Caloundra Café


Compass have teamed up with Caloundra City Autos to offer a social enterprise that provides meaningful vocational opportunities for people with disabilities looking for real-world hospitality and customer service experience and to unleash their inner barista, cook and waiter / waitress. 

Our success and reputation in the community is not only for our delicious food and coffee, but also for the warmest customer service you will get anywhere – Find out more below.


Connections Café Nambour was established in 2016 through a special collaboration between Compass and Cricks Sunshine Coast (Nambour Dealership). It was our first social enterprise cafe and the first on the Sunshine Coast offering vocational opportunities for people with disabilities.

In 2022, the cafe underwent a complete transformation and is now one of the Coast’s most iconic destination cafes with a purpose! Connections Café Nambour has grown to become one of our most successful and vibrant social enterprises, with many regulars visiting us, including monthly drop-ins from the Porsche Club and many other community organisations. We are now also featured on the Nambour Street Art trail thanks to the beautiful mural on the front of our premises, painted by local artist Ross Holloway.

Connections Cafe Nambour is open from Monday-Friday from 7:00am – 2:30pm, offering a full breakfast and lunch menu, including sweet treats that are all made in-house, along with coffees, teas and delicious milkshakes.


When you visit Connections Café, you can expect to be greeted with a smile by our Trainees, who will also go out of their way to serve you and make sure your experience is a great one. Our Trainees are involved in everything from food preparation to cooking, coffee making, serving, cash handling and cleaning.

For our Trainees, gaining experience in our Cafés is a chance to not only realise their goals of working in a hospitality environment, but to also serve their community and make meaningful connections each and every day!

So please take the time to say hello and have a chat – not only will you make our Trainees’ days, but we know that they will also make yours!


In addition to offering a full breakfast and lunch menu, Connections Café also offers catering for local businesses and events.

We have catered for everything from community events and local government gatherings to funerals and birthdays. Compass Trainees are also involved in our catering offering and are part of the team helping to prepare and package up your food and beverages!

Why not choose a social enterprise for your next gathering? Get in touch for more information and to chat with our friendly café crew about our catering packages.
Get in touch

Find Us

NAMBOUR – 950 Nambour Connection Road, Nambour (Open 7:00am – 2:30pm)

MAROOCHYDORE – 32 Baden Powell St, Maroochydore (Open 7:30am – 2:30pm)

Tel: (07) 5476 1251

[email protected]


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