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Meldrum's Pies In Paradise

Certificate of Excellence
Cafe, Fast Food, Australian
As featured in One Day in Cairns
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94 Grafton St, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
+61 7 4051 8333
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Cairns, Australia
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Old fashioned, good quality pies with a wide selection, both for vegetarians and for meat eaters. The prices are a little bit above what you pay your average pies but are well worth it (ultimately, "you get what you pay for'). You can have a sit-down meal or take-away. Highly recommended!

Thank Nigel E
Cairns, Australia
Level Contributor
19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I now live in Cairns and was hanging out for a traditional steak and kidney pie. Saw that Meldrum's got a good rating here so decided to give them a go. I showed up at around 11:35 Monday morning hoping to grab a steak and kidney pie. Unfortunately all they had was steak mushroom and kidney which was close enough.... More 

Thank doug m
Brisbane, Australia
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Honestly best pies going. Chilli and cheese is my fav. Only thing is they always run out so get in early !

Thank Jaydon P
Cairns, Australia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great pies and cakes and good atmosphere. Plenty of seats. Coffee is average but the cake pies and sandwiches more than makeup for the coffee.

Thank Brendan M
Cairns, Australia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

Simply outstanding. It's easy to see why they're award winning pies. A great stop for a snack, and for a meal.

Thank Stuart M
Cairns, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

Great People.... great food. Great gluten free stuff as well. Apple pies are to die for! Close to main attractions in Cairns.

Thank Mark G
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

Apparently you get the best pie in Queensland here and that, albeit subjective, in my opinion is rubbish. In a blind tasting I doubt I could have told the difference between my steak & kidney pie here and one from Pie Face. If this company has won awards I can only think they submit a different pie to what was... More 

Thank speedbird41
Cairns, Australia
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Get in early for a great pie. Lots of variety, great mushy peas. The service was good, all the staff were very friendly and helpful. Secret is get there early

Thank anncurtis571
Cairns, Australia
Level Contributor
23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

AH! Meldrums,where even the sea food pies are great,fresh is the word that comes to mind beut,pies and other goddies.

Thank r14p1939
Tully, Australia
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

The pies were great and amongst some of the best I have eaten. There is a large variety of pies to choose from compared to your regular bakery. There was a slight wait to be served as they were fairly busy. The seating is a bit cramped but otherwise it was a good experience.

Thank Lissyloo90

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Fast Food, Australian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 94 Grafton St, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4051 8333

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