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Dolce & Caffe

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1 Shield Street | Mantra Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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6:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 88
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 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
Good breakfast, great location!

The first thing you need to know about this cafe is that the serving size is enough to keep you full until dinner. The pancakes are to die for. The cafe is located overlooking esplanade, the most happening street in cairns. A good place to start your day.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Joohi A
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New Delhi, India
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New Delhi, India
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The first thing you need to know about this cafe is that the serving size is enough to keep you full until dinner. The pancakes are to die for. The cafe is located overlooking esplanade, the most happening street in cairns. A good place to start your day.

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Thank Joohi A
Cairns Australia
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62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am a Local and been going to Dolce for years now! One of the great things about Cairns is the entrepreneurial spirit of the young people who start cafes here. Dolce Is an absolute gem. This has got to be one of the best ever. Extremely hard working Team and they do an exceptional job. The breakfasts are delicious.... More 

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Thank 99Peter
Canberra, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dolce has fast become my local for brunch dates with the girls. Amazing food and friendly bubbly staff, so glad to find a decent Acai bowl in cairns! Management even remembered my order and its service like this that has me coming back. X keep it up girls

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Thank Louise G
Mornington Island, Australia
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing is better than having brunch with my wife... Dolce delivered a great breakfast and smoothy. Staff were pleasant and kept everything going nicely.

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Thank Iain B
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just finished breakfast here with my parents and we were very impressed. I ordered the banana bread with bananas and mascarpone and my parents both got the Dolce Breakfast. I couldn't quite finish my banana bread due to the chocolate milkshake I also inhaled but Dad made short work of it. We had no trouble getting a table at 9am... More 

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Thank Sarah M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

it was difficult to find a spare table as most seats were taken by lycra wearing bike riders at 6.30am. However glad we waited.The toasted banana bread with marscapone and sliced banana drizzled with honey was sensational. Definitely a breakfast for champions. As i looked aroung the tables everyone had finished their plates with barely any leftovers...that tells me the... More 

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Thank Ursula B
Darwin, Australia
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101 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

Good value for money at breakfast, here. The food is quite good, the price reasonable, service is quick and very friendly.

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Thank Greg C
Melbourne
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122 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

I had breakfast here on my first morning in Cairns when I had no idea what was on offer. It was fine. Nothing amazing but certainly not bad. I only had toast and coffee, but the other meals around me looked substantial so I'd give it a go if I were you. But if it's just coffee you're after, there... More 

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Thank pavlob
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

Best coffee in cairns. Great staff, they are very friendly and welcoming! The food is great comes out very quickly and is really tasty!

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Thank Tyla-Jess H
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

The dolce breakfast was so good we came back the next day The coffee is awesome and only surpassed by the excellent service You can't get a better breakfast on the east coast

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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: Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?