Study Buddy Program

The Study Buddy Program involves local cafés and restaurants in Townsville, Cairns and Mackay that offer a discount to JCU staff and students.

Each business displays a program sticker in their shop window to encourage staff and students to dine with them.

Present your JCU ID card to take advantage of these special deals.

Townsville

Bambini VerdeBambini Verde was established in 2005, providing fresh and delicious food and quality coffee. Our coffee is our heart and soul, offering a strong, full bodied experience to our serious coffee lovers to a medium roast blend for those that prefer a more classic Italian experience.

Centrally located in Townsville city, in the Verde building on Flinders Street, our location offers you the opportunity to take some time out of your day to sit and relax with a great cup of coffee. A perfect location for city office workers to get out of the office for a casual meeting.

Special Student Offer: Present your JCU staff or student ID card to receive your 10% discount.

Born Wild Cafe, Flinders Street TownsvilleKYMBO'S MISSION An energised, wholesome country boy at heart, Kymbo is passionate about bringing paddock to plate. The menu for Born Wild is directly inspired by the way Kymbo eats, sourcing ingredients locally with a focus on whole foods and vibrant produce.

Special Student Offer: Present your JCU staff or student ID card to receive your 10% discount

Find out more about Born Wild here.

The Courtyard, City LaneThe Courtyard offers a range of craft beers and ciders and a tempting menu featuring all your favourite Americana style street food eats. Hang out here under the watchful eye of the resident Garden Gnomes who can sometimes be found getting up to no good!

Special Student Offer: Present your JCU staff or student ID card to receive your 10% discount

Find out more about The Courtyard here.

Mocha Mecca

Special Student Offer: Present your JCU staff or student ID card to receive your 10% discount

Find out more about Mocha Mecca here.

Shaw and Co, City LaneOur beef is handpicked from both local farmers and local butchers guaranteeing that we are able to highlight the best produce on the market. From the Cape Grim Angus heard in the temperate fields of NW Tasmania to the Diamantina Wagyu development program in the Gulf of Carpentaria each cut has been selected by us. Together with over 20 years of experience in both the culinary scene and cattle industry, this food displays both Lyndsey and Matt’s passion.

Special Student Offer: Present your JCU staff or student ID card to receive your 10% discount

Find out more about Shaw & Co here.

Belrowes CafeLocated at the corner of Bundock St & Heatley Pde with access to both Rowes Bay & Pallarenda. Offering coffee, pies, newsagency, groceries & giftware.

Special Student Offer: Present your JCU staff or student ID card to receive your 10% discount

Find out more about Belrowes News here.

Bala Bite, North WardFor us, BALABITE means to take a bite from Israeli street food. To take a bite from authentic food. Food that conjures happiness, is comforting and doesn’t require any special formalities.

At BALABITE you can find cooked and grilled food, koftas, special salads, and above all else, the mouth-watering smell of aromatics spices.

BALABITE invites you to eat well with a mosaic of flavours.

Special Student Offer: Present your JCU staff or student ID card to receive your 10% discount

Find out more about Balabite here.

Me, Myself & Coffee, North WardMe, Myself and Coffee is your hip place where you can come and enjoy your coffee break with friends or in a place of solitude catching up on the day’s events. We are more than Baristas and know the value of also having a place where you can enjoy breakfast or lunch with your friends, or just by yourself. We also offer high teas, catering for special events or general catering for your workshop or corporate event.

Whatever your needs are, contact our friendly team at Me, Myself and Coffee and we will be able to accommodate you.

Special Student Offer: Present your JCU staff or student ID card to receive your 10% discount

Find out more about Me, Myself & Coffee here.

The Daily Grindz Coffee, MedilinkLocally owned cafe, specialising in coffee. Located in the Medilink Centre at the Townsville Hospital.

Special Student Offer: Present your JCU staff or student ID card to receive your 10% discount

Find out more about  the Daily Grindz here.

Cairns

The Chambers logoLabelled by locals as one of Cairns best cafe, restaurant and bars, The Chambers offers a unique Modern Australian menu headed up by Head Chef Michael Orford.

The Chambers provides a wholesome, produce-driven menu that is fresh, fun and innovative. Each dish is set to hero the local produce of the region for a flavour explosion.

Special Student Offer: Present your JCU staff or student ID card to receive your 10% discount

Find out more about The Chambers here.

Burger-Urge logoBurger Urge believes in using only the freshest, premium, free range produce sourced from local Aussie farmers.

They are the first food retailer in Australia to partner with “The Good Food Revolution”, to change the way they do business by putting sustainability first.

Special Student Offer: Present your JCU staff or student ID card to receive your 10% discount

Find out more about Burger Urge here.

Pantry 15 logoOur aim is to provide a healthy food experience that showcases our creations of delicious flavour combinations. As the only 100% gluten free health food cafe in Cairns, we are proud to accommodate all lifestyle choices and dietary requirements.

We focus on quality local product (where possible) and friendly service, while delivering that home-cooked feel that everybody loves.

Special Student Offer: Present your JCU staff or student ID card to receive your 10% discount

Find out more about Pantry 15 here.

BoxHead logoFood on the go has never been so easy! BoxHead serves a wide range boxed breakfasts, lunches and coffee available to eat-in or through the drive-through.

Focus has been and always will be on providing value for money whilst not sacrificing quality.

Special Student Offer: Present your JCU staff or student ID card to receive your 10% discount

Find out more about BoxHead here.

Jafflehead logoJaffleHead is Cairns' first and only speciality jaffle and coffee shop, serving a wide range of traditional and new and exciting jaffles, coffee and freshly squeezed juice.

Our focus has been and always will be on providing value for money whilst not sacrificing quality.

Special Student Offer: Present your JCU staff or student ID card to receive your 10% discount

Find out more about JaffleHead here.

The Palms logoAn urban sanctuary filled with luscious indoor plants, planters, books and bespoke homewares. The store is paired with an espresso bar with excellent coffee and delicious grab-n-go eats. ​

We believe in bringing life indoors to make every space feel like home.

Special Student Offer: Present your JCU staff or student ID card to receive your 10% discount

Find out more about The Palms here.

The Alley AU logoThe Alley AU prides itself on delivering the best bubble tea in Cairns, with a spacious area in store for you to relax.

Special Student Offer: Present your JCU staff or student ID card to receive your 10% discount

Find out more about The Alley Au here.

Veloce Espresso Bar logoVeloce Espresso Bar is a locally run specialty coffee bar & cafe in Kewarra beach. Serving up specialty coffee, grab & go style breakfast, lunch & sweets.

Special Student Offer: Present your JCU staff or student ID card to receive your 10% discount

Find out more about Veloce Espresso Bar here.

Thirsty Flamingo logoThirsty Flamingo is a family-friendly poolside bar and dining outlet at the Cairns Colonial Club that combines chilled music and warm hospitality with fresh, innovative food and ice-cold beverages.

From burgers and battered barramundi, to mouth-watering pork belly and Mediterranean-style share platters, our menu is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Special Student Offer: Present your JCU staff or student ID card to receive your 10% discount

Find out more about Thirsty Flamingo here.

Bang & Grind logoOne of Cairns' few specialty Cafes offering boutique roasted coffee, gourmet foods prepared to order, crushed juices and home made cakes.

Special Student Offer: Present your JCU staff or student ID card to receive your 10% discount

Find out more about Bang & Grind here.

Mackay

Moss on Woos, MackayMoss on Wood is a modern twist on city styling, with a fresh hint of urban chic. It’s a perfect space to go with friends, family and work colleagues to enjoy a meal, beverage and live entertainment.

Conveniently located in the heart of Mackay’s CBD, Moss on Wood is part of Rydges Mackay Suites and is a 7-minute taxi ride from Mackay Airport.

Special Student Offer: Present your JCU staff or student ID card to receive your 10% discount

Find out more about Moss On Wood here.

Woodmans's Axe, MackayLike the Pied Piper, the Woodman swings his axe and the locals flock for the sweet syrup of the gods. A rowdy and luscious group, our devoted ‘Axe fans’ place their caffeinated dreams in the palm of our hands. A privilege we never take lightly.

As if in a trance, they follow the scent of the freshly dripped coffee and sweet prana chai that wafts from our humble corner hollow in downtown Mackay, with only one thing on their mind…a brew’d awakening.

Special Student Offer: Present your JCU staff or student ID card to receive your 10% discount

Find out more about Woodman's Axe here.

The Grazing Goat, MackayWelcome to The Grazing Goat Café. Our little café is built on a foundation or providing a range of menu items for all eating preferences. Normal, healthy, gluten/dairy free and vegan/vegetarian options can all be found on our menu.

Special Student Offer: Present your JCU staff or student ID card to receive your 10% discount for coffees and smoothies.

Find out more about The Grazing Goat Cafe here.