Cafe Restaurants in Australia

  • Little Lucky Cafe

    Little Lucky Cafe

    Worth more time than just a quick stop by, stay and linger awhile at Little Luck...

  • Kitchen 2C

    Kitchen 2C

    Take a trip to the countryside and visit historic German town Hahndorf, stopping...

  • Chef's Kitchen

    Chef's Kitchen

    Mouth-watering burgers and loaded fries greet roaming diners at Chef’s Kitchen f...

  • Pambula's Pantry

    Pambula's Pantry

    Find cafe gem Pambula's Pantry on Quondola Street in Pambula for innovative ...

  • Europa

    Europa

    Join in a lively crowd already dining and dancing at Europa, a popular establish...

  • Husk and Honey

    Husk and Honey

    For fare that goes against the grain, Nambour locals drop by Husk and Honey on Q...

  • Cody's Cafe

    Cody's Cafe

    Wyndham Vale locals do not need to travel far for a well-priced hearty meal when...

  • Sophia's At Akora

    Sophia's At Akora

    Bentley locals and seniors seek out Sophia's At Akora on Adie Court for arom...

  • Archizen Espresso

    Archizen Espresso

    Experience a taste of Italy and live la dolce vita style at Archizen Espresso on...

  • Terra Canberra

    Terra Canberra

    Canberra's latest produce-driven foodie destination, Terra on Marcus Clarke ...

  • The Scented Garden Cafe

    The Scented Garden Cafe

    Wholesome organic cuisine served in a relaxed courtyard environment is on the me...

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    Cultural Influences

    Restaurants in Australia are as diverse as they are plentiful. With a restaurant scene rich with cultural influences from Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, America and Polynesia, Australia has become a destination for restaurant buffs from around the world. While a blossoming food culture exists right throughout the country, Sydney and Melbourne are at the forefront Australia's fine dining scene. "Modern Australian" is the term used to describe our cuisine; a mix of east meets west, somewhat French, somewhat Italian, somewhat Asian. Our own unique style, but unclassifiable.

    Australian Cuisine

    There is no real discernable difference in cuisine from region to another, but influences such as italian and greek in Melbourne and asian in Darwin are noticeable. Australians love their seafood: Sydney rock oysters, Queensland sea scallops, rock lobsters and mud crabs, giant king prawns and Balmain bugs (the Balmain gug or Moreton Bay gug is a type of slipper lobster and is closely related to the rock lobsters. It is a popular crustacean commonly found in restaurants, fish markets and local fish shops), blue eye cod and Barramundi are all delicacies regularly found on menus throughout the country.

    Indigenous foods are also becoming widely recognized and available, enabling the creation of dishes such as: calamari seasoned with lemon myrtle, aniseed myrtle linguine tossed with South Australian scallops, native spinach fettuccine with crocodile, creamy bush tomato and macadamia sauce, kangaroo fillet crusted with mountain pepper, served with a pepper berry dressing and rosella flower salad. And of course there are witchetty grubs, a delicacy usually reserved for those who venture into the outback.

    Restaurant Opening Times & Reservations

    From relaxed water front cafes to internationally renowned award winning restaurants, whatever the style, Australia serves up an infinite range of culinary delights that will satisfy the most discerning palate. Every restaurant operates on their own opening & closing time but as a guide:

    • Breakfast: 7am - 10am
    • Lunch: 12noon - 2pm
    • Dinner: 6pm - 9.30pm

    Reservations are usually made by phone, fax or via the Internet. It is advisable to book award winning restaurants several days – in some instances weeks – in advance. The bill (check/cheque) includes service and tax. Tipping is optional but appreciated. If you are pleased with the service it is customary to add a tip of 5-10%.

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