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72 Grafton St, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
+61 7 4051 9565
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Ranked #46 of 429 Restaurants in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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English first
Perth, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Great coffee and juices here. The breakfast is fit for a king. Bring your appetite! We only eat breakfast here but the other food we see coming out looks good too! The service can be a bit slow, but well that's part of its charm. Give yourself a bit of time to be served then eat. You won't be out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Ate with a table of 7, everyone was more than satisfied with their meals and portion sizes were great!! I had eggs benedict with salmon it was awesome

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Mullumbimby, Australia
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Great breakfast & coffee. Huge servings, quality food & very tasty. The coffee is also very good. The service was a bit slow & strange but all worth it.

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Cairns, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Everything is great here - easily the best café in Cairns - the food is absolutely amazing, and the serves are huge - the only problem is it's almost impossible to get a table. We try to go at off peak times but even then it can be hard and with no system for allocation of tables, a table you... More 

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Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Such a great little cafe with plenty of atmosphere, (though a bit noisy inside) but best of all; they have an extensive menu with plenty of vegetarian choices too. We ate breakfast here two days in a row and shared a breakfast burrito both times, which was plenty for us....very large serves and sooo yummy!! Only open for breakfast and... More 

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147 reviews 147 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Good food and plenty of of it. The salmon salad was full of flavour and excellent. The carrot cake we had was freshly baked and huge and very tasty. If you have a big appetite and like fresh tasty food this is the place.

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Mooloolaba, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Lily Pad cafe is a great place to have breakfast and just take in the sites of Cairns. The service was great and staff very friendly put it on your list of things to do

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Biggest breakfast and best value for money. I had Eggs Benedict and couldn't finish, was great quality just lots of it :) Customer service wasn't great, beautiful alternative cafe though. Recommend for that Sunday hangover breakky!

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

When I returned to visit Cairns, my first stop was the Lillipad Cafe for breakfast. It is a small place on Grafton Street, near Spence that serves breakfast and lunch. The food is fresh and tasty, and the servings are ample. There can be a wait for your food to arrive, but I have always found it to be worth... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The service here is so slow with a wait of over 45 minutes for simple breakfast and then the food isn't worth it. There has been no freshness to any of the meals I've had here and I always leave feeling heavy and unsatisfied.

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Additional Information about Lillipad

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

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