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As we’ve said, we want to be the Coast’s Top Cafe – and here’s what we’re doing to achieve this!

Our Cafe is located at one of the very best spots in arguably one of the most beautiful parts of the world, and it has been designed to allow you to sit back and enjoy our great food as well as the beautiful scenery and ambience.

It’s Sunshine Coast living at its best…
We want you to not just enjoy our food, but to feel relaxed and happy – and very, very welcome.
We assure you we’ll give of our best to make your visit a warm and pleasant one.
We’re particularly aware of the importance of a secure, well-trained, and happy Team. We have great people who take their roles very seriously, so please feel free to let them know your needs.

Our goal is to have a total Team of permanent long-term personnel, so they can get used to you – and you to them. We get to know our regulars and try to always address you by name, as well as to remember just the way you like your coffee, as well as your personal likes and dislikes.

Whatever your transport – from cars to bikes – there’s tons of parking, and safe and open access.
We welcome your canine friends to rest under our shady tree where they can enjoy a bowl of water whilst you are having your coffee or meal.

All our cakes are cooked on the premises, and can be purchased to enjoy with your coffee or as a whole cake to go.
We cater for gluten and dairy allergies, so you can always enjoy a soy-milk coffee.
We have 8 full-time permanent staff and 7 permanent part-time.

Nikki
One on La Balsa Nikki Manager
Manager

I am married to Stephen, and have two children, Nicholas 22 and Hannah 19. I have spent many years following different career paths. Stephen’s job as a Police Officer has seen us in some interesting towns and cities. I have mainly been involved with hospitality.

The cafe is part of our lives and I can’t imagine it any other way. The saying “good cop bad cop” couldn’t be more apt for Dani and I. Guess who owns which title. We are proud of what we have achieved and hope to continue our run of success for sometime to come.

Jeff & Dani
One on La Balsa Jeff and Dani Owners
Owners

Jeff has been building for the past 30 years both here and originally in Sydney. We stumbled upon the Sunshine Coast whilst we were traveling around Australia in 2002. We just fell in love with the place, especially Buddina. We saw the potential for a café on the river and when the opportunity came up to build and run One on La Balsa we jumped at the chance. We opened the doors on 30th October 2007 and have not looked back. Its great to work with our daughters, Brittany, Hayley and Kelly, who love the café life just as much as we do. Dani’s passions are her 2 dogs Millie and Bear, surfing and coffee while Jeff is a champion Surf Lifesaver turning his hand at coaching future champions.