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The Swiss Cake and Coffee Shop

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

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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 value in town

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!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Helen M
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Cairns, Australia
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Cairns, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I was really impressed with everything about this place, we brought the whole family of 5 and everyone loved what they ordered. And most importantly, the coffee was great! We will be back tomorrow!

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Cairns, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

From the beautiful cakes and pastries to the absolutely amazing sandwiches, rolls and wraps The Swiss Cake & Coffee Shop is definitely worth a visit. This cafe is always very busy but don't let that put you off, the service is exceptional and quick! And unlike other places nearby who seem to run out of sandwich fillings early the owners... More 

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Rockhampton, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

LOVE LOVE LOVE this bakery's Bretzels! One of few places Ive been able to get these in QLD. (Giant pretzels, freshly baked). There other cakes and bakery items are all also amazing. But if you want bretzels, you need to get in before probably 9am. Open Tuesday - Saturdays only.

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Truls F, Owner at The Swiss Cake and Coffee Shop, responded to this review

Thanks HamishW4 for your kind review, yes our Bretzels often sell out early as they are made fresh each morning on the premises! Thank you for your visit and we hope to see you again soon :) Regards, Swiss Cake & Coffee Shop More 

Cairns Australia
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

After visiting this delight you will never go to another cake shop... Do yourself a favor when in Cairns and treat yourself you'll love it and return for more.... It's quite reasonably priced too and the staff are excellent and remember their regulars.... And the coffee is brilliant also....

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Cairns, Australia
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

I love love love their warm fresh dinner rolls with jarlsberg, salad and homemade mayo. To die for! Staff are lovely and the cakes are pretty amazing too. A popular little shop that is alwayw buzzing!

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Zug, Switzerland
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58 reviews 58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

I have to say! Lovely stuff who speaks and listen to you! And finally the quality and presentation of the food is AMAZING!! I am Swiss and I am always looking for the best! And here the quality is just great!

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Restaurant Details

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
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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