In Noosa we are blessed with many cafes and restaurants, ranging from top end to budget. Recently I came across a great little inexpensive find at Noosa Junction, called Bean Drop. Located in what I call the “backpacker precinct” of Noosa, Bean Drop has a limited but tasty menu of breakfast and lunch offerings. But more on the food later: let’s talk about the coffee.
Bean Drop serves Di Bella coffee, which I have had the pleasure of enjoying at home made in my Delonghi coffee maker.
Di Bella began as a small coffee roasting operation in the suburbs of Brisbane in 2002 and has rapidly become Australia’s largest specialty coffee roaster. They are the only company in Australia to source 100% of its beans directly from the farmer – we here at Noosa Foodie love their “Crop to Cup” philosophy, where they make significant contributions to coffee farming communities through employment, healthcare and education.
I called into Bean Drop on a particularly chilly Sunday morning for brunch. Bagels are the main staple on the menu, something I really should eat more often. I chose the leg ham off the bone with avocado and my dining companion chose the smoked salmon. The bagels came in a variety of flavours (try the Jalapeno!), were fresh and tasty and the accompaniments were generous. It was an ample Sunday brunch and represented excellent value for money.
The crowd were a mixture of travellers and locals, and the cafe had a nice vibe. Plenty of outdoor seating, and dog-friendly as well, and despite the cold morning there was plenty of sunshine to soak up. The staff were friendly and welcoming.
We finished with a gluten free chocolate brownie each, which was rich and not too sweet – just the way I like them. A second cup of Di Bella coffee was the perfect accompaniment.
75 Noosa Drive, Noosa Heads