Here’s why Goodies does the best brunch in Charleville
They may be nested away from the main street of Charleville, but Goodies Grill and Grind is a well known and much loved restaurant that locals enjoy.
In fact, when celebrity chef Matt Preston ran his Best Of series across the News Corp network, readers nominated then voted for Goodies as Charleville’s Best Brunch spot.
Readers nominated their favourite places to have brunch on the Western Times Facebook page, then cast their votes inside the article.
Goodies owner Valerie Goodman felt amazing when we broke the news that our readers chose her restaurant as the winner.
“We serve a variety of things, and we have two different specials twice a day,” Mrs Goodman said.
“We cook our own chicken, our own lasagnes.
“All our deserts are homemade.”
And on that note, everything at Goodies is homemade and they strive to provide the best customer service they can.
“People love good service,” she said.
This is the third business Mrs Goodman and her husband Dale have owned, after the Parkside Store and Blue Gum Cafe.
But after suffering from poor health, Mrs Goodman unfortunately had to take a two year break.
They established Goodies at the corner of Walter and Parry Streets in about 2017, and it has become a well-known little spot for locals.
But they’ve struggled to ride the recent tourism wave, even with people coming in from all across Queensland during the COVID pandemic of 2020.
Mrs Goodman said many visitors walk along Alfred Street where most of the other shops are, and end up missing Goodies.
“We get a few tourists, but not as many tourists as locals,” she said.
“I find a lot of the tourists seem to go downtown.”
Despite being off the beaten track, they’re still open for tourists and located in a nice quiet spot away from all the action.
Mrs Goodman runs the store with her husband and team of 10.