7 Foodie Finds in Toowoomba Region

by Rhiannon Priestly
Discover must visit foodie hot spots across Toowoomba Region.

1. Bunnyconnellen, Crows Nest

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 Beautiful Scenery at Bunnyconnellen

Sample olives and olive oil in the picturesque surrounds of this Crows Nest olive grove and sheep farming property. It’s the perfect half-day trip from Toowoomba – relax under the shady fig trees with a cheese and olive platter, find a country keep-sake in The Store at Bunnyconnellen or stay for the night in their beautifully appointed self-contained studio B&B.

Open: Appointment Only 

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2. Hampton Blue, Hampton

From November to February you can buy freshly picked blueberries, blueberry jam, raspberry jam, blueberry sauces and raspberry vinegar at this certified organic berry farm.

Open: Appointment Only

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3. Macbeth Farms, Cabarlah

Buy just-picked in-season rhubarb, avocados, pumpkins and potatoes from Farmer Michael’s farm gate stall at Cabarlah.

Open: Monday - Saturday

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4. The Baker’s Duck, Toowoomba

This artisan bakery have recently opened up their own Bakery Cafe selling sourdough bread, sausage rolls, croissants and pastries topped with local seasonal fruit, they have partnered with the best coffee makers in town Ground Up, so you can be sure to leave satisfying those coffee and pastry cravings.

Open: Wednesday- Sunday, 7am - 1pm

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5. Little Seed by Firefly, Toowoomba

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Little Seed

Set in a light-filled semi-industrial space, walls adorned by large murals by local artists, and fresh vegies and herbs grown out front, vegetarian/vegan friendly café Little Seed is something really different for Toowoomba. Chef/owner Asher Andrews wants people to eat well and healthily and has consciously created a menu of wholesome offerings.

Open: Thursday - Saturday, 9am - 9pm

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6. Walton Stores Precinct, Toowoomba

This street art filled laneway is home to many cafes,  head to Full of Life Organics for healthy bites, Hello Harry for a tasty burger, Junk for a mix of modern Asian food, happy hole-in-the-wall Harajuku Gyoza for Japanese dumplings and sake, and The Moose for artisan chocolate, Italian gelato and handcrafted cocktails.

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7. Emeraude, Hampton

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Emeraude

This micro-region eatery thirty minutes’ drive out of Toowoomba, serves up the best of the region on a plate. Seasonally changing menus feature the likes of Half Moon Farm vegetables, 9Dorf Farm chickens, Suttons Farm apples and Hampton Blue berries.

Open: Wednesday - Sunday from from 7am

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Contributed by Southern Queensland Country Tourism, check out 8 more foodie finds across the Darling Downs on their website