The Pocket Espresso Bar
Great food at affordable price. Happy helpful staff, talented live musician. And great drinks! What more could you want!
We are in the garden area after the lunch time rush it was completely relaxing
The food was wonderful and service very prompt
Delicious food as always and a good selection of drinks
Loved the way you checked with me about seating as I suffer a physical disability
I love the Pocket. Friendly staff, excellent food, great atmosphere. Love taking my family there when they visit from interstate.
We were seated at a table with ocean views. The food was good and the service was excellent.
Always a favourite for the beach location & experience.
Friendly, great coffee & food.
A busy cafe, well run. Interesting menu.
The menu is small but everything on the menu is delicious. I know this because I have eaten there so often, I have tried everything. I would highly recommend. Great atmosphere, staff are lovely, perfect position.
The food was fabulous! I asked for some side salad instead of a the burger bun. I was expecting a simple side salad - what I received was a delicious Thai flavoured salad. It was so tasty and satisfying.
Friendly, vibrant cafe where everyone seems to know everyone else. In touch with the local scene. Great food and professional service. I've been coming back for years and Im not a local but treated like one.
Pleasant outdoor setting and lovely food. We felt sorry for the waiter who was run off his feet. Otherwise we had a great time
We LOVED our time here. Food great, decor is amazing and the service so friendly.
Only critical feedback I’d have is the music was a bit loud and basey for breakfast time. We moved out the back though which was perfect 👍🏼
I food was really delicious and the music was good, not too overwhelming for conversation either! Will be going back again
The waitress was very rude to my partner...apon leaving was still sarcastic and rude!
We spend a lot of money that afternoon and was over charged when fixing our bill...
Fantastic food, fantastic service from staff, especially our waitress Amelia. Love this location and atmosphere.
Enjoyed the meals, friendly service and good atmosphere.
Unbelievable food, wonderful staff. Best restaurant on the Sunshine Coast.
Awesome food, great service and will definitely be coming back!
Friendly staff...however weird menu/cold coffee...probably won’t be back unfortunately...
Clearly our best cafe we have on the Coast. I love it. We come here every weekend.
Never disappointed coming to this place. Thank you all staff 💕
The food is always delicious! Staff are friendly and the service is great!
Not too fussed on the new fit out, thankfully the food & drinks are still awesome. The food & live music was fantastic the night we visited.
Great vibes and atmosphere. Live music was perfect.
The food as always was very good as was the coffee. Very reliable cafe.
The issue I had was with the service. When we were seated we were deserted until I could get someone’s attention (this might be because when seated the waitress put cutlery on the table which in most restaurants normally means your order has been taken). Then the dirty plates etc stayed on the table for about 20 mins until asked to be taken (even then the waitress only picked up the coffee cups), the plates were taken after the second order of coffee arrived (again after having to waive someone down). Then needed to get the attention of the lady who seemed to being enjoying a chat with the barista to pay the bill.
Now I know this is a cafe and not a restaurant and I know it’s at the beach so a bit laid back but when you are trying to make money and the cook and the barista are doing their jobs then you should do yours.
I raised these issues with the lady we paid but I think she thought I was just commenting on the last order, not the issues before so thought I was overreacting. I commented politely and didn’t get cranky I just thought feedback helps. She was dismissive.
Her team (including her) seemed to have developed that skill for looking about but not making eye contact.
Would I go back, of course the food and coffee is great but maybe only for takeaway.
Great venue. Attentive knowledgeable staff. Excellent menu very well presented.
Awesome food and coffee
Will recommend to friends and family
Great atmosphere, tasty menu, great for the whole family
We had such a fantastic night, thank you! We have found our new regular pocket of dining enjoyment :-) Food, service, atmosphere and music sensational! We have made our return booking already!
Couldn’t fault the service or food.
Can’t wait to come back!
That is lovely! Thank you so much.
The pocket has a great atmosphere and excellent food choices.
Thank you Desley! So glad that you enjoyed your stay.
Great night at the pocket, great food and service. As well as an awesome playlist and atmosphere
Thanks so much Skye!
Aren’t there some kind of social distancing regulations you’re supposed to be adhering to?
Every table was occupied, all tables were as close together as they always are (i.e. quite close), I couldn’t see hand sanitiser anywhere, and no one asked to take our names and numbers.
Am I missing something? I thought there were restrictions on how many people could be seated in a restaurant at one time?
We love the Pocket and come here all the time, you do a great breakfast and good coffee — but this was the first time since the pandemic that we’d eaten inside an actual cafe, and your setup did absolutely nothing to put our minds at ease.
Was very well looked after, cocktail tastes amazing!!! And the food was incredible.
Wonderful! Thanks for the lovely comments.
The service was wonderful. My fish burger was really yummy. The atmosphere was fantastic. Unfortunately the music was so load we struggled to hear each other. We asked twice for the music to be turned down, and were told they couldn’t turn it down anymore.
I'm so sorry about that! Our sound system can be a bit difficult and it's something we are looking into. When you come in next time, lets pop you in the garden. It's always more quiet out there and we have the roof and heaters which make it really lovely. Thanks for the feedback, Esther.
nice spot; appreciated the free soda water and lime considering most places would charge heaps for that
Thanks Erin! Anytime.
Amazing and atmosphere amazing. Service was very friendly but poor. Complete lack of training, no attention to detail and clearly staff overwhelmed.
Hi Jade - I'm sorry that the service wasn't up to par. You're right - we are feeling a bit overwhelmed at the moment. With all of the constant changes happening within our industry its been a pretty tricky time for us all. Thank you for the feedback, it's important and we'll absolutely always try and do our best in the future.
I find the breakfast menu to be a bit limited
Hi! Would love some more feedback. Is there something you'd love to see on it? We're all ears. : )
We love it at The Pocket. The service is awesome and the cocktails and food are amazing.
Beautiful decor and fabulous ambience ❤️
Thank you so much. This is wonderful. We really love our space, and more importantly that our gorgeous guests feel happy in it. I really appreciate the review. xx
Whilst I love the pocket it’s vibe & setting wait staff need training & food needs to be what it says crispy pork belly that’s not crispy & som tam salad over powered by white pepper for special of the evening
The menu different on website when you get into cafe
Thanks for that Harry! I'll get onto updating that info. It's been a bit of a whirlwind time at the moment but it's very important to get the details right. Appreciate the feedback and hope to see you again soon.
The Pocket Espresso Bar offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0476 793 800.
The Pocket Espresso Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 67 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.