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 Ulverstone

Thirty Three Cups

Towns on Tasmania's northwest coast are known for their cafe culture, and there are plenty of stylish examples where you can enjoy great food and a well-made latte. This is one of the best of that breed, offering ex…
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 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 Alexandra

Courthouse Cafe & Larder

Floral wallpaper and bright vinyl tablecloths help to dispel any lingering austerity from this stone courthouse building, dating from 1878 and surrounded by lawns. The counter groans under the weight of an extraordi…
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 Karratha

Empire 6714

Sure, you can get your standard bacon and eggs here, but why wouldn't you go for coconut flour pancakes with berries or fig and fennel fruit loaf? There's lots of organic, hard-to-source goodness on the menu, but we…