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Engine Room Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, Healthy,
1 Railway St, Toowoomba, Queensland 4350, Australia
+61 7 4637 8444
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“brunch” (7 reviews)
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Cafe, Healthy, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Railway St, Toowoomba, Queensland 4350, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Staff are great, food is tasty A great pace for a gathering of friends for a brew and a chat or even a light meal.

Thank Stefan R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Terry and Leanne are very good owners/operators of this wonderful cafe. The atmosphere is lovely and the patio out the back is a must-do for Sunday morning brunch! The crystal shop is always great to have a mosey about and provides good energy. The staff...More

2  Thank Emma Jane B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There's a fairly large range of breakfast meals on the menu, most of which are quite large. Prices are around $17-20 for most breakfast options, but you get a fair amount of food. There are plenty of tables, the place is much larger than I...More

Thank Robbie S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The first thing I noticed when I entered The Engine Room Cafe was how happy all the staff looked and the welcoming feeling of the establishment. We were seated quickly and presented with water. I ordered the keto breakfast and mum chose the smashed avocado...More

Thank MelHollands
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

We went there with our dog because we saw they served in the path way. The staff was really friendly but the food was average. We ordered the special breakfast and the typical avo on toast with feta cheese and bacon. The special breakfast was...More

Thank Ana E
TheEngineRoomCafe, Owner at Engine Room Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

Thanks for taking the time to leave out review AnaE, I remember you guys as we were joking about your little four-legged buddy having a "Pupacino" The breakfast special that you mention is called our Keto breakfast. I'm not sure how familiar you are with...More

Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

I've been to the Engine Room Cafe a few times before and when I leave, I always feel satisfied as well as on a bit of a high from the positive energy that seems to exude from the whole experience. All the staff seem happy...More

Thank Eaglerider53
TheEngineRoomCafe, Owner at Engine Room Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

Thanks Eaglerider53! We are fortunate to have great crew working with us here. Glad to hear you enjoy our variety. Our family has a range of nutritional likes and allergies so we are mindful of trying to have something for everyone. Kind Regards, Leanne

Reviewed 16 August 2018

Great menu, good sized meals, delicious food and great coffee. Well worth stopping in or starting your day here.

Thank hamo1jhs
TheEngineRoomCafe, Owner at Engine Room Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

Thanks hamo1jhs ! We appreciate you taking the time to leave such a lovely review. Kind Regards, Leanne

Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

We both had the chicken burger which was recommended by the staff member that served us, it did not disappoint. Vey tasty, and quite large. Neither of us could finish the fries. Will definitely be back to sample more delicious food. Great coffe also.

1  Thank sharynb03
TheEngineRoomCafe, Owner at Engine Room Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

Thanks sharynb03. Yes indeed our burgers are a the traditional, old school, wrap your mouth around style that will certainly "fill your tank up" Glad to hear you both enjoyed them. Kind Regards, Leanne

Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Really nice breakfast menu and pretty quick service with friendly staff. It was a pretty cold morning and the fire was on to keep the place warm. You can also shop for crystals during your visit.

2  Thank 276Karen
TheEngineRoomCafe, Owner at Engine Room Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

Thanks 276Karen! We lucky to have the best of both worlds in winter with the delicious wood fire and reverse cycle air conditioning especially on a chilly Toowoomba morning! Kind Regards, Leanne

Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Loved our visit! Ordered the Trio of Benny which was incredible! Friend had the Veggie Breakfast which was also very yummy. Was quite busy when we arrived but still received outstanding service and not a long wait for coffees at all. Will be back! Going...More

1  Thank JasperCollins
TheEngineRoomCafe, Owner at Engine Room Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

That's fantastic JasperCollins! Thank for taking the time for sending such a lovely review. The Mega Benny is awesome and definitely lives up to it's name. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards, Leanne

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 19
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Railway St, Toowoomba, Queensland 4350, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Toowoomba
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4637 8444
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Open 7 days 7am to 4pm, Engine Room Cafe is conveniently located on the edge of Toowoomba's CBD. Whether it's an intimate coffee for two, a corporate lunch or a whole family gathering, we will be happy to look after you. The perfect choice for your next casual dining experience. We have a number of areas to chose from, including: our open air garden courtyard deck, our lounge foyer or our spacious air conditioned dining areas. Engine Room Cafe offers Toowoomba's Best Brekky and our menu incorporates hand made, wholesome meals sure to please. Why not try our amazing Benny Trio (3 different Eggs Benedict on one plate: Smoked Salmon, Bacon and Mushroom) or maybe even an old favourite, Lamb's Fry. We offer All Day Breakfast as well as Lunch from 11am. Meals can be ordered until 2.30pm when our kitchen closes. Coffee and a wide selection of hand made cakes and slices are available from 7am until 4pm daily. Reservations are encouraged, particularly for weekend dining.
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