Yeah, we all know that Mackay, Queensland produces over a third of Australia’s sugar, which is why it’s labelled the country’s Sugar Capital. Having a holder of the said title, it’s nothing new that when Mackay is mentioned, high expectations of the best cafes are in place. And mind you, Mackay does not disappoint.
So, to give you a hand in your next Queensland foodie hunt, we’ve identified some cafes that will surely make it to your Mackay bucket list. Sugar Capital … sweet.
1. Woodman’s Axe Espresso.
Located at 47 Gordon Street, Mackay, Queensland, Woodman’s Axe Espresso is a go-to place for a cup of early brew as early as 6A.M. They also serve espresso-based and non-caffeinated frappes, hot chocolate from Mork, and Tea Drop tea. More than the drinks, Woodman’s has a carefully crafted and tested artisan menu. Good news to all health conscious fellas out there, Woodman’s is tagged as vegetarian friendly, and it has vegan options.
2. 9th Lane Grind
How about a great breakfast at the real hidden gem of the region? 9th Lane serves a range of dishes that are not only instagram-worthy, but also taste great! Their coffee is pretty awesome as they use Grinders Coffee – a premium Australian specialty coffee. Visit them now at Shop 4/43 Wood Street, Mackay, Queensland, and get a really quirky vibe café.
3. The Grazing Goat Café
This little café can guarantee nothing but their healthy, quality, and freshly-made menu. They serve a range of menu items for all eating preferences – normal, healthy, gluten/dairy free and vegan/vegetarian. They have a range of hot and cold drinks that include a selection of specialty coffees, smoothies and juices prepared freshly for their customers. The Grazing Goat Café is located at 58 Wood Street, Mackay, Queensland.
More Things To Do in Mackay
Beauty is in the air in Mackay with one must-see highlight being the kangaroos and wallabies gathering daily on the beach. Visit the stunning Finch Hatton Gorge or even have a health-focussed holiday where you relax by seeing a local naturopath or having a remedial massage, or even visit Mackay’s best cosmetic dentist to give yourself a permanent treat to show off to your friends when you get home – better than having just an “I Wuz Here” t-shirt. Indeed local Mackay businesses have been getting the word out by digital means for the last decade, so make sure you do a decent amount of online research before you visit so you don’t miss any of Mackay’s touristy wonders. It’s fantastic how Australia’s regional tourism operators spread their information via social media but you can never be sure to hear about everything as social media is too random, so don’t just look at Instagram, remember to do a Google search along the lines of “Mackay tourist attractions” for those rare natural delights that most tourists miss.
4. Oscars Café & Bar
Who doesn’t like enjoying a generous serving of great dishes while helping support local community at the same time? I bet even the lady with the strictest diet would make amends. Oscars Café and Bar is an independent café that is located at 69 Sydney Street, Mackay, Queensland. It supports and promotes local and Australian businesses. Its menu that is complimented with local produce always has something to delight everyone, even the selective eaters.
5. The Coffee Club Mackay
The Coffee Club has become Australia’s largest home-grown coffee group since it opened its doors in Brisbane in 1989. It has approximately 400 stores throughout 9 countries including 3 stores in Mackay, Queensland. True to its promise, The Coffee Club provides good food, great service, and excellent coffee. And with its welcoming atmosphere, relaxing surrounds, and a place to enrich contemporary lifestyles, you definitely know it’s one of Mackay cafes’ best answers to “Where will I meet you?”.
6. Jamaica Blue Café
This café is named after the Jamaica Blue Mountains that is regarded as home of the best coffee in the world. It is consistent in serving great tasting dishes with Jamaican twist and freshly roasted coffee – that makes Jamaica Blue an award winning café. You can check out all their awards in their website. Visit them at Mackay Sydney Street Markets, 31 Gordon Street, Mackay, Queensland.