There’s an evolving café culture to complement mouthwatering local and international restaurants in Toowoomba as our region embraces a dining lifestyle that offers something for every taste.
Many restaurants have set up in historical buildings around the city. Be prepared to eat your way around town with Turkish, Indian, Middle Eastern and Asian cuisine just the beginning.
MILK AND HONEY
Most can relate to M&H’s motto: Life Happens. Coffee Helps. M&H brings a contemporary atmosphere to the businesses in the area. An ever-changing menu with mouthwatering sweets, savouries and cold brew coffee has your Sunday brunch sorted.
When locals talk about laneway cafés, they’re talking about Ground Up Espresso Bar. The venue transformed the Searle St walkway into a vibrant destination that is home to music, arts events and Toby’s Estate Coffee.
Dynamic duo Ash and Jess serve delicious vegan and gluten-free options with a plant-based menu that delights in colour and flavour. Walk past the veggie garden on the way in as the chef picks fresh ingredients that add life to the menu.
Walton Stores takes urban renewal to the next level with Junk, Hello Harry, The Moose, Nitrogenie, Harajuku Gyoza and Full of Life cafe offering world flavours in one place. It’s a foodie precinct and entertainment area with an outdoor giant screen perfect for grand final weekend viewing.
Transforming the historical building, Muller Bros is a Brazillian themed all-you-can-eat meat degustation where knife-wielding staff serve you a feast straight off the cut. Open 7 days but book early as the dining regularly sells out.
The historic Mills Precinct buildings that housed Toowoomba’s Defiance Mill is now a dynamic venue, Blank Space, home for major events, concerts and weddings, bringing the northern end of Ruthven St to life. Keep an eye out for the calendar of events.
The Office draws a sophisticated crowd to try its gourmet food and drink selection. But what’s tucked around the corner has everyone reminiscing, with the speakeasy Chelsea Bar giving an indulgent glimpse into a bygone era of whiskey, cocktails and luxury.
4 BROTHERS BREWING
Queensland’s first brewery, Perkins, was built in Toowoomba in 1867. Decades after it closed in 1958, 4 Brothers Brewing now keeps our malt flavours alive near the original site, serving an ever-changing range of brews straight from the keg.
Looking for a few more?
» Phat Burgers; Clive Berghoffer eating competition, phatburgers.com.au
» Fitzy’s; Craft beer & vibrant outdoor area, fitzys.com
» Kajoku; Korean and Japanese cuisine, 4564 9229
» Grumpy’s Tavern; Authentic steakhouse & bar, grumpystavern.com.au
» Sofra Turkish Cuisine; Award-winning menu, Ottoman charm sofra.com.au
» Café Valetta; Heritage site overlooking Queens Park, 96 Margaret St
» The Red Bench Single-origin coffee and baked goods, 62 Margaret St
» Engine Room Café Relax by the Railway, 41 Railway St
» Finch Café Fonzie Abbott Espresso & Banh Mi, 469 Ruthven St
» Sleepless City Roasters Drive-through coffee, 538 Alderley St