  Let’s eat.

Cafe by the Beach
I had cooked a big brekky back at the apartment but by 1pm needed a top-up.  I really didn't want a big meal and walked down to Cafe by the Beach for a small lunch. I chose a Calamari and Caesar salad for lunch and nearly fell off my chair when the food was delivered.  This was a big meal. At close to pub prices the serving size and quality of food was really excellent. I have to say the seafood here is first class, service friendly and efficient and ambiance modern and open. Dine in or out. I can recommend this restaurant. I came away very satisfied and full. Happy man.

Blackwater Trading Co.
If you like beer Blackwater Trading Co. will fill your tummy and satisfy any craving for fine beer. All beers on tap are exotic, full bodied and delicious. I didn't eat here but sipped all bar one of the beer from tap. My brother, who brews his own, assisted with beer evaluation.  He too was very impressed. Not hard to spend an afternoon here just sampling the fine ales and enjoying the view. Indoor or outdoor the view and company are tops. Once more a warm, casual and friendly staff. If you like fine beer, this place is for you.

Sunny’s @ Moffat

My wife and I dinned here twice and both times for breakfast. In fact I wanted to go somewhere else for the second breakfast but was over-ruled, so it was Sunny's @ Moffat. She loved her first breakfast here and wanted to repeat the experience. I wasn't overly impressed with the first but loved the second. Food quality is good, presentation very good and service friendly and professional. BUT the music they play for breakfast is heavy metal and too loud. We had to ask staff to turn down the music in a packed cafe with every diner talking loudly. Thank God they did comply. No real reason not to eat here. I think you would be pleased with the experience. Give them a try.

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