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Eleanor Knight3 years ago

The top 3 spots to grab a delicious midday meal

We all deserve to spoil ourselves once in a while, so instead of rustling up yet another boring packed lunch, head out and indulge in a delicious meal from a friendly cafe. Port Macquarie is spoilt with cafes, coffee shops, restaurants and bars that all serve up mouth-watering meals that ooze with flavour. Regardless of whether you're keen for a wholesome dish to fill the holes or would prefer something healthy and light to tie you over until dinner, you'll find the perfect place in Port Mac. So call up your girlfriends, make a bee line for the door and visit one of these fantastic spots where you're guaranteed a tasty lunch.

Whether you decide to dine out with your partner, friend, mother or children, there are a number of friendly restaurants and cafes in Port Macquarie who serve up delicious food with a guaranteed smile. Read below to find out our top 3!

Rainforest Cafe

Stunning location, The Rainforest Cafe - Port Macquarie
Stunning location, The Rainforest Cafe – Port Macquarie

Escape to tranquility this lunchtime and pay the friendly Rainforest Cafe a visit. This unique and comforting cafe is home to a delicious lunch menu that will be sure to satisfy your midday tastebuds. Take a seat in their outdoor dining area under a shaded umbrella and relax with your friends as you feast your eyes upon their finely crafted menu. Rustling up a variety of gourmet sandwiches, if nothing satisfies your appetite more than a jam-packed stack, order the roasted sweet potato, fetta, rocket and sun-dried tomato sandwich for a filling and nutritious meal.

Does a spot of afternoon tea sound more up your alley? Well you’d happy to know that the Rainforest Cafe offers a number of delicious delights including traditional cakes and desserts as well as smoothies, milkshakes, fruit and vegetable juices and of course, tea and coffee. If you are looking for somewhere relaxing to indulge this afternoon, be sure to visit this rainforest location in Port Macquarie.
Where: Pacific Drive, Port Macquarie, NSW, 2444

Luxe Cafe

Gourmet dishes, Luxe Cafe - Port Macquarie
Gourmet dishes, Luxe Cafe – Port Macquarie

Located in the heart of Port Macquarie, if you are searching for the ideal location to enjoy a relaxing afternoon over lunch, the Luxe Cafe is the perfect place for you. Step inside and say hello to the friendly team before taking a seat. Sporting a well-rounded menu that features both vegetarian and meat dishes, you can guarantee that everyone will find something to enjoy at Luxe Cafe. Our choice for a meat-free lunch has to be the Mediterranean veg stack, which contains grilled egg plant, zucchini, Spanish onion, asparagus, roasted capsicum, pesto and brie. If you can’t go past lunch without a meaty meal, order the chicken steak and bacon stack on sourdough with avocado, rocket, hickory sauce, ranch and sour cream dressing; this number will be sure to fulfil your carnivorous cravings.

Offering a wide range of delicious drinks including fruity smoothies, creamy milkshakes, vibrant teas and almost every coffee under the sun, relax in Luxe Cafe’s welcoming location as you pair your perfect lunch with your favourite drink. Who said weekday lunches have to be boring?
Where:  Shop 17, Peachtree Walk Arcade, Hay Street, Port Macquarie NSW, 2444

Aqua

The best of the best, Aqua - Port Macquarie
The best of the best, Aqua – Port Macquarie

There is simply no better location to relax and enjoy a delicious lunch than Aqua. Located inside the Westport Club, this friendly spot is a popular choice among many locals and certainly not one to be missed. Whether you’re visiting with your friends for a lunch date, looking to spoil your lovely mum or after a tasty lunch with your other half, the fine views and perfect cuisine at Aqua makes it the perfect location.

Dive into an entree of garlic prawns served in a garlic and white wine sauce with jasmine rice to tease your appetite and ease you into the mood. After, enjoy one of the many idyllic mains presented by their in-house chefs who are dedicated to delivering first class food. If you love seafood we recommend the Rainbow Trout which is whole baked and served in roasted garlic and caper butter with beer battered fries and salad. Whatever you decide to indulge in, take time to admire the quality of the food, all while relaxing at this premium oceanfront restaurant.
Where: 25 Buller Street, Port Macquarie, NSW, 2444

Looking for somewhere to enjoy an afternoon coffee? Check out this blog that highlights the 4 best coffees in Port Macquarie!

Where do you enjoy lunch in Port Macquarie? Enlighten us!

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