Cheap Lunches in Your City


Are you dreading leftovers for lunch again? Having nightmares about eating salad or tuna at your desk over and over again until the end of time? If you’re currently nodding in agreement, then it’s time to reinvigorate your lunch life and get excited about all the tasty food you could be having!

Going out for lunch in the city doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. Take a gander at these stellar CBD spots if you don’t believe us. Now that you’ve got some inspiration – get out there and grab a cheap feed for lunch!

Jumbo Thai – Sydney CBD

Jumbo Thai in Haymarket offer up fresh, vibrant and mouth-watering Thai food at very enthaicing prices! Check out their special plates menu to grab yourself a lunch-time bargain. There’s plenty of dishes to choose from, including classic options like Pad Thai, Red, Green or Yellow Curry, Stir fried beef with basil and chilli or Tom Yum Noodle Soup.

Bao&Co - Melbourne CBD

Bao that won’t break the bank? Hallelujah! Sink your teeth into a soft, pillowy, delicious bao at this trendy bao restaurant in the CBD, serving up Chinese-style bao with a funky Melbourne twist. Choose from a range of delicious fillings, such as slow braised pork belly, crispy fried chicken, cumin lamb shoulder and wasabi barramundi! All the bao is made fresh on the day resulting in fantastically fluffy and flavourful steamed buns.


Tastes of Senegal – Melbourne CBD

Set your taste buds alight with the exotic tastes of Senegal. If you’re after a hearty lunch then make tracks post haste to this little African gem on Collins street. Try the tuna fritters with a spicy sauce, the maafe (beef & peanut stew) or the couscous with stew, crisp steamed veg and fried potatos. The serving sizes are quite generous too, so you won’t have to shell out a load of cash to leave with a full tummy!

Merriweather Cafe – Brisbane CBD

Merriweather Cafe is the ideal spot to swing past for a quick lunch and an awesome barista-made coffee. The food is seasonal, simple and designed to let the tasty produce speak for itself. Make sure you try the pulled lamb shoulder with crumbed artichoke, baby carrots, white bean purée and fried egg and the buttermilk pancakes with candied bacon, rhubarb jam, caramel and vanilla bean icecream. Yum!


Urban Bowl – Perth CBD

How about lunch for just pocket change? Don’t force yourself to eat that boring sandwich you packed for lunch again. Head to Urban Bowl on St Georges Terrace for a cheap and delicious Asian fusion lunch. The fantastic Asian fusion lunch hotspot serves up tasty, healthy options like rice or noodle bowls with chicken, pork, beef or tofu and yummy rice paper rolls.

Discover the best lunch spots in your CBD here.