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The Pocket Espresso Bar, Caloundra, AU-QLD

The Pocket Espresso Bar

4.7
4.7
244 Reviews
$40 and under
Australian

At The Pocket Espresso Bar we’re about smiles. As it so happens, we also serve delicious food, next-level Guru coffee and crafty cocktails. Rejuvenate while enjoying stunning beach views of Moffat Beach or escape to our tropical courtyard while the kids run riot. Our menu is seasonally-evolving, and we make every effort to cater for all (no matter what crazy diet you're on). Togs, tattoos and walking sticks welcome. Get some sunshine in your pocket.

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Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Australian, Café, Beer Garden

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 6:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Mon–Wed 11:00 am–2:30 pm Thu–Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    0476 793 800

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Amy Fulton

  • Catering

    Easy comfort, matched with a good dose of fun with friends. That's what we do best! Intimate but inclusive, you can fine cosy spaces as well as room for the whole fam bam. Our food is made to make you happy on the inside. Think - fancy takeaways with a swish of pizzazz. From breakfast through to dinner - we are obsessed with food, coffee and anything alcoholic. Supporting other local businesses is important to us and we do this through our produce, our coffee, our beers.

  • Private party facilities

    We love to host private events. Our intimate and moody interiors lend themselves perfectly to having our most special people (that's you) here with us celebrating all your favourite things: weddings, birthdays, anything really! Depending on your size, we can cater to you. Get in touch through events@thepocketespressobar.com.au so we can get chatting.

  • Neighborhood

    Caloundra

  • Parking details

    there are 2 council car parks within walking distance

  • Public transit

    Bus stop less than 50m away

  • Additional

    Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Menu

Mornings

6AM-11

  • Sweet MuffinsA$7.50

    • Savoury MuffinsA$7.50

      • Banana BreadA$6.50

        • Breakkie Pie BaconA$10.00

          Bacon & egg with roast leek, onion, sundried tomato & spinach inside a flaky pastry base

          • Brekkie Pie VegA$10.00

            Roast leek, sundried tomato, feta, spinach & onion with egg & cheese inside a flaky pastry base

            • Bacon & Fried Eggs on Sourdough or Gluten Free ToastA$15.00

              • Brkfst #1A$9.50

                cup with soaked oats, QLD yoghurt & berries

                • Brkfst #2A$9.50

                  cup with coconut soaked chia, coyo & fruit

                  • The OG Pocket PieA$10.00

                    slow cooked pork with apple & cider

                    • The OG Pocket PieA$10.00

                      chicken, leek and mushroom

                      • Pocket PieA$10.00

                        veggie curry

                        • B&E TurkishA$12.00

                          Bacon & egg between turkish with tomato & cheese topped with our housemade relish & aioli

                          • Veggie TurkishA$12.00

                            Seasonal roast veg with egg, cheese & aioli between turkish bread

                            • Potato HashA$16.00

                              2 fried eggs, pickled beet slaw salad

                              • Avo on Sourdough or Gluten Free Toast with DukkahA$15.00

                                • BurgerA$10.00

                                  bacon & egg with onion, bbq sauce and cheese

                                  • Beef BurgerA$18.00

                                    House-made angus beef patty with cheddar, caramelized onion, cos lettuce, pickle, tomato, mustard & whole egg mayo, with a side of pocket fries

                                    • Veggie BurgerA$18.00

                                      Potato hash, beetroot slaw, hummus and fresh salad

                                      • Southern Fried Chicken BurgerA$18.00

                                        Buttermilk chicken, southern style spices, jalapeños, crunchy slaw, cheese & cos lettuce. With a side of pocket fries

                                        • Warm Veggie SaladA$18.00

                                          Roast pumpkin piece, green beans, & crunchy beetroot chips, mixed green leaves, vermouth-soaked sultanas, herbs & a dill cashew cream

                                          Dinner

                                          Friday / Sat / Sun 5-8.30

                                          • Pocket FriesA$10.00

                                            with special seasoning

                                            • Sweet Potato FriesA$10.00

                                              with aioli

                                              • Beef BurgerA$18.00

                                                House-made angus beef patty with cheddar, caramelized onion, cos lettuce, pickle, tomato, mustard & whole egg mayo, with a side of pocket fries

                                                • Veggie BurgerA$18.00

                                                  Potato hash, beetroot slaw, hummus and fresh salad

                                                  • Southern Fried Chicken BurgerA$18.00

                                                    Buttermilk chicken, southern style spices, jalapeños, crunchy slaw, cheese & cos lettuce. With a side of pocket fries

                                                    • Warm Veggie SaladA$18.00

                                                      Roast pumpkin piece, green beans, & crunchy beetroot chips, mixed green leaves, vermouth soaked sultanas, herbs & a dill cashew cream

                                                      • Fish TacoA$18.00

                                                        Cajun spiced local caught fish, pineapple, pickled slaw, crunchy lettuce & siracha mayo

                                                        • Jackfruit TacoA$18.00

                                                          Cajun spiced jackfruit, pineapple, pickled slaw, crunchy lettuce & siracha mayo

                                                          • Jerk ChickenA$15.00

                                                            Jamaican jerk chicken wings. Spicy and delicious

                                                            • Satay BowlA$18.00

                                                              Choose from chicken, local caught fish or tofu with brown rice, beetroot, carrot, cabbage slaw, pickled cucumber, edamame, crispy shallot, crushed peanuts, coriander, chilli & peanut satay

                                                              Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                                              What 244 people are saying

                                                              Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                              4.7
                                                              4.7 based on recent ratings
                                                              • 4.6Food
                                                              • 4.7Service
                                                              • 4.6Ambience
                                                              • 4.5Value

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                                                              • Sunshine Coast

                                                                Great for Brunch

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                                                                Healthy

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                                                                Neighborhood Gem

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                                                                Vibrant Bar Scene

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                                                                Best Overall

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                                                                Fit for Foodies

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                                                                Good for Groups

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                                                                Healthy

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                                                                Neighborhood Gem

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                                                                Outdoor Dining

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                                                              1. MG

                                                                MichaelaG

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Always have a lovely time here, food is incredible, best cocktails and service is always great

                                                              2. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                Gold Coast

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                Great food coffee and service

                                                              3. JC

                                                                JohnC

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service3ambience4

                                                                Good food, wait staff more interested in talking to each other than attending to customers. 20 min. to get a beer unreasonable in my book. Very noisy = kills conversation. Otherwise good. I will certainly go back.

                                                              4. J

                                                                Julie

                                                                Sunshine Coast

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                overall5food4service4ambience4

                                                                Great food, service and atmosphere - thank you! I always take people from outside the area to your special spot, and they're always so impressed.

                                                              5. MB

                                                                MelissaB

                                                                Sunshine Coast

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                Service was brilliant and the staff were all incredible. Food was tasty but it's worth noting that the serving sizes were huge. One main is enough for two to share.

                                                              6. SM

                                                                SarahM

                                                                Brisbane

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                The staff are so beautiful at the pocket. There weren't any mocktails on the menu and I was wanting one Bing pregnant, they sussed out what I liked with cocktails and went from there, even offering to remake if I didn't like it. Very helpful with ordering and nothing is ever too much trouble. Fun vibe, with local bands playing.

                                                              7. CJ

                                                                CatherineJ

                                                                Hong Kong

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                Great place, easy, and very pleasant also willing to accommodate 3x dogs.

                                                              8. AP

                                                                AshP

                                                                Brisbane

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on April 20, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Such a beautiful experience, food, environment, fun vibes. Will definitely be back!!

                                                              9. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                Sunshine Coast

                                                                15 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                15 reviews

                                                                Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Always a great experience. Great coffee. Great food. Great service. Our favourite local café.

                                                              10. JD

                                                                JDZM

                                                                Melbourne

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service4ambience2

                                                                Amazing food. Large portions for what you pay and super tasty. They had a band/singer playing on the night and we were sitting right underneath a loudspeaker so it was really loud (could hardly hear people at our table and had to shout). Nothing bad though and will definitely be going back. Highly recommended.

                                                              11. PE

                                                                PhilipE

                                                                1 review

                                                                4.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on April 8, 2022

                                                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                First time dining in the restyled eatery, wife and I had lunch main meals, excellent modern meals. Can’t wait to return to try the lighter menu, they also looked awesome. Great service and atmosphere.

                                                              12. DP

                                                                DianaP

                                                                Sunshine Coast

                                                                12 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                12 reviews

                                                                Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                Amazing food on the new menu. Flavoursome and beautifully presented Attentive staff Very friendly

                                                              13. PE

                                                                PeterE

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on April 1, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Great location, incredible staff and the food and coffee are always spot on... love the new look

                                                              14. DB

                                                                DavidB

                                                                Brisbane

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on April 1, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Tried out the new menu tonight and it was incredible. The kids loved it too. Always looks and feels fresh in here

                                                              15. T

                                                                Teish

                                                                1 review

                                                                2.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on March 25, 2022

                                                                overall2food2service4ambience3

                                                                We were excited to try the new menu and cocktails however sadly we were very disappointed. The cocktails were overpriced and the food was mediocre. The service however was fast and friendly. The old vibe and layout will be missed.

                                                              16. C

                                                                Candice

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on March 24, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Fantastic service, food was amazing and love the the menu!

                                                              17. KB

                                                                KarenB

                                                                Brisbane

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on March 20, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                We enjoyed a lovely dinner out with friendly & attentive staff & delicious food. Thank you. We will be back again soon.

                                                              18. T

                                                                Thom

                                                                New York Area

                                                                1 review

                                                                1.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on March 12, 2022

                                                                overall1food1service4ambience4

                                                                Great vibe, but unfortunately curry had absolutely no flavour.

                                                                The Pocket Espresso BarResponded on April 1, 2022

                                                                Hey Thom, Thanks for letting us know your feedback. Great news, the curry has been revised and I think you'll be very happy with the update. It's got way more punch and when you add in that succulent melt in your mouth lamb, it's a great dish. We hope you can come back sometime and test it!

                                                              19. DH

                                                                DebH

                                                                Sunshine Coast

                                                                1 review

                                                                3.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on March 5, 2022

                                                                overall3food1service4ambience2

                                                                Sorry but found the lunch menu super disappointing. I am pescatarian and found the menu very limited. Cauliflower bao were bland and tiny and my husbands Penang chicken was just half a chicken with no rice or greens. Difficult to share when I do not eat meat. Sorry to see the lovely rustic retro booths go. Hope that the coconut lime margarita are still there as will try to come back for those but won’t eat given the current limited menu.

                                                              20. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                Sunshine Coast

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on February 4, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Fabulous in all respects

                                                              21. GD

                                                                GavinD

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on January 30, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                Great venue with wonderful food and extremely good service.

                                                              22. m

                                                                mariannam

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on January 29, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Super friendly and welcoming. Vibe is funky and fun and quirky. Mths good and drinks were delicious. I can highly recommend this place if you want a good vibe and fantastic food.

                                                              23. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                Sunshine Coast

                                                                16 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                16 reviews

                                                                Dined on January 23, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Always good coffee and food. Great service. Attentive staff.

                                                              24. EH

                                                                EugenH

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on January 7, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                The stuff was very friendly, food was yummy and the atmosphere-nice.

                                                              25. GG

                                                                GiGi

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on January 2, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                If your looking for a vibrant engertic place with fantastic food and a great variety of Gluten Free options then this is the place for you, if your looking for quiet and intimate, not the place for you. They offer 3 different options of seating areas, can't wait to go back again and try the outside area at the back. The only issue was they were so busy that they had sold out of some of the menu options, but overall WE LOVED IT!!!

                                                              26. MG

                                                                MeganG

                                                                Brisbane

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on January 1, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Great food and service! Will definitely be going back

                                                              27. CM

                                                                CarlyM

                                                                1 review

                                                                2.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on December 31, 2021

                                                                overall2food3service1ambience2

                                                                Service was slow, had to flag down staff multiple times to order, We went their New Year’s Eve last year and was amazing, this year was disappointing

                                                              28. P

                                                                Pammy

                                                                Sunshine Coast

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                4.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined on December 31, 2021

                                                                overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                                Great food but took a long time for our cocktails. After we had our food the waiter did not even see if we needed anything else. We only had one drink.

                                                              29. DP

                                                                DianaP

                                                                Sunshine Coast

                                                                13 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                13 reviews

                                                                Dined on December 26, 2021

                                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                Excellent selection of food. Presented beautifully Attentive staff Drinks menu diverse.

                                                              30. JH

                                                                JulesH

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on December 25, 2021

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Friendly staff, delicious food, great service and atmosphere

                                                              31. A

                                                                Atticus

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on December 17, 2021

                                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                Delicious cocktails and nice food, friendly server and lovely plants everywhere

                                                              32. K

                                                                Kylie

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on December 16, 2021

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Ahhhmazing as always! Vibe ✔️ Food ✔️ Music ✔️ Cocktails ✔️✔️✔️

                                                              33. SL

                                                                SonniL

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on December 12, 2021

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                Loved it, we booked an outside table and really enjoyed the place, the food was good too

                                                              34. KA

                                                                KymA

                                                                1 review

                                                                3.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on December 12, 2021

                                                                overall3food4service5ambience4

                                                                The food was nice, the service was excellent (however unfortunately some items were forgotten/delayed). The venue can be very noisy if this worries you. The staff were very pleasant and did their best to sort out any issues.

                                                              35. NM

                                                                NolaM

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on December 6, 2021

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                We had a very nice meal and my friend and I enjoyed a pleasant catch-up in The Pocket. We both really loved the champagne cocktail to celebrate Christmas. Nola.

                                                              36. CU

                                                                ChrisU

                                                                1 review

                                                                3.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on December 5, 2021

                                                                overall3food3service4ambience1

                                                                The music was grat but very loud. We had to leave the restaurant to have a conversation.

                                                              37. RT

                                                                RT2021

                                                                London

                                                                1 review

                                                                4.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on December 5, 2021

                                                                overall4food3service4ambience4

                                                                We love pocket and visit often, but my favourite dish, the fish tacos, is now just so tiny that I don’t think you can justify charging $19 for it. It used to be 3 tacos and a good amount of fish, but it’s now not much more than a canapé. There were two ordered at the table and both of us agreed. Please increase the size! :) Other than that, great service, nice food and a great atmosphere.

                                                              38. B

                                                                Bree

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on November 27, 2021

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Incredible cocktails and food!! Love the vibe of the place

                                                              39. LW

                                                                LindaW

                                                                1 review

                                                                4.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on November 27, 2021

                                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                Have dine in many times in the past food and service has always been great would recommend to friends and will come back again when in area. Cheers Shane and Linda

                                                              40. KC

                                                                KrisC

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on November 26, 2021

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                You could not ask for more! Service, quality food, amazing ambiance, great strange of cocktails… must do

                                                              Safety precautions

                                                              • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                                • Contactless payment available

                                                              FAQs

                                                              The Pocket Espresso Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0476 793 800.

                                                              The Pocket Espresso Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 244 OpenTable diners.

                                                              Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                              Booked 14 times today
                                                              Google Map for The Pocket Espresso Bar

                                                              6 Seaview Terrace Moffat Beach Caloundra, AU-QLD 4551

                                                              Additional information

                                                              • Neighborhood

                                                                Caloundra

                                                              • Hours of operation

                                                                Breakfast Daily 6:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Mon–Wed 11:00 am–2:30 pm Thu–Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm

                                                              • Cuisines

                                                                Australian, Café, Beer Garden

                                                              • Dining style

                                                                Casual Dining

                                                              • Dress code

                                                                Casual Dress

                                                              • Parking details

                                                                there are 2 council car parks within walking distance

                                                              • Public transit

                                                                Bus stop less than 50m away

                                                              • Payment options

                                                                MasterCard, Visa

                                                              • Executive chef

                                                                Amy Fulton

                                                              • Additional

                                                                Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

                                                              • Phone number

                                                                0476 793 800

                                                              • Catering

                                                                Easy comfort, matched with a good dose of fun with friends. That's what we do best! Intimate but inclusive, you can fine cosy spaces as well as room for the whole fam bam. Our food is made to make you happy on the inside. Think - fancy takeaways with a swish of pizzazz. From breakfast through to dinner - we are obsessed with food, coffee and anything alcoholic. Supporting other local businesses is important to us and we do this through our produce, our coffee, our beers.

                                                              • Private party facilities

                                                                We love to host private events. Our intimate and moody interiors lend themselves perfectly to having our most special people (that's you) here with us celebrating all your favourite things: weddings, birthdays, anything really! Depending on your size, we can cater to you. Get in touch through events@thepocketespressobar.com.au so we can get chatting.

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