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“great coffee”
Review of Coffee Works

Coffee Works
Ranked #1 of 2 Dessert in Mareeba
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Bring your hunger for new experiences and your thirst for something completely different when you visit the Coffee Works, in Mareeba, just one hour from Cairns and Port Douglas. Eclectic and highly original, Coffee Works attracts over 200,000 visitors each year for what can best be described as a totally delicious day out. Find the perfect gift as you explore a treasure trove of incredible edibles, gourmet gifts and an ever changing array of stunning, unusual and affordable gifts in the packed to the rafters gift shop. Kick back and relax in lush tropical surrounds with flaming fabulous BBQ lunches, sweet treats, gourmet sorbet, superb gelato and irresistible chocolate platters created onsite in the Coffee Works own boutique Chocolaterie. Over 50 fabulous chocolate flavours are created before your eyes. It's like Willly Wonka, without the Oompa Loompas! The main event at Coffee Works is Coffee World. If it has anything to do with growing, roasting, serving, drinking or trading coffee, you will find it somewhere in this mammoth sensory wonderland. This is the biggest, best and most significant collection of coffee artefacts in the world, presented as one entire exhibition, for the very first time in history. Coffee World tells the epic story of coffee, 1,000 years in the making. A labyrinth of light and sound brings over 2000 coffee and tea making treasures from the past to life. There are plungers, filters, percolators, samovars, espresso machines, grinders, balance pots spanning over 350 years of art and design. It's all about choosing your own adventure. You are free to roam, using hand held audio guides to explore the stunning displays and themed entertainment rooms. Relish the opportunity to savour and compare the very best local beans to premium coffees from around the world. Explore the premium coffee regions of the world from the Coffee Works tasting room. Included in your Coffee World adventure is a sensory safari of unlimited all-day tastings of coffee, tea, chocolate and liqueur. There are no limits to how much you enjoy, or, how often you can return. Coffee Works gives everyone visiting Coffee World free re-admission with special Re-Entry cards to return again and again.
Melbourne, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
132 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“great coffee”
Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

Although on the pricey side we enjoyed our visit and opportunity to sample a wide range of coffees, teas and chocolate. The coffee museum and audio were very informative.Enjoyed a tasty light lunch. Overall worth a visit but may loose customers if prices go any higher!

Visited May 2014
Thank ondfre59
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Reviewed May 17, 2014

I think I was expecting more. When we arrived we were informed we could pay $19 each to sample the coffee and liqueur and tour the facility otherwise u just have access to the cafe and gift shop. The gift shop was cute with loads to things to look at, but quite pricey for the chocolates and liqueur.

Visited May 2014
Thank jloPerth
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Sydney, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Coffee, chocolate and cake! ”
Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

A great place for a coffee break or light lunch. If you have time, visit the museum and enjoy the 'bottomless' coffee tasting!

Thank Aybee13
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Brisbane, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
44 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Enjoyable coffee stop”
Reviewed May 13, 2014

We stopped here to have our morning tea when visitng Mareeba we were 6 seniors we all bought different coffee and cakes and everyone really enjoyed the stop
They have a very nice if expensive gift shop to look at and the lunch menu also looked good although we did not get to have lunch here
The coffee tour was expensive so did not vist

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank BMR18
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Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed May 5, 2014

Excellent place for lunch, coffee, tasting chocolate and buying chocolate presents and colourful gifts for family and friends.

Visited March 2014
Thank Daniela L
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Natasha F, Marketing at Coffee Works, responded to this review, May 8, 2014
Thank you very much for your kind feedback and for stopping by to visit- we look forward to seeing you back soon!
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