Cafe Restaurants in Australia

  • Bertsy & Co

    Bertsy & Co

    Enjoy a grand ambiance when spoiling yourself at Bertsy & Co, a deliciously ...

  • Civic Cafe and Coffee House

    Civic Cafe and Coffee Hous...

    Head to Civic Café and Coffee House on Sanger Street and join a lively crow...

  • Gibbons Street Cafe

    Gibbons Street Cafe

    Sydneysiders escape city hustle at Gibbons Street Café in Redfern. This inn...

  • Centrepoint Cafe

    Centrepoint Cafe

    Iconic Centrepoint Cafe on Victoria Street in Taree is a neighbourhood spot with...

  • The Hungry Monkey

    The Hungry Monkey

    A trip down the South East coast is worth the scenic drive if only to try out Th...

  • Goodies Cafe & Catering

    Goodies Cafe & Catering

    When looking for a bite to eat in Bundall, head to Ashmore Road foodie destinati...

  • San Churro Salamanca

    San Churro Salamanca

    Chocolate surpasses cultural barriers and brings us all together, no more so tha...

  • Benjamin's Cafe Patisserie

    Benjamin's Cafe Patisserie

    Un petit slice of France is on offer at Benjamin's Café Patisserie on B...

  • Eat No Evil Street Food and Catering

    Eat No Evil Street Food an...

    With a fun, coastal attitude and vibrant flavours, Fremantle food truck Eat No E...

  • Funkies


    For dining the whole family is sure to enjoy after a day spent at Toorak Shoppin...

  • Leroy's Cafe

    Leroy's Cafe

    A charming family-friendly atmosphere and a quirky brunch menu combine to form L...

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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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