Lunching on a budget doesn't mean you have to sacrifice taste or quality!

We really are spoiled for choice when it comes to great food in Launceston- but sometimes, we've all got to keep our wallet in mind.

Thankfully, there's a wide range of places to get lunch for $20 or less right here in the city! Whether you're out with friends, looking for somewhere to take your nan, dining with kids or just want a cheap meal by yourself, there's somewhere for everyone.

All of the businesses listed below have a substantial number of dishes available for under $20 as of writing this, but these are all subject to change- and this list is by no means exhaustive! Let us know on Instagram or Facebook if we've missed your favourite place for Lunch

Image: sandwiches from VegOut

Turkish Tukka

Turkish Tukka specialises in authentic & delicious Turkish foods. Salads, HSPs, Gozleme, falafel and kebabs are all on offer- and all under $20

Sushi Plus

Sushi Plus serves much more than sushi- rice paper rolls, spring rolls, Korean fried chicken, sushi sandwiches, rice and udon noodle bowls and of course sushi are all on the menu for under $20


VegOut has an ever-changing menu of delicious and affordable options, with plenty of allergy-friendly offerings too! Their loaded fries are a highlight

Saigon Kitchen

Saigon Kitchen serves the best Pho and Bahn Mi in Launceston, as well as snacks like crispy fried chicken wings and rice paper rolls and larger plates like curries and stir fries. As of writing this, nothing on their menu is over $20!


Firestorm serves tacos, taco bowls & sides all for under $20- and tacos are even cheaper on Tuesdays! The menu is updated frequently, so check it out online before you go

Gatsu Gatsu

Gatsu Gatsu is the place to go for Japanese-style ramen. They have a range of soups and toppings available, all under $20

Mad Apple

Mad Apple has a range of dishes under $20, available to eat in the café or take to enjoy at home! Check their menu on their Facebook page to see what's currently available

Burger Junkie

Burger Junkie brings delicious Canadian-American staples to Launceston at very reasonable prices- burgers, hot dogs, wings, poutine and sides are all on the menu for under $20


Alchemy has an extensive menu with plenty to choose from under $20 for lunch. Check online to see what's on offer!

Lotus Thai

Lotus Thai's all vegan offerings are all under the $20 mark, with tons of options available including salads, soups and stir fries

Perfect Potatoes Plus

Perfect Potatoes Plus will make you the perfect potato just how you want it, starting at only $9! Bonus points for enjoying it in the sun in the courtyard of Brisbane Arcade


Tinka has some wonderful options available under $20, but their menu is seasonal- make sure you check online beforehand!

Yolanda Jean

Yolanda Jean offers café-style dining with an Asian flare. They also offer a range of fruit teas, cakes and stir fries under $20

Chi Chi Cafe

Chi Chi offers café food with a Chinese influence; as well as more traditional Chinese dishes, coffee and bubble tea at very affordable prices


Zambrero offers build-your-own burritos, bowls, nachos and quesadillas with a range of fillings to suit anyone

Alberto's Espresso

Alberto's serves wonderful café fare and excellent coffee, with plenty of options available for under $20

Sushi to Go

Located in a convenient spot on Charles street close to shops and bus stops, Sushi to Go has an excellent range of food available for under $20

M&B Cafe

M&B serves a fantastic range of salads, rolls, brunch items, smoothies and sweet treats for under $20

Off Center Coffee

Off Center Coffee makes delicious sandwiches perfect for taking back to work with you or enjoying in their sunny café. Pastries are also available

Mike's Country Kitchen

If you're after hot food on the go, Mike's is the place to get it. Roast meat rolls, salads, bakes and drinks can all be found there for under $20

Yummy Yummy BBQ Hot Pot

Yummy Yummy is the place to go for budget-friendly, delicious Asian/Cantonese takeaway. They also serve bubble tea!