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The Lillipad Cafe

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$$ - $$$
As featured in 3 Days in Cairns
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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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is one of the best places that we ate in in Australia. We went for brunch, and then following our success went for lunch the next day and were not disappointed. The portion sizes are phenomenal - serious value for money. We're talking a whole avocado and a whole chicken breast in a sandwich, as well as a mountain... More 

Thank oh227
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Busy cafe but food served reasonably quick. Very good serving size and taste yummy. The only cafe we went twice during our trip. Should try....

Thank jfreetogo
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent food, quick friendly service and HUGE portions. My friends and I love this place and visit at least once a week

Thank Joe L
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked past this cafe and did not look busy so thought we would try it out before my boyfriends father had work. Waited a very long time for a simple eggs and bacon breakfast. People who arrived after us were served first. The wait was so long my boyfriends father had to leave. When our food arrived we had asked... More 

Thank Rose-Beth O
Porto Alegre, RS
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is so good and the portions are huge! We would definitely go there again - One of the best brunches I ever had.

Thank Luiza G
Polmont, Scotland, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good for vegetarians and dishes can be made vegan on request. Great value and portions are huge and you are totally stuffed afterwards. Fast service and relaxed atmosphere. Breakfast menu is great for all diets including meat eaters. Highly recommend.

Thank Mandy B
Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I went looking for breakfast and came across Lillipad which was busy and thought this must be a good place. Inside is quite cramped but we didn't mind. I ordered the full monty the meal was huge I couldn't finish it, it was also so greasy just everything on the plate tasted so oily it was making... More 

Thank lizbo91
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for breakfast and ordered just bacon and eggs with mushrooms and the size of the serving was massive! Could not finish. Other than that coffee is pretty good, staff friendly and very chilled relaxed atmosphere. Would recommend if you have eaten for a week!

Thank MarkyMarksFunkyBunch
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very generous amount of food for a great price. Service was very fast only waited about 10/15mins. We got the vegetarian eggs benny and the burrito - DELICIOUS! Would definitely visit again!!

Thank Sophie B
El Calafate, Argentina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for breakfast with son. Son had breakfast burrito (very good, recommends bacon instead of chorizo). I had vegetarian Turkish breakfast (started with an "s"). It was excellent & incredibly filling. Smoothies & Cappacinos were also superb. Everything was fresh & tasty. Only thing that was average were potatoes. Plan on going again tomorrow .

Thank Rashmi K

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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, Russian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
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 cafe 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?