Reaching from Doonan to Eumundi, out to Kin Kin and Cooran, and right up to the edge of the Mary Valley, the Noosa Hinterland is a mix of Noosa ‘townfolk’ who have recently made a tree change, living alongside country folk who have lived locally for generations.
The hinterland has become a bit of a foodies paradise. Here are some tips on the best places to enjoy a coffee, meal or drink as described by The Urban List.
Kick back by the fire with a jug of Boho Pimms, a couple of woodfire pizzas and watch the characters of Eumundi pass by. It’s also a fabulous spot for functions and parties. For more information check out Bohemian Bungalow.
Dhom’s Kitchen is no ordinary local Asian takeaway. This tiny neighbourhood restaurant serves up incredible, authentic Thai food that wouldn’t be out of place in the laneways of Sydney or Melbourne. Dhom makes all her sauces and pastes from scratch, with the home-style recipes she refines on her regular trips to Thailand. You will probably need to book ahead and allow plenty of time to order your takeaway, as the restaurant has become very popular.
The new Trail518 is the gateway to caffeine-rich coffee from local roasters Flying West. Keep this one in mind for once you’ve tackled Mt Cooroora. Indoor and outdoor dining and plenty of options for the kids.
Tucked away beside an unassuming little village bakery in Cooroy, is some seriously good coffee. At Fox and Hound, they brew a killer First Batch espresso. And if you like your coffee milky white and you ask nicely, you’ll get some cool latte art. If the business is slow you can get a chat about brewing methods, grinds, beans, and roasts. If you love your caffeine then a stop here is a must do on your Hinterland trip.
If you like your coffee accompanied by some ridiculously chic interiors, pop by French and Gorgeous. Enjoy fabulous coffee, friands, cookies, and juices in the stunning French countryside-esque garden. There are also homewares and timeless threads for the perusing.
Tasting as good as it looks, you’ll spot this cute café on the main road in Eumundi, close to the markets. Humdrum’s house blend is the Magneto Espresso, from local coffee crew Clandestino, with a rotating single origin. Tea lovers won’t be left out, as there is a selection of over 25 different flavours.