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Engine Room Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, Healthy,
1 Railway St, Toowoomba, Queensland 4350, Australia
+61 7 4637 8444
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (7 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Cafe, Healthy, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1 Railway St, Toowoomba, Queensland 4350, Australia
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1 - 10 of 158 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I could not complain about anything here. Food was fantastic, the drinks were beyond anything I’ve ever drank! The staff were so helpful and kind. I was in Toowoomba to see the sunflower fields, one of the workers went out of her way to print...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank breearna_tallon
TheEngineRoomCafe, Owner at Engine Room Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Oh Thanks breearna_tallon! Glad to hear the instructions were helpful and that you had a great time with us. Hope you loved the region and the stunning sunflowers. Be sure to drop in and say hi next time you're in town. Kind Regards, Leanne

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a wonderful relief to get a good coffee. Prepared quickly and perfectly, it hit the spot. Worth every one of the 470 cents that it cost.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Oscarsmith7
TheEngineRoomCafe, Owner at Engine Room Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for the review Oscarsmith7, we appreciate that you've taken the time to acknowledge the hard work of our great team. Kind Regards, Leanne

Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for lunch with as friend and was very impressed with the quality and presentation of the food. The staff were very helpful and the food arrived in a timely manner. Coffee was great also. Empty plates were cleared quickly. Definitely worth a return visit.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Lyn S
TheEngineRoomCafe, Owner at Engine Room Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to leave such a lovely review Lyn S. Kind Regards, Leanne

Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

I’ve had the trio Benny when I’ve been here it never disappoints perfect poached eggs every time and the coffee is always on point great atmosphere lovely service

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ainsleeh2015
TheEngineRoomCafe, Owner at Engine Room Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

That's great to hear ainsleeh2015. Thanks for the review. Kind Regards, Leanne

Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

We chose the Engine Room for breakfast as it was close to where we were staying. The interior is open with tables well spaced and not cramped. I like that it is a converted shed. Our meals and coffee were delivered hot and quickly. I’m...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank emmatF9871LE
TheEngineRoomCafe, Owner at Engine Room Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks Emma T. We appreciate you taking the time to leave such a great review. Kind Regards, Leanne

Reviewed 18 October 2018

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.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Stefan R
TheEngineRoomCafe, Owner at Engine Room Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks Stefan R! We appreciate your review and love when our awesome crew get acknowledged for the great work they do. Kind Regards, Leanne

Reviewed 2 October 2018 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

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank Emma Jane B
TheEngineRoomCafe, Owner at Engine Room Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

How wonderful Emma Jane B, thank you. It's always wonderful to hear that our hard work and amazing staff are making memorable experiences for our guests. Thanks for taking the time to write such a lovely and comprehensive review. Kind Regards, Leanne

Reviewed 30 September 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Robbie S
TheEngineRoomCafe, Owner at Engine Room Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks Robbie S! Yes it sure is a spacious building, it started out as a rolling skating rink back in the day believe it or not?! Thank you for taking the time to leave such a great review. Kind Regards, Leanne

Reviewed 29 September 2018 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

Date of visit: September 2018
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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank anaestmar2015
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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$19
Meals
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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