Find Your Muse on Arcadia Street

Image source: Photographer Megan Gill

You cannot keep a good street down and before the rest of the world figures it out, get yourself into Arcadia Street. Carlie Wacker muses over the street’s vibrant scene. 

Come Friday night you’ll find a once-sleepy part of Noosa Junction is now abuzz with locals, visitors, foodies and families. Arcadia Street has finally found its groove and is the go-to hot spot in the region. It’s where the cool kids go for delectable drinks, divine dinners and welcoming, friendly service that makes you feel like you’re part of a friendly. The hip and happening hub of Noosa is now Arcadia Street so here is a quick guide to the good stuff. 

MUSE is bustling after work – it is where you go for one drink and end up staying for a bottle, as described by co-owner Mikahlia Degotardi (and proven by us!). It’s a family affair with Mikki’s mum and Dad – Peter and Chrissie Degotardi as c0-owners in Muse and owners of nearby BIRD, where you can grab the best freerange charcoal chicken, baguettes, salads and more!

Back to Muse where the wine list is designed around drops that Mikki and partner Kyran Holt love to drink and sourced by Peter locally and from around the globe – you won’t find these drops on other menus. The divine cocktails are expertly made and fun and the food is a delight with snacks and share plates – such as croquettes, bruschetta, ceviche, lamb cutlets or burrata with drunken peaches, basil emulsion, jamon and foccacia; as well as moreish main meals like charred tuna niçoise; lamb cutlets; pasta dishes and ever-changing weekly specials. Other Arcadia Street fellows can often be found on the menu including Steamed Bun Co and Bird’s famous rotisserie-crisp potatoes, in-house baked baguettes and charcoal chicken in the form of an addictive dip!

Mikahlia says the growing popularity of Muse has been awesome.

“The support from locals and visitors has been great,” she said. “Friday nights are definitely buzzing. It’s a beautiful, relaxed, comfortable atmosphere with an excellent vibe. Stroll on in!

“We love sharing our passion for food and wine with people. We’re a big family with an uncomplicated approach – consider Muse an extension of your living room and part of the community.”

Next door is TELEPHONE CALL FROMa crazy, cool venue with an revolving roster of guest chefs covering everything from middle eastern to Asian. BIRD is nestled between here and HERBERT, which is undoubtedly one of the greatest gastronomical experiences in Noosa! 

With a mostly plant-based menu packing flavour bomb after flavour bomb, I guarantee you’ll also be blown away by the theatrical cocktail list and hyper-friendly-service from owners Alex and Leon. 

Across the street is Paradise Arcade offering tequila and tacos and all that delicious Cali-Mex flavour; the only true Japanese Izakaya style eating experience in Noosa at Izakaya Ate; Theo’s Social Club which is a swanky hole-in-the-wall bar; Haru Korean Kitchen with its popular Korean BBQ; and new kid on the block– Coya Modern Peruvian which adds to the  global flavours being dished up on this sizzling hotplate that is Arcadia Street, Noosa Junction. 

There’s truly something for everyone – hit the street and find your muse!

About the Author /

Carlie Wacker has worked in the media entertainment industry for over 20 years. From television to stage and radio she has been lucky enough to work her way around the whole country. Over the last 10 years she has styled and choreographed innovative fashion parades and talent shows and brings her love for fashion and entertainment as our Fashion Editor and Editor for Hello Sunshine Magazine. She is also an MC, voice-over artist and radio announcer.

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