Quality coffee and tasty bagels at Noosa Junction

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

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.

Ham bagel

salmon bagel
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.

If you’re looking for a relaxed and welcoming café in Noosa that serves excellent coffee, you can’t go wrong with Bean Drop.

Bean Drop
75 Noosa Drive, Noosa Heads

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