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Italian in Coolum

Castro’s Bar & Restaurant

Not even vaguely Cuban, but this popular, casual spot does enjoy a Fidel-like longevity thanks to its mouth-watering menu. Tuck into satisfying wood-fired pizzas, gorgeous risottos (if it's available, order the swee…
Cafe in Coolum

Canteen Kitchen & Bar

Slick but casual, all-day Canteen offers a menu of smaller and larger plates touching on numerous cuisines. Kill those post-surf pangs with the likes of jalapeño-cheese corn fritters with tomato chutney, smoked garl…
International in Coolum

My Place

Opposite the boardwalk and with ocean views between the pine trees, My Place is a good choice for sunset cocktails, shared meze plates or summer alfresco dining that errs on Italian. Hit the spot with thin-crust piz…
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The Caf

Complete with cable-reel-turned-table, cockatoo wallpaper and laid-back vibe, this is arguably Coolum's coolest little cafe. The place whips up great gourmet salads and sandwiches, pies, fresh juices and feel-good s…
Cafe in Coolum

Raw Energy

Après surf, tuck into a Raw Energy brekkie or lunch at this bright, easy chain. From the lentil and macadamia wrap to the quinoa, kale and sweet potato burger, the grub here is fresh and filling.