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Al Porto Cafe Restaurant

Italian, Seafood, Australian
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1 Spence Street | 1 Spence street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
7 40316222
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6:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: http://www.alportocairns.com/index.php?id=7

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  • 28
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  • 24
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Perfect location

This cafe is close to the pier and the quick friendly service is ideal for grabbing a quick bite before your tour. The food here was generous and cooked as requested, the coffee was hot and decent. This is a great spot for breakfast or lunch without having to trek into cairns main streets.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Ettalong Beach, Australia
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Ettalong Beach, Australia
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121 reviews 121 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This cafe is close to the pier and the quick friendly service is ideal for grabbing a quick bite before your tour. The food here was generous and cooked as requested, the coffee was hot and decent. This is a great spot for breakfast or lunch without having to trek into cairns main streets.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We went here for lunch the day we arrived in Cairns. We weren't too hungry so ordered a calamari to share which was nice. Good size, probably a little on the expensive side but the drinks we had were great which were the juices/smoothies they make. Very nice location and good for a quick bite or for coffee.

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Manly, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

In the beginning I would like to say that I am not the kind of a person who complaints. But this really got ua. So,as I work in hospitality I really care about service. We got in and first thing we saw were several tables with dirty dishes on it. Noone cleaned it. And noone served us, we were standing... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Had mid morning coffee and returned for lunch 18 Mar 15. Coffee was only average however, food menu had very good variety and good pricing, including all day breakfast. Café is located next to the Reef Fleet Terminal on the waterfront, right at the entrance to the cruise boat tours. Staff are pleasant and service is quick, food is tasty... More 

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Innisfail, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This cafe is on the Cairns waterfront, immediately adjacent to the Reef Fleet Terminal. It caters for breakfast and lunch. I had two breakfasts and one lunch there. I found the staff friendly and helpful. The meals were good. There is both indoor and covered out door dining, but the outdoor area war rather hot.

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Melbourne, Australia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This is as close to the real Cairns as you can get, it next to the marina and you look at the boats and the hills, its also well priced with good food an great selection of breakfast food at half the price of the hotels. You can enjoy seeing the crews getting the boats ready for the daily trip... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Doesn't look like much but offers great food and great value. Big range to choose from and serves a mean Mango Smoothie.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Not much open in Cairns on a Public Holiday Monday and we made the mistake of calling in to this tourist cafe. The problems started with the coffees being weak, no taste & no creama. Then the quiche arrived as some kind of individual pie that was terrible and then unexciting toasted sandwiches all for $47.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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88 reviews 88 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Brilliant location overlooking the marina. Visited Al Porto for brunch twice during a recent trip to Cairns - with mixed results. During the first visit I had the big breakfast which was greasy and not particularly hot or pleasant. The second visit proved much more successful and I thoroughly enjoyed my meal. Wifey enjoyed her meal on both occasions. My... More 

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Pine Rivers
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Had breakfast here one day before work and found it ok for the price and service was quick. Just note that this is right beside the reef booking centre so can get busy if you are running short of time

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Spence Street | 1 Spence street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: 7 40316222

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Australian

Description

http://www.alportocairns.com/index.php?id=7
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm

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