Whether you are a local, a traveller or someone who just wants to know more about Mackay, the following list of blogs are sure to provide you with some enlightening facts about the sugar city.

From the best places to explore, hidden gems, Instagram-worthy cafes and tips from locals, these blogs are a lighthearted way for you to discover Mackay.

5 Best Breakfast Spots in the Mackay and Isaac Region

Who doesn't love a good cafe breakfast on a Saturday morning? Crunchy hashbrowns, delicious coffee and best of don't have to cook! 

We've put together a list of some of the top Mackay breakfast spots so you can eat your way through the region! Tick them all off your list and then start again!







Moss On Wood

Looking to have an modern breakfast? Then Moss on Wood is the place for you. Located in the heart of Mackay’s CBD, Moss On Wood offers a delicious range of Urban Chic brekkie suited to all ages. Along with great value, you’ll be able to enjoy a mouthwatering range of food, and some of the best coffee in the region. (PS: try the Hearty Brekkie if you’re really keen on heavy breakfast. It is tasty, filling, and amazing value for money.)

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Photo credit: @mossonwoodmackay

Directions: As its name suggests, Moss On Wood is located on Wood Street and is a part of the Rydges Hotel.

The Dispensary

The Dispensary is an elegant cafe/bar that ensures whatever meal you have there is your classiest meal of the day. Established in 2013, the cafe would not be out of place in downtown Manhattan or inner-city Melbourne, but you can enjoy those experiences right here in the Mackay Region. Their breakfast menu offers a wide variety of food, including but not limited to Waffles, Bacon and Egg Rolls and Acai Bowls. They even have mini pancakes for the kids.  That along with their amazing coffee, (the macchiato is this author’s preference), make this café the perfect spot to start your morning.

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Directions: Also located on Wood Street in Mackay’s CBD, the Dispensary is a popular Café in Mackay.

Woodman’s Axe Espresso

If you ask a Mackay local where you can find the best coffee in town, they are likely going to direct you to Woodman’s Axe Espresso. The Café, who have labelled themselves as Mackay’s coffee brewing specialists, serve a variety of hot coffees and teas, over the ice-cold drinks and a small but jaw-droppingly delicious amount of savoury food to choose from. Try their Jaffles, Ham and Eggs or Eggs on Sourdough along with their famous coffee and you’ll know why they are so popular among the locals.

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Directions: Woodman’s Axe is located on Gregory Street in Mackay’s CBD.

La Crema Caffé 

What is the best café in Moranbah you asked? We can help you with that. La Crema Caffé is one of Moranbah’s premier coffee destination, and they serve delicious brunch to go along with it too. From breakfast bowls that are bound to leave you wanting for more to sandwiches that will make you think twice about your diet, La Crema Caffé has something to offer for everyone. The brunch is simple and elegant, but it is the coffee that puts your brunch experience over the top. (Give the little biscuits they offer with the coffee a shot; you’ll definitely ask for another one.)

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Directions: Located on St. Francis Drive in Moranbah, La Crema Caffe is about a 2-hour drive from Mackay on the Peak Downs Highway.

9th Lane Grind

9th Lane Grind should be the perfect fit for you if you like picturesque food. The Café is a modern brunch place that offers both healthy and hearty options across all meals. For brunch that means you get an array of options that include brekkie burgers but also Granola and Coconut Yoghurt Cups. Add a stunning coffee or tea to this and make the perfect start to your morning. (PS: The Breakfast Wrap at this café will have you coming back for more, everyday!)

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Photo credit: @9thlanegrind

Directions: 9th Lane Grind is located in Mackay’s CBD on Wood Street.

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