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If you’re looking for the best Noosa restaurants, Noosa cafes, or restaurants in Noosa along Hastings Street, you’ll find them here. If you’re after a classic Noosa dining experience, head to the restaurants with a view of Main Beach. Some of our favourites along this strip are Bistro C, Season Restaurant and Sails Restaurant. All of these have a stunning outlook over sparkling blue sea and are the perfect spot to linger over a meal. In summer, you can enjoy a drink and watch the sunset before dinner.

Sails Restaurant at Noosa
Sails Restaurant at Noosa

Across the road you’ll find Miss Moneypenny’s, a funky restaurant and bar where chill-out tunes and a hip clientele create an exciting vibe. Aromas offers superb people watching on Hastings Street. The coffee is as good as the people watching. Betty’s Burgers also has great people watching and some of Noosa’s best burgers.

Betty's Burgers
Burgers and onion rings at Betty’s Burgers

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If you’re in search of a night of romance, start your evening at Moonstruck. This cafe on Hastings Street serves coffee and light meals during the day and cocktails when the sun goes down. Don’t miss the cheese plates here. They’re delicious and make for a great entree before you head to one of Noosa’s restaurants for dinner like Locale, an Italian restaurant with a focus on local produce and the brooding good looks of an Italian lothario.

Moonstruck on Hastings Street
Moonstruck on Hastings Street

Vanilla Food Café offers food that’s good for you and tastes great too. Noosa Junction is also a good choice for picking up well-priced takeaway and affordable cafe fare. You’ll find a supermarket here for stocking up on self-catering supplies as well.

Tasty Risotto at Vanilla Foods Cafe Noosa
Healthy risotto at Vanilla Food Cafe

For something quick to takeaway and eat on the beach, the food court at Bay Village on Hastings has outlets selling freshly squeezed juices, sandwiches, sushi, pies, wraps, and kebabs. If you’re after something cheap and cheerful, this is a good choice. If you’re visiting Noosa in summer and don’t mind eating early, you can pick up dinner at Bay Village and sit on the beach to enjoy it.

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Disclosure: The writer originally visited these restaurants and cafes as a guest of Noosa Tourism and would gladly dine at them again at her own expense.

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Dr Tiana Templeman is an award-winning food and travel journalist, travel author and media industry academic. She is the creator of The Travel Temple, writes for Australian and international media outlets and appears on radio talking about where to go, what to see and travel industry trends.