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Beth McFadden3 years ago

Commemorate 100 years at these bistros

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the battle of Gallipoli; a battle our brave ANZAC soldiers fought to protect our beautiful country. If you live in Rockhampton, there are a number of dawn services running to commemorate this remarkable occasion. Whether you’ll be up at the crack of dawn for one of the dawn services being held in the area, or you’re going to the ANZAC march later on in the morning, we’ve found some places to fill up and get your coffee fix to make it through the early morning. Check out the below events and cafes in Rockhampton that will be trading on Saturday to commemorate our soldiers.


MJ’s Coffee 2 Go

Amazine caffeine to go, MJs Coffee 2 Go - Rockhampton
Amazine caffeine to go, MJs Coffee 2 Go – Rockhampton

MJ’s Coffee 2 Go is a mobile coffee van that is a local caffeine favourite at all types of events in Rocky. This weekend, MJ’s Coffee 2 Go will be working alongside the Central Queensland Military Museum at the Old Barracks for your ANZAC Day breakfast and coffee for this early Saturday morning. Starting at 5am, there will be a sausage sizzle and breakfast served up near the beginning of the ANZAC Day march. MJ’s Coffee 2 Go will be serving up their regular amazing coffees and teas to takeaway, so if you struggled to get out of bed for the sunrise start you can quickly rectify the situation with a hot cup of coffee. These guys will be brewing their coffee until 2pm if you choose to stick around to the end of the services and parade. Don’t miss this commemorative event for some breakfast and coffee to fuel your ANZAC Day activities this Saturday, and don’t worry about your early morning start.
Where: Cnr Alma & Archer Streets, Rockhampton QLD 4700


Rockhampton Leagues Club

Filling lunch,
Filling lunch, Rockhampton Leagues Club – Rockhampton

After you’ve watched the parade, head down to the Rockhampton Leagues Club for some lunch. The Rockhampton Leagues Club will be opening at 12pm for trading in their bistro, so grab the family and head down here for a yummy meal and a break from the outdoors. Choose from their huge bistro menu including traditional T-bones, chicken & bacon ranch pizzas or crumbed fish of the day served alongside chips and fresh salad. If you’re a member, grab one of the $10 lunch specials and a schooner to wash it down. You can even grab a coffee to go if you’re planning on heading back outside for the remainder of your day off and needing more caffeine as a pick me up after your early rise. You’ll love taking a seat in their modern dining area, so don’t pass by here if you need a place to eat on the public holiday.
Where: Cambridge Street, Rockhampton QLD 4700


Rivergreens Bistro 

The perfect place for ANZAC afternoon, Rivergreens Bistro - Rockhampton
The perfect place for ANZAC afternoon, Rivergreens Bistro – Rockhampton

If you’ve forgotten to grab groceries or don’t want to be cooking over the weekend, the Rivergreens Bistro at the North Rockhampton Bowls Club will be serving food for dinner from 6pm. There’ll also be lawn bowl games being played from 1pm in the afternoon if you want to keep your family or friends entertained for the remainder of the day until it’s time to eat. For the parents, sit down to a full plate of grilled chicken breast or a big works burger served with chips. Kids meals include favourites such as fish, crumbed sausage or Hawaiian pizza all served with a side of chips. Visit the Rivergreens Bistro this ANZAC Day for a filling meal and a game of bowls after the official services and parades. This is the perfect family friendly location for a delicious meal post-ANZAC Day commemorations, so don’t stress about keeping the kids fed this public holiday.
Where: 3 Glenmore Road, Park Avenue QLD 4701

What are you doing to celebrate ANZAC Day in Rockhampton? Let us know below!