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Lillipad

72 Grafton St, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
+61 7 4051 9565
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Ranked #40 of 409 restaurants in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Perth, Australia
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Love this place. Lots of vegetarian and vegan choices on the menu. The serves are huge, so hubby and I just shared a meal with a yummy fresh fruit juice each, which was more than enough. Love that they do all day breakfasts AND all day lunches! Groovy little place that we make a point of going back to when... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We had tried to get into this place, but we were put off by the wait time. We tried again a couple of days later, and were so glad we got the chance too. Huge meals, great prices and friendly service. Make sure you are hungry when you arrive.

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Bristol
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

By far the best breakfast in cairns this was my 'local' for my week long visit to cairns. The portions are huge and the food is fresh. It gets really busy though so sometimes there is a bit of a wait for a table, totally worth it though. Takeaway is an option if you don't want to sit it. Lillipads... More

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QLD Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Again, was recommended to the Lilly Pad by a local. So glad they did. Coffee was the best we had had and the breakfast choices were so different. The servings were huge so you need to have an empty stomach to get thrugh them and forget lunch. Prices were ridiculously reasonable for a tourist town as well. Lots of locals... More

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Sydney, Australia
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16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Greasy spoon cafe service and 'tude - an inevitable consequence of the born to rule bogans that gravitate to places like cairns. That aside, the food is good quality, flashes of creativity and big portions to a fault. You can do much worse in cairns. You can do much better when not in cairns, but be grateful under the circumstances.

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Gold coast
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5 reviews 5 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

It was our last day for breakfast in cairns so we looked up places to go and I came across lillipad. As some of the other reviews have been good I wondered if we should. Photos are not deceiving when it comes to this place. Our meal was reasonable in pricing by the size alone I felt I had underpaid... More

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The portion sizes were huge which was great when travelling on a budget. One meal did us for the whole day. The food was also great quality.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Me and my partner were searching every where in cairns to find a place where we could get a full English. We eventually came across the lily pad cafe. Portions are huge! I couldn't even finish half of my breakfast and couldn't eat until the next day. Great value for money and nice quirky atmosphere! Would definitely recommend this place!

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Cairns, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

This small cafe, is rather run down... but that is exactly what gives it it's character. From 8am to 1:30pm, you will struggle to find a table, but we always seem to manage. The food is always superb. Great tasting, MASSIVE portions and a large variety of items to choose from. The breakfast burrito is one of my favourites. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

Make sure you're hungry when you visit this fantastic little cafe. Great value, the meals are huge! Service is a little slow, only because this place is absolutely packed all the time! The wait is well worth it and to be honest, if you are in good company you won't even notice!

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