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Al Porto Cafe Restaurant

1 Spence Street | 1 Spence street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Ranked #136 of 421 Restaurants in Cairns
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Australian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: http://www.alportocairns.com/index.php?id=7
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: http://www.alportocairns.com/index.php?id=7
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English first
Pine Rivers
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Atlanta, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Right at the marina, this place is great to get a solid meal in before you head out on the ocean adventures. Takes credit cards!

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Melbourne, Australia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

My husband and I had breakfast here this morning and were both disappointed. The meals were way overpriced for the quality of produce. For $18 your get square supermarket white bread, canned baked beans and average cooked eggs. My husband was very unimpressed with his watery coffee. The location is good, but not worth the $$$.

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Adelaide, Australia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We were heading out from the Reef Terminal so, having seen this the evening before whilst strolling the boardwalk, we thought it the most convenient place for breakfast. Worried about my seasickness I decided to simply have toast. However I chose the freshly sqeezed pineapple juice crusher to drink and it was sensational. Needing to enjoy another crusher we decided... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

My husband and I are not hard to please but this was hands down the worst breakfast we have ever had the misfortune of paying for. I ordered poached eggs on toast - the toast was cold and your standard $1 white square loaf from Coles, and my poached eggs were clearly reheated in the microwave as they were so... More

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Cairns, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Everything is great from here, the service, the view and the food. My favourites are the pasta, home made biscotti and the coffee.

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Cairns, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I usually visit Al portos at least once a month and I have never had such a bad experience as I did the last time I visited. I went with my family and it started with the main lady who took the orders she was rude shouting out if she can help anyone very abruptly 3 times whilst we were... More

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Cairns
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Came here for Sunday brekky before a splash in the Lagoon. I ordered the potato, capsicum and spinach omlette and it was delicious! A really generous size omelette, plenty of fillings and topped with a good smothering of melted cheese. Hubby ordered the big brekky and it was also very nice. A pleasant spot to sit & relax for breakfast... More

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Paris, France
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We visited for breakfast. Nothing more than very average in our opinion. Eggs were fine, toast was two pieces of your standard square loaf. Coffee was lukewarm and probably the worst we've had anywhere. It was on the expensive side too. Wouldn't go back or recommend it unless average food presented in a basic way is what you're after.

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Brisbane, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Being next to the wharf terminal places this place in a great position. Ordered some banana pancakes and an Ozzie breakfast. The pancakes were nice, and the breakfast was as expected. So if you want a safe option, you could do worse than coming here. One downside was that they charge an extra 2% for all credit cards so watch... More

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