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Mondo Cafe Bar & Grill

Marlin Pde, 34 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4052 6780
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Ranked #84 of 421 Restaurants in Cairns
Price range: $0 - $92
Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Bundaberg
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This is a part of the Hilton Hotel in Cairns, the Staff are top shelf, they are very young but highly trained to smile and really make you feel welcome. Tap beer is somewhat limited so it would be great to see another 10 different taps put in but the food was excellent. Great range of different food to eat.... More

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Marcus K, Manager at Mondo Cafe Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Dear GregoryB Bundaberg Thanks for your kind words, i am delighted to read that you enjoyed the meals, drinks and the service provided. I hope we can welcome you back to Cairns and Mondo Cafe Bar and Grill soon. Greetings to Bundaberg More

Queensland
Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Visited twice this week for lunch. It's a lovely setting right on the inlet with the Hilton right above. It's a perfect location for lazing away an afternoon with a lovely view. The menu is broad with many options. You can have a full meal, salad or just a snack. I had the smoked salmon salad both times and was... More

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Marcus K, Manager at Mondo Cafe Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Dear AndyOz Thank you very much for your review on trip advisor, I will make sure to pass on your comments to our Head Chef Dharshi and the entire team, thank you very much and i hope we can welcome you back in the near future perhaps for a smoked salmon salad, Kind Regards More

Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Perfect view, amazing food, wonderful atmosphere. At night the trees have fairy lights in them which is so nice. Not cheap but good as a treat. I have eaten here a lot and have to say the only bad experience I had was on a Sunday which was the day before a public holiday - they charged an additional 10%... More

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Marcus K, Manager at Mondo Cafe Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Dear Louise O Thank you very much for taking the time to review Mondo Cafe Bar and Grill via tripadvisor, I am glad to read that you enjoyed your meals, the athmoshere and service, regarding your comments about surcharge, the only surcharge we charge is 1.5% for credit cards, we have not charged any public holiday surcharge in years. I... More

Melbourne, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The situation of this cafe right on the estuary is just beautiful, and I can imagine on a warm night, sitting outside under the poinciana tree, it would be magic. It would also be a good place for parents of young children. Trouble is, the food doesn't live up to the setting. We had a deal with the hotel which... More

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Marcus K, Manager at Mondo Cafe Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Dear patricia d Firstly i would like to thank you for taking the time to review Mondo Cafe Bar and Grill via trip advisor, i am very dissapointed that you didnt enjoy your meal at Mondo Cafe Bar and Grill, your comments will be communicated with the head chef and kitchen team, Regards Marcus Kerschbaumer Restaurant Manager Mondo cafe Bar... More

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Food was great and it was a very busy Friday night. Meals did take about 45 min to arrive, but we were informed of this before ordering.

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Marcus K, Manager at Mondo Cafe Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Dear al1079 Thank you very much for reviewing Mondo Cafe Bar and Grill, I hope we can welcome you back in the near future, regards Marcus Kerschbaumer Restaurant Manager Mondo Cafe Bar and Grill More

Adelaide
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The location of Mondos is stunning, the food is consistently good, service is great and prices are very reasonable. I go here every year when I visit friends, and the quality is always the same. Great for a reasonably casual meal.

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Marcus K, Manager at Mondo Cafe Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Dear BernAdelaide Thank you very much for taking the time to review Mondo Cafe Bar and Grill via trip advisor, i am very happy to read that you enjoyed the location, meals and the service provided. I hope we can welcome you back on your next trip to far north queensland. Regards Marcus Kerschbaumer Restaurant Manager Mondo Cafe Bar and... More

Gosford, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

A menu that suits all and the food options are extensive. A good environemnt to start the day or for any meal. An great view as well.

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Cairns, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Best place in Cairns for a drink at sunset. Music there on Friday nights. Food good at a reasonable price. However not able to order any cocktail that is not on the list.

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Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Given it's location within and part of the Cairns Hilton I have higher expectations than this bistro delivers. Naturally it's a 'bistro', not a restaurant so you manage your expectations accordingly , but although the staff are helpful the menu is dull, the food was poorly presented and not tasty. I have eaten here a couple of times as a... More

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Newport, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The food was good and the service pleasant. The view, particularly at sunset, was great. They had child friendly entertainment which wasn't invasive to those without kids.

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