Writer and fitness enthusiast living in beautiful Redcliffe, Queensland.
Published September 25th 2012
Enjoy good food and drinks in quiet part of Maroochydore
I've been avoiding Ocean Street in Maroochydore for a long time because I didn't think there was much there. I've always found it to be oddly quiet, which probably explains why it took me a bit longer than usual to discover Bica Bistro. This stylish venue has the feel of a capital city bar or cafe in the relaxed atmosphere of the Sunshine Coast - it really is the best of both worlds.
I was immediately impressed as soon as I walked in the front doors of Bica. It had such a welcoming feel about it - it certainly stands out as well in an otherwise quiet part of town. It may sound odd, but one of the first things I noticed about Bica was that there was plenty of space between each table, you wouldn't be bumping into the person sitting behind you here.
Next time I come back it's for after work dinner and drinks
I stopped by for breakfast recently with a group of friends. The menu had plenty to choose from - breaking it up into fruits/grains/seeds, eggs, and sourdough toast. The Aussie Eggs (poached, scrambled or fried), bacon, sausage, roast tomato, potato hash, mushroom and toast ($20) caught my eye immediately - I was famished and this looked to be the biggest item on the menu, and I wasn't wrong.
The coffee as well was enormous. I ordered a cappuccino in a mug - looked more like a soup mug to me. It was delicious but because of its size it lost a bit of the strength to it, then again I was never expecting it to be that massive. Next time I'll ask for an extra shot.
The meal itself was a real winner for me - and for everyone else around the table. My friends all went for the same item, poached egg, potato has, baby spinach and truffled hollandaise ($15). It was vegetarian and gluten free, which was good to see and they all gave it the thumbs up.
Poached egg, potato has, baby spinach and truffled hollandaise ($15)
There were a couple of other things here that just made Bica stand out for me - the design was one, it was very contemporary. They also had a set of couches set up with some reading material. It looked like the perfect place to meet up with a friend for coffee and cake. Again, very welcoming.