COVID-19 Advice for the JCU Community - Last updated: 22 October 2021, 8am (AEST)

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

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

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

Find out more about Balabite here.

Me, Myself and Coffee logo. Me, 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.

Bambini Café Fairfield. Bambini Café Fairfield is located in the Fairfield Shopping Centre, Idalia. Home of sweet, savoury and hot cooked meals. Typically known for their delicious coffees. Visit them today for your breakfast or lunch outing.

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

Find out more about Bambini Café here

Degani logo. Degani is located in Myers at Stockland Shopping Centre, Aitkenvale. Degani Café is a trendy hidden gem, providing photo worthy food and drinks.

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

Find out more about Degani here

Grandma's logo. Grandma's is a homestyle cooking and baking concept, bringing together real, loved original recipes. Treat yourself a morning tea that will bring back the childhood memories.

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

Find out more about Grandma's here.

Little Pegs logo. Little Pegs is the solution to your sweet tooth craving, with specialty coffee, homemade sweet treats, savoury goods, custom cakes and cookies. Sit down to enjoy or take it to go, Little Pegs has you covered.

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

Find out more about Little Pegs here.

Syros Greek Street Food logo. Don't let the current international travel restrictions stop you from experiencing Greek's specialty foods. Stop into Syros Greek Street Food located in the City Arcade, Townsville City to experience their wide range of in-house made food and drinks.

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

Find out more about Syros Greek Street Food here.

Cairns

The Chambers logo. Labelled 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.

The Alley AU logo. The 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.

Pantry 15 logo. Our 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.

Coco's Logo. We love all good food, but we are especially passionate about Tropical North Queensland’s wonderful array of local fish and seafood. Pure, honest and clean flavours are vibes that inspire us.

Special Student Offer: Present your JCU staff or student ID card to receive 20% off your bill in Coco’s Kitchen and Bar *Excludes High Tea

Find out more about Coco's Kitchen and Bar here.

The Palms logo. An 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.

Bang and Grind logo. One 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, Mackay logo. Moss 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.

The Grazing Goat, Mackay logo. Welcome 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.

Woodman's Axe logo. Like 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.

Thoughtfully positioned with side-alley seating, Woodman’s Axe brings a touch of modern city pizazz with a wholesome express menu to create an experience that will have you, my dear friend, following the scent for more.

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

Find out more about Woodman's Axe here

Avenue's logo. Everyone likes to start the morning with a good cup of coffee. Easily located at ‘North Mackay Central’ on Evans Avenue is sure not to disappoint. With a great choice of made-to-order items, fresh daily cabinet choices and an array of local retail items, why stop at just one coffee when you can stay for lunch?!

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

Find out more about Avenue Café here