The Waterfront Cafe Bar Mackay – Riverside Restaurant in Mackay QLD


Overlooking the gorgeous Pioneer River, The Waterfront Cafe Bar Mackay is the perfect place to soak up the tropical vibes, laid back lifestyle and world-famous sunshine of our coastal town. It’s casual riverside dining meets contemporary cuisine, in a family-friendly space that’s quintessentially Queensland.


Tasty Food

We’re committed to sourcing the best flavours Queensland has to offer, Blending local flavours with contemporary creations


Refreshing Drinks

We offer a great selection of soft and alcoholic drinks including a wide variety of spirits, wines and purely luxurious cocktails


Barista Coffee

Enjoy a freshly made coffee by one of our skilled baristas accompanied with an extensive choice of tasty meals, snacks and treats

riverside views

Spectacular Views

The Waterfront Mackay boasts the best views in town! With stunning views of the pioneer river, it's the perfect place to meet and unwind

Great entertainment with live music on Fridays nights and Sunday afternoons

Come down and join us or book us for a private function

What to expect at The Waterfront Cafe Bar Mackay

Our chefs serve up a menu of bespoke dishes, featuring everything from light bites and homemade burgers to fresh catches and the finest Australian meats. Wash it all down with freshly brewed coffees, bespoke cocktails, local artisan wines, craft beers, and everything in-between. Back this with attentive service, and The Waterfront Cafe Bar Mackay is a slice of East Coast paradise in itself.


With live music on Fridays nights and Sunday afternoons as well as a host of ‘happy hour’ specials, our deck is a lively place to kick off the weekend, or wind down before the start of the working week. Just minutes from Mackay CBD, our riverside location is the ideal jumping point for a night out on the town, or a laid back afternoon exploring Bluewater Quay marina.

Contact Us

Get in touch with one of our friendly team members to book a table or inquire about our customised event planning service

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