CBD Coffee Hot Spots

by Rhiannon Priestly
Uncover the booming coffee culture in Toowoomba.

Toowoomba locals are serious about their coffee, and the demand for high quality coffee and complimentary treats has been evident with the booming coffee culture in the CBD. Here are just some of the hot spots you need to have on your list to check out.

Bunker Records & Espresso

229 Margaret Street

If quality music, good vibes and top notch coffee are your kind of jam, then Bunker Records & Espresso needs to be on your list! Grab a coffee and browse their selection of new and used vinyl records, if you are lucky you may even be around to catch one of their live gigs hosted there.

Bungalow & Basket

4/400 Ruthven Street

Coffee, cake and shopping – three words that pretty much sum up what Bungalow and Basket is all about. This boutique offers a beautiful selection of homewares, fashion and giftware as well as a coffee and cake bar to add to the mix! Check out their Instagram for their regular posts on the mouth-watering homemade cake of the day. Fun fact- Bungalow & Basket was even featured on renovation reality television show House Rules.

Ground Up Espresso

501 Ruthven Street

The espresso bar that started the ever buzzing café culture in Toowoomba, 5 years ago! Yes, this is where it all began. Ranked #7 in Beanhunters top cafes Australia 2015, Ground up is an institution and a must for anyone who takes their coffee seriously. Plus Ground Up is the perfect spot to check out Toowoomba’s incredible street art at the same time, located down Searle’s Walk.

The Finch

469 Ruthven Street

A modern and industrial style café in the heart of Toowoomba’s CBD, The Finch is the only place in town where you will find Fonzie Abbott Espresso served. With a claim of serving Toowoomba’s best Banh Mi rolls – The Finch definitely live up to their slogan of ‘real food on the fly’, a great spot to stop for Breakfast or Lunch.

Red Bench Café

62 Margaret Street

Located in East Toowoomba, along the beautifully tree- lined Margaret Street you will come across Red Bench Café. Serving Single Origin coffee combo’d with delicious baked goods, made right on site the good old fashioned way. Treats such as their famous chocolate and peanut butter brownies or their raved about Nutella or jam filled doughnuts- you can start to see why it is a definite must stop for sweet tooths! Even better, grab some takeaway goodness and head up to enjoy it at Queens Park.