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The Lillipad Cafe

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72 Grafton St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4051 9565
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Cairns, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We live in Cairns and restaurants are plenty here but not to many I would eat. I am a chef and know what is good. the lillipad is the place to have lunch / breakfast. its very good portion are giant size and it taste fantastic.

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Thank Ed E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You would not think it by walking by, but it is a great little FUNKY, place for breakfast, and small bites throughout the day. Always a wait for a table. The meals are hearty, and the best deal on breakfast in Cairns. All food cooked fresh on site,

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Thank Robert B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food quality and quantity and price is terrific. Recommend to anyone that is looking for a good big meal for value

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Townsville, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my friends Had a positive breakfast experience at the Lillipad cafe. Staff could have been a little more enthused when serving us but that's my only negative. The food and coffee was great! And generous! My friend (who is from Melbourne) ordered the Full Monty breakfast expecting it to be a reasonable big breakfast - it was ginormous!... More 

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Thank KacieMichelle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lillypad is a café that I frequent every time I'm in Cairns, this place is a MUST if you are coming to Cairns. The entire menu is great from the GIGANTIC Omelette to the MASSIVE Breakfast Burrito filled with Chorizo Bacon Potato gems and Scrambled eggs you really cant go wrong. This place can be found right in the heart... More 

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked past this café on our first day in Cairns and thought we would try it the next morning as it was absolutely full. We weren't disappointed. The coffee was good and the breakfast was amazing. Had the Hamlette - omelette with ham, cheese etc. The omelette took up almost the whole plate. There was so much filling I... More 

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Maleny, Australia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You haven't experienced the best Cairns has to offer if you've not been here. Consistantly exceptional food and service. I go here every time I'm in Cairns and it is alyays superb. We had the fruit salad with yogurt and shared a serving of French toast for breakfast, it was perfect.

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Thank Debbie2380
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible food, incredible coffee! Macchiato was to die for, I'm in heaven! Turkish breakfast is perfect for a hot morning.

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Thank CassandraBevan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The lillipad cafe is one of my favorite places for breakfast and lunch. They serve an all day breakfast, so perfect even if you sleep in. The portions are always huge, the food delicious and fresh, never been disappointed here. Juices and coffee are great as well. It's usually very busy so not always easy to get a table and... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food here is consistently good, fresh interesting menu. Service with a smile, a great fun place to eat.

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Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
Mexican, International, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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
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
Description
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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