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72 Grafton St, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
+61 7 4051 9565
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Ranked #47 of 437 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
Cairns, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

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
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43 reviews 43 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

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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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
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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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

My buds and I were recommended to Lillipad's by a local for breakfast. We had the breakfast burritos, and they were delicious. The food was definitely great value for the money. We would definitely come back if we had stayed in cairns longer.

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Redding, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Recommended by the locals for years. I had a great Breakfast Burrito. Great coffee and pleasant staff. One should have at least one breakfast there during their stay. Breakfast is served all day.

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Kuranda, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Lillipad is one of those little places that has been picked up from somewhere funky like Lygon Street in Melbourne and plonked down in the seriously un-funky city of Cairns - and thank God it has! At last there is somewhere to go that serves interesting meals at reasonable prices right in the middle of Cairns. The coffee is great,... More 

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Perth, Australia
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22 reviews 22 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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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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