Made well-known by its craft market that’s been operating twice-weekly since 1979, Eumundi in Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is nicely price visiting. But what else is there to do right here as soon as the stalls shut? Here are 7 issues to do other than Eumundi Markets.
Bubbling with creativity, glorious meals and a agency sense of native delight, the city of Eumundi in Queensland’s Sunshine Coast has a wierd magnetism that attracts extra guests than a city of its measurement or location actually has a proper to.
In 1979, the primary stalls of Eumundi Markets opened and slowly grew to the gargantuan measurement it’s immediately, pulling tens of 1000’s of tourists each week.
Not unhealthy for a market.
But 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
In order of how we found these delights round Eumundi, listed here are a number of the issues nicely price coming right here for outdoor of the Wednesday and Saturday market days.
And for a broader view of issues to do within the Sunshine Coast typically, take a look at on our Sunny Coast information right here!
We have been actually impressed with the espresso choices round city. For someplace that’s basically one principal road, having at the very least three cafes brewing a number of the greatest espresso we’ve had isn’t any imply feat.
With a powerful 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 along with your espresso too, and the courtyard affords a little bit of peace away from the busy principal road, particularly on market days.
Even the devastating hearth that burnt its unique 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.
Part of the city’s lovely 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.
Even extra shocking than the wealth of fine espresso right here is the unbelievable high quality of meals choices. But that appears to be the way in which the Sunshine Coast operates typically.
There are at the very least three locations we’d advocate right away and would love to return to ourselves.
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 operating the kitchen usually single-handedly, this duo have created an exquisite meals expertise right here in Eumundi.
Shrouded in flowing white materials and accented with the deep greens of tropical crops, Bask has carved out a grotto of fine-dining in Eumundi. The look of this virtually ethereal house—proper right down to the attractive plates and serving bowls—is due to the abilities 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 enamel from a number of the high 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.
The mild, vibrant and ethereal cabana-style eating at The Bungalow has the texture of an countless 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 recent really feel of this vibrant, beachy diner within the tropical hinterland.
Check out our video run-down of the very best locations to eat on the Sunshine Coast right here:
It’s wonderful that there are such a lot of locations in Eumundi which are owned and run by a husband-and-wife workforce. Which jogs my memory, the meals on the Imperial Hotel, owned and run by Nicky and Paul Thomas, additionally appears to be like glorious.
3. Pub, brewery and distillery
On the nook of Etheridge Street and Memorial Drive, the attractive Queenslander fashion constructing that homes the Imperial Hotel 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. Owner-brewer Paul Thomas has an incredible job along with his IPAs. You also can e book excursions of the brewery.
At the entrance of this magnificent previous 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 can decide up a bottle to remove too!
4. Art within the HOLA Lounge
Not content material with the busyness of operating a pub, a brewery and a distillery, Paul and his spouse Nicky Thomas even have the keys to HOLA—Hotel Of Local Art—simply not far away. As the title suggests, this boutique lodge is targeted on the artisans of the realm.
Everything 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.
Down the alley resulting in the primary road is the HOLA Lounge, which is full of native artwork and is price trying out.
All alongside the primary road of Eumundi—Memorial Drive—are lovely little outlets promoting the whole lot from elegant hand-made homewares in Eumundi Emporium to crystals and geodes at Cinnabar Soul.
6. Street artwork tour
Beyond HOLA, artwork and creativity is everywhere in the streets of Eumundi. Indeed, there’s a self-guided road artwork tour you are able to do, following numerous artists and their murals across the city. It’s an effective way to study the lie of the land and see past the primary road of this fascinating little city.
7. Live music
Apart from native expertise exhibiting what they’re manufactured from throughout city and much more so when the markets are on, Eumundi is residence to Offbeat Music Festival, which runs each March and brings a bunch of musicians to city.
Usually held within the Imperial Hotel (sure, Paul 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 price getting city earlier than it kicks off.
It appears flawed to speak about Eumundi and never point out the markets. This long-running market with its tagline of ‘Make It, Bake It, Sew It, Grow It’ solely sells wares which are hand-made right here in Australia—ideally within the Sunshine Coast itself.
There is one other set of markets additional again from the primary road, however they’re not affiliated. Look out for the ‘Make It, Bake It, Sew It, Grow It’ stickers on the stalls to be sure you’re in the appropriate place.
And be sure you arrive on the markets hungry; the meals on supply all through is simply too tempting even should you’re feeling full!