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Lillipad

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72 Grafton St, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
+61 7 4051 9565
Today
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch

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  • 88
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great !

Food is delicious every time we go there! Meals are large and great value for money! Staff are very hippy and chilled which makes for a reasonably peaceful atmosphere considering how busy it always is!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
666Lauren666
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Cairns Region, Australia
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English first
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Went here for breakfast. Best decision. The service was incredibly fast, ordered coffee and ice chocolate as well as food, got the drinks within 3 minutes and the food within 2 minutes of that. Fastest breakfast I've ever had. The food itself was plentiful, but most importantly it was delicious. My girlfriend stated it was the best breakfast she had... More 

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Cairns Region, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Food is delicious every time we go there! Meals are large and great value for money! Staff are very hippy and chilled which makes for a reasonably peaceful atmosphere considering how busy it always is!

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Paraburdoo, Australia
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92 reviews 92 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Wow! What a cafe! Vegetarian options galore, and enormous serves. I'd even recommend sharing a main breakfast-we were almost out of action for the rest of the day. The service is good, and the options numerous. I went for the mushroom, tofu eggs Benedict and thoroughly enjoyed it. If you like plentiful, fresh produce, this is the place for you

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nj
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230 reviews 230 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We went twice on our way to the Great Barrier reef. Coffee and food were excellent. Staff was very nice. We enjoyed eating outside on the sidewalk people watching and eating. As with many restaurants in Australia, you order at the counter and then they deliver it to your table.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This little cafe/restaurant is on the Main Street of Cairns It's tiny and beatnik feel is unique and the food is not only of gigantic portions but it is DELISH! I miss their French Toast and Bacon Mouth Watering just thinking of it !

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Lillipad is a decent cafe and servings are massive for what you're paying, but the food is just average and extremely greasy, and the service is pretty horrible. I've been here many many times, and have always found the service to be slow, the staff are never friendly and always seem to be overworked. The last time I went was... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

This place is amazing, if it was open for dinner we would have come back in the same day. My wife prefers vegetarian food and was thrilled at all of the options. I like to eat meat and was equally happy. We both got the godmother plate (mine with chicken) and loved it!! Looking around the room everyone else was... More 

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New York City, New York
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162 reviews 162 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Lilly Pad Cafe has proven that more of something isn't necessarily a good thing. Yes, their portions are huge, but the food is not very good. My friend and I split the Irish Breakfast and I still couldn't finish my half portion. I wasn't even sure if it really was too much food, or if I just didn't like it.... More 

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Never been here but our son and his girlfriend said it's great! Not kidding , small but nice atmosphere , nice feel about the place We both had omelettes they were huge! Fresh food and wonderful taste Highly recommend them , then the shock , the price was so low for so much lovely food :)

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Brisbane
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Lily Pad Cafe has great service, big breakfast meals that are very reasonably priced. I go out of my way every time I am in cairns to visit. The portions are huge and I can never finish the meal. $3 for a side of mushrooms which would usually cost $7 anywhere else. The fresh juice is great as well. You... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 72 Grafton St, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4051 9565

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?