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Smilers Cafe and Restaurant

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by Heath Hewitt (subscribe)
Writer and fitness enthusiast living in beautiful Redcliffe, Queensland.
Published October 11th 2012
Fill Yourself With A Satisfying Feed At Smilers
Somebody get Guinness World Records on the phone because I think I've found the world's biggest breakfast right here on the Sunshine Coast. Sitting down for a meal at Smilers Cafe and Restaurant in Dicky Beach one weekend recently left me beyond satisfied and needless to say, with a smile on my face.

Brace yourself - the Big Breakfast here really is big
Brace yourself - the Big Breakfast here really is big

Found along the main stretch of shops on Beerburrum Street, across from the Dicky Beach Family Holiday Park, Smilers is a great place for breakfast, lunch, dinner or just a takeaway coffee. They had a welcoming setting - a couple of bars with stools outside and some tables, chairs and couches inside. The walls were adorned with the artworks of some local artwork which was a nice touch. The staff, as the name of the establishment would have you believe, were also quite friendly.

A look inside Smilers
A look inside Smilers

On my most recent trip to Smilers for breakfast I arrived absolutely ravished following a big morning down on nearby beach. I was in desperate search of a delicious and filling feed. I'm happy to report I found it here.

The Apple Soaked Bircher ($14)
The Apple Soaked Bircher ($14)

The choice was simple for me - it had to be the Big Breakfast. That is eggs, crispy bacon, sausage, baked tomato, garlic-thyme, mushrooms, spicy beans, avocado, spinach, chorizo, hash brown, feta, dukkah and hollandaise ($18). It sounded too good to be true, but I just had to have it. After finishing off my cappucinno it arrived - the biggest Big Breakfast I had ever seen.

The outdoor setting - only a couple of bars and stools here so be quick
The outdoor setting - only a couple of bars and stools here so be quick

The plate was giant and filled to the edge - I'm surprised it wasn't a food challenge and my name would be displayed on the wall if I could finish it. Alas, despite my ravenous hunger, even I was unable to polish my plate off. Did I mention the entire meal was delicious? The fetta was a nice touch especially, I thought. My sister on the other hand went with the much more modest Apple Soaked Bircher ($14) and washed it down with grapefruit juice. She was just as happy as I was.

The cappuccino in a mug
The cappuccino in a mug

As I said before, Smilers also does lunch and dinner. Breakfast and lunch are seven days a week, dinner is Friday and Saturday nights only with live music on the Fridays (bookings recommended). They had a couple of items on the lunch and dinner menu that definitely caught my eye - the fettuccine di pollo ($15), Smilers steak sandwich ($14.50) and the duck shank salad ($16.50) were some lunch highlights, while dinner had the Moroccan vegetablestTagine ($24), the wild mushroom risotto ($18) and the 225g eye fillet ($34). The restaurant is also BYO and corkage is $5 for bottle wine/six pack beer. I was also pleased to hear Smilers are available for catering.

You'll find Smilers on Beerburrum Street
You'll find Smilers on Beerburrum Street

As corny as it will sound, Smilers really did leave me with a smile on my dial. It was an absolutely delicious and filling meal. I've already got plans to stop by a Friday night soon for dinner and some live music.
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Why? For a filling feed at any time of the day
When: Open for breakfast and lunch daily. Dinner Friday and Saturday nights with live music Friday nights.
Phone: (07) 5438 9930
Where: 1/12 Beerburrum Street, Dicky Beach
Cost: Breakfast starts form $8, lunch from $6 and dinner mains from $19
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