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193-197 Lake St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4041 2900
07:00 - 15:00
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Cairns, Australia
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110 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent service and great place for lunch. Great variety on the menu and freshly made. Popular lunch-spot for both the private abnd public hospitals.

Thank Jodi S
Sucina, Spain
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had breakfast three days running whilst staying at 201 Lake Street and both service and the food were first class. Highly recommended.

Thank Colsloan
Brisbane, Australia
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Great cafe!! We had breakfast here it was fast and Devine! i highly recommend the omelettes they are amazing, along with great friendly fast service!!

Thank Loz_1703
Cairns, Australia
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95 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

I had the duck salad special and it was wonderful . Also ordered the gluten free dessert - a very special treat for me! Delicious! My drink was pink grapefruit from the fridge. I mistakenly thought it would be brought out to me with perhaps a glass of ice; apparently I had to get it out of the fridge and... More 

Thank Kd68Cairns_Australia
Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

If your visiting cairns and your looking for a great coffee shop that the locals use then this is it. The Jamdrop Cafe is across the road from the private hospital. It is a regular stop for me on business trips for breakfast and lunch. It never disappoints. They do breakfast all day and my particular favourite is the eggs... More 

Thank Katherine M
Cairns, Australia
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

I love this place for a working lunch. Service is very workmanlike, coffee is good and the salad sandwiches are crunchy and fresh, generously portioned. Cakes all look very enticing as well. A real no-nonsense lunch-spot, just goes to prove that there is great merit in identifying your target market and working towards satisfying that particular sector. The only draw-back... More 

Thank Leeanne M
Dubbo, Australia
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314 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Great stop for breakfast with lots of options, good and fast service and nice food, 5 types of big breakfasts plus lots of other options

Thank Sharport67
Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Good coffee and great selection of food - nice spot for lunch. Great fresh fruit salad and nice cakes - the coffee was excellent.

Thank oreillymark
Los Angeles, California
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451 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 372 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This cafe is near our hotel and decided to stop in for lunch. It was filled with patrons which was a good sign. I stood in front of the menu board and could not decide which item to choose as they all sounded fabulous and our choices were. Can't wait to return

Thank ZZMimi
Cairns, Australia
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64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Food quality and dishes well above average cafe food. Beautiful coffee. Excellent and friendly service. Definitely recommended..

Thank Jean H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
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: 193-197 Lake St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4041 2900

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?