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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: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 106
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 14
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  • 13
    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
Really good cooked breakfast at reasonable cost.

I had breakfast here, as it seemed to be one of the few places to do sausages with their breakfast. And they let me swap the tomato for an extra hash brown! It really irritates me if a place doesn't let you swap out items on the breakfast so it's great to find somewhere that does. it was very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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English first
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

The Lilly pad is a fantastic cafe that does fantastic meals and fills you right up. The atmosphere is very relaxed and there are veggie or hippy options avaliable. The juices are also brilliant. If you have a meal here it will last you all day.

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Huge servings (probably to cater for the backpacker crowd) with quite a few healthy options. I had the tofu and mushroom eggs benny with was great. Liver cleanse juice was delicious but would love to see some smoothies on the menu too.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I had breakfast here, as it seemed to be one of the few places to do sausages with their breakfast. And they let me swap the tomato for an extra hash brown! It really irritates me if a place doesn't let you swap out items on the breakfast so it's great to find somewhere that does. it was very delicious.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Awful! Portion size is ridiculous, with vast amounts of wasted food. Butter seems to be put on EVERYTHING! Coffee is in major need of Barista help; "Industry One", on Scott St would be a great place to start for advice! There's plenty of better choices nearby!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Had both a lunch and a breakfast at Lillipad Cafe. Both meals were excellent, with huge portions (ask what comes with each dish or you'll order too much!). Friendly staff. Expect a wait at peak times.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Went with a friend it was busy I ordered a lasagna my friend order a burrito. Probably was just a bad day for them. We wait 1 hour to get our food, it was cold. It is true that meals are big but quality is average. I might had just a bad luck!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I couldn't have even a bite cos of such a rude staff. I was treated bad because I didnt say I was gonna share the meal with my mate i was with when i ordered at the counter. It was not busy at all since i got there around 2 p.m. The only thing i was asking for was a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

WOW - come here hungry!! I ordered a salad which was divine - lots of artichoke, sun dried tom, pistachio nuts, blue cheese dressing - YUM seen a heap of meals come out as well Pancakes look awesome and Burritos look great - huge will def be going back here - nice and casual not pretentious like Caffeind around the... More 

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Lennox Head, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This place is great for breakfast. For $10- I received 2 huge pieces of toast, 2 grilled tomatoes and so much bacon (at least 8 rashers)

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I used to like this place. But I've been several times. And once you get over the fact that they give you large servings the food is honestly very average or even below average. Either just salty or sweet. The pancakes are very dull. The service isn't great, everyone always seems grumpy. Sorry, I'm just no longer a fan :(

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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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?