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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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Hours:
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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Visitor rating
  • 28
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good place for simple meals

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 2, 2015
ftagli1
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Innisfail, Australia
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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Innisfail, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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80 reviews 80 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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Atlanta, Georgia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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41 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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 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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?