Noosa Junction has always been a great choice for picking up well-priced takeaway and affordable cafe fare but these days you’ll find plenty of great Noosa Junction restaurants and bars as well. Whether you’re after some of Noosa’s best Italian food, a drink at a New York-style bar or a vegetarian grazing board, you’ll find it here (along with plenty of locals in the know). Here are our suggestions for the best restaurants at Noosa Junction and the best Noosa Junction bars.
Best Noosa Junction restaurants
Vanilla Food Cafe
Vanilla Food Café offers healthy yet delicious fare that’s good for you and tastes great too. If you’re normally a burgers and chips kind of diner, this organic health food cafe could change your mind when it comes to the perfect holiday meal. Come for a delicious cafe lunch or drop in for dinner on Friday night and enjoy a five course menu featuring organic local produce.
Somedays Pizza has a chef from Naples and a menu featuring Red and White pizzas, the latter so called because it is covered in ricotta and mozzarella instead of tomato sauce. It’s also home to a tiramisu that will change your life. Even if you don’t usually order dessert, you should definitely try this one. The tiramisu is big enough to share so ask for two spoons and get ready to fight over the last bite of this delicious treat.
Sumi Open Kitchen
You get dinner and a show at Sumi Open Kitchen which has – you guessed it – and open kitchen so diners can watch the action while they’re waiting for their food to arrive. Two chef’s menus with a choice of four or six courses and sake made at small family owned breweries are the order of the day. Sumi Open Kitchen only has 20 seats so you’ll need to book or be very, very lucky when it comes to getting a table.
Best Noosa Junction bars
Nudge Nudge Wink Wink
Nudge Nudge Wink Wink brings the vibe of New York to Noosa (minus the drink prices in US dollars) and the kind of cool crowd who understand there’s no cut off age for enjoying a good night out. Styled after a New York speakeasy, the vibe is cool, the couches are comfortable, the snacks come from a kitchen not out of a jar, and cocktails go far beyond the usual. Each mixed libation comes in a House version (kinda standard, but only kinda), a Wink Wink version (straight with a tweak – think smoke and disco lights) and a Nudge Nudge version (think a lot of expensive booze and something you’ll want to tell your friends about). Pop up burlesque performances and other shenanigans are a regular feature. There’s a queue to get in for good reason but join the line – you’ll be glad you did.
Telephone Call From Istanbul
Slip down Arcadia Walk to check out the intriguingly named bar Telephone Call From Istanbul. This hole-in-the-wall bar might be small but it’s got a great local vibe and a menu created by a rotating group of guest chefs. One night you could get a Telephone Call From Greece, the next time it could be a Telephone Call From Thailand or India. Most of the seating is outdoors so it’s best to drop in when the weather is good.
Theo’s Social Club
Theo’s Social Club has different seating to suit your mood, from a bright and breezy alfresco area to a retro loft that comes complete with old school features like rotary telephones. Wine is the major focus here but you’ll find cocktails on the menu as well. Grazing boards are available to stave off any hunger pangs with a dedicated plant based option for vegetarians and those who prefer meat free dining. This is a great spot to drop into to kick off a night out before you head to one of the restaurants in Noosa Junction.
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Disclosure: The writers originally visited these restaurants and cafes as a guest of Noosa Tourism and would gladly dine at them again at their own expense.