6 Toowoomba Restaurants You Need To Try

If you thought all T-ba had to offer was beautiful, manicured parklands and crisp country breezes you'd be terribly mistaken! This Southern Queensland country town has undergone a miraculous transformation of the last few years and emerged as a vibrant foodie metropolis. There are so many new quality cafes, restaurants and bars that it can be hard to know where to start. Lucky for you, we've done the hard miles and rounded up 6 of the best restaurants Toowoomba has to offer.

Ground Up Espresso

When visiting Ground Up Espresso on Ruthven Street you'll feel as though you are walking down a vibrant, street art laden alley way in Melbourne, instead of the middle of Toowoomba's business district! Ground Up opened it's doors nearly 2 years ago in a converted store room, adding a welcome funky addition to Toowoomba's growing cafe scene. If you are in desperate need of a caffeine hit while exploring the beautiful street art that paints the town look no further than Ground Up. Their delicious brews come highly recommended by the locals.

Lunch with a view is always a good idea! Picnic Point Restaurant is an iconic foodie destination in Toowoomba, The restaurant boasts uninterrupted views of tabletop mountain and is the perfect place to fuel up if you plan on tackling the climb. The menu features classic Australian cuisine done extremely well. A trip to Toowoomba should always end with a visit to Picnic Point. 

You wouldn't expect to find amazing Korean and Japanese food in the quaint, country town of Toowoomba but that's exactly what you'll get at Kajoku Korean and Japanese Restaurant. Think massive plates of delicious crispy fried chicken, hot pot, and dumplings...Sound good? Well food isn't the only thing you'll find at Kajoku. The restaurant also doubles as a karaoke bar! Gather your mates, book a private karaoke booth and sing the night away. You can even have your meals delivered to your booth.

The Firefly Cafe opened it's doors in 2011 and is easily one of our favorite brekky spots in Toowoomba. Not only is this cafe beautifully designed, the food is outstanding. The menu at the Firefly cafe features fresh, wholesome, and flavorsome breakfast dishes. It changes seasonally and you can rest assured that every element of your meal has been made from scratch on site. Consider Firefly your go to spot if you are looking for a more unique start to your morning. 

What kind of person visits a country town with out visiting a local pub?! If you are looking for a quality pub dining experience in Toowoomba then we highly recommend you pop into Mort Estate Hotel. The hotel recently topped The Chronicle's poll for best pub in town and honestly we are not surprised. Chicken Parm's as big as your head, juicy steaks, and crispy pork belly are just a few of the droolworthy items you'll find on the menu at Mort Estate. 

Here's another Toowoomba cafe giving us serious Melbourne-esq vibes! The Finch located in the heart of Toowoomba's CBD is one of the newest additions to the growing foodie scene in town. Banh Mi Rolls, Seasonal Salads, and Sweet Treats are a few of the things you'll find gracing the menu at The Finch, making it the perfect lunch stop while you are in town. The Finch also serves up a mean cup of joe using Fonzie Abbot beans. 

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Words by Chelsea Hawkins

*AmeriAus was the guest of Southern Queensland Country Tourism