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Dolce & Caffe

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1 Shield Street | Mantra Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Today
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 3
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food lovely staff

On our recent trip to Cairns we ate here several times mostly for Breakfast, has a great atmosphere, staff are very bubbly and the food was great.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
Susan T
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

On our recent trip to Cairns we ate here several times mostly for Breakfast, has a great atmosphere, staff are very bubbly and the food was great.

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Nantes, France
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

For past 3 years I used to buy my coffee and wrap 3 times a week well it's not the case anymore: coffee quality drop down wrap look like a simple wrap and price increased while quality drop down.

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Tumon, Mariana Islands
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76 reviews 76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This coffee shop is worth a visit if in Cairns. The food was very fresh, and the coffee good as well. The staff was friendly, and the prices reasonable. The menu was pretty extensive for a coffee shop, and the location very convenient right in the heart of town. This was an enjoyable place to grab a quick bite and... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Apart from one waitress who could have her pick of restaurants to work in as she was so good, everything else was just average with no great reason to rush back. Seating is tight and tables a bit shabby. Walked past on a busy day and not really sure how it managed to attract such a crowd, but they were... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I was once a regular of this cute cafe right in the heart of the city.. Breakfasts mainly and coffees. Also would sometimes grab a sandwich or wrap for lunch later. The poached eggs are great in the mornings and if getting an optional extra you generally get a fair amount. The staff are very hit and miss. There are... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

excellent coffee - note they do not understand North American terms like, Americano, Red eye, shot in the dark - there is no coffee in urns all are some variation of espresso. so a Americano is 'a long Dark' coffee with milk is 'flat white'. large healthy breakfast offerings only lack of whole grains tells you you are not in... More 

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Newry, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Four of us went here two mornings running We had big breakfasts and small breakfasts. All was good and all was very nourishing. Very good value WOULD I GO BACK - DID WE GO BACK ---- Yes

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Czech Republic
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69 reviews 69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Very fresh fruit salad, orange juice and strawberry smoothie. Great breakfast! Very professional and kind staff. Not so nice place...

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Sydney, Australia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We had breakfast here, and while, not as expensive as other breakfast places, i still think this was pricey for what it was. Very bland and uninspired. Their poached eggs were perfectly cooked though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

Went up to Cairns for a trip with the boys and after tripping over the steps (haha) looking at the Menu, we decided to give it a try. Staff was very friendly, gorgeous and helpful. The food was amazing and the coffee was great. Well priced considering the good quality food served. We ate here every morning for the entire... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Shield Street | Mantra Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?