The Pocket Espresso Bar

4.5
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67 reviews
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$40 and under
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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.
What 67 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.4
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4.5
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4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LizS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food at affordable price. Happy helpful staff, talented live musician. And great drinks! What more could you want!

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NikiF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We are in the garden area after the lunch time rush it was completely relaxing
The food was wonderful and service very prompt

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Review
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food as always and a good selection of drinks

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the way you checked with me about seating as I suffer a physical disability

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MarionD
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love the Pocket. Friendly staff, excellent food, great atmosphere. Love taking my family there when they visit from interstate.

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MarianD
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We were seated at a table with ocean views. The food was good and the service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a favourite for the beach location & experience.
Friendly, great coffee & food.
A busy cafe, well run. Interesting menu.

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MelissaA
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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Benita
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

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.

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Aiced
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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MichaelT
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Pleasant outdoor setting and lovely food. We felt sorry for the waiter who was run off his feet. Otherwise we had a great time

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AshP
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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 👍🏼

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Rebekah
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

I food was really delicious and the music was good, not too overwhelming for conversation either! Will be going back again

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KylieO
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall2Food5Service2Ambience5

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...

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RobynN
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, fantastic service from staff, especially our waitress Amelia. Love this location and atmosphere.

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DAVEJ
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed the meals, friendly service and good atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Unbelievable food, wonderful staff. Best restaurant on the Sunshine Coast.

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EmilyB
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food, great service and will definitely be coming back!

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Sangc22
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience2

Friendly staff...however weird menu/cold coffee...probably won’t be back unfortunately...

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sando
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Clearly our best cafe we have on the Coast. I love it. We come here every weekend.

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DebbieV
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never disappointed coming to this place. Thank you all staff 💕

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TrentA
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is always delicious! Staff are friendly and the service is great!

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CatherineC
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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FreyjaG
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great vibes and atmosphere. Live music was perfect.

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AndrewH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience3

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.

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DianeB
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great venue. Attentive knowledgeable staff. Excellent menu very well presented.

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LisaC
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Awesome food and coffee
Will recommend to friends and family

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Lozz
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great atmosphere, tasty menu, great for the whole family

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ClareH
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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AlysonC
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Couldn’t fault the service or food.
Can’t wait to come back!

The Pocket Espresso Bar
Responded on 3 August 2020

That is lovely! Thank you so much.

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Desley
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The pocket has a great atmosphere and excellent food choices.

The Pocket Espresso Bar
Responded on 3 August 2020

Thank you Desley! So glad that you enjoyed your stay.

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Skye
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great night at the pocket, great food and service. As well as an awesome playlist and atmosphere

The Pocket Espresso Bar
Responded on 3 August 2020

Thanks so much Skye!

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Jess
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall2Food4Service3Ambience1

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.

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AlishaC
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was very well looked after, cocktail tastes amazing!!! And the food was incredible.

The Pocket Espresso Bar
Responded on 3 August 2020

Wonderful! Thanks for the lovely comments.

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RhondaJ
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience2

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.

The Pocket Espresso Bar
Responded on 3 August 2020

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.

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ErinO
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

nice spot; appreciated the free soda water and lime considering most places would charge heaps for that
good service

The Pocket Espresso Bar
Responded on 3 August 2020

Thanks Erin! Anytime.

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JadeM
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service1Ambience5

Amazing and atmosphere amazing. Service was very friendly but poor. Complete lack of training, no attention to detail and clearly staff overwhelmed.

The Pocket Espresso Bar
Responded on 3 August 2020

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

I find the breakfast menu to be a bit limited

The Pocket Espresso Bar
Responded on 3 August 2020

Hi! Would love some more feedback. Is there something you'd love to see on it? We're all ears. : )

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MelB
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love it at The Pocket. The service is awesome and the cocktails and food are amazing.
Beautiful decor and fabulous ambience ❤️

The Pocket Espresso Bar
Responded on 3 August 2020

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

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Harry
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

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

The Pocket Espresso Bar
Responded on 3 August 2020

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.

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FAQs

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.