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Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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Shop 5 78 Grafton Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4051 5522
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I read the reviews and thought it was worth a go. Being from Melbourne we are fussy about our coffee. Being stuck in a hotel for a conference around average coffee for a few days made this find even better. It's trendy with good music, interesting characters and a unique feel. The smashed avocado, fetta, eggs and bacon did not... More 

Thank Meg B
Melbourne, Australia
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This little cafe is in the centre of town but hidden down a narrow laneway. They take their coffee seriously. Different blends for different coffee styles. I'd give them an 7.5/10 for the coffee. We also had a delicious breakfast special. A brioche roll with a perfectly cooked egg, thin crispy bacon and roasted tomato. Simple, delicious, very rich! The... More 

Thank Elizabeth H
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went on the basis of the reviews but were underwhelmed. Coffee is unbelievable though. Brunch was super slow and super expensive (and not that great). Had us sitting in a hallway rather than the restaurant itself. It might be better when its not so busy as I got the sense that that contributed to the lacklustre performance. The graffiti in... More 

Thank bronzepony
Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A local artist recommended this place as the best cafe in Cairns, so I made a special trip. If I was a Cairns local this would be my local. Great coffee, excellent breakfast, prompt service (which seems to have been an issue in Cairns) and lovely staff. A very relaxed feel to it all. I had pumpkin, fetta, mint and... More 

Thank prettyshake
Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love my coffees and this place was great. Food is also nice. However, would love a bit more options for lunch. Love the lane way art, definitely Melbourne esque.

Thank watver82
Cairns, Australia
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58 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I took some friends from Melbourne to visit Caffiend for breakfast, and it definitely didn't disappoint! We all loved the bacon from Marsh's (local butcher) - I actually stopped at Marsh's on the way home to buy more bacon!! Staff were very friendly, and the food was wonderful. My friends actually commented that they didn't expect to find such great... More 

Thank Caitlin W
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved the food here, the French toast was unbeatable & the coconut latte also faultless. Only small negative was the service at times.. A simple single smile would have pushed this up to a 5* rating!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best coffee in Cairns. Lovely people very helpful great food had the best chilli eggs for breakfast Ive ever had.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Darwin, Australia
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72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hard to find and out of the way cafe is all that is written about it and more. We visited for brunch to find it crowded and bustling. A table was found for us within 5 minutes and a good cup of coffee followed in short order. I ordered poached eggs on sour dough toast with a side order... More 

Thank Lyn M
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome breakfast n coffee, chilli poached eggs are a must!! Great Melbourne laneway cafe feel! It was full but meals n coffees were served quickly after orders were taken.

Thank David B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$2 - $20
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 5 78 Grafton Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4051 5522
Specialty coffee + single origins + cold brew + filter coffee. Tasty breakfast and lunch + Laneway street art + Free wifi + Open 7 days. Monday to Saturday, 730am till 3pm. Sunday 8am till 2pm.

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