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Turtle Rock Cafe

Cafe, Australian, Fast food
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Cape Tribulation Road, Cape Tribulation, Queensland 4873, Australia
+61 7 4098 0185
08:00 - 17:00
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102 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Following our trip to the reef, we were famished and decided to eat here as it was convenient to the ocean Safari office and there was adequate seating outside. We had burgers and a fish wrap. All very tasty, reasonably priced and it gave us a chance to speak to some of the Ocean Safari people and talk about what... More 

Thank Twotanks
Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Called in for lunch and given the location was not expecting anything too marvellous. But alas the fish taco was a ripper, fresh fish fillets and a great salad in a fresh soft taco, and my wife's falafel wrap was equally impressive. Good outdoor setting to enjoy the meal and some great advice on places to see in the area.... More 

Thank The_insouciant_one
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Very good meal prepared of fish and chips. Friendly staff. Clean toilets and shaded seating at tables.

Thank Nev D
Cairns, Australia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

I'm a local who has called Cairns home for over 5 years now (Cairns is located about 100 km away from Cape Tribulation). I'm also a coffee addict who can't start her day without 3 strong flat whites and I just have to mention how great it was to be able to drink a real barista coffee at 8am in... More 

Thank CheekyMonkeyOzz
OceanRafting_Safari, Owner at Turtle Rock Cafe, responded to this review

We are all coffee addicts too, so we understand the importance of a good brew! Thanks for the awesome recommendation and make sure on your next adventure you stop by and say Hi :-) More 

Sunapee, New Hampshire
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

I had a chicken with avocado toasted sandwich and my husband had a chicken wrap... the food was so good and tasted so fresh! We were part of a tour group. Everyone ordered something different and everyone was pleased with their food.

Thank MG7484
OceanRafting_Safari, Owner at Turtle Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We are thrilled to hear that you and your tour group enjoyed your lunch. More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

This cafe sits just next to PK,s ..last stop before the bloomfield track. So i thought i would grab a snack for the road..... the sandwich menu consisted of i think maybe several sandwiches...two of which were ham sandwiches??...odd i thought but never mind i ordered one of them,,,,,,, (around $8 if i remember mebbe more) it was nicely wrapped... More 

1 Thank Dave S
OceanRafting_Safari, Owner at Turtle Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide some feedback in relation to your dining experience, however we do feel that there may be some confusion over the venue that you ate in. We do not offer ham sandwiches, or sandwiches in general, on the menu here at Turtle Rock Cafe. The closest item we have to what you described... More 

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196 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent coffee and roadside snack bar. Breakfast in a bun and you'd better be hungry. Good food, but it'll need to be fried. Two fun ladies at the helm. Great pit stop.

Thank Mike T
OceanRafting_Safari, Owner at Turtle Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Cheers for the review! Stoked to know you enjoyed our Far North Queensland hospitality and coffee. More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Try the smashed avo. Very very yummy. Friendly place run by lovely people.it is right by the roadside with easy parking and well worth a visit.

Thank GinTopp
OceanRafting_Safari, Owner at Turtle Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Thank so much for the lovely review! More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Eaten here many times and its always a treat on the way through the Jurrassic Cape Tribulation area. Its remote here but these guys manage to keen to prices down and the quality up. Great coffee with a smile. Food is fresh and healthy. Service is tip top

Thank bilgemango
Herefordshire, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Great for any time of the day really! A wide choice of foods for both breakfast and lunch and a great drinks menu including many soft drinks and coffees.

Thank Loubi64
OceanRafting_Safari, Owner at Turtle Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback...Hope to see you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$11
Cafe, Australian, Fast food
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cape Tribulation Road, Cape Tribulation, Queensland 4873, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Daintree Region  >  Cape Tribulation
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4098 0185
Turtle Rock Cafe is located in the remote rainforest region of Cape Tribulation in Tropical North Queensland, 110km north of Cairns. Situated 400m from the beach, the Turtle Rock Cafe is located within the heart of the Daintree National Park and Wet Tropics World Heritage area, home to some of the oldest rainforest on earth and adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef. The Turtle Rock Cafe offers fresh wholesome food, great coffee and outdoor dining, with a casual friendly atmosphere in the heart of Cape Tribulation. With a menu offering healthy sandwiches and wraps, burgers, cakes, muffins and delicious meals made to order, the Turtle Rock Cafe is also known for its great locally grown coffee. The Turtle Rock Cafe showcases the wide variety of delicious produce the Tropical North Queensland region has to offer. Using Malanda milk, farm fresh eggs and cheese from the Southern Tablelands, Mareeba grown coffee, fresh produce from the Atherton Tablelands and locally grown exotic fruits (seasonal) you can experience the best of North Queensland produce in one place. The Turtle Rock Cafe is located Cape Tribulation Road, opposite PK's, and the site is also home to Ocean Safari and Safari Lodge....Why not stay a while longer and enjoy everything the region has to offer? Make sure you check out our daily specials! Open 8am - 5pm, 7 days a week. Phone orders welcome.

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