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The Shingle Inn

428 Ruthven St, Toowoomba, Queensland 4350, Australia
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good23%
  • Average18%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible21%
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“lunch” (11 reviews)
“cakes” (5 reviews)
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Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
428 Ruthven St, Toowoomba, Queensland 4350, Australia
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

My daughter and I went here for a quick coffee break and I havent been here for about 12 months and it has gone backwards. It used to be quite a busy, cheerful and productive place. This time it was quite depressing and apart from...More

Thank Jane S
Reviewed 20 March 2017

The friendliest staff and the food was excellent! For a town cafe we were very impressed and would certainly visit again.

Thank Cheryl C
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Disgusting - water jug was dirty, ordered lunch plate was swimming in vinegar, lifted salt shaker bottom fell out, salt all over the table - called staff over "you get that" salt was cleaned up stayed on the table the whole time. Looked like a...More

Thank Lorelle B
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

What more can you ask for? The stuff is super polite and the management is working really hard to get up to the standards.

Thank vjsharma89
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Terrible service, orders wrong, no waffles for kids, quality of food terrible. Happy to pay 15% surcharge on public holiday but not for crappy food and servive. Stay closed if that is the best you can do!!!

Thank karmadog24
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

I am not quick to give a less-than-positive review of places, but today this cafe seemed understaffed, understocked (display cabinets very bare and untidy) and lacking positive atmosphere. Call me old fashioned, but a smile with service isn't too much to ask, is it? There...More

Thank Martin P
Reviewed 29 December 2016

As a visitor to Toowoomba I am shocked that a business that provides such bad service can still be in business. I can't comment on the food as I asked for my money back after 50 minutes. How long does it take to poach two...More

Thank Glenn W
Reviewed 26 December 2016

I don't normally make the effort to review a take away long black however my experience with the Shingle Inn had me shaking my head in disbelief. For starters a 25 minute wait for a take away coffee is stretching the relationship. OK, it was...More

Thank Snpmorris
Reviewed 17 December 2016

There has been a change of management/ownership recently, but not all the staff left...as the nice young man who works in there now has been working there for a long time and does a very good job! My first time at Shingle Inn, on Ruthven...More

Thank GraTra
Reviewed 8 December 2016

I chanced it and had lunch here recently, but I should have realized that the place was empty for a reason. I had bacon and leek quiche and a milkshake. The milkshake was flavorless and watery and the quiche was also lacking any flavor. It...More

Thank stellamay
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  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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  • Address: 428 Ruthven St, Toowoomba, Queensland 4350, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Toowoomba
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