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The Lillipad Cafe

72 Grafton St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4051 9565
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (12 reviews)
“burrito” (26 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (22 reviews)
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Mexican, Russian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
72 Grafton St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

As a local, I'd walked, cycled and driven past this cafe so many times but had never gone in as It's always been way too busy with never a free table visible from the street. This year (2017) I decided to come at an off...More

Thank RobboCairns
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Just try it......you won't be disappointed👍 The breakfast is so big you won't need lunch and really friendly staff.

Thank Dakme
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here on a few occassions for breakfast and me & my friends love it. Great value for money as the portions are huge and the food tastes great! Highly recommend the bagels & eggs on toast!

Thank Sophie C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came with a recommendation, it's hard to find a cafe that opens really early here, thankfully Lillipad opens at about 7 am, I had read that the servings we large- did I listen to that No- I went on and ordered the fluffy pancakes and...More

Thank KylieToole
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Read some reviews on this place prior to going to Cairns so I hunted it out. It was fantastic. Menu is fresh and a bit more exciting in terms of choices (eg breaky burritos, berry french crepes) It also caters for vegetarians and has the...More

Thank ModKid
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well priced and great size meals! Lots of range available and all served quickly. The staff are always wonderful and the cafe is nice and relaxed.

Thank teganb29
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Three adults and three kids (2, 6 and eleven) Good, friendly service, quick and effective when the café was packed. Food was excellent and abundant. Nobody finished their meal. If I ate there too often I would need to be wheeled around on a trolley.

Thank David M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome vegetarian and vegan options for breakfast. Portions are large and satisfying. Good value. Chill hippy vibe. It's always hard to get a table on a Saturday or Sunday morning, so expect that you might have to wait a little while for a spot. When...More

Thank Chelsea P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is my go to breakfast cafe. As a local in Cairns I've eaten at just about all of the cafes in town. Lilypad is head & shoulders above the rest! The freshness of the food and menu selection is amazing! The portion sizes are...More

Thank MegsiCurran
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I got a veganised 'As you like it' breakfast which came with about two cups of fried mushroom, 6 hash brown bites, two whole grilled tomatoes about 100 of seasoned fried tofu and to top it all off a whole avocado. The amount of vegan...More

Thank Tayt D
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Sana A
Hi, This is Sana I was wondering where is your cafe situated in Cairns
4 August 2015|
Response from Eduard v |
Yea it is
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72 Grafton St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4051 9565
  • E-mail
The best breakfast, brunch, and lunch cafe in Cairns. Heaps of vegan and vegetarian options, top-notch cakes and fresh juices. Budget friendly menu of European, American Southwest, and Aussie favorites. A humble cafe that cooks with love for locals and travelers alike.
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