We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Very good food, great venue.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Engine Room Cafe

Engine Room Cafe
1 Railway Street, Toowoomba, Queensland 4350, Australia
+61 46378444
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #53 of 202 Restaurants in Toowoomba
Price range: $4 - $20
Cuisines: Australian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: Conveniently located on the edge of Toowoomba's CBD, Engine Room Cafe offers a versatile venue for your next casual dining experience. From its setting within a historic building across from the railway station, this cosy cafe maintains a timeless charm, sticking with a railway theme complemented with communal tables and a compact al fresco setting. It has a relaxing lounge area perfect for sitting back with a coffee and reading the paper or having your next function. Specialising in breakfast and lunch, Engine Room's menu incorporates a unique twist on usual cafe offerings; start the day with a delicious big breakfast with homemade gourmet hash browns, or for lunch perhaps the Engine Room nachos - pulled beef and beans served with avocado, sour cream, tomato and coriander salsa.
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
“Very good food, great venue.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

We have taken friends here for lunch at their request of venue. It is very good food with wonderful service, however table service would give it that edge. Try the fruit drinks they are delicious. Would return.

Visited March 2014
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

29 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    9
    13
    3
    3
    1
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Collinsville, Australia
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Worth a try”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I have been here a few times now. The breakfast menu has all the usual things, but in addition has a liver dish which is just delicious. The coffee is lovely. I prefer table service when I eat out, which the engine room doesn't do, but otherwise I love going there.

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
“Value for money”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Great little place for breakfast. Healthy meal sizes and the coffee is hot. Staff very friendly and quick meal service.

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Always Great for Lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Just had lunch there today and was as satisfied as always. Good lunch menu and the food is always enjoyable. I am a regular there and can always rely on a nice meal there.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Toowoomba, Australia
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Mixed review ”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Second choice after Metro was closed, nice service, decent menu & nice location. Unfortunately trying to order a side of fries was beyond their comprehension even though a few lunch items came with fries - how hard is it to do an additional side of fries & charge accordingly? I thought this level of ineptitude died out in the 80s but it seems it is alive & well in some Twba establishments..

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Engine Room Cafe also viewed

Toowoomba, Queensland
Toowoomba, Queensland
 
Toowoomba, Queensland
Toowoomba, Queensland
 

Been to Engine Room Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Engine Room Cafe, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.