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The Sweatshop - CLOSED

181 Flinders Street, Townsville, Queensland QLD 4810, Australia
+61 435 845 237
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good49%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
8 Apr 2014
“No longer operating.”
23 Dec 2013
“Jaffles to kill for”
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Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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181 Flinders Street, Townsville, Queensland QLD 4810, Australia
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1 - 10 of 48 reviews

Reviewed 8 April 2014

The Sweatshop closed down around the end of 2013. A new cafe called Yumma Mia's has commenced trading in the old Sweatshop building. It's a place where adults can go for quality food at very reasonable prices and are able to sit at comfortable tables...More

Thank Geoff W
Reviewed 24 December 2013

Wow this place had the best home made jaffles, juices in jam jars and just a really funky decoration scheme happening. It was modern yet edgy at the same time, the uniqueness and the fun and great food made this as have to eat at...More

Thank lucy-ang
Reviewed 10 September 2013

Good first date place. The menus got some cool things to try and they have board games and cards lying around the place if things turn a little awkward. Well priced and a bit classier than taking her to subway or whatever else is on...More

Thank Tara B
Reviewed 2 September 2013

Food was ok, service was not the best, decor strange. Has good rep for jaffles, but they are only average. Overall, bit of a let down.

1  Thank foodluva13
Reviewed 29 August 2013 via mobile

Went here for lunch a few days ago and got take away jaffles for lunch. Both myself and my wife had the mince with chutney and peas and they were really tasty although somewhat small. It was quite busy as we were there in the...More

Thank ieattomuch
Reviewed 28 August 2013

As locals, we go to the Sweatshop quite often - our most frequently visited cafe in town. You NEED to order Jaffles. That's what the place is renowned for and for good reason. And plus they're only $7! They have tonnes of options and all...More

Thank Gloriabear
Reviewed 4 August 2013

Brilliant cup of coffee and my breakfast jaffle was great, very tasty. Love the decor and the funky tunes and friendly staff. It does take a while for the kitchen to get the food out though which is the only disappointing aspect. Seriously the best...More

Thank foodie499642
Reviewed 25 July 2013

A really cool, artistic little café with excellent breakfast and lunch options. We gathered that the people who work in 'The Sweatshop' are mostly artists and creative types and they did the funky artwork on the walls, some of which are also for sale. For...More

1  Thank Sasha M
Reviewed 1 July 2013

The coffee and muesli were good - service was a bit slow on the day so maybe an extra staff would help. Overall a great place to just chill out on a Sunday morning (as they are now open early yay!), there were a few...More

2  Thank CDDingo
Reviewed 12 June 2013 via mobile

I come down here all the time to get away from the office and work and it's great. Free wifi, good tunes and great food and drink make the sweatshOp a great place to hang. Try the Americana burger, any of the jaffles and the...More

2  Thank BreezaBeats
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  • Address: 181 Flinders Street, Townsville, Queensland QLD 4810, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Townsville
  • Phone Number: +61 435 845 237
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