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90 Cape Tribulation Road, Cape Tribulation, Queensland 4873, Australia
(07) 4098 9118
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
excellent coffee

stopped and had a beautiful coffee and lovely gluten free cakes.. the fish and chips at the next table looked delicious.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
5axmaj
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Gympie, Queensland, Australia
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29 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Gympie, Queensland, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

stopped and had a beautiful coffee and lovely gluten free cakes.. the fish and chips at the next table looked delicious.

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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Walking on the beautiful beach and came across cafe, stopped for cold drink and cake. Good so went back for lunch and had a great breakfast on our way to ferry next morning. Guy was very pleasant.

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Boulder
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Found this place in the Lonely Planet "Australia" travel guide. We were heading back from ziplining to catch a Daintree River Cruise and this is in Thornton Beach which worked out perfectly. The owner was very friendly and welcoming. Our girls played on the beach until the food was ready. I had the salt and pepper calamari, my husband had... More 

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Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We've read the bad reviews and have to disagree as far as our experience is concerned. We stopped off for breakfast and it couldn't have been better. Great location and the service was good, friendly and efficient. Coffee was excellent. Staff (backpackers) very efficient and obliging, but that may change week to week. Worth the visit.

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canberra
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Location was amazing. Food disgusting. Fish frozen and inedible - deep fried to an inch of its life or was that beyond its life. In this amazing location with fresh fish in abundance - do not understand why fish was frozen from a packet. If we had known about Whet Restaurant would have stopped there. Do not recommend this café... More 

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Helensburgh, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

I cannot speak more highly of this place. I coffee is good , the food is good, the setting is heaven and , to top it all off the staff are wonderful. I accidently left my wallet there and didn't realise until I got back to Cairns . They found it and helped me get it sent down and delivered... More 

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

The guy serving at the counter is the OWNER ! Terrible customer service, bad attitude, treated us like we were a nuisance. Next time we will drive straight past.

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Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Same as the other reviewers. The ladies in the kitchen were very friendly the guy at the counter taking the orders clearly didn't want to be there. The food okay. The milkshake came in the old style metal cups - just only half full (for the price not reasonable). My husband's and my food was okay. Unfortunately they absolutely coated... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

It's not often I will leave a "Terrible" review but this place takes the mouldy cake. The arrogant incredibly unfriendly guy behind the counter DOES NOT deserve to have a job. I am sure that most people in the world would be more grateful to have a job then this guy! The lady cook however, that brought out our food... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

Food good, not bad value for money. Man who served us not interested in customer service. Cafe toilets are disgusting portaloos. Patron smoking in restaurant area with no regard for those eating. Would have gone to the Whet Bar if we'd found it first.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 90 Cape Tribulation Road, Cape Tribulation, Queensland 4873, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Daintree Region  >  Cape Tribulation
  • Phone Number: (07) 4098 9118

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  • Cuisine: Café

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