Top ChoiceBakery in Toowoomba

The Bakers Duck

A hip, pared-down, urbane cafe-bakery, the Bakers Duck is a local legend, famed for its artisanal sourdough bread and pastries. These include gorgeous almond croissants and a cult-status strawberry cheesecake...

Top ChoiceModern Australian in Toowoomba

Zev's Bistro

Chef Kyle Zevenbergen has catapulted Toowoomba's dining scene to a whole new level with this lauded bistro, a burnt orange-and-charcoal space pimped with contemporary artworks. Dishes range from very good to...

Top ChoicePizza in Toowoomba

Piccolo Papa

Super casual and neighbourly, Toowoomba's best pizza joint occupies a nondescript suburban strip mall in Rangeville. A real-deal Italian pizzaiolo (pizza maker) flips and fires the dough, churning out light,...

Museum in Toowoomba

Cobb & Co Museum

This engaging museum houses Australia's finest collection of horse-drawn vehicles, including beautiful 19th-century Cobb & Co Royal Mail coaches and an omnibus used in Brisbane until 1924. Hands-on displays...

Pub in Toowoomba

Spotted Cow

A friendly, family-owned pub with regular live bands, the Spotted Cow is a Toowoomba institution. Choose from 20 rotating beers on tap (including five craft brews) and tuck into decent pub grub (mains $15 to...

Public Art in Toowoomba

Elephant & Treehouse Mural

Created by Brisbane-raised, internationally renowned street artist Fintan Magee, this surreal depiction of an elephant and treehouse is one of Toowoomba's most impressive street-art murals.

Gallery in Toowoomba

Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery

Toowoomba's modestly sized art gallery houses an interesting collection of paintings, ceramics and drawings. Its permanent collection includes works by Australian greats such as Tom Roberts, Arthur Streeton and...

Turkish in Toowoomba


Toowoomba's favourite Turk draws the crowds with its cosy, homely vibe and gorgeous Ottoman flavours. Feast on generous mezze-style peynirli sigara böreği (filo-pastry cigars of feta cheese, kaşar cheese, fresh...

Theatre in Toowoomba

Empire Theatre

Toowoomba's cultural heart beats stridently inside the magnificent Empire Theatre, sections of which date back to 1911 (the facade is from 1933). The venue plays hosts to a variety of performances, from touring...

Burgers in Toowoomba


Using local, grass-fed beef, chipper Phat plates up brilliant, juicy burgers like the Morning Glory, packed with 110g of succulent rump, bacon, egg, grilled tomato, caramelised onion, lettuce and BBQ sauce....

Gallery in Toowoomba

First Coat Studios

Run by young local artists Grace Dewar and Ian McCallum, street-smart First Coat Studios wears a number of caps – dual gallery space, co-working artists studio, creative agency and events venue. Fresh, monthly...

Bar in Toowoomba

Bar Wunder

If you fancy the idea of drinking ale on a mid-century armchair, Bratwurst in hand, Bar Wunder is your new best mate. Here, industrial design cliches are eschewed for a snug, lounge-like vibe, with retro...

Egyptian in Toowoomba

El Attar

Toowoomba may be a long way from Egypt, but sprawling El Attar brings it significantly closer with its heady Arabic music, bold colours and authentic flavours. Owner Ramadan hails from Alexandria, and you'll find...

Park in Toowoomba

Picnic Point

Riding high on the rim of the Great Dividing Range and strung along the eastern edge of town are Toowoomba’s Escarpment Parks, the pick of which is Picnic Point. You'll find walking trails, plenty of picnic...

Asian in Toowoomba

Junk Asian

One of several trendy eateries at the Walton Stores redevelopment, this casually hip Pan-Asian place is the brainchild of two-hatted chef Tony Kelly. Under a slithering Chinese dragon, young and old get chin and...

Shopping Centre in Toowoomba

Grand Central

Revamped and expanded, Grand Central is the largest shopping centre in the Darling Downs, with a style more akin to a capital city than a regional town. It's home to cinemas, big-name retailers and major...

Coffee in Toowoomba

Bunker Espresso

Top-notch coffee is what you get at tiny Bunker. Slurp a (weekly changing) single origin at the front espresso bar then scour the crates at Bunker Records, which shares the space.

Modern Australian in Toowoomba


Occupying the billiard room of historic Clifford House (1860), Gip's is one of Toowoomba's fancier dining options. The lunch menu includes a daily special with wine ($29.90), while sophisticated, bistro-style...