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The Balcony Restaurant

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Upstairs 287 Flinders St, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
+61 7 4771 2255
09:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Tue 09:00 - 14:00
Wed - Sun 07:30 - 14:00
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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had breakfast on Sunday morning. The big breakfast is enough to feed 2 people. Fresh juices are beautiful. Faith was very nice in serving us, quick and helpful.

Thank Sue S
Townsville, Australia
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are now regulars here and can always find something amazing on the Menu. The service is fantastic, the food is delicious and the coffee is amazing! The Balcony is definitely worth a visit.

Thank Laf14
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst visiting Townsville for work I had the opportunity to get out for an early breakfast. The Balcony Restaurant is centrally located in the CBD, just 100m from the Grand Chancellor where I was staying. Seating is available both inside and outside on the balcony. I was seated quickly and ordered the Eggs Benedict ($17) with smoked salmon (add $5)... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Being fussy about eggs bene the balcony definitely delievered!!!! The lady working was super friendly and made the best coffee. Ill be back again for breakfast.

Thank Kgll
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Balcony is a little upstairs restaurant on Flinders (in the heart of Townsville City) that does breaky and food throughout the day. We went for brunch and Breaky for 2 including plate additions, 2 cappuccinos, and a large fresh squeezed juice was around 65 bucks. One of our guests had the beef burger and it looked really tasty. The... More 

Thank Mdt T
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Popped in for brunch while visiting the markets. It was a little busy, however, there are plenty of staff on to assist. The food is very nice and well presented with the drinks also very good. The iced chocolate was enough of a meal on its own.

Thank Andrew M
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10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We have been twice now to this place for breakfast, the balcony is a pleasant place to sit and watch the world go by, the breakfast is good, the prices are astounding though. And you don't always get what you think you will (silverbeet instead of spinach in the omelette much to my husbands chagrin). $26 for omelette and as... More 

Thank Sandy F
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We visited for breakfast and sadly we were in a bit if a rush. The food, service and ambience were first rate and my avocado on toast was delicious. Great, friendly staff and good coffee too it was a real shame we had to rush off.

Thank rizzy80
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We manage to return to this hidden gem. I highly recommend this restaurant. To start with the food is sensational. I had the risotto which was the best I have eaten. The choices where difficult because the menu is fantastic.The staff are incredibly hospitable helpful and friendly. To sit outside for an all day breakfast on the balcony is beautiful... More 

Thank Amanda H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Been to the balcony many times and the service and food is always fantastic. Had a lovely chat to the owners and wait staff on the way out after I congratulated them on a wonderful meal. We had the chicken risotto (always a favourite) and the Calamari Cashew. Not something I would've usually gotten but it was incredible. Recommend everyone... More 

Thank Mitchell D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$23
Cafe, Australian, International, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Delivery
Good for
Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
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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