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Lillipad

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72 Grafton St, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
+61 7 4051 9565
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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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Visitor rating
  • 87
    Excellent
  • 65
    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
Vegetarians can have flavor!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
Dave B
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Taipei, Taiwan
via mobile
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Paraburdoo, Australia
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

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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223 reviews 223 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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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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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 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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160 reviews 160 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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
32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 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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Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I stumbled on this cute and hippy cafe by chance and have been back four times for brekky on my one week trip to Cairns from Adelaide. The service may be a bit slow, but that's because they are busy...and that's because they are GOOD! The portions are huge and the brekky burrito is just a challenge to get through.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The food here is great value! Cheap and really tasty! I often only have to get the kids size portions! There's always a long wait for food though, and the staff could really work on their customer service... Other than that, great place.

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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?