Cafe Valetta

4.5
133 reviews
$40 and under
Café
Cafe Valetta provides seating inside the beautiful heritage surroundings or outside in the manicured gardens, on the veranda or pergola overlooking Queens Park. Open for Breakfast & Lunch 7 days a week and for Dinner every Friday & Saturday night. The casual dining ambience is popular with tourists, business clients and local customers.
Cafe Valetta can host group bookings, high tea parties and weddings for up to 100 guests. Providing a perfect setting, this historic venue features stunning original pressed metal ceilings, stained glass windows and beautiful gardens with vine covered pergola overlooking Queens Park.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 133 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.4
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
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LesleyS
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Lovely friendly place with menu to suit everyone and cheerful helpful staff. Highly recommend it!

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AnnS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience1

Even though I booked a table we were given one closest to the counter which was being hastily being cleared as we sat down. It was noisy and there was foot traffic. Other tables with reserved signs on them were in a quieter location and when I asked for one of those I was ignored. These tables were not used at all during our time in the cafe.
My meal, the chicken salad, was meant to have haloumi and pumpkin and pepitas in it, no haloumi, no pepitas and not much pumpkin. The "dressing" was just olive oil, rather disappointing.

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BecL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love cafe Valletta. It’s always fantastic food and service is equally fantastic. Great for kids also

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BruceY
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Inside tables were too close. Food delicious! Iced chocolate - dessert in a glass, simply delicious.

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KathrynW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

staff were just lovely. the lady looking after out table was perfect.

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JanetS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and ambience. Excellent service. Highly recommend

CJ
ChristopherJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Best breakfast in Toowoomba

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AmandaB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

Waited over an hour for lunch on Sunday 19 September without any communication from staff. Sides were served way before main. Lunch finally served at 2pm when they were starting to pack up restaurant for the day and felt rushed to finish our meal
Plastic straws still being used - please abolish single use plastics and consider the environment.
Extremely disappointed given it was supposed to be my birthday lunch and nil recognition from staff for this occasion.

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Sama
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience4

Booked for dinner on Saturday night. We waited to be seated and were ignored by 3 staff until I asked if we were in the correct area to wait. Drink order was warm but waiter returned with cold drinks. Food took longer than expected but the meal was pleasant. Dirty dishes were seen by staff walking passed several times but left on our table until asked to have them removed. Warm drinks served a second time.

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HeatherC
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5Food3Service4Ambience5

Needed a choice of vegetables. All with potato what about sweet potato for those who do not eat potato and other vegie choices

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vipMarissaH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

We visited here on Saturday and the waitress advised us that there was going to be 40 min wait for our food which we agreed to. The waitress forgot to bring us menus and our food didn't come out until one hour and half and we had only ordered food such as a salad, pre-prepared pie and burger, the food was cold and when we asked for water a few times it was forgotten about.

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LocalForNow
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a good meal at Café Valletta and the staff are always friendly.

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BunnyB
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and the food was delicious. The chocolate almond tart was sooo good.

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Drumadd
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience5

Despite booking an outdoor table as we had a dog, we were told on arrival our booking was indoor - obviously minus the dog. Not acceptable customer service. We were then informed we could sit at any empty outdoor table. Luckily there were several. Had we shown on time all outdoor tables were filled by 1100am. We booked here as it was our second visit to Cafe Valletta, having driven for over two hours (to see the flower festival parade). Food ok, price ok

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elGordoD
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Everything great, but because of the table layout, it was a bit tricky to get to the the toilet.

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BelindaC
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience5

Friendly staff but kitchen times very slow. Very disappointed as was there with family

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MIRELA
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious food. Wonderful helpful staff. Will be back for sure.

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Lily
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was fabulous, beautiful setting, staff could have been a little more attentive but overall a lovely experience.

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AngeS
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It was a very busy day, so the meals were a while in coming. Mine came well before my guest’s meal arrived. The food was worth the wait though.

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LorraineC
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been to Valetta a few times now for a breakfast and have never been disappointed.
Staff are very friendly and attentive.
Would definitely recommend to friends.

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timr
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

A lovely old building situated right next to Queens Park with an excellent menu and tasty food. Beer and wine available at ok price very busy so get in early and make sure you book a table online easy to do. We got there about 1245 for lunch and had food within 35 mins staff were very busy they did a good job considering.

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Niki
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience3

The food was very good but we had to wait one and a half hours for service because the restaurant was very busy and there seemed to be too few staff. We provided our own table decoration as a birthday present, I was surprised there were no other flowers.

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JayS
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Cafe Valetta is a very pleasant venue for lunch when visiting Toowoomba. Staff members are always welcoming and happy to oblige with special requests. The food is delicious and fresh, and good value for money. The wine list is appropriate for the venue and prices are reasonable.

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Lisas
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall2Food4Service3Ambience3

Although the food was delicious and value for money, I was very disappointed in the dining experience. I booked on line about 1 week prior to the date. I asked for an outdoor table and that it was for a birthday. Having dined there a week prior for breakfast and being very impressed, I rebooked for my mum's 78th birthday & made the special trip - 3 hour drive to celebrate along with experience of the carnival of flowers for the first time. I was expecting a lovely table out in the courtyard. When we arrived we were given a very small table in a corner on the verandah (I was facing a block wall with my back to the gorgeous street view), it was cold like a wind tunnel. We were not offered any other outdoor table although there were some free. We were then moved inside, seated and were told that there would be a 45 minute wait on food service. We were disappointed as our day of exploring was cut short due to the food service delay. It would have been nice to be told as soon as we arrived and we could have made other arrangements. I question why book on line and specify requests when they are not met.

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Kylie
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a beautiful place to enjoy a meal. Loved everything!

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ShaneM
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a welcoming smile and exceptional service. Fantastic coffee and a delightful breakfast menu. And all topped off by the lovely yesteryear architecture and homely ambience. Was only my second time here, but the first time I was fortunate enough to be introduced to Jane. What an engaging host!

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The young male waiter was very friendly and helpful. We had a seat near beautiful stained glass windows and there was the old style floor heating keeping us warm. The lamb shanks were delicious.

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KerryS
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Lovely food and ambience but the service was incredibly slow for meals and drinks.

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GlenS
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We eat here quite often it is a nice place for breakfast, good coffee and nice food

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AmandaJ
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing. The staff were fabulous. My favourite place to dine.

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OwenD
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service is outstanding, with an interesting menu and delicious options. Lovely seating area outside.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely. Great food and great location. Always amazed by the architectural design of the café

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RobynO
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food is always amazing and the coffee hot. Great place to visit when you come to Toowoomba.

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ShaneK
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

I patronise Valetta on a regular basis ands enjoy the meals and the location.
yesterday for some reason the meal took quite some time to be served which causes concern when my guest and myself had to return to work for appointments.

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RowanL
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Good food, high quality service and a very pleasant environment

LH
LesleyH
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful day sitting in the sun, enjoyed a beautiful meal of Barra cooked to perfection, service fantastic.

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JulieT
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was fantastic, services was slow.
Got charged for a juice that we didn't order.
Friendly staff.

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AngelaS
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our meals were delicious, a good size and brought out in a timely manner. (Some more green veggies might have been nice though).

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AnnE
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Beautiful food. Staff all pleasant and helpful despite their being exceedingly busy.

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vipDennisO
6 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is my favourite place to eat out, great food and very friendly staff and top service always.

FAQs

Cafe Valetta is rated 4.5 stars by 133 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.