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Hot Chilli Bean Thai Cafe

Cnr Park St & the Esplanade | Opposite Coolum Surf Club, Coolum Beach, Queensland 4573, Australia
+61 7 5446 3911
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good27%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“thai food” (21 reviews)
“chilli” (18 reviews)
“panang curry” (5 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Cnr Park St & the Esplanade | Opposite Coolum Surf Club, Coolum Beach, Queensland 4573, Australia
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Vegetarian Vegan Menu
" vegetarian friendly menu. I was spoiled for options. And delicious "
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2. Great alfresco restaurant
"Vegetarian option. It was really delicious - very tasty sauce"
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3. Best @@lunch@@ spe ials
"I’m a local and LOVE this place, friendly service, quality food"
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1 - 10 of 213 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Great Tom Yum Goong. Don't expect restaurant table service because this is really a takeaway joint with tables. $8.00 a bottle corkage is outrageous. Staff should not be seen eating behind the counter. Plus 9 for the Tom Yum. Minus 5 for the corkage charge....More

Thank winstondo
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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

What a great little restaurant. Beaut atmosphere lovely wait staff. The salt & pepper calamari was to die for as was our seafood main course.could not fault the authentic flavours and I am fussy when it comes to Thai.will definitely revisit.

Thank Symone C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Table of 30 of us for dinner. Great food. Well priced and good variety. One of our favourite local restaurants

Thank Hilary M
ChilliBean5, Owner at Hot Chilli Bean Thai Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Hilary for your awesome review. It was a pleasure to have you all for dinner on Friday and so happy you all had a great night. We look forward to seeing you next time you visit us. Happy days!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sunday night meal was not what we expected. Our normal Thai was closed for holidays so we decided to go back and try as we had heard good reports from our son. The takeaway meal took over 35 minutes, which if you know Coolum on...More

2  Thank Mordys
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

My son had just arrived from Victoria. He so wanted to try this Thai food. It was a Saturday night and we hadn’t booked. We waited well over an hour for our entree and the place wasn’t packed. Meals were ok. But considering we were...More

Thank Sandy M
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

We did a take away. It is not your standard Thai take away flavor which is what we enjoyed the most. It was fresh and flavoursome. Will definitely be back.

Thank Lookingforthespot
Reviewed 17 May 2018

Good food, great hosts. Was with a party of nine and everyone enjoyed what they had The duck dishes particularly tasty outside seating was good

Thank Roger B
Reviewed 15 May 2018

A very good little restaurant specialising in Thai food ...fairly priced .Wine /beer list good .Really excellent waiting staff

Thank guy b
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

A friend and I walked the strip trying to decide what we wanted to eat and we ended up coming back here because of their vegetarian friendly menu. I was spoiled for options. And delicious options at that. Service was impeccable even when they were...More

1  Thank Shannii
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Great little sidewalk restaurant with amazing service. Food was delicious and no MSG - loved the whole experience.

1  Thank sharon B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$29
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cnr Park St & the Esplanade | Opposite Coolum Surf Club, Coolum Beach, Queensland 4573, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Sunshine Coast  >  Coolum Beach
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5446 3911
  • E-mail
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