For a gourmet dining experience along the South Maroochy River, head to Mikki’s Gourmet Food & Wine Bar. Decked with clean polished timber and armed with a team of warm and welcoming staff, the Duporth Avenue café offers a relaxing spot to soak up the Maroochydore sun. Here, Chef Jake Pregnell (ex-Spirit House, Golden Fields and Spice Temple) offers a fresh and exciting menu focusing on local produce. Early risers can start their day with an in-house hickory smoked Huon salmon with sorrel, apple and poached egg on sourdough and a cup of Marvell Street coffee. Those arriving later in the day can sample sharing plates – perhaps some Mooloolaba king prawns with chilli or some roast pork belly sliders – or tuck into a main such as the chargrilled beef rib fillet with a cauliflower puree, spicy cauliflower florets.