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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
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch

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Visitor rating
  • 79
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 8
    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
Most recent review
Lovely food

This is one of the best eateries in Cairns. Massive portions and wonderful food. Try the breakfast burrito,served all day,or the excellent eggs benedict. Very good value for money and a lovely staff.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
Judy S
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Wisbech, England, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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171 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Wisbech, England, United Kingdom
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This is one of the best eateries in Cairns. Massive portions and wonderful food. Try the breakfast burrito,served all day,or the excellent eggs benedict. Very good value for money and a lovely staff.

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Tablelands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Have been recommend Lillypad & thought we'd try it out. We knew that's it's always been a long wait for coffee and food but thought we'd wait it out in hoping it'd be worth the wait. The Chai Latte is the worst Chai I've ever tasted (Dishwater) my partner and a Latte which was burnt and had floating pieces of... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

If initial expressions are to be counted don't be a follower and move further a long the street. Lillipad is far short of atmosphere and quality. Service is very quick but at the expense of quality and taste. Prices are of standard range but food is simply poor.. . As a cairns local I could not recommended lillipad the coffee... More 

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Our favourite brunch place in Cairns (and there is stiff competition) - delicious food, healthy juices and great value for money. The huevos rancheros is incredible.

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Cairns, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We went to Lilypad recently for breakfast, and we all ordered different items on the recommendation of one of our party that ate there often. All the meals were sublime, making me wish I wasn't so full and could taste more of their offerings! Good value, good atmosphere.

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Cairns, Australia
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

the lillipad had been in business for over 10 years. great healthy food for breakfast and lunch. the meals are huge and very reasonably priced. Do not go there if you want fine dining but if your after fresh, large, cheap meals, Lillipad is the place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I went to Lily pad the first day I arrived in cairns and have been everyday since. I'm staying at Gilligan's which is right across and they suggested I go have breakfast there as I was hungry, they said reasonable pricing and big portion... They were right, more right then I imagined.The portions are huge!!! Not only that but there... More 

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darwin
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Positives - super huge sizes, very reasonable pricing, be absolutely perfect if you're looking for a hangover breakfast with lots of greasy food, the fresh juice selection was excellent, poached eggs were indeed soft - thank you. Negatives - my meal just sounded delicious on paper! Parisian soft poached eggs, marinated capsicum, asparagus, Spanish onion and blue cheese, Turkish bread,... More 

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Mackay, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I have been to Lillipad oh, maybe 100 times, and the food hits the spot every time! The service is lacking sure, but people waiting 20mins for a seat means you've found something great. It's excellent value, big portions, about 15 vegetarian options (this is so exciting as a vegetarian!!) and always a busy place for these reasons. A 'must-do'... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Was recommended by our hostess and the breakkie burrito lives up to my new mexico expectations. Chorizo was delicious, green Chile wasn't the best I've had but was good. A huge amount of food for the price.

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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?