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Louise Heginbotham3 years ago

Get some seriously good coffee at these cafés

Heading out and about in the Tablelands during these school holidays? If you need a little pick-me-up, or just a place to rest and rejuvenate over a perfectly poured cuppa, read on. We’ve found some great local cafes—known not only for their friendly service and delicious food, but also for their amazing coffee! So strap the kids in the car, and head over to these fantastic little eateries dotted along the Atherton Tablelands. We’ve done all the hard work, so all you have to do is enjoy yourself!

So you’re going for an adventure across the Tablelands? Perhaps you’re simply on the hunt for the perfect cup of coffee? Luckily for you, we’ve found some of the best little cafes across the Tablelands to mark on your map. From quaint cafes with a homely atmosphere to a unique roadhouse, we’ve found them all! Read on to discover the 3 best cafés you have to visit in the Tablelands!

If you’re after sensational food coupled with an even better coffee, we know where your first two stops are— in Atherton!

Gallery 5

Where you'll always get great coffee served with a smile, Gallery 5 - Atherton
Where you’ll always get great coffee served with a smile, Gallery 5 – Atherton

For scrumptious food baked in-house using local fresh produce, you simply cannot go past the team at Gallery 5. Offering a welcoming atmosphere, you’re sure to feel right at home as soon as you walk through their doors. Dine inside or alfresco and enjoy the fresh air. This is the perfect stop to recuperate and get that much-needed energy to keep up with the kids, or simply just for some smooth coffee and great conversation.

Need to pick up something special for a birthday or other occasion? You’re in luck! The lovely team at Gallery 5 also stock a huge range of unusual gifts including artefacts, stained glass lamps, aprons, tablecloths, bags, jewellery and much more. Gallery 5 also cater for all dietary requirements, including gluten, lactose and nut intolerances. Come down and pick up your amazing brekky or lunch today!
Where: 5 Atherton-Herberton Rd, Atherton QLD 4883


And just around the corner you will find…

The Slotted Spoon Café

Offering everything from a ight lunch to a sweet treat, The Slotted Spoon Cafe - Atherton
Offering everything from a light lunch to a sweet treat, The Slotted Spoon Cafe – Atherton

With the locals raving about their coffee and breakfast, it’s no wonder The Slotted Spoon Café has made it to our list. Conveniently located within Atherton’s Main Street, this café offers it all—great food, great coffee and a great location! Whether you need a quick cuppa before work or want to dine out for lunch with the kids, the team at The Slotted Spoon Café make it an easy and enjoyable experience.

Open daily for breakfast and lunch, The Slotted Spoon Café is a great option any day of the week! Delve into their menu of delicious home-made meals, available for dine in and takeaway. For a memorable café experience, The Slotted Spoon Café is always a good choice.
Where: 2/116 Main St, Atherton QLD 4883


If you’re after something truly different, hop in the car and head out to Yungaburra to discover this hidden gem…

Gillies Roadhouse

Grab an amazing iced coffee and some brekky, Gillies Roadhouse - Yungaburra
Grab an amazing iced coffee and some brekky, Gillies Roadhouse – Yungaburra

Situated high up in the Gillies Range, you will find Gillies Roadhouse. Offering spectacular views of the Atherton Tablelands, this unique café will tick all your boxes. Enjoy the fresh mountain air; just be sure to bring an extra jacket, as the climate is cooler up the range! Not to worry though, a fresh cup of coffee will be sure to warm you up from the inside-out.

With new daily specials, you’re sure to be impressed with the amazing food available here. Families are always welcome, and Gillies Roadhouse even has a menu for the little ones—including drinks and desserts that are sure to keep them smiling. Open 7 days, you can make the trip any day of the week!
Where: Cnr Gillies Hwy & Malanda-Lake Barrine Rd, Yungaburra QLD 4884

Did we miss your favourite Tablelands café? Let us know in the comments below!

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