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The Pump @ 123

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Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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123 Russell Street, Toowoomba, Queensland 4350, Australia
+61 7 4632 4441
06:00 - 18:00
Closed now
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Sun 07:00 - 14:00
Mon - Fri 06:00 - 18:00
Sat 06:00 - 15:00
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Merlo coffee and drive-thru ... excellent combination for all those parents with small kids. Two locations - sanity saver!

Thank Arlie F
Adelaide, Australia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Reasonable prices & friendly service. Our delicious meals were quick to the table despite the cafe being full. Fantastic range of gluten free options available. Staff are enthusiastic and accommodating to dietary needs. Tables are cleared in a timely manner. Specialty bean coffee was delicious! Thank you!!!

Thank rusty540
Brisbane, Australia
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

So admittedly we came to have some lunch at the end of the allotted lunch service time frame but, a customer is a customer and if I have an experience that is less than comfortable or welcoming then guess what... I am going to be annoyed and I am going to tell people and I will probably not come back.... More 

Thank zully501
South Burlington, Vermont, Usa
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Nice local restaurant with very good fresh food, quick service. Nice to meet friends and family for lunch or afternoon tea. Parking available on street.

1 Thank LMLamy
Toowoomba, Australia
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

First time at Pump. Nice environment (particularly for the ladies). Long wait at the register to order when the restaurant wasn't busy - just seemed to take a while for people to order / pay. We ate outside as restaurant was a bit chilly on a beautiful day. I'm probably being picky but food was enjoyable without being noteworthy.

Thank DanLoa
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91 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Stumbled on this coffee shop, and now it is our number 1 go to place. Sure there are negatives, parking - it is cramped and not that safe as you try to reverse with cars behind you trying to get to the drive through. Best option is park opposite out side St James church and walk across the road. Not... More 

1 Thank RetiredMelbourne
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Good Merlo coffee, friendly service - slow drive though. I always go back, so it couldn't be that bad!

1 Thank Crashish
Toowoomba, Australia
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

This cafe is just great. There is always a huge selection of tasty offerings with the regular fare given creative twists to change things up. The cake and sweets selection is fabulous. Not just the mass-produced same old that many cafes serve these days. Their scones, with daily favour changes, are a particular favorite of mine served with a cup... More 

1 Thank WattleDee
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Great gluten free options and really good to see gf cakes on one shelf and not being contaminated with other cakes. That alone will bring me back. The healthy start breakfast with ham was delicious. Coffee was about the best in toowoomba - perfect crema.

1 Thank Phil C
Brisbane, Australia
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We were on foot and had decided to stop at the first coffee place we found. The Merlo coffee was very good and the food quite acceptable. The premises really needs to make up its mind though, about what it is. They sold gourmet deli stuff which was in keeping, but also gifts and accessories which seemed a bit out... More 

Thank SallyT63

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 Russell Street, Toowoomba, Queensland 4350, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Toowoomba
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4632 4441
Provides drive through and sit down cafe menu. Has wide range of appertising foods served from early morning to late afternoon.

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