Writer and fitness enthusiast living in beautiful Redcliffe, Queensland.
Published August 30th 2012
Awesome food, great coffee across road from the beach
Visiting the beach is one thing, but the day just isn't complete until you've had a relaxing meal and coffee somewhere close by. The Beach Street Deli on the Sunshine Coast is so close to the beach I'm surprised the sand doesn't blow in the door.
There is so much character within this little shop
Just from walking in the door I could tell I was going to enjoy it here. The first thing to hit me was just how unique this place was, it was like stepping into a good friend's beach shack. They had the feel downpat - the decor, the colouring, the beach inspired artwork and all sorts of bits and pieces decorating the coffee machine just made me want to hang around even longer.
Two of my favourite little things were the funky pillows and especially the blankets on the chairs to keep you comfortable and warm until your coffee arrives. You'll probably need those blankets if you're there first thing in the day during the cooler months, otherwise I'm sure the sun will warm you plenty.
It's easy to tell a lot of love and care has gone into this place. I could tell there is a loyal following of locals who come in a couple of times during the week. The owner Charlie did the rounds at one points to talk to what appeared to be a few familiar faces to him, he certainly made everyone feel welcome. The staff as well were lovely. Everything and everyone just seems so relaxed, and it's quite easy to be with the beach within earshot.
Breakfast was my favourite time to go. The sun was still climbing up over the Pacific Ocean and gently peaking in the shutters. I went for the bacon and poached eggs with organic sourdough toast and spicy chutney ($13.50) while my partner went with the slow roast tomatoes, hinterland avocado, feta and basil pesto on organic sourdough toast ($14.50).
The slow roast tomatoes, hinterland avocado, feta and basil pesto on organic sourdough toast (with two eggs for additional $3)
At first glance I didn't think my meal would fill me up as it was just a single slice of bread (albeit a bit bigger than usually), but I was pleasantly proved wrong. This was such a satisfying meal, and my cappuccino accompanied that perfectly. I had a bite of my partner's meal as well much to the same level of satisfaction mine had. She seemed pleased also.
The bacon and poached eggs with organic sourdough toast and spicy chutney. Highly Recommended.
I stopped by another time recently around lunch time and found the place packed as well. I only dropped in for a takeaway coffee ($4.50) and was a bit surprised at the wait. I'm guessing I showed up just as the lunch rush started, so this was easily forgiven. Once again I was greeted by happy and friendly staff, despite the pressure from the high level of customers they seemed to be under.
Beautiful Maroochydore Beach is just across the road
As mentioned before Maroochydore Beach is right over the road from The Beach Street Deli. You can plan your day in the area within this small area. A swim in the morning or a run around the area before relaxing with a meal sounds like a great start to the day to me.
If you're looking for a good, relaxed venue close to the beach then The Beach Street Deli has to tick all the boxes. It's hard to have a care in the world when sipping on some fine coffee, enjoying some delicious food and watching the beach in the background.
Hi just thought I'd let you know based on your recommendation we went their today or breakfast and it was deadly disappointing.
The coffee was very ordinary ..I didn't even finish mine nor did my husband.
The food took forever to arrive and when it did it was Luke warm and undercooked. The kids said their hips were greasy and soggy...we had the roasted tomato, feta, pesto with toast.
Sorry we got out to eat a lot as a family and would never return here ....and we live 7 min if that ..