Central West, NSW

Great cafes in Dubbo NSW

By The Weekender Travel

November 5, 2020 | 3 minute read

The Auctioneer
The Auctioneer

Dubbo is one of the most well-known towns outside of Sydney, due largely to the Taronga Open Plains Zoo. What you probably didn't know though is that Dubbo has a burgeoning cafe and foodie scene. Be prepared to be surprised by the excellent range of coffee spots operating in Dubbo.

* At the time of writing, the activities and places mentioned in this guide are at varying stages of recovery from COVID-19. Please check government and business websites for specific details on opening times and any restrictions before you travel.

Short St Store

Serving seriously good coffee, this friendly café features a trendy outdoor courtyard and a cosy interior - perfect to enjoy a delicious breakfast or lunch. There are yummy baked goods, all day breakfast and sophisticated offerings for lunch such as sole cooked with lemon, capers, dill, chives and white wine.

Location:  11 Short Street 

Times: Monday - Friday 6.00 am – 3.00 pm; Saturday & Sunday 7:30 am – 12.00 pm

The Auctioneer

With a focus on fine coffee, delicious French pastries and pies, and an ever-changing seasonal menu, The Auctioneer is a must-visit in the heart of Dubbo. Owned by the same team as the Farmer’s Bakehouse, there is a cosy interior and quaint courtyard to eat in, or grab some top coffee to take-away.

Location: Richardson & Sinclair building, 46 Wingewarra Street

Times: Monday - Friday from 7.30 am . 

Black Tambourine

Dubbo's own hole in the wall cafe, Black Tambourine has a street cafe vibe and serves super fresh all-day breakfast including eggs bennie,  bacon and egg rolls, homemade banana bread - and of course delicious coffee. There are also burgers, gourmet toasted sandwiches and a range of topped bruschetta's on offer.

Location: Brisbane St

Times: Monday to Friday 6.30 am  - 3.00 pm; Saturday 7.30 am - 2.00 pm

The Press
The Press

The Press

This "progressive cafe", located in a 1930's house in Central Dubbo, offers a sophisticated menu for breakfast and lunch.  Think cashew and goji berry muesli with Greek yoghurt, pineapple curd, seasonal fruit and raspberry dust or coconut and almond panacotta, blackberry curd, seasonal fruit and muesli crumble for breakfast; a large range of delicious healthy bowls available all day (with vegan and vegetarian options) or delicious chicken, beef or halmoumi and sweet potato burgers for lunch.

Location: 33 Bultje Street 

Times: Monday and Tuesday 7:30 am to 3.00 pm (Takeaway Only); Wednesday to Friday 7:30 am - 3.00 pm; Saturday and Sunday 8.00 am - 3.00 pm

Church Street
Church Street

Church Street Cafe

A thriving cafe and restaurant, Church St Cafe (or CSC) offers a wide selection of food for breakie and lunch. Tuck into chunky corn fritters with bacon, tomato and red onion salsa and poached eggs; apple crumble pancakes with ice cream and maple syrup; or pork belly bao with lettuce, pickled onion, Kewpie mayo and sweet soy on a steamed bun. Gluten and dairy free options are also available.

Location: 15 Church St

Times: Monday to Friday  7.00 am - 2.30 pm; Sunday 8.00 am - 12.00 pm

Local Coffee Co

This little expresso bar is all about great coffee. You'll also find a selection of salads, foccacias, savoury muffins and cakes on offer, making this the perfect spot to stop for a caffeine top up with a treat on the side. 

Location: 124 Brisbane St

Times: Monday to Friday 7.30 am - 2.00 pm

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