You’re going to need to make sure you are fully awake before you hit our first stop!
If you had to describe the coffee at Oscars in one word, it would be “yum”. Oscars boasts that they love to make the coffee for a city that loves to drink it, and their staff do not disappoint. With some of the friendliest staff you will come across, this cafe has everything you need to perk up after a long week at work and get ready for a great night at the markets. Grab a cup on the run, and get ready to shop.
Where: Gordon Street & Sydney Street, Mackay, QLD.
Paxton’s Night Markets
Once a month a very unique shopping experience hits Mackay. Paxton’s Night Markets offers a variety of high quality stalls. With the perfect mix of local artists, designers and homegrown products, this is one market that you will wish was on more often. Pick up some vintage bric a brac or just enjoy the sights and tastes of Mackay by night. Open on Friday the 13th from 5pm until 8:30pm inside Paxton’s Building, brave the night to grab a bargain!
The Coffee Club Mackay Riverfront
Part of the largest home-grown cafe group in Australia, The Coffee Club on the Mackay Riverfront stays true to the companies vision. With good food, great service and some of the best coffee you can get, if you’re looking for a place to meet your friends before you head out to the markets then The Coffee Club is the answer. Serving over 40 million cups of coffee nationally each year, this team knows how to brew the perfect cup. Have one with breakfast and order one for the road because there’s no time to waste!
Where: Cnr Musgrave Road & Victoria Street, Mackay, QLD.
Mackay Showground Markets
If you are looking for fresh local produce, high quality meat and seafood or plants and seeds for the garden, Mackay Showground Markets has it all. Visit a health supplement stalls or grab some supplies for your paleo lifestyle. Pick up a few pots to store your new plants or get ready to start your new arts and craft project. A trip to these markets is just the beginning of many good things to come. Open each Saturday from 6:30am until 10am.
Opposite the Good Guys, inside Northpoint Retail, you will find a little coffee kiosk that could potentially become your local stop for a caffeine hit. We dare you to try and curb you enthusiam when you read through their menu of healthy meals, premium blends and tasty delights. Some say it’s the best coffee in town, while others boast that it is simply the best they have ever tasted. So, if you’ve found yourself yawning while getting ready for your first set of markets, listen to your body and give it the coffee that it’s begging for.
Where: Northpoint Retail, Windmill Xing, Mount Pleasant, Mackay, QLD.
The Troppo Treasure Market
Whether you want to sip your coffee as you walk through endless market stalls or take a moment to check out one of the various professional entertainers, the Troppo Treasure Markets lets you do it all at your own pace. Located out of the sun and rain inside the Mount Pleasant Shopping Centre, these local markets can transform an ordinary Sunday into fun for the whole family. When you’re out of coffee, don’t stress! The Troppo Treasure Market also has food and drink vendors for your convenience. Open the second sunday of every month from 7:30am.
What other markets do you love to explore in Mackay? Let us know in the comments below!