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The Balcony Restaurant

Upstairs 287 Flinders St, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
+61 7 4771 2255
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (16 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (18 reviews)
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Cafe, Australian, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Upstairs 287 Flinders St, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

The Balcony has a large menu with an option to please everyone. The coffee is good and the service excellent. Recommended.

Thank A-Reel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice quiet spot for breakfast. The coffee and food was delicious! The menu puts a twist on some breakfast classics. The staff was really friendly and helpful. Two small downfalls, the food took a while to come out and we had to...More

Thank Erin H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very nice location overlooking Flinders Street. Coffee was nice. Overall meals are quite expensive but consistent with prices in Townsville.

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for lunch on a very busy day The staff exceeded expectations in fitting us in and making sure we felt special and looked after Food was great but we couldn't get over the positive and happy staff A great experience!

Thank MargDarv
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Great breakfast on the Balcony. Well priced well presented and friendly staff. been here a couple of times now and will be back again.

Thank Q6390CXjasonf
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Breakfast upstairs on the balcony at The Balcony was quite nice and relaxing, breezy at times but not uncomfortably so. Tried the Vegetarian pancakes with a rocket/parmesan/macadamia nut salad, quite different option from regular eggs and Bacon, but I left that to my partner!! Fresh...More

Thank pdn
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Menu is extensive, but no basic options. I personally found the menu rather expensive in comparison to other breakfast menus. We waited a long time when there were few people at the restaurant & were served after people who ordered after us. I didn't really...More

Thank Fiona C
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

This place is in the prime spot and it's so funky and cute! Coffee is delicious and the food is probably the best I've had in a long time! The waitress that looked after us was amazing and I would rate 5/5 just for her...More

Thank jarrahkw
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Wanted to try the Bacon Chop breakfast and wasn't disappointed. Tasted great and very filling. Staff were great too.

Thank TSnookVic
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

I can't recommend this place enough, possibly one of the best places we had breakfast our whole trip. Really friendly staff, and relaxed happy atmosphere. We highly recommend the poached pear and eggs Benedict!

Thank Ponytail186
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$24
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wine and Beer
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
07:30 - 14:00
09:00 - 14:00
09:00 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Upstairs 287 Flinders St, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Townsville
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4771 2255
  • E-mail
OPEN 7 days, The Balcony Restaurant is located upstairs at number 287 Flinders Street Townsville City. The heritage building has been the home of the Balcony Restaurant for over 25 years. The timber staircase takes you on and upwards to the quirky space above that ensures a unique and memorable experience unmatched in Townsville. Nestled high above, the Balcony Restaurant permeates a relaxed and pleasant ambiance where you can escape the hustle and bustle of below. Escape to the bliss of the Balcony's charm where you can enjoy the delicious food, the great coffee, an icy cold beverage, good music and let our happy staff take care of you. Open 7 days Monday & Tuesday 9am till 2pm. Wednesday to Sunday 7.30am till 2pm
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