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“Great place!”
Review of The Sweatshop - CLOSED

The Sweatshop
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Level 6 Contributor
121 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Great place!”
Reviewed April 13, 2012

We went for lunch here on my birthday a month ago. Great little place!! Good food, love the meat pie jaffle! Great service too, we sat outside with our two dogs & were impressed that one of the staff offered a water bowl for them... Much appreciated!! Should be more places like this in Townsville!

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Thank ChapmanSar
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English first
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Best and only hipster joint in Townsville”
Reviewed April 8, 2012

Great coffee, cool ambiance, great art and mellow music.

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Thank Telephote
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Cairns, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great Cafe”
Reviewed January 5, 2012

Coffee was great, loads of board games and funky art.
Nice music and free one hour wi fi with coffee. The jaffle menu is extensive and the cheese burger jaffle did taste like a good cheeseburger. We were able to leave our mark in the graffiti toilet which was great as I haven,t seen one since my St KIlda days in Melbourne.
Good selection of italian drinks and a chilled out place to relax after long drive. The free 80s game table kept the kids busy and was a nice touch. I will return when next in Townsville. It was $21 for a jaffle, hot chocolate, coffee and two italian soft drinks which I thought was reasonable. The only odd thing was all the drinks were served in paper cups and the jaffle came in a paper bag instead of a plate.

Visited January 2012
Helpful?
Thank Rebecca564
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Townsville, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“A bit of funky city cafe in the 'Ville”
Reviewed December 19, 2011

Just like a transplant from inner-Melbourne! Nice coffee, super-simple snacks, board games for patrons and walls filled with local art to purchase. Free wi-fi.

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Thank Global2010
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Townsville, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“The BEST cafe in Townsville”
Reviewed November 7, 2011

Having been in London for 5 years and experiencing the various cafes there, I was a little dubious about having to experience coffee in Townsville again. I was pleasantly surprised when I came across this little gem. One, it has free WIFI; Two, the staff are friendly and the atmosphere relaxed and funky without being pretentious and Three - they don't charge for soy milk! The also serve jaffles (toasted sandwiches) and pancakes. I love this cafe and support them in their application for liquor licensing, I just only hope this doesn't mean they'll start charging for soy milk.

  • Visited November 2011
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1 Thank Owenae
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