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Hides Coffee Cafe

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Cafe, Australian, Contemporary
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87-91 Lake St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4041 1899
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07:00 - 20:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Despite its strange name the Hides Coffee Cafe is an excellent choice for anybody on a budget. Its cheap prices are possible because you have to order by yourself and there are no waiters. However the food gets delivered to your table so its only a minor inconvenience. Besides that the food and the coffee are fantastic.

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Cairns, Australia
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Amazing Coffee and great service. I wouldnt reccomend anywhere else for coffee food and brilliant service

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Had a chicken Caesar salad here and many a fruit smoothie. Really good fresh food and good service. Did get hit on by a homeless man but that's not the cafes fault really. Overall a really good place to eat in Cairns.

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Thank Harriet G
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

Brought banana cake that was like a rock. They replaced it with "fresh" banana cake that again was rock hard and disgusting. Dirty fingernails when serving should have been my first clue. Do not eat here. Banana cake got binned even the birds didn't want it.

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Cairns, Australia
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47 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

A dry and tasteless sandwich and so-so coffee.... this place had nothing to recommend it at all. Right in the centre of the city so there are numerous options within metres - and they will surely be better.

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Thank Leeanne M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

Good coffee and good service. The prices were very reasonable. Unfortunately the poached eggs were a little over cooked.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

Hides cafe. This place is great for tasty lunches. I have never dined in but I can't imagine in being disappointing. I recommend the BLT with the chips it's a delicious way to spend your lunch

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1 Thank Miriama K
Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

That was my 2nd visit at hides cafe. Had two coffee one for me one for my partner. It come with a homemade complimentary cookies. The coffee and cookies both were excellent.

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

Me and my wife had lunch there on 29 of feb. I ordered smoked salmon and avocado salad for me and veg burger for my wife. Both meal were full of flavour and with fresh salad. Service was Quick and very friendly. Smoothies and coffee were spot on. Whenever we got time to come cairns this cafe would we our... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

Looking for a good quick and value for money meal? Then this will do. For well under $10 add a coffee and for $12.50 you're full and ready for the day. Good enough menu for a budget place. Pleasant to sit outside and watch the world go by too!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$19
Cuisine
Cafe, Australian, Contemporary
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 20:30
Monday
07:00 - 20:30
Tuesday
07:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
07:00 - 20:30
Thursday
07:00 - 20:30
Friday
07:00 - 20:30
Saturday
07:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 87-91 Lake St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4041 1899

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