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Elevate Cafe and Bar, Mooloolaba, AU-QLD

Elevate Cafe and Bar

2.5
2.5
54 Reviews
$41 to $100
Modern Australian

Elevate Cafe and Bar offers an experience unmatched on the Mooloolaba Esplanade. Located across the road from the 4th best beach in Australia, you will have beautiful views of Mooloolaba beach. Experiment with the ‘Trust the Bartender’ cocktail option and have a creation tailored to your taste, whilst enjoying beautiful tapas styled small plates on a sunny afternoon. We boast the biggest Gin selection on the Sunshine Coast with over 100 to choose from. We also range the most expensive Macallan Whiskey collection on the Sunshine Coast. If Gin and Whiskey isn’t your thing, we have a great variety of Tequila, Rum and Vodka. It’s safe to say we have something for everyone.

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Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Modern Australian, European

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Fri 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 7:00 am–12:00 am Sun 7:00 am–5:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (07) 5444 0995

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Darren Marshall

  • Private party facilities

    At Elevate cafe and bar we host many private events, including; Birthday parties, Engagement parties, Anniversary's etc. We have a beautiful zone at the front of our dining area with artificial turf and Tommy Bahama lounges scattered around. Views of the Mooloolaba Beach are something we are proud of and it seems the only thing to finish off this tropical setting is a cocktail!

  • Area

    Mooloolaba

  • Cross Street

    2/11 Mooloolaba Esplanade

  • Parking Details

    There is plenty of parking to choose from with public parking lots that stretch the whole esplanade. Side streets are available also.

  • Public Transit

    Located on the Esplanade of Mooloolaba, we are right in the middle of a public transport hot spot, only minutes walks from taxi ranks and bus stations.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 54 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

2.5
2.5 based on recent ratings
  • 2.6Food
  • 2.6Service
  • 2.5Ambience
  • 2.5Value

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  1. HP

    HeatherP

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    The restaurant was CLOSED. We will never go there again

  2. LC

    LacindaC

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 April 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    We booked a dinner at Elevate Cafe over the Easter Holidays after having enjoyed a meal at this location over the same holiday period in previous years. Our booking was confirmed however when we attended the venue at the time of our booking it was closed. We received no correspondence to advise that the venue would not be open on our chosen date. This was incredibly disappointing. Terrible service.

  3. MR

    MickeyRat

    Brisbane

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 April 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Not even open but you accepted our booking. Fortunately the restaurant upstairs accepted us. They haven’t been open for a while could you please update their details

  4. PM

    PaulM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    I booked and was given confirmation for a booking for 7pm on 16th April only to find the restaurant closed for the time being’ Very annoying Won’t book again It was a special birthday celebration and elevate is usually great! Poor form on this occasion

  5. S

    Shell

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    We were very disappointed with this booking. As when all 6 of us arrived the restaurant was closed and looked like it had been closed for some time. We then had to turn around and find another venue at 6.15pm Saturday night that could accommodate 6 people. No one was happy.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 March 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Need to change their opening hours. Place was not even open

  7. FT

    FT234

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 March 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    I booked the table for a date night, booking was confirmed, everything was good until we go there and they turn out to be closed. Was very embarrassing.

  8. JP

    JudyP

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Sadly can’t give a good review because it was closed at the time of our booking. Might have been a good idea to cancel OpenTable on the nights you’re closed so we don’t drive all the way to go there only to find out it’s closed.

  9. J

    Jordan

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Restaurant was closed. Waste of time. Turn off booking system if you are closed!

  10. LM

    LizM

    Sunshine Coast

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Restaurant was closed, we booked online and tried to confirm our booking via messenger but did not receive any response.

  11. LC

    LeighC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    We love this restaurant. However they have closed due to staffing issues. We booked to make sure they were open and everything looked fine but no... they were closed. I understand this is a difficult time but it would be helpful if the information was accurate.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 January 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience1

    When we turned up at the venue it was closed nobody emailed as nobody Phoned us to say it was closed because of Covid

  13. NM

    NigelM

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    As far as restaurants go it was a low point in my life. Staff asked us to wait as we arrived early: all good until we observed walk ins being seated ahead of us. Then when we raised our booking with staff, they said they don’t accept lunch bookings. So we had to show proof of booking via Open Table. Once seated, we ordered drinks and offered to give the food order, but was brusquely told that the kitchen wasn’t ready: no reason. After 15 minutes we asked a different waitress when we could order. She explained that the issue was a kitchen staff changeover from breakfast to lunch: thanking her for at least explaining! Finally, the food was dreadful: calamari rubbery and flavourless, burger patty was over salted and flaky.

  14. f

    fionam

    Sunshine Coast

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 December 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely food at reasonable prices. A very enjoyable night. Will definitely be back

  15. AM

    AndrewM

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 November 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Was not even open when we arrived, no notice to say closed and google still advised was open. Very disappointed

  16. KT

    KaneTohde

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Booked online and turned up to find them closed. What a joke.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 September 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great fresh food, steaks tender and juicy. Bread and butter pudding especially delicious. Really great service as well.

  18. C

    Caroline

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was exceptional and service first class. A great dining experience at a reasonable price. Would highly recommend to anyone and will be going back again.

  19. LT

    LesleyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We visited Elevate for curry night and were impressed on all fronts. The service was friendly and helpful, the food and drink selection excellent and the curry night special was the best meal we have had so far in our 9 week holiday. Compliments to the chef. The food was delicious. Thank you for making our last night in Mooloolaba such a delightful experience.

  20. LS

    LinaS

    Sunshine Coast

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    A great little restaurant with a short menu but great food.

  21. JB

    JeremyB

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Great service, lovely food, a little noisy due to large party on table next to us. We will be back.

  22. LS

    LeanneS

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful place for dinner! Can’t fault it. Definitely will be going back.

  23. G

    bruceG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    once again a lovely evening. Our 3rd visit and food and service were great again. Had the Sirloin with side order mushrooms and was exceptional. Would recommended a visit as service is great and food is very nice.

  24. K

    Kate

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great service and food right opposite the beach. Would definitely recommend it

  25. JN

    JosieN

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My wife had coffee at your establishment two weeks ago and she said we must go there for dinner as we are always looking for a new experience, so we went on Saturday night and I was pleasantly surprised and impressed with everything that we experienced. Keep up the great work and don’t change anything. The first time I have ever said this. Jeff Norman

  26. U

    Unhappycustomer

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 March 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Awful, firstly I it is interesting that you are asking me on here how my experience was because I turned up with my guests only to be told that it is impossible for me to have a booking because apparently you don't take bookings. I explained that I had made the booking online and had the confirmation, and was spoken to extremely rudely by the male staff member on the phone who just wanted to argue with me. I will never be coming back and will never ever recommend elevate. We were married in mooloolaba the day before and this was a special breakfast for our guests. We were all disgusted.

  27. RB

    RuthB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    Beautiful spot under the trees. Service was slow but I think they’d had a busy Sunday. Food was great

  28. SP

    SharonP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Steaks overdone 2 medium rare steaks came out medium well done. Wait staff tending our table exceptional

  29. FC

    FiClowes

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Friendly and knowledgeable service , great food and creative cocktails. Can't wait to return to trial more cocktails!

  30. LH

    LynHathway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing as always... food was delicious, staff were friendly and service was impeccable. Looking forward to eating there again soon 👌

  31. T

    Toby

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 January 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Good food and flavours, chicken was a bit dry and the bruschetta bread was hard to eat.

  32. DB

    DougB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great restaurant for a special night x the staff Maddi and Luke are an amazing team 👌

  33. SG

    StevenG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful food, arancini and scallops were outstanding. We had dinner there twice in a week. Service was perfect, and the food left a very memorable impression. Our waitress both nights was Maddi. She is an absolute gem, great knowledge, good advice, enthusiastic and happy, she made the experience wonderful. We would definitely go back again.

  34. MN

    MaryN

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 December 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fort time T elevate . Great good and service . I will be back

  35. NC

    NeilC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic spot, amazing flavours in all the food - especially the prawns, and very professional service! Also love the bartender’s creation of cocktails!

  36. DM

    DianneM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2020

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    Enjoyed our food choices. Everything was cooked perfectly, good entree selection. My friend enjoyed the Sri Lankan curry. Service was very good. A good experience overall.

  37. D

    Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2020

    overall2food2service4ambience3

    We were expecting a great meal with this place. However, food was quite a disappointment which surprised us given it seems to be a slightly more up market restaurant. Kids both ordered grilled chicken and the quality was terrible. It looked like random pieces of chicken (as opposed a grilled chicken breast) and nether child would eat it. Mushroom risotto was ok but not much flavour to speak of and filled with some kind of stringy looking mushroom - so a little off putting to eat. Husband ordered the Sri Lankin curry special which he was really excited about as the the head chef was apparently a Sri Lankan chef. He was quite disappointed though. Meal was quite small and not much flavour. Overall, it was the most disappointing meal we have had in Mooloolaba.

  38. g

    gmac

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2020

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Apart from great food and friendly staff, Elevate must have the Sunshine Coast's most beautiful display of Spirits in their Bar. Its a huge selection and dramatically presented, with some wonderful premium choices on the top shelf.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome curry night with a decent serve of yellow potato, prawn and lamb curry platter. Flavours were fabulously put together and it was topped off with knowledgeable and attentive staff, an amazing selection of gins and great bartenders making it all look so easy. And then we had desert... yum Thank you, we will be back

  40. LS

    LynS

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 November 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Always happy to dine at Elevate, the food is great and the staff lovely.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables

FAQs

Elevate Cafe and Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (07) 5444 0995.

Elevate Cafe and Bar is rated 2.5 stars by 54 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Elevate Cafe and Bar

Shop 2 11 Mooloolaba Esp Mooloolaba, AU-QLD 4557

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    2/11 Mooloolaba Esplanade

  • Area

    Mooloolaba

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Fri 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 7:00 am–12:00 am Sun 7:00 am–5:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Modern Australian, European

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    There is plenty of parking to choose from with public parking lots that stretch the whole esplanade. Side streets are available also.

  • Public Transit

    Located on the Esplanade of Mooloolaba, we are right in the middle of a public transport hot spot, only minutes walks from taxi ranks and bus stations.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Darren Marshall

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (07) 5444 0995

  • Private party facilities

    At Elevate cafe and bar we host many private events, including; Birthday parties, Engagement parties, Anniversary's etc. We have a beautiful zone at the front of our dining area with artificial turf and Tommy Bahama lounges scattered around. Views of the Mooloolaba Beach are something we are proud of and it seems the only thing to finish off this tropical setting is a cocktail!

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