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Lillipad

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72 Grafton St, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
+61 7 4051 9565
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Today
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 124
    Excellent
  • 83
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Breakfast treat

This place is excellent for breakfast working across the road is a plus side the food is served up a decent size I can never get through it all so if you have a small belly just share just make sure you allow plenty of time the mornings are pretty busy so meals can take a whole but you can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Miriama K
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is excellent for breakfast working across the road is a plus side the food is served up a decent size I can never get through it all so if you have a small belly just share just make sure you allow plenty of time the mornings are pretty busy so meals can take a whole but you can... More 

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Thank Miriama K
Beaverton, Oregon
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192 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Recommended by locals, lots of healthy options. Delicious Chile Rellono and salad. Would definitely go back if ever in town again.

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Thank steve-h132
Asheville, North Carolina
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74 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I read good things about Lillipad Cafe so we definitely wanted to check it out upon our arrival. The service was friendly, the atmosphere funky, and the food outstanding! We split the huevos rancheros (it was huge!) and a Pink Lady juice. Everything was excellent, and the juice was so refreshing. Would definitely recommend!

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Thank GenevieveEinzig
Cairns, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The meals at Lillipad are always huge and great value for money. Have a huge variety of breakfast and lunch options. The eggs is a huge meal

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Thank Katherine W
Safety Bay
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delicious afffordable meals in a funky cafe setting - in the heart of Cairns. I really enjoyed the crepes. Will be back!

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Thank Ally L
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lillipad is always bustling with people and on occasion you need to wait for a table, very diverse menu, friendly staff and great food, not a lot more to say. It's a favourite of mine.

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Thank Jack O
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found this gem here in Trip Advisor and had to check out. We are from Sydney, and quite finicky about our coffee and food. Well, this charming cafe did not disappoint! The place is run by a delightful team of alternative -looking - folk (I felt right at home) and boasted a menu packed with enticing vegetarian and meat based... More 

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Thank Raven M
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51 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

This small restaurant has a breakfast and lunch menu that is delicious. There are vegan and vegetarian options but don't let that fool you, it's not a place just for the healthy minded. The food tastes fresh and delicious and the portion sizes are large. Make sure to place your order and then try to find a table. We had... More 

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Thank Erica M
Wellington, New Zealand
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

Came in with eight friends. Staff were great and really friendly. The cafe was full and yet we didn't wait any longer than you normally would at any other cafe. The food was tasty and very well priced. Nine happy holiday makers!

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Thank pjoo7
Cairns, Australia
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117 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Daughter and I had a lovely lunch at Lillipad a couple of days ago. We sat outdoors kerbside as it was cooler. The meals are great and they cater for vegetarians and for those that eat meat you can add it on as an extra. My daughter loved the Eggs Benedict with bacon and I had one of the focaccias... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 72 Grafton St, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4051 9565

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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