Well known around town for their freshly roasted coffee blends, Coffee Dominion is the place to head to if you wish to start your day with an energizing cup of coffee. The decor is fairly simple, featuring basic seating options and a wall-mounted chalkboard menu. Specialties include the Venezia Primo Expresso, Black Matador Espresso, and the Montana Espresso which is a decaffeinated blend. You can also purchase their coffee online from their website.
A beer lover's paradise, The TapHouse Townsville isn't just a regular watering hole, but a place where the food complements the drinks to perfection. With a rotating tap of 8 home brewed blends, there is always something available for every palate. The bar also serves a variety of cocktails such as their signature Shaken Margarita, Cosmopolitan, and Espresso Martini, if you wish to savor something unique. Do try their burgers and cold cut plates from their food menu.
Chic interiors accentuated with warm lights and classy furnishings, outline your dining experience at A Touch of Salt. The place also has an alfresco seating, a perfect spot for those romantic evenings where dinner is complemented with unprecedented views of the Ross Creek. Lunch and dinner menus at A Touch of Salt are quite inventive featuring dishes that range from Crocodile Spring Rolls to Goose Tortellini and Charcoal Kangaroo, in addition to steaks, seafood, vegan and vegetarian items. Cooked with utmost precision, food is plated thoughtfully and the taste does complete justice to its appearance. A Touch of Salt's Designer Degustation menu adds a touch of royalty to your evening. They also have an impressive selection of wines to complement your fine fare.
Wayne and Adele's Garden of Eating welcomes you to an inventive dinning experience. The restaurant has an inviting interior, however the clandestine garden behind the main restaurant is Wayne and Adele's unique offering to their diners. Lined with beautiful plants and detailed with enchanting paraphernalia, the verdant patio sets a perfect for for the fare that follows. The restaurant delights patrons with dishes that cover everything from crocodile and kangaroo meat to gluten-free options. The place allows you to get drinks of your choice.
If you crave some delicious authentic Japanese fare, Gyo Japanese Restaurant is the place to be. This restaurant serves a variety of tapas as well as the usual delights that include sushi, sashimi, and rolls. Everything on the menu is great but the tapas, sushi platter, pork katsu, spider roll, seafood teppanyaki, and seaweed salad are highly recommended and a must try. A highlight of this eatery is the quick and friendly service that's always with a smile and will keep you coming back for more.
The vibrant exterior of Hoi Polloi Cafe makes it impossible to miss on the Flinders Street, and the eccentricity is carried forward into the cafe's interior as well. Stocked with vintage furniture, the place has a cozy seating area that's surrounded with old-world paraphernalia. The place serves freshly-brewed coffee, and there are several baked goodies as well as gluten-free items to sample. The adjacent lane is converted into a makeshift theater screening classic movies on certain evenings. Hoi Polloi also delights patrons with live music performances.
Chico Rio brings a slice of Brazil to Townsville with their quintessential, carved meats. Marinated using traditional techniques, top quality meat is grilled to perfection and then carved in front of the patrons at Chico Rio. In addition to beef, the Lamb Leg, Pork Ribs and BBQ Octopus are must-try dishes here. Complement your meal with a few Brazilian staples like the tapioca buns, Cassava Chips or the Crumbed Banana. While, a jug of Caipirinha, Corona bucket or Sangria are perfect to quench your thirst. Brazilian dancers bring the restaurant to life on certain evenings.
An endearing cafe serving scrumptious delights, Betty Blue & the Lemon Tart is where you can fuel yourself for a long day ahead. Do not let the simple interior of this cafe deceive you, as the place compensates for its lack of frills with great food. Served in generous portions, Betty Blue's pumpkin-infused scrambled eggs, Parmesan and spinach laden pancakes, Haloumi and bacon jam on sourdough and poached eggs served with prosciutto, are must try for those who like a savory breakfast. While, specials like Rainbow pancakes, caramel ice-cream pancakes, Baklava, scones, brownies, and other baked goodies are ideal for those with a sweet tooth.
Give your palate a break from the regular and head to The Great Jewel of India for a bite of some scintillating Indian food. Since its inception, this has been the neighborhood's go-to spot for an enjoyable, traditional Indian meal. Boasting the perfect balance of flavors and texture, the food served is always a delight to the taste-buds, but tread with caution, as it could get a little to hot. While the butter chicken, tandoori, and biryani might top the popularity list, the garlic prawns, rashimi kebab and paneer pakora are also well worth a try.
Look for the clock tower in the heart of the city, that's where you will find some of the best brews in Townsville. Set within a 19th-century building, the Townsville Brewery serves an array of craft beers that are brewed onsite as well as a number of white and red wines, ciders, and other spirits. The golden ale, Irish red ale, Irish stout, and Townsville bitters are some of the favorites. They also serve some delicious local fare that includes steak, pork belly, seafood, salads, and much more. This popular spot is the perfect place to kick back with a few beers and relax and offers a lively and delightful ambiance and quick and friendly service.
Perched on the first floor of a heritage structure, The Balcony Restaurant is perfect for a laid-back breakfast. It's here that you can delight your palate with scrumptious specials while soaking in views of the busy street below. The Balcony serves granola, omelets, crepes, waffles and savory pancakes throughout the day. Additionally, the lunch menu dictates salads, burgers, Thai curry and seafood-infused creations. They have an array of teas to complete your meal, and freshly-brewed coffee is a staple at The Balcony Restaurant.