Meet the new kid on the block - Hamptons Espresso, Buderim's newest espresso bar and cafe. You won't find Hamptons Espresso amongst the usual throng of cafe's and boutiques on the main drag of Buderim, but tucked away rather surreptitiously in a little boutique shopping centre in leafy suburbia, on Goshawk Boulevard. Seriously, though, I didn't think this was still Buderim and was rather more inclined to think of it as part of the Sippy Downs precinct - that's how close it is to the University of the Sunshine Coast and the newly-opened Sippy Downs Coles.
Hamptons Espresso has been like a shining star in the night sky - every time we've driven past it's been filled to capacity. So, it was time for a visit. I was delighted to find that they were open on Good Friday and judging by their busy-ness, so was everybody else in town. Offering visitors indoor and outdoor seating, Hamptons decor is bright, sunny and cheerful, definitely setting the mood for a relaxing 'unfussed' visit.
Menu with delectable offerings - Image: Elaine de Wet
This little gem in Buderim is open seven days a week (including Public Holidays) for light breakfasts or lunch and enticingly named smoothies, coffees and teas. Why not try a 'spiced apple steamer/cooler' tea - apple, turmeric and ginger with anise, served warm or over ice;
or perhaps the 'southampton' - a delectable smoothie with milk, banana, ice cream and chocolate sauce. If I can't entice you with either of these, how about an 'acai smoothie' - acai berry, apple juice, banana and chia seeds - and, yes, the flowers are all edible.
Acai Smoothie - too pretty to drink? - Image: Elaine de Wet
If you're on the lookout for the ideal location to meet with friends or a laid-back coffee outlet where one can sit back and read a book, whilst enjoying the ambience of your surrounds, then Hamptons Espresso in Buderim should be your go-to place. There's plenty of parking on the premises and with the 10/10 service, friendliness and exotic offerings, is without a doubt a welcome addition to the Buderim coffee scene.
Seth, the owner (middle) with two of his efficient and friendly staff members - Image: Elaine de Wet