Where to Eat on the Sunshine Coast: Sunspace Cafe
I feel like I always write about burgers and loaded fries when I’m recommending places to eat in the Sunshine Coast, and don’t get me wrong – I do love a decadent feed. I love greasy food and I love cheese and boy oh boy do I bloody love some Diet Coke, but sometimes I enjoy eating food that’s a bit closer to my daily routine: nourishing food, lots of vegetables and clean ingredients.
It is in this time of nutrient-dense need that I turn to Sunspace Cafe.
I’ve been a regular at Sunspace since we first moved to the Sunshine Coast, and for good reason too. Almost everything they sell is grown in their vegetable patch and they only serve vegetarian and vegan meals. I tend to steer more towards a plant based diet when I’m feeling off colour, and Sunspace makes a plate of pumpkin and sauteed spinach taste like actual heaven.
As we’d both been feeling a bit off after a super stressful week, Harry and I ventured out to Sunspace this past Saturday for brunch.
One of the main things I love about Sunspace Cafe is how calming the environment is. It’s an old German-style building surrounded by lush grass and a massive vegetable patch. There are flowery vines growing everywhere and a colony of birds that have taken up residence inside the nooks and crannies of the roof. They have an eco-shop, where you can buy the latest issue of Frankie magazine, as well as an abundance of delicious pantry and fridge goods for sale. Yogurts, pre-made curries, beeswax candles and even tea – all made from natural and good-for-you ingredients. And the staff are all lovely, and just carry themselves in such a calming way. The furniture is all recycled, and the air is clean, smelling like flowers, honey and coffee. The cafe is situated just off the Eumundi-Noosa Road, but it feels as though you’ve been transported to a different time and place. I absolutely love Sunspace Cafe, if that’s not obvious already.
For brunch, Harry and I both started with a hot drink. Harry went for his usual large cappucino, and whenever I go to Sunspace, I always always always order the Cacao La Veda, or Ayurvedic Hot Chocolate. It contains ginger, cinnamon, cardamom and cacao, as as well as a bunch of other grounding ingredients. I have it on almond milk with a little bit of raw honey, as you can see below.
The Ayurvedic Hot Chocolate is warm and spicy and comforting and everything you need while basking in the Spring sunshine.
Up next, we both ordered different variations of the Sunspace omelette. Now, I don’t know how they do it, but Sunspace Cafe make the best omelettes. They’re silky and fluffy and full of flavour.
I went for the Mexican Omelette, which came filled with beans, sweet potato and cheese, topped with salsa, and served with a salad on the side and a slice of sourdough. Harry ordered the Roasted Vegetable omelette, which came filled with seasonal roasted vegetables, like capsicum, zucchini, sweet potato, onion and pumpkin. His was also topped with salsa and served with a salad on the side and a slice of sourdough. Both were, of course, absolutely delicious.
If you’re looking for a healthy feast, definitely check Sunspace Cafe out. They’re located in Doonan just off the Eumundi Noosa Road and are open for breakfast and lunch Wednesday-Monday, as well as dinner on Friday nights.
Let me know your favourite healthy dish to order at breakfast time, and make sure to tag me on social media if you visit Sunspace Cafe! I’d love to hear about your experience.