Restaurants and Cafes - TAFE Queensland North

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Restaurants and Cafes

Our restaurants and cafés provide the opportunity for our apprentices and students to showcase their new talents in the kitchen and front-of-house as they learn from TAFE teachers who have years of industry experience.

The Queenslander and Tropics Restaurant - Cairns Campus

Located in the Tourism and Hospitality Building (S Block), Tropics Restaurant and The Queenslander are our award-winning training restaurants. Prices are reasonable and the food extremely creative using our region's best quality seasonal ingredients.

Dates depend on the student class calendar.

Please view our restaurant dates (PDF, 1.17MB).

For restaurant bookings, opening times and private function enquiries, phone (07) 4042 2601.

Tropics Café - Cairns Campus

Tropics Café and Coffee Shop is situated on the ground floor of S Block. At the Tropics Café a variety of hot and cold dishes are prepared daily by apprentice chefs and served by food and beverage students as part of their course training. Fresh bread prepared by apprentice bakers is also available. Prices are reasonable with daily specials available.

Tropics Café also has a loyalty program for regular customers with the tenth coffee being free. The same applies to milkshakes.  The Tropics Café is open to the public and is very popular with students and staff. Opening times are from 9:00am to 2:30pm weekdays, during semester time.

For more information or to make a booking phone (07) 4042 2601.

International Kitchen - Cairns Campus

Situated undercover surrounded by a tropical garden, the International Kitchen can seat up to 40 people. Students are welcome to use the central food preparation area which contains a large refrigeration unit, microwave, hot and cold water system and basic kitchen utensils. The common area is located next to the International Student Unit, new Nursing simulation room and modern training rooms.

George Coates Restaurant - Townsville Campus

Located at our Townsville campus, George Coates Training Restaurant has a reputation for serving delicious three course meals and extravagant buffets without blowing your budget.

The restaurant is open to the public throughout the year. Dates depend on the student class calendar.

Please view our restaurant dates (PDF, 1.21MB).

Bookings essential, phone (07) 4750 5707.

L-Plates Café - Townsville Campus

Situated at our Townsville Campus in Pimlico, L-Plates Café provides students with the opportunity to develop their skills in a real-life cafe style environment. Food is prepared by our cookery students. The café provides our students with the opportunity to showcase their talents in the kitchen and front-of-house. All students are fully supervised by qualified teachers who have years of industry experience.

Please view our opening dates and times. Dates depend on the student class calendar.

To book your table phone (07) 4750 5707.

Palmers Restaurant and Coffee Shop - Cannonvale Campus

Palmers Training Restaurant is located at our Cannonvale campus in the heart of The Whitsundays.

Treat the family to first class meals at affordable prices. The restaurant is open to the public throughout the year for lunch and dinner. Dates depend on the student class calendar.

Please view our Semester 1 dates and our Semester 2 dates.

Bookings essential, phone (07) 4940 2777.