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What is Workshop Rockhampton?

Workshop Rockhampton opened in January 2015 with the aim of giving Rocky locals cheap eats, cool workshops and creative experiences.

We have a Coffee & Crêpe Bar on East St where you can enjoy the best coffee in town with a delicious sweet or savoury crêpe all day long.  

After dark, our secret warehouse comes alive! Every Thursday night we present stand up comedy, trivia, original music and films. Check out What's On!  On Friday & Saturday nights we present East Street Market: a smorgasbord of Streetfood made with love by passionate foodies, most of whom are chefs in their own right!.

Every month, community members and groups share what they love and teach what they know.  Since opening we have served up fun events, live music, Art Battles and exhibitions.  There is always something going on, so check out our Facebook page regularly for news.

We are a small family business- entirely self funded. We take courage in the support of our amazing staff and customers.


PS We are now on Instagram!


45 East St, Rockhampton    (opp courthouse)

Ph (07) 4922 8731



Mon-Wed   7.30am– 4.00pm
Thurs- Fri    7.30am–10.00pm   Saturday    8.00am- 10.00pm   Sunday       8.00am-  1.00pm   


Thurs-Sat      5pm–late Available for events & work-shops outside these hours.

East Street Market: 5-10pm every Friday & Saturday night

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At East Street Markets we dish up Street-food at street-wise prices.  But it's not your usual market fair: Real foodies with real passion put happiness on a plate every Friday and Saturday night til 10pm. Many foodies are in fact chefs!  Live entertainment from 7.00pm- check our What's On page for who's playing next. Indoor pop-ups, art classes and in-house Barber add to the unique, ever-changing experience.  

Our famous Battles (creative competitions in Art, Dance, Barbering, you name it!) run throughout the year.  The Workshop Bar is open from 4pm til late with boutique beers, wines, cocktails and mocktails.  The Coffee Bar is open til 10pm on Market nights with the best coffee in town,

Attention parents: As Workshop Rockhampton is a licensed venue, children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult (see FAQ's).  Although we are proudly family-friendly, no children are allowed in the bar area from 8.30pm.

Our regular Streetfood Stallholders:

Photo Credit: William672

Photo Credit: William672

  • The Mean Feed8 hr slow cooked ribs, pork burgers, Texas-Style Enchilladas& fries
  • Fresh Thailicious Delights: Authentic Thai food incl. Pad Thai & chicken satay (GF)
  • Rabbit Hole: The Waffle Queen reigns supreme with her sweet & savoury waffles (GF, V)
  • Shoku-ya: Japanese Bentos, Nikuman (steamed buns) and sides 
  • Izakaya @ Workshop: Okonomiyaki (Savoury pancakes) & Gyoza dumplings (Fridays)
  • Workshop Crepery: Sweet & Savoury crepes from the Workshop Coffee Bar (Saturdays)
  • Bulgogi House: Real Korean BBQ with Beef and Chicken dishes, kimchi and sides
  • Taste of Everest: A food-safari of Nepalese veggie curries, fried rice bread & dumplings
  • Indo Grill: The true taste of Indonesia including grilled dishes & Nasi Goreng
  • Souvlaki and Shish Kebab on East St: Fired up lamb wraps made with love
  • Chau Kun Kong (Stove Spirit): San Choy Bau, Calamari, Spicy Asian Salads, rice paper rolls

Want to have your OWN food stall?  If you have your licence, call Vanessa on 0404 053 439 for details. (NB, For questions about getting your licence, please contact Rocky Council.)


Our resident barber/hairdresser manning the chair:

Simon from 82 for Hair. Phone Simon on 0439 742 505 for details on his next appearance!



Good to Know.... 

Weather Happens!

Workshop Rockhampton operates in all weather (just like any other restaurant)  We don't let a little drizzle stop the fun. There is plenty of seating in our warehouse.  If in doubt, bring a brolly! In case of severe weather, check this website or our Facebook page. 

We are Licensed

Alcohol is sold from the Warehouse bar. Alcohol can be taken into the courtyard but not the unlicensed café. Children under 18 must be supervised by an adult at all times in licensed areas. Sorry, no BYO. Non-alcoholic drinks are available from the Coffee Bar.

Where can I smoke?

Did you know that smoking is not allowed in an eating and drinking area- even when no-one is eating at the time?  It's true! So there is NO smoking in the courtyard- it's the law.  Desperate? Quay Lane and East St are a short walk away. Think of it as an adventure...

Are we Gluten Free/ Vegan friendly?

There are options available for you! The Workshop Coffee Bar serves gluten-free cakes, galettes & waffles.  Please note that all food is prepared on the same equipment however.  On Market nights, please check with the vendors for today's selection.

Where the heck are you?

We are located at 45 East St Rockhampton, opposite the Courthouse. Walk through our Coffee Bar and find our secret warehouse.  The Warehouse is open Thurs- Sat nights.

Are you child friendly?

We are a haven for families!  Kids love our yummy crepes and shakes.  Children are allowed in the warehouse bar area until 8.30pm.  Kids can go nuts and cut loose here (so can you!)  There is a table for changing in the unisex/ disabled toilet.

Can I book a table?

Reserving areas on East St Market nights is not possible I'm afraid. It is a market after all! It gets busy from 6.00- 7.00pm, so consider visiting outside these times,  We serve dinner until 10pm. 

Table Service & Table Manners

On Market nights our staff collect your empty glasses but ask that you place disposable plates/cutlery from the streetfood vendors in the bins provided. At other events at the Workshop, there is full table service.

Can we hire the Workshop for a private function?

We love hosting weddings on Sundays, and the warehouse is available for conferences, meetings and get-togethers.  Contact the team for details on (07) 4922 8731.

Can I bring my dog?

Well behaved pooches can socialize and enjoy your company in the courtyard (with purchase). Sundays are Dog Days Out, when they will be treated to a free puppy-chino (with purchase). 

Please keep your beloveds leashed eh?