Top cafés and restaurants close to Pokémon GO hotspots
Becoming a successful Pokémon trainer in Pokémon GO means an abundance of exploration, roaming and legwork.
And with hard work should come great reward.
Next time then, when you're basking in the glory of catching Pikachu, Jigglypuff or any of their equally as iconic yet maddeningly rare accomplices, why not reward yourself at the scene of your success?
Traversing the country in pursuit of Pokémon presents the perfect opportunity for new foodie experiences.
With a customer portfolio consisting of over 30,000 restaurants and cafés, Silver Chef can give you the low-down on some of the best places to dine out and refuel close to the best Pokémon locations in Australia.
These Pokémon locations are taken from finder.com.au, a crowdsourced site designed to pinpoint the top places to find spawning Pokémon currently absent from your prized collection. Input was also received from Silver Chef's in-house expert - Geoff Irish - a level 22 Pokémon Trainer at the time of writing.
Of course, most of the below locations are constrained to just suburb. From there, it's up to your own ingenuity to find Pokémon in their favoured habitat. Water type Pokémon spawn near rivers; grass and bug types near parks; fighting types near gyms and sports centres; rock types near buildings and landmass; psychic types…well, you get the idea.
Spotted Pokémon: Cloyster, Exeggcute, Gastly, Gengar, Geodude, Gloom, Koffing, Krabby, Magikarp, Marowak, Muk, Nidoqueen, Raticate, Rattata, Rhydon, Seaking, Shellder, Slowbro, Spearow, Tentacool, Voltorb
Level up @ Café Nui Toowong, 80 Jephson St, Toowong
A classic breakfast café with a huge menu, huger smoothies and outstanding dish names. Ever get that sinking feeling something's missing from your plate? Rest assured that will never happen at Nui, where you can add just about anything from the list of 30+ extras for a fully bespoke dish.
Spotted Pokémon: Bulbasaur, Butterfree, Caterpie, Clefairy, Eevee, Exeggcute, Geodude, Goldeen, Golduck, Growlithe, Gyarados, Hitmonlee, Jolteon, Kingler, Krabby, Magikarp, Marowak, Nidoqueen, Nidoran♂, Omastar, Pikachu, Rhydon, Shellder, Slowbro, Wartortle, Wigglytuff
Level up @ Hombre Mexican Street Food, 1 Halpine Dr, Mango Hill
Hombre combines traditional Mexican foods; burritos, tacos, nachos, enchiladas, ensaladas, quesadillas, with tex burgers, American street style hot dogs, loaded fries and live music on weekends. Yes to all of those please.
Spotted Pokémon: Charmander, Graveler, Hitmonlee, Jolteon, Kingler, Poliwhirl, Sandslash, Wartortle
Level up @ Merriweather Café, 27 Russell St, South Brisbane
Seasonal food is showcased exquisitely in Merriweather café's simple but ever changing all day brunch and lunch menus. Their cakes, pastries and muffins are also baked in house every morning. And yes, they're as delicious as they are fresh.
Spotted Pokémon: Arbok, Clefairy, Flareon, Geodude, Golduck, Jolteon, Kadabra, Krabby, Machamp, Machop, Magmar, Nidoqueen, Ninetales, Pinsir, Rhydon, Wartortle
Level up @ Chow House, 39 James St, Fortitude Valley
Inspired by the street stalls of Asia, Chow House source only the freshest seasonal, local produce. They're open 7 days for breakfast and lunch and Tuesday to Saturday for dinner.
Spotted Pokémon: Butterfree, Caterpie, Fearow, Growlithe, Koffing, Magikarp, Marowak, Poliwhirl, Tentacool
Level up @ The Bleachers, 153 Boundary St, West End
Yep, the burger was too big to even fit into this image. 'Nuff said.