Our Story

A place to relax, dine &
create memories

From its inception in Airlie Beach ‘The Breath’ was simply the perfect place to kick back with friends and family as you wet your whistle and had a great Prime Rib.

No matter who you were outside, inside you were immediately a part of the club. The community built by its founders thrived off the good-time vibes, fun merchandise, yacht races and the true Hog’spitality that came with it all. Today that famous Hog’spitality remains, along with our iconic 18-hour slow cooked prime rib and Curly Fries and an atmosphere you can’t find anywhere else.

  • 1989

    Where it all started

    Hog’s Breath Cafe Australia is born! Our founding father, Don Algie (aka Boss Hog) opens the first restaurant doors in beautiful Airlie Beach.

  • 1990

    Hog's Breath Cruising Classic Regatta

    The second store is opened in Mooloolaba. The Hog’s Breath Cruising Classic Regatta begins, later known as Hog’s Breath Race Week and now Airlie Beach Race Week.

  • 1991

    NASCAR Sponsorship

    Hog’s Breath motor racing sponsorship starts. Hog’s Breath proudly showcased on NASCAR #91.

  • 1993

    Longboard Classic

    Hog’s Breath Cafe partners with Alexandra Headland long board competition.

  • 1994

    Coral Sea 1000

    Hog’s Breath is behind the sailing again, this time a longer distance with the Coral Sea 1000, from Gold Coast up to Cairns!

  • 2000

    Keeping our flying doctors flying

    To assist the Flying Doctors Service, Hog’s Breath sponsors the Cairns Tens Rugby Union Tournament raising much needed funds to such a worthy service.

  • 2004

    15th Annual Race Week

    Hog’s Breaths 15th Annual Airlie Beach – Whitsundays race week.

  • 2009

    Hog’s Breath Turns 20

    Hog’s Breath Cafe celebrates its 20th birthday! 20 years of good times, great company, and amazing food.

  • 2013

    Storm Cheerleaders

    Hog’s Breath becomes the Melbourne Storm’s official cheerleader partner for the 2013 season.

  • 2018

    It's Time To Race

    Hog’s Breath and DJR Penske join forces to take on the V8 Supercars racing world.

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Our Philosophy

There are many things we’ve never done,
but we ain’t never had too much fun!

“Quite simply, the basic Hog’s Breath philosophy is to have fun and enjoy yourself – a principle engendered by its unique operating style and unlikely decor that sees our walls covered with nostalgic memorabilia. It’s a place you have to personally experience to fully appreciate our reputation for being different.”

When we first opened our doors in 1989, we decided that Hog’s Breath Cafe was going to be a place to relax and enjoy. From day one, we set out to be unlike any other restaurant, providing quality food and beverages, fantastic service, in a casual environment with an over-riding friendly, party atmosphere – “food with attitude”.

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    Group Functions

    With large table seating options we can hold groups from 6 to 60 to make your function amazing!

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    Full Table Service

    Relax, with full table service you don’t need to get up to order food or drinks. We’ll come to you!

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    Split Billing

    Split billing allows the freedom from collecting funds at the end of the evening so you can confidently organise that function without being left with the bill!

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    Made to Order

    All Hog’s Breath meals are made to order, allowing you to customise your dishes to how you want them! With options for vegetarians beyond the main menu.

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