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Al Porto Cafe Restaurant

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Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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1 Spence St | 1 Spence street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4031 6222
06:30 - 14:30
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 14:30
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had breakfast before reef tour and it was very nice for everything! I ordered blueberry pancake and big breakfast. food was superb and courteous waitress! They were so lovely. We'll definitely visit here again. Two thumbs up!

Thank Lauren1v
Los Angeles
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Having eaten breakfast in 35 different cities worldwide, I would rate this mediocre at best. Food is borderline decent, but service is horrible. We visited this location during our holiday in Nov 2016 and was were extremely disappointed by the service, or lack thereof. The waitress was disinterested and rude. Omelet order was incorrect, tea lukewarm, and toast was burnt.... More 

Thank travbuster
Victoria, Australia
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

This place I would only recommend if your running late for a charter boat ride. The food is poor. Ordered eggs Benedict. Very poor. Toast wasn't toasted and sauce appeared to be of poor quality. Probably not made on the premises. Service was quick but no real care factor. Will avoid next time

Thank Kat-wood6
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Three times we have had coffee from Al Porta before catching our boat & on every occasion they have got it wrong. On the most recent occasion we didn't even get the order and as a result we missed our boat to the Islands. It's coffee guys not rocket science?

Thank Darren C
Cairns, Australia
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Went to Al Porto for a Sunday lunch with friends, very nice spot to people watch and also a great view over the inlet. Good menu, not expensive but quite expansive, the calamari was fresh and juicy, the quiche was very good and the pumpkin risotto was quite large, could be a shared plate if you just want a snack.... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Great location at the reef fleet terminal to watch people boarding the Big Cat to Green Island whilst enjoying a casual breakfast. Good variety of breakfast meals, nothing too fancy but portions are very generous and coffee is good. Friendly and efficient service. Can walk off breakfast along the marina boardwalk afterwards!

Thank tkbCairns
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

We went here for breakfast and it was well worth it. Nice big breakfast that I couldn't finish and just right to start the day. I would go back.

Thank HilsNZ
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508 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

We ate breakfast here recently as we watched the passsing parade of people enter the marina to go on their various tours. It was a very relaxing location with good service and excellent choices on the menu. The food was served in substantial portions and was delicious. Worth the visit

Thank Baylovers
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Friendly efficient fast service. Ideal location overlooking the wharf and tourists. Good variety of meals and drinks. Very tasty food and value for money.

Thank lpl51
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61 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Really good food and coffee for a reasonable price. This is in a great spot for an early coffee and food before going on the boats. I even managed to pick up a hat and some sunscreen before going out to the reef. A one stop shop that's convenient.

Thank debbied4763

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Spence St | 1 Spence street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4031 6222

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?