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The Swiss Cake and Coffee Shop

Swiss, European
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93A Grafton Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4051 6393
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 31
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  • 5
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best coffee in Cairns and wonderful service

We love the coffee here. We have had coffee in other cafes in Cairns and this is by far the best. The service is very friendly. We also ordered sandwiches for lunch which were very tasty.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We love the coffee here. We have had coffee in other cafes in Cairns and this is by far the best. The service is very friendly. We also ordered sandwiches for lunch which were very tasty.

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Cairns, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The former owners, a Swiss couple sold the Business over a year ago. First I was a bit worried because an australian couple took over but you still can get beautiful german style cake, german bread rolls , although they could be a bit bigger for the price they charge. Piti they dont do rum balls anymore. When I am... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

If you want good coffee, great cake and honest simple good food then this is your place. Me and two girl friends came for lunch and stayed for 2 hours. It is lovely for a "girlfriend catch up lunch" or a "take your Nanna out" day or "work lunch." Prices are reasonable and they had great coffee.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

They still make great tasting Danishes. Th coffee is okay but the bread and cakes are good. There are new owners who may need to improve their customer service.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

They have a zero care factor & are just better off avoided in my opinion. I had a terrible experience & hope nobody else gets treated the way I did. Go somewhere else ...far far away

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Thanks so much to the staff for all the help in providing an excellent birthday cake to my daughter while she was traveling out of the country. Not only was the cake wonderful but the delivery and the hospitality of the staff made her birthday celebration a surprise and wonderful. Thanks so much

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Cairns, Australia
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11 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I used to be a regular customer here and the staff were always lovely ... now you get some scabby faced emo teenager with a whole lot of attitude who wont even say hello, please thank you or even ask how they can help you... just look at you like "what the hell do you want" I don't think I... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This is a favourite haunt of mine. Lovely fresh food all the time, great pricing. Their bread rolls are the best. I have frequented the Swiss Cake and Coffee Shop for many, many years and the food and service have never changed. Always top class!!

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The Swiss Cake and Coffee shop in Grafton Street is a great place for breakfast and lunch. The bread is the best we have found outside of France and the rolls are lightly toasted and served warm - delicious. Coffee is also good as is the service and the pastries and cakes are superb. They also serve salads and have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Fantastic cakes and pastries and excellent coffee. Well worth a visit if you are in Cairns city or visiting Rusty's Market.

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Additional Information about The Swiss Cake and Coffee Shop

Address: 93A Grafton Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 4051 6393
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
Open Hours:
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 - 2:00 pm
Cuisine: Swiss, European

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 93A Grafton Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4051 6393

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Swiss, European
Open Hours
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 - 2:00 pm

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