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Mondo Cafe Bar & Grill

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Marlin Pde, 34 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4052 6780
Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Outdoor seating
Scenic view

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 81
    Excellent
  • 105
    Very good
  • 51
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Favourite location in Cairns

We come here at least once a week just for the Hainanese chicken wings, yummo! Good prices, good service and what a magnificent view. Give it a go.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Brendoony
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Cairns, Australia
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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265 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Cairns, Australia
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We come here at least once a week just for the Hainanese chicken wings, yummo! Good prices, good service and what a magnificent view. Give it a go.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Marcus K, Manager at Mondo Cafe Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Dear Brendoony Thank you very much for your kind words and for taking the time to review us via trip advisor, we are all looking forward welcoming you back next week for another serve of Hainanese chicken wings Kind Regards More 

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We had dinner at Mondo's on our first night in Cairns. Located just across from our Hotel along the Boardwalk with lovely views of the harbour. The restaurant was clean, staff were friendly and the meal delicious. Plenty of tables outside to enjoy the views and the lovely surrounds of the boardwalk and gardens.

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

Dear Lorraine S Thank you very much for your kind words and for taking the time to review us on trip advisor. I hope we can welcome you back soon. Kind Regards More 

United States
Top Contributor
303 reviews 303 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Just stick to the simole menu choices and you won't be disappointed. Curry dishes were good, but noodle dish was too salty; off-night perhaps? Excellent staff and great view.

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

Dear MrFozzieDoggie Thank you very much for taking the time to review us via trip advisor, i hope we can welcome you back on your next trip to Cairns. Kind Regards More 

Cairns, Australia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

They were setting up the tables, we were early, they would not allow our elderly uncle to sit in the shade on just one chair, so we sat in the full sun on the public seat till they had set every table.Shame on you and your "Take it or leave it attitude.

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

Dear TriciaT34 I am very disappointed reading your comments. Please contact me on Marcus.kerschbaumer@hilton.com at your ealiest convenience so i can look into this. Kind Regards More 

Sydney, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We stayed in cairns for a week and would order from this cafe all the time. The staff weren't friendly and one staff member was even rude to my son..never again did I go there

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

Dear Barry L I was very disappointed to read your comments. We take great pride in our friendly staff and regularly receive positive comments from our guests on our staff. Please contact me on Marcus.kerschbaumer@hilton.com at your ealiest convenience so i can look into this. Kind Regards More 

Melbourne
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Service was fast, though some meals were brought out late and others had nearly finished. Overall a good restaurant with wonderful harbour views.

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

Dear sandrasophie Thank you very much for reviewing us via tripadvisor and thank you for mentioning the fast service you have received, I hope we can welcome you back on your next trip to Cairns. Kind Regards More 

Brisbane, Qld
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This is a top spot! The location is perfect, The people were friendly, the food was tasty and our plates were heaped. the prices are great and the music was folksy and entertaining. The night we went was family night and everyone was having a great time. We enjoyed it immensely. Save on shoe leather - go there!

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

Dear Pip-n-Pop What a lovely review, thank you very much for taking the time and posting on tripadvisor, I will make sure to pass on your very positive feedback to the entire team. I hope we can welcome you back soon. Kind Regards More 

Evans Head, Australia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

we ate here for 7 nights everything was amazing my favourite was their curry chicken superb. The staff go the full mile to help with anything and are friendly and fast . The chefs are amazing and if running at full speed they still make sure your meal is perfect and I couldnt fault a single thing.

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

Dear Karen d Thank you very much for taking the time to review us via tripadvisor, i am very glad to read that you enjoyed all of your visits to Mondo Cafe Bar and Grill. I will make sure to pass on your feedback to the entire kitchen and service team. Kind Regards More 

Sydney
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We had dinner there with the family. The pasta option for the kids meal were quite terrible, my kids didn't eat them. The fish & chips were just edible. Ice cream was horrible. On the up side, the curries we had were very nice.

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

Dear littleElephants Thank you very much for your feedback via tripadvisor, your comments regarding the kids meals will be passed on to our headchef for review. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed the curries on that night. Kind Regards More 

2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Had business partners in town went for drinks and platters in afternoon.... only chips, fried chicken wings and deep fried prawns avail...no anti pasto.. and the service was non existent considering we were spending alot of money on drinks.. was embarrassing for our guests... will not be returning... the restaurant opposite will be our next visit..

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

Dear Collin K Thank you very much for reviewing Mondo Cafe Bar and Grill and welcome to trip advisor. I am disappointed to read that you didn’t enjoy your time at Mondo. Between 2:30pm and 5:30pm we only serve a small selection of starters to give our chefs a well deserved break and to get ready for dinner service. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Marlin Pde, 34 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4052 6780

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 92

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?