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The Sweatshop

181 Flinders Street, Townsville, Queensland QLD 4810, Australia
0435845237
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Ranked #45 of 240 Restaurants in Townsville
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Townsville, Australia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The Sweatshop closed down around the end of 2013. A new cafe called Yumma Mia's has commenced trading in the old Sweatshop building. It's a place where adults can go for quality food at very reasonable prices and are able to sit at comfortable tables and chairs like adults should.

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Brisbane, Australia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Wow this place had the best home made jaffles, juices in jam jars and just a really funky decoration scheme happening. It was modern yet edgy at the same time, the uniqueness and the fun and great food made this as have to eat at on my dining list when I am up north.

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Good first date place. The menus got some cool things to try and they have board games and cards lying around the place if things turn a little awkward. Well priced and a bit classier than taking her to subway or whatever else is on the flinders strip.

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4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

Food was ok, service was not the best, decor strange. Has good rep for jaffles, but they are only average. Overall, bit of a let down.

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

Went here for lunch a few days ago and got take away jaffles for lunch. Both myself and my wife had the mince with chutney and peas and they were really tasty although somewhat small. It was quite busy as we were there in the lunch hour so we waited maybe 25 mins. Decor is funky with a bit of... More

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Townsville, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

As locals, we go to the Sweatshop quite often - our most frequently visited cafe in town. You NEED to order Jaffles. That's what the place is renowned for and for good reason. And plus they're only $7! They have tonnes of options and all the ones we've tried are great. I'm a vegetarian and I recommend the Sweet P... More

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Charters Towers, Australia
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12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Brilliant cup of coffee and my breakfast jaffle was great, very tasty. Love the decor and the funky tunes and friendly staff. It does take a while for the kitchen to get the food out though which is the only disappointing aspect. Seriously the best cup of coffee I've ever had in Townsville

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Brisbane, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

A really cool, artistic little café with excellent breakfast and lunch options. We gathered that the people who work in 'The Sweatshop' are mostly artists and creative types and they did the funky artwork on the walls, some of which are also for sale. For food, we recommend the burgers and freshly-squeezed juices. There's also an extensive, interesting jaffle menu... More

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Sydney, Australia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

The coffee and muesli were good - service was a bit slow on the day so maybe an extra staff would help. Overall a great place to just chill out on a Sunday morning (as they are now open early yay!), there were a few families playing board games and having fun. They have some funky artwork on the walls... More

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Townsville, Australia
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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013 via mobile

I come down here all the time to get away from the office and work and it's great. Free wifi, good tunes and great food and drink make the sweatshOp a great place to hang. Try the Americana burger, any of the jaffles and the spider or milo frappe! Sweets are amazing too.

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Address: 181 Flinders Street, Townsville, Queensland QLD 4810, Australia
Phone Number: 0435845237
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Townsville
Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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