If you’re spending a weekend in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, whether it’s Maleny, Montville, or Mapleton, you’ll want to make sure you have your coffee stop sorted. This beautiful region, with it’s plentiful craft and antique stores back dropped with forest and mountain-to-ocean views, offers plenty of cafes and restaurants for you to grab your much needed morning (and afternoon) coffee pit-stop.
Nestled smack bang in the middle of Montville and Nambour, you’ll find the small town of Mapleton, with it’s pub overlooking the Sunshine Coast. There’s plenty to do around Mapleton, with Mapleton Falls, the lily ponds, and plenty of parks and walking tracks. And La Botiga. La Botiga offers up your usual espresso coffee menu, with some magnificent pastries that will have you salivating. It’s bound to be a little quieter than Montville, so a great place to stop for a coffee before you head there, or before you check out the fantastic natural attractions nearby.
As a speciality roaster in the hinterland, you can expect a high quality experience at Montville Coffee. They offer cupping experiences, as well as pour over and chemex. Call ahead as they’re not usually open to the public.
Yeah yeah, it’s not a coffee shop. Gerrard’s Lookout is a great place to stop on your way from Brisbane to the Maleny/Montville area; it offers amazing views across the Sunshine Coast, and Hinterland Coffee, a local coffee trailer, regularly serves patrons here on the morning. From everything we’ve heard, the coffee is great. Stop here, check out the view, and grab your normal espresso based coffee to go.
We recently dropped in to chat to the owners at Little May Espresso and their cafe is beautiful. It’s situated on Main Street in Montville, overlooking the street from a beautiful stone building. With a range of fresh food and coffee on offer, it’s a great spot to grab a coffee before walking through Montville’s many art and craft stores, such as the new Mystery on Main