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Lillipad

72 Grafton St, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
+61 7 4051 9565
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Ranked #64 of 396 restaurants in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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  • English first
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English first
Cairns, Australia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Been here few times , food is good and the portions are huge, staff is friendly and the juices are good, the place need a bit more cleaning

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

Eggs benedict sauce was to vinegary and gluggy poached eggs not cooked enough bacon under cooked... Normal bacon and eggs though eaten,by my partner was great and ok,value

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Cairns, Australia
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Lillipad has a really artsy, boho vibe, with the walls covered in bright illustrations and plastered with flyers for local gigs. The food is fresh and filling, with generous portions and decent value for money.

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Orlando, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013 via mobile

what a great breakfast for the price. first of all, food is pricey in Australia so it's all relative. so, for the price, you get a really big breakfast which sets you up for an energetic day of adventure. also, keep in mind they really don't open right at 7am, but more like a few minutes later.

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Brisbane, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Went there mid morning for breakky. Good choice of selections on the menu and even caters for the heathy eater as well. Friendly service, good coffee and quick food service. Overall very nice cafe with a good ambiance.

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013 via mobile

Lillipad servings size is huge, it is easy to share a meal between two or to get take away and eat over two sittings. The food is always fresh and delicious. The coffee is great. The quality is consistent and reliable. The service can be slow when busy, so try not to be in a hurry.

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Cairns, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

We always enjoy the atmosphere here. The vegetarian and gluten free options are a bonus. The prices are very reasonable. My favourite little spot.

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Perth
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

For a dingy looking cafe with kind of miserable looking staff (maybe they were just too busy to smile?) the menu was incredible, so refreshing to see stuff other than muesli, pancakes and eggs Benedict. We ordered the Paris style eggs and the crepe trip and holy moly, they were ENORMOUS!! They could halve their meal sizes and still be... More

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mossman
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7 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

There are three things to take in to consideration when dining, the food (very important), the staff and the setting. If all these things line up then, wow, you are in for a treat. At Lillypad Café, the setting is a hole in the wall, tiny, dark, interesting, not your normal café setting. The staff, in my opinion are always... More

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Cairns, Australia
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6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Some people can take or leave this place...We have learned to mellow out with some basic faults (ie table cleaning and clearing, blase staff at times). We also understand the kitchen is tiny and sometimes our meals may take a while...This is THE breaky / lunch place we compare everywhere else to. Portions are generous, but we never share as... More

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