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7 issues to do in Eumundi Qld that aren’t the well-known marketsMr and Mrs Romance

Made well-known by its craft market that’s been working twice-weekly since 1979, Eumundi in Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is nicely value visiting. However what else is there to do right here as soon as the stalls shut? Listed here are 7 issues to do except for Eumundi Markets.

Things to do in Eumundi Sunshine Coast Queensland

Effervescent with creativity, wonderful meals and a agency sense of native pleasure, the city of Eumundi in Queensland’s Sunshine Coast has an odd magnetism that pulls extra guests than a city of its dimension or location actually has a proper to.

In 1979, the primary stalls of Eumundi Markets opened and slowly grew to the gargantuan dimension it’s as we speak, pulling tens of hundreds of tourists each week.

Not unhealthy for a market.

However when the maze of stalls promoting fantastically hand-crafted, baked, stitched and sculpted items shut, what else is there to do on this shocking little city within the hinterland?

7 issues to do in Eumundi Qld that aren’t the well-known markets

So as of how we found these delights round Eumundi, listed below are a number of the issues nicely value coming right here for out of doors of the Wednesday and Saturday market days.

1. Espresso

We have been actually impressed with the espresso choices round city. For someplace that’s basically one predominant road, having at the least three cafes brewing a number of the greatest espresso we’ve had is not any imply feat.

Eumundi Espresso Roasters

With a formidable vary of single origin espresso in addition to chilly drip and filter espresso, and the common stuff—flat whites, espresso, caps—are all beautifully made. You usually get a little bit palate-cleansing tea together with your espresso too, and the courtyard gives a little bit of peace away from the busy predominant road, particularly on market days.

Things to do in Eumundi Sunshine Coast Queensland - coffee

Humdrum Espresso

Even the devastating fireplace that burnt its authentic location down simply after these guys moved in in early 2022, this cafe has such a beautiful really feel. The espresso is completely made and the pastry choices all look very tempting.

Berkelouw Eumundi Bookshop & Cafe

A part of the city’s stunning e-book store, stuffed with new and second-hand books, the cafe right here serves a number of the greatest breakfast choices on the town in addition to fast, well-made espresso.

2. Eating

Much more shocking than the wealth of excellent espresso right here is the unbelievable high quality of meals choices. However that appears to be the best way the Sunshine Coast operates usually.

There are at the least three locations we’d suggest instantly and would love to return to ourselves.

Popina Restaurant Eumundi, Sunshine Coast


Serving fantastically reimagined southern European dishes beneath the twinkling lights adorning the overhanging bushes of its courtyard, Popina is a delight to dine at.

The entrance of home ticks over effortlessly with proprietor Penny utilizing her spectacular expertise from a number of the greatest eating places in Sydney and her husband and co-owner Alex working the kitchen usually single-handedly, this duo have created an exquisite meals expertise right here in Eumundi.

Try our full assessment of Popina right here.


Shrouded in flowing white materials and accented with the deep greens of tropical vegetation, Bask has carved out a grotto of fine-dining in Eumundi. The look of this nearly ethereal area—proper right down to the attractive plates and serving bowls—is because of the talents of co-owner and inside designer Jessica Coolican.

The meals, nevertheless, is right down to the brilliance of Jess’s husband and chef Jack Madden, who reduce his tooth from a number of the prime eating places in Melbourne. The meals, service and common atmosphere of Bask is a transparent indication of how severely the Sunshine Coast takes its meals.

Try our full assessment of Bask right here.

The Bungalow

The sunshine, brilliant and ethereal cabana-style eating at The Bungalow has the texture of an infinite summer time with a menu to match. Italian and Greek fashion fare makes us yearn for Southern Europe.

Chef and proprietor Jonathan moved from Sydney in 2016 and met his spouse Claire right here. They opened Bungalow in late 2021.

Dishes just like the calamari fritti, chargrilled king prawns, grilled zucchini, and a marinated apple salad with olive oil and a balsamic discount all add to the contemporary really feel of this brilliant, beachy diner within the tropical hinterland.

Try our video run-down of the perfect locations to eat on the Sunshine Coast right here:

It’s wonderful that there are such a lot of locations in Eumundi which can be owned and run by a husband-and-wife crew. Which jogs my memory, the meals on the Imperial Lodge, owned and run by Nicky and Mark Thomas, additionally seems wonderful.

3. Pub, brewery and distillery

On the nook of Etheridge Road and Memorial Drive, the attractive Queenslander fashion constructing that homes the Imperial Lodge can also be residence to not solely a craft brewery however a distillery too.

The beers from the brewery—Eumundi Brewery no much less—are all on faucet and value a tasting. Proprietor-brewer Mark Thomas has an ideal job together with his IPAs. You can too e-book excursions of the brewery.

HOLA Hotel Of Local Art Eumundi - Eumundi Distillery inside Imperial Hotel Eumundi

On the entrance of this magnificent outdated pub, the glint and gleam of copper hints on the distillery right here too. Turning out a scrumptious line-up of small-batch gins and liqueurs, Eumundi Distillers can also be the home pour on the bar. You possibly can choose up a bottle to remove too!

4. Artwork within the HOLA Lounge

Not content material with the busyness of working a pub, a brewery and a distillery, Mark and his spouse Nicky Thomas even have the keys to HOLA—Lodge Of Native Artwork—simply not far away. Because the identify suggests, this boutique lodge is concentrated on the artisans of the world.

Every little thing from cups and cutlery to artwork on the partitions and even the sink within the elegant loos all come from the minds and palms of native artists.

You possibly can see our full assessment of HOLA right here. We even have a video walkthrough of the lodge right here.

HOLA Hotel Of Local Art Eumundi - Hola Lounge

Down the alley resulting in the principle road is the HOLA Lounge, which is filled with native artwork and is value testing.

5. Buying

All alongside the principle road of Eumundi—Memorial Drive—are stunning little outlets promoting every thing from elegant hand-made homewares in Eumundi Emporium to crystals and geodes at Cinnabar Soul.

6. Road artwork tour

Past HOLA, artwork and creativity is everywhere in the streets of Eumundi. Certainly, there’s a self-guided road artwork tour you are able to do, following varied artists and their murals across the city. It’s a good way to be taught the lie of the land and see past the principle road of this fascinating little city.

Things to do in Eumundi Sunshine Coast Queensland - street art tour

7. Dwell music

Other than native expertise exhibiting what they’re made from throughout city and much more so when the markets are on, Eumundi is residence to Offbeat Music Competition, which runs each March and brings a bunch of musicians to city.

Normally held within the Imperial Lodge (sure, Mark and Nicky Thomas are concerned on this too as a result of they’re not busy sufficient!), there are sometimes break-out periods earlier than the pageant, so it’s value getting city earlier than it kicks off.

It appears fallacious to speak about Eumundi and never point out the markets. This long-running market with its tagline of ‘Make It, Bake It, Sew It, Develop It’ solely sells wares which can be hand-made right here in Australia—ideally within the Sunshine Coast itself.

Eumundi Markets, Sunshine Coast, Queensland

There may be one other set of markets additional again from the principle road, however they’re not affiliated. Look out for the ‘Make It, Bake It, Sew It, Develop It’ stickers on the stalls to be sure to’re in the suitable place.

And be sure to arrive on the markets hungry; the meals on provide all through is just too tempting even if you happen to’re feeling full!

We visited Eumundi as media visitors in collaboration with Go to Sunshine Coast. Our opinions, nevertheless, stay our personal.



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