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Asian in Toowoomba

Junk Asian

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


With street art on the wall and plastic farm animals on the tables, warm, kooky Firefly occupies a former car-detailing workshop on the edge of the city centre. High-quality, seasonal produce drives generous, honest…
Cafe in Toowoomba

Ground Up Espresso Bar

Cool staffers, a rustic-industrial fit-out and a setting on an aerosol-pimped laneway off Ruthven St: you'd be forgiven for thinking you're in Brisbane or Melbourne at Ground Up. Affable and relaxed, the cafe peddle…
Pub in Toowoomba

Spotted Cow

A friendly, family-owned pub with regular live bands (think indie acts like Australia's The Rubens and the US's Sheer Mag), the Spotted Cow is a Toowoomba institution. Choose from 20 rotating beers on tap (including…
Coffee in Toowoomba

Bunker Records & Espresso

Top-notch specialist coffee in a record shop is what you get at Bunker. Slurp a (weekly changing) single origin at the front espresso bar then scour the wooden crates at the back for a varied mix of old and new viny…
Cultural in Toowoomba

First Coat Art & Music Festival

This popular three-day event sees prolific street artists from Australia and beyond transform Toowoomba with their large-scale murals. Other events include live music acts, dance and theatre performances, exhibition…
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.
Public Art in Toowoomba

Indigenous Boy Mural

This impressive mural, depicting a young Indigenous boy, is by Melbourne-based artist Matt Adnate.
Public Art in Toowoomba

Triple Portrait Mural

Inspired by David Bowie, this triple portrait is the work of Adelaide-based artist Lisa King.
Museum in Toowoomba

Cobb & Co Museum

Immediately north of Queens Park, this engaging, child-friendly museum houses Australia's finest collection of horse-drawn vehicles, including beautiful 19th-century Cobb & Co Royal Mail coaches and an omnibus u…