Coffee Works
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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ESPRESSO BAR. 8-3 Every Delicious Day. Freshly made. Locally sourced. DRIVE BY. 6 -11. Weekdays. Select from our Display Cabinet. Chocolate Shop - Wide open! Edible Art created before your eyes. Gift Shop - Gourmet to Gorgeous. We're packed to the Rafters! Liqueurs - Meet the fleet. Created Onsite. YES, we Shout our Samples! Good luck picking just ONE! Gota Get Gifts? Our Roast + Post mail order service is available online!
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Brian B
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2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Coffee Works, Mareeba Qld

Totally disappointing. Came a long way to revisit the museum, which is world class, but "Closed" for an indefinite period by the owners for no apparent reason.

The Coffee Works used to be about coffee, all the different beans and blends and history. Now you get to see half a dozen jars of beans on the way in, with nothing to suggest that they are anything other than somewhere to store the beans for the cafe.

Not being able to visit the museum, your only options are to go inside or leave. Having come a distance to be here, we chose to enter into what should be an Aladdin's cave of coffee related items, but instead, is just the usual array of tourist cups and bowls and candles and ...stuff.

There is a chocolate shop / factory where you can buy the what may well be the most expensive chocolate in Australia, but it's not that special and there is no tasting. The piece we bought is pretty bland to be honest.

They also used to make a big thing of their liqueurs, but now if you ask at the cafe they will bring a slider to you table and leave you with it.

We decided to stay for lunch. My chicken and avocado roll turned up straight away, but went cold just as fast. My wife's ham and cheese croissant took 20 minutes to materialise, despite being ready made in the bain-marie. The coffee came promptly enough but was just the standard Black Mountain coffee, which is ground by the Seven Miles group and which you will be served almost everywhere you sit to drink coffee. I drink my coffee black. The beans have to be ground just so, more so if they are single origin beans, and to be frank, mine weren't.

Coffee Works has now opened shops up in lots of other places, and so now instead of being special, instead of being an experience, instead of being a destination, its just another boring coffee shop with delusions of grandeur and expensive tat for sale.
Written 24 July 2023
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Shona
Brisbane, Australia40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Friends
Very cool place tucked away. Quaint little shop and a coffee museum to wander through. Coffee bean sales at entry which can also be bought online. Cafe doesn’t have a great range of food on offer but we all found something to eat. Travelling with teenage boys. Highly recommend.
Written 6 December 2022
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Greg T
Brisbane, Australia236 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Couples
A nice place to stop and relax. Great coffee. Nice shop with various chocolates and coffee items for sale. Great liqueurs available- free sample available
Written 2 September 2021
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Peter C
Brisbane, Australia131 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Couples
Sunday drive up from Port Douglas
Who can resist 3 of life’s pleasures
1️⃣ a winding road
2️⃣ good range of boutique chocolate
3️⃣ Good Coffee

Wonderful place to come
Lots of Knick knacks coffee cups, equipment to choose from
Wide range of coffee flavours with some teas thrown in as a bonus

Good selection of food in the cafeteria to sooth the hunger pangs
We can definitely vouch for the banana caramel cake & Salted Caramel nut gelato

Chai Latte made from leaves not syrup or powder (big plus ➕➕ from my partner)

Cappuccino arrived hot

All up great place to visit

Freezer bags with ice bricks available to get your chocolates home unmelted

On line order & shipping also available for restocking from home

Will be back if ever in the area again
Written 31 July 2021
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Jonique Life
Australia1,607 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
My happy place... Coffee Works in Mareeba. Coffee and Chocolate does one need anything else in life? ☕️🍫

Great little local attraction with a large assortment of coffee bean to choose from and smell as well as a chocolate shop and a antiques/souvenir store all rolled into one

Had a delicious iced coffee and ice chocolate which was great!

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Written 20 April 2021
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WorldTravla7
Cairns, Australia8,606 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Friends
We came for a tasting at Coffee World while staying at nearby Granite Gorge and tried a range of chocolates and chocolate liqueurs. Each morsel/nip (we each got 5 each, chocolate and liqueur) was vastly different from the last and it was fantastic to enjoy so many diverse flavours (e.g. chocolate – lime, lemon myrtle, black pepper, jaffa; liqueur – cocoa crème, latte, etc). From memory we paid around $15 each for entry which included the tasting and it was 110% worth it. Also be sure to check out the attached coffee museum and Chocolate Works chocolate shop.
Written 8 February 2021
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WendyA
Glass House Mountains, Australia86 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Couples
Stopped here for our morning coffee which was delicious. Loved the rustic surroundings. The chocolate shop is to die for, spend over $40 and you get a cooler bag to keep it fresh. The liquors also delicious hard to decide on which one to buy. Friendly staff and a cute gift shop.
Written 14 January 2021
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Kevin Luxford
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
In October 2007 my wife and I went to Cairns for a holiday. We decided to drive up to Mareeba to have a look at this Australian coffee and tea growing business, On the way, as we were passing through Gordonvale in mid-morning, my wife suggested we stop at a cafe there for a coffee before driving up the mountain. Well the cafe was plain, the waiter was friendly and helpful, but the coffee was out of this world. "What coffee is this?" I asked "Black Mountain from the CoffeeWorks at Mareeba," she said. A half hour or so later we arrived at Mareeba and were shown the coffee tasting bar. The Black Mountain roast available there confirmed our earlier experience. We then did the tour of the tea and coffee production,

About every two to three months since then I have placed a coffee and tea order via their web site, and the order is delivered to my front door two to three days later. In recent times we have found the coffee liqueur to be an irresistible indulgence.

We also buy their Misty Mountain tea, which we also rate very highly.
Written 4 December 2020
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rossmariac
Wollongong, Australia615 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Couples
A must go to when driving through the tablelands. Great coffee to choose from and the service and staff are friendly and very happy to offer advice on the type of coffee that’s right for you
Written 13 November 2020
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Deb Q
18 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
My husband and I were staying in Mareeba for a few days and decided to have a coffee at Coffee Works. We were disappointed. We ordered 2 small flat whites, one double shot and one single as the girl serving could not advise us of the strength. One suggested that their coffee is smooth. We now know ‘smooth’ means ‘weak’. We had to wait for over 20mins. My husband had to go and ask when our coffee would be ready. He was told that our docket got pushed to the back. You’d think a business with such a high turnover of customers would have a ‘system’ to prevent that from happening. To appease us, the girl bought out 2 chocolates. This was definitely a waste of $9.60 and our time. This business appears to be more interested in selling trashy trinkets than making decent coffee. If you’re heading south, the best coffee we found was at Whistle Stop in Yungaburra. Do yourself a favour and keep driving past Coffee Works.
Written 16 September 2020
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Dear Depq2013, Thank you for your visit and your review. We are saddened to hear of this experience with us. We apologise for the time you had to wait for your coffees and our Team Leader tried to correct this for you and your husband by giving you the chocolates. We hope we can welcome you again in the future. Have a delicious day !
Written 5 October 2020
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