10 BEST PLACES TO GRAB A BITE TO EAT IN PORT DOUGLAS
Visiting Port Douglas for the day, or perhaps you’re staying for a family holiday? Keep those hungry bellies filled and keep everyone energised and ready for adventuring with our list of top kid-friendly places to eat in Port Douglas.
1. Grant Street Kitchen
Grant Street Kitchen is a little place that sells all kinds of fun things. From ham and cheese toasted croissants to Danishes and doughnuts, this kitchen is sure to get your tummy rumbling!
Croissants, cakes, sandwiches, and more – there’s something for everyone! Image courtesy of Grant Street Kitchen.
2. Mocka’s pies
Loved by tourists and locals alike, Mocka’s pies don’t last the day. They use slow-cooked beef in their classics like the steak and kidney or the steak and mushroom. And if you’re looking to try something a bit different, then you can get your teeth into the crocodile laksa or the kangaroo pies. For little ones with little appetites, Mocka’s sells mini ‘party’ pies, too.
Award winning and affordable! Image courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland / Mocka’s Pies. Photographer: Andrew Watson.
3. Café Fresq
Café Fresq is great if you’re on a budget or on holiday with the family. The food is clever and a little different, like the Smoked Salmon Scrambler option. This good quality food is available for breakfast and lunch, and there’s even a kid’s menu to go along with it.
How mouth-watering is this Thai style pork salad? Image courtesy of Cafe Fresq.
You’ll find many flavours of ice cream at Capannina, from the classic vanilla to various fruity sorbets. If you’re not in the mood for ice cream, there are other delicious sweet desserts available too, such as cake, pavlova, and croissants. Don’t be surprised if you’re itching to go back!
Decisions, decisions… Image courtesy of Capannina.
5. Origin Espresso
If you’re looking for coffee, then you can’t go past Origin Espresso. Famous for their good brew, they even have ‘babychinos’ with marshmallows available for the kids.
Good coffee and a good treat to accompany it… the simple joys in life! Image courtesy of Origin Espresso.
6. The Tin Shed
Available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the Tin Shed has been converted from its original purpose as a storage place for sugar after it was taken off the boats. With kid’s meals and a kid’s club (with Xboxes) you know your children will remain entertained for the duration of your time there.
We’ve got heart eyes for this mouthwatering soft shell crab burger! Image courtesy of The Tin Shed (Port Douglas).
7. Central Hotel
Central Hotel is the perfect place for dinner in Port Douglas. While they’re self-proclaimed family friendly, they certainly live up to the statement, with high chairs and kid’s menus on offer. To top it all off, kids eat free with any main meal purchased between 5 and 6pm every day.
You can’t pass up a serve of fish and chips when visiting Port Douglas. Image courtesy of Central Hotel.
8. Yoghurt World
If you’re looking for something to cool you down, then Yoghurt World is the place to go. Located at the Port Village Shopping Centre, it sells frozen yoghurt in a variety of flavours like chocolate, coconut and lemon sorbet. There’s outdoor seating and soft serve cones, and it even has a rather fantastic rock guitar collection on the walls.
The perfect sweet treat for those warm days. Image courtesy of Yoghurt World.
9. Monkey Joes Cafe
Monkey Joes Cafe is famous for its great breakfasts. The meals look fantastic and taste it too, and with smoked bacon and poached eggs that good on offer, everyone in the family is sure to love it.
From your classic smashed avo toast to these tropical-looking fish tacos, Monkey Joes Cafe has something for all. Image courtesy of Monkey Joes Cafe.
10. Paddy’s Irish Pub and Grill
A place of live entertainment, good food and free Wifi, Paddy’s Irish Pub and Grill is truly the Australian dream. It has two pool tables, Trivia night Tuesdays, Live music on the weekend and TVs to watch your favourite sports competition. And with kid’s meals at $9 and $1 chicken wings every day, what more could you possibly want?
When in doubt, you can never go wrong with a classic chicken parmigiana. Image courtesy of Paddy’s Irish Pub and Grill.
Feature image courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland. Photographer: Andrew Watson