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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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  • 93
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 14
    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
I have a love/hate relationship with this place

Sometimes the food at Lillipad is freaking great and sometimes the food at Lillipad is not so great. Lucky that there are so many amazing sounding options that you just can't help yourself but to keep coming back and trying them all. In terms of variety and value for money you cannot beat this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
Jel M
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English first
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

I had the Marinated Tofu Egg Benedict and it was the most beautiful vegetarian breakfast I've ever had! I come from Sydney which is a bigger city but have never come across such an exciting dish before. Definitely a neighbourhood gem. I'd also like to add that the portions are so generous. Keep up the good work

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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Sometimes the food at Lillipad is freaking great and sometimes the food at Lillipad is not so great. Lucky that there are so many amazing sounding options that you just can't help yourself but to keep coming back and trying them all. In terms of variety and value for money you cannot beat this place. You get to choose from,... More 

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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79 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We went to this cafe after reading reviews on Tripadvisor. It is small but has seating outside. The meals are really good. I had scrambled eggs and toast for $6.90 which was enough for me. My husband had bacon and poached eggs, there was at least 12 strips of bacon on his plate! The meals that came out were big... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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84 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

We ordered 2 breakfast dishes. Breakfast 1 was the "Full Monty". Generous portions, fabulous mushrooms. He likes large meals but couldn't finish it. We had to take a doggie bag. Breakfast 2 was Chili Rellenos...probably off the lunch side of the menu. It came with a generous and fresh greek salad. Absolutley swimming in kalamata olives. The chili rellenos was... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Came here with my friend; it was my first time and he recommended it. I absolutely loved it! The atmosphere was great, service was friendly, good value (could barely finish my meal!) and the food was gorgeous!! I had a big burrito and iced coffee- so delicious I'm definitely going back or more!!

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Cairns, Australia
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64 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

You better get in early on a weekend or be prepared to wait a while! Lillipad serves up the biggest breakfasts I have ever seen. Always good quality and worth doing as a brunch because you won't want to eat much for the rest of the day! Great coffee as well, highly recommended.

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8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

Got ham eggs bene. More ham than anything else. Hollandaise tasted off. It wasn't bad but I wouldn't go back and pay the price for mediocre. Got plentyof recommendations to go so we finally did. Cheaper and better eggs bene is only a block away

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Visited this cafe for breakfast on a Thursday morning. The menu was extensive and had many choices on offer. I ordered the Tofu & Mushroom eggs benedict. The portion was huge! Turkish bread topped with marinated tofu, mushrooms (heaps and heaps of mushrooms), 2 poached eggs, hollandaise sauce and potato. All this for $17.90. In hindsight, think I should have... More 

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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
5 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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?