Being a little town, its handy to know what the local haunts are, where to hang out - and where the best coffee, brunch, lunch, snacks, dinner and takeaway are. Agnes and 1770 have some great places to have a bite at - and we are going to let you in on the best kept secrets below.....
The Best Coffee in Agnes Water & 1770
Considering 3 out of 4 Australians drink coffee, it's not hard to understand why it is so important for holiday makers to suss of where they can get their hit - and a good one too!
1. Cafe Discovery
This local favourite is a popular spot for good coffee, and it doesn't end there! The busy Cafe Discovery is also popular for its handmade cakes and slices, and EVERYTHING else on the menu!
"Considering the location you have access to essentially a city level cafe. Well presented, clean , professionally run, a wide range of food available. The food looks nice and is nice. If I were passing through again this is the only place I'd eat at".
- Guy Reece, Jan 2020
Located two shops down from Foodworks supermarket & next to the Agnes Water Pharmacy, Cafe Discovery is open from Tues - Sunday, 6 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner - AND they welcome dogs on leads. Ph 0431 035 010
2. Getaway Garden Cafe
Other than offering amazing coffee & food, the Getaway Garden Cafe is a true experience. Located a short drive from the township of Agnes Water, the Cafe is a great place to relax for an hour or two and soak up the ambience of the surrounding gardens.
"Food was 10/10. Great portions and really delicious. Atmosphere was really peaceful, and a massive area for the kids to run around".
- James De Angelis, Mar 2020
Getaway is open from 8 - 4 every day (except Saturdays) for Breakfast & Lunch. The cafe welcomes dogs! Getaway also offers incredible woodfired pizzas and a roast over the warmer months on a Wednesday and Sunday evening. Phone (07) 4974 9323.
The Best Cafe's for Lunch in Agnes Water & 1770
Escaping the sun and heat in the middle of the day is the perfect excuse to go out for lunch, stuff yourself, have an afternoon nap, and then cook a simple light dinner at home (if you manage to get hungry again)! Other than the fab cafes mentioned above ^ there a few more tucked away cafes that can't be seen easily unless you know where they are.
1. Holiday's Cafe
The Holiday's Cafe is located within the Agnes Water Beach Holiday Park and is a fave for locals and visitors. The setting is incredible and the food is excellent!! Enjoy Brekky or lunch - generous gourmet servings and yummy fresh juices, smoothies & milkshakes.
"Loved everything about this cafe! What more could you wish for than a delicious caramel latte, really good bacon & eggs, a view of the beach and the sea and relaxing music?"
- Silvan Holdener, Mar 2020
Holiday's Cafe is open 7 days a week for brekky and lunch. (Try the Chargrilled chicken, bacon & guacamole salad with king prawns). Pop down for a visit with your pooch - this cafe is within walking distance from Gibson's Pet Friendly Accommodation. Ph (07) 4974 9619
2. Saltwater Cafe 1770 (Behind the 1770 Camping Grounds Office)
Located within the 1770 Camping Grounds, this tucked away Cafe is surrounded by gardens and overlooks the 1770 estuary. It is the perfect place to enjoy a beer or wine (BYO) and watch the sunset from the outdoor dining area. Open 7 days per week the Saltwater Cafe offers a simple but unique menu. Choices include of a variety of pizzas and some surprisingly delicious options such as 'loaded fries' (a bowl of curly fries loaded with mince, cheese, mustard & gherkins), taco plates, BLT Foccacias & grilled fish and chips. And lets not forget the 'Big Brekky'!! If you are lucky you might even catch some sweet live local tunes. Ph 0422 335 857
" My wife, friends and I ate here on 4 occasions whilst staying here at 1770 and found the service and food to be great".
- David Shiverton, Mar 2020
The Best Places to Eat for Dinner in Agnes Water & 1770
With balmy weather on the cards for most of the nights here in Queensland, it's easy to be tempted to head out for a great feed after a long day at the beach - but where to go? Alongside recommending Beachcombers Family Bistro, Cafe Discovery & Getaway Garden Cafe (read particulars above ^), there are a few more gems we want to share with you.
1. Codies Place - Agnes Water's Beach Bum Hangout
Stuffed mushrooms, seared scallops, pan-fried gnocchi with pulled lamb.....enough said?! This funky hangout can fill your belly 7 days a week, not only for dinner but lunch and breakfast also! The vibe is chilled and relaxed and a great place to watch the foot traffic heading to and from the Agnes Water Main Beach.
"A nice place to sit and watch the world go by whilst enjoying the great food from this eatery. Great service too. Only a short stroll from the park and beach!"
- Max Reynolds, Feb 2020
Located a stone's throw from Agnes Water Main beach, Codie's Place is open 7 days a week for breakfast lunch and dinner. Ph (07) 4974 7004
2. Plantation Restaurant & Bar - An Incredible Dining Experience
If you're after something a little more fancy and civilised, you can't go past the Plantations Restaurant. Offering an intimate dining experience, incredible food, a range of fantastic cocktails and an extensive wine list, Plantations Restaurant is a must do while visiting Agnes Water.
"Just had a fantastic dinner at Plantation. Sat out by the beautiful pool. Staff were very friendly and meals were fantastic. Definitely a great venue for a special dinner. Will be going back next time in town"
- TripAdvisor review by 4greenys, Dec 2018
Plantation Restaurant is located within the Lagoons Resort on Captain Cook Drive, Agnes Water. Open breakfast lunch and dinner - phone (07) 4902 1600 for opening days.
The Best Fish & Chips and Takeaway in Agnes Water & 1770
It isn't possible to have a beach holiday without consuming your fair share of the good old favourite - Fish n' Chips! But where do you go for the best?!
1. Off The Hook
"Best fish and chips I’ve had in a long time! Tasted beautiful! Large portions. Fast service. Highly recommend".
- Kylie Esler, Dec 2018
2. 1770 Rusty Pelican
Boasting the best views in 1770, this newly opened fish n' chip shop offers amazing local fresh fish to take away and soak up the midday summer sun or the incredible sunsets over the 1770 estuary. Check out the 1770 Rusty Pelican Facebook Page to confirm open days and times or Ph 0467 293 291.
"Shannon is a very good cook and a very nice person. His Aioli (home made) is the best I have ever had. The meal was absolutely delicious. The fish is from local fishermen so they are fresh. We were there in the evening and you can watch the beautiful sunset over the harbour".
- Neil R, Mar 2020
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There are many more places to eat, drink and relax in Agnes Water & 1770, these ones are just our tried and tested favourites! If you have a place you want to share where you enjoyed a great meal - feel free to tell us in the comments below!
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