5 Coastal eats the locals go loco for

As we swap sweaters for bikinis, Brisbane Weekender has got you covered with the top five eats along the East Coast, picked by locals.

Working our way up, this list will ensure you are never far from a hidden gem.

  1. The Top Shop

It is known as a bit of a ‘cool’ post-surf hangout. The Top Shop serves incredible wholesome foods with a local and organic focus, including brilliant burgers and juices freshly squeezed to the perfect ratio.

65 Carlyle St, Byron Bay, NSW

  1. Elk Espresso

Elk nails the classic Aussie poached eggs and avo breakfast and promises coffee made the right way, every time! Its no wonder there is always a crowd.

16 Chelsea Avenue, Broadbeach. QLD.

  1. Maleny (anything and everything)

To suggest only one place in Maleny would be depriving you of a true local experience. All of the many boutique stores peppered throughout this town stock local honeys, cheeses, cured meats and any other sort of delicious deli good. Even the local IGA!

Maleny, Sunshine Coast Hinterland Area.QLD

  1. Spice Bar

Moreish modern Asian cuisine with good vibes and seamless authentic interiors. The caliber of their wine list and food is to match.

123 Mooloolaba Esplanade, Mooloolaba. QLD.

  1. Massimo’s Gelataria

No better post or pre-beach swim treat. Massimo’s is a little local gem that has the creamiest most heavenly scoops of ice cream and gelato.

75 Hastings St, Noosa Heads, QLD

For a tasty and truly local experience, be sure to check these places out!

Words by Rubini Gun