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The Lillipad Cafe

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72 Grafton St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4051 9565
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been eating here for 10+ years. The food is always fresh and cooked with love. The price is reasonable but the serves are huge. If you are a small eater I recommend sharing a dish. Great community feel. Check out my lamb salad

Thank Sandi B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place has a nice vibe, a bohemian styling to it and a bit of quirk. There is an extensive breakfast menu. Warning - the portions are very large, I think a child's portion would have been enough for me. I left half of my omelette. I went back another time and managed to eat all of my excellent french... More 

Thank Kiwicelt
Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Met friends here for breakfast. The food and fresh juices is great! Very generous portions. Reasonable prices.Quick service. Lillypad is a local favourite. Highly recommend!! PS try the brownies if you still have room! 🙂

Thank Missy S
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If this is your first taste of Aussie food beware portions are enormous plenty of succulent meat plus all the trimmings Watch out for the pigeons they can get too friendly so best to eat inside as they sit above you on the signs.

Thank steve h
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for breakfast, cutlery and cups were not clean - looks like a back packer hostel upstairs - bathroom for the cafe is out the back in a shed with a shared leaking laundry sink with no soap to wash your hands - very unhygienic - didn't enjoy the food due to unclean cutlery - was average quality -... More 

Thank Kylie A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic, food. Great service and affordable. This restaurant is a must do. Only down side is sometimes it's hard to get a table and they don't do reservations

Thank Kelly B
Lage-Vuursche, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a beautiful breakfast with friends at the trendy Lillipad. The food is super and affordable aswel as a variety of fresh blended juices.

Thank 42carl
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You know you're always going to get a good value delicious feed at the Lillypad. Fresh, good quality, delicious food every time you go. Juices, smoothies and coffees are always delicious as well

Thank Robyn F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend brought me here before heading to airport for my departure. Having my last meal in Cairns here was indeed a good way to end my trip, Yummy !!! I was craving for crepes and had the Lilli's Obsession, if you think having "dessert" for breakfast is weird, try this, you won't regret :) My friend had the Wild... More 

Thank TST22
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have only been here once but I was very impressed, a very busy place but that obviously means a great place to eat, indoor /outdoor dining, excellent customer service, good prices, huge meals and very very tasty, I'll be going back for more and I highly recommend it

Thank Liz E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, International, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72 Grafton St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4051 9565
The best breakfast, brunch, and lunch in Cairns. Heaps of vegan and vegetarian options, top-notch cakes and fresh juices. Budget friendly menu of European, American Southwest, and Aussie favorites. A humble cafe that cooks with love for locals and travelers alike.

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