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The Lillipad Cafe

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As featured in 3 Days in Cairns
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72 Grafton St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4051 9565
07:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 15:00
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Walked past this cafe and did not look busy so thought we would try it out before my boyfriends father had work. Waited a very long time for a simple eggs and bacon breakfast. People who arrived after us were served first. The wait was so long my boyfriends father had to leave. When our food arrived we had asked... More 

Thank Rose-Beth O
Porto Alegre, RS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is so good and the portions are huge! We would definitely go there again - One of the best brunches I ever had.

Thank Luiza G
Polmont, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good for vegetarians and dishes can be made vegan on request. Great value and portions are huge and you are totally stuffed afterwards. Fast service and relaxed atmosphere. Breakfast menu is great for all diets including meat eaters. Highly recommend.

Thank Mandy B
Brisbane, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I went looking for breakfast and came across Lillipad which was busy and thought this must be a good place. Inside is quite cramped but we didn't mind. I ordered the full monty the meal was huge I couldn't finish it, it was also so greasy just everything on the plate tasted so oily it was making... More 

Thank lizbo91
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for breakfast and ordered just bacon and eggs with mushrooms and the size of the serving was massive! Could not finish. Other than that coffee is pretty good, staff friendly and very chilled relaxed atmosphere. Would recommend if you have eaten for a week!

Thank MarkyMarksFunkyBunch
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very generous amount of food for a great price. Service was very fast only waited about 10/15mins. We got the vegetarian eggs benny and the burrito - DELICIOUS! Would definitely visit again!!

Thank Sophie B
El Calafate, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for breakfast with son. Son had breakfast burrito (very good, recommends bacon instead of chorizo). I had vegetarian Turkish breakfast (started with an "s"). It was excellent & incredibly filling. Smoothies & Cappacinos were also superb. Everything was fresh & tasty. Only thing that was average were potatoes. Plan on going again tomorrow .

Thank Rashmi K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looking for healthy mueslie breakfast, popped in to Paleo next door first , they didn't have their charkres aligned as didn't have the ingredients( post Xmas). Lillipad , no such problem, $10, biggest bowl of fresh fruit, yum yogurt and honey, and mueslie. Amazing, Well done Lillypad. .looking around the cooked breakfast were huge so maybe order one between two.... More 

Thank Nicstoc
Cairns, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

felt well looked after, satisfying meals, pricing average. been here a few times, never disappointed

Thank Tropical64
England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ate breakfast at Lillipad Cafe on one of my final days in Cairns, the food was excellent, the staff were great and the portions were huge. From what I can remember it was a bank holiday and most places were closed, I was looking for somewhere to eat with a friend and we came across Lillipad, which was opposite... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Russian, American, Eastern European
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?