Restaurants

Top Choice Cafe in Byron Bay

Bay Leaf Café

You might be tempted to snigger at the raft of Byron clichées on offer at this always busy cafe (golden lattes, coconut cold brew, kombucha, tousle-haired locals of both sexes, a '70s psych rock soundtrack etc), but…
Top Choice Cafe in The Dandenongs

Piggery Cafe

Set over 23 acres on the 1920s Burnham Beeches estate is this venture by celebrity chef Shannon Bennett. What was a former piggery is now a trendy open-plan cafe-restaurant with chargrilled barbecue dishes, kitchen …
Top Choice Cafe in Burnie

The Chapel

This hipsterish cafe is housed in a handsome decommissioned chapel and the quality of the food certainly matches the surrounds. The best cafe in Burnie (and probably the best on the north coast), it serves excellent…
Top Choice Cafe in Newtown & the Inner West

Grounds of Alexandria

A quite extraordinary Alexandria spot, the Grounds goes well beyond converted industrial chic. This former pie factory now sports futuristic coffee technology, tip-top baking and delicious food, but it's the enormou…
Top Choice Cafe in Bundaberg

Oodies Cafe

A double garage on the edge of Bundaberg's CBD is the unlikely venue for the town's coolest cafe. Oodies is an oddity where you can lounge on leather armchairs with the hipcats sipping chai lattes, or dine from the …
Top Choice Cafe in Koonwarra

Koonwarra Store

Local produce and wines are on sale in this renovated timber building. It's also a renowned cafe that serves simple food with flair, priding itself on using organic, low-impact suppliers and products – go the Koonie…
Top Choice Cafe in Central Hobart

Pilgrim Coffee

With exposed bricks, timber beams and distressed walls, L-shaped Pilgrim is Hobart's hippest cafe. Expect wraps, panini and interesting mains (try the house black beans with pulled pork) and expertly prepared coffee…
Top Choice Cafe in Hamilton

Jackson’s Emporium

Enterprising Jackson’s (an emporium since the 1850s) offers up locally sourced cafe fare (quiches, burgers, chilli con carne, soups), plus desserts, wine and beer, in its rustic shopfront. Lots of vegetarian options…
Top Choice Cafe in Atherton

Petals & Pinecones

Creative, cute and quite unlike anywhere else on the Tablelands, this fun cafe-gallery is locally famous for its outrageous desserts and milkshakes garnished with everything from brownies to popcorn and all the loll…
Top Choice Cafe in City Centre & Haymarket

Pablo & Rusty's

Busy and loud, with close-packed tables, this excellent cafe is high-energy. The inviting wood-and-brick decor and seriously good coffee (several single-origins available daily) is complemented by a range of appeali…