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Strait on the Beach

Cafe, Australian
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100 Oleander St | Holloways Beach, Cairns, Queensland 4878, Australia
7:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 8:30 pm
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend is a local and he took us here this morning....three of us ordered the scrambled eggs...for 21 the scrambled eggs ..like half a cup, if that of a kind of egg omellette, four tiny slivers of smoked salmon...sitting on two slices of tomatoes, and topped with white onions, raw, roughly chopped. The two pieces of soggy toast, prebuttered,... More 

Thank malabar-coasters
Lakes Entrance, Australia
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten lunch here a few times over the years but this time was disappointing. We travelled by bus and we had fifty minutes before the return trip, or waiting another hour. Surely enough time for a simple lunch? We ordered two fish and chips. 30 minutes later we noticed that lots of customers who had ordered after us... More 

Thank Toned-F
Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here as it was convenient to our accommodation and we wish we hadn't bothered. Five stars for location, and that's about it. The service, the owners were serving and weren't pleasant nor friendly. We were not given happy hour prices during happy hour, we stayed for food which was frozen and fried. All in all, we stayed because... More 

Thank KimmieWatt
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch with 2 friends. Was such an amazing view sitting on the beach with some beautiful hand carved seats, tables etc It's a pay at the counter place & was really busy so I did wait quite a while for my food to arrive. My friends nachos looked good but my crumbed chicken burger was a frozen, prosessed... More 

Thank Bluegirl72
Dandenong, Australia
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take the time to slip off the highway a couple of kilometres and enjoy the rustic splendour of this hidden beach gem. The food is fairly ordinary, the range of wines is limited and it is off the beaten track. But the charm of this gem of a place is that it works beautifully. It is right on the beach... More 

Thank Beattie999
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a bloody top spot! As close to the beach as you will ever drink a $4 basic. Good times. Thoroughly recommend

Thank Simon C
Brighton, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

It was a beautiful Sunday morning and the cafe was pretty busy but not full. The view onto the beach was amazing and the food that was being served looked fine. However when we tried to order two drinks we were warned there'd be a30 minute wait. With a try if you've loads of time or when it's not busy,... More 

Thank Journeyman4
Hobart, Australia
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

The food was reasonable cafe style fare; fish and chips, steak, schnitzel, etc. but the saving grace is its beach front location. A glass of wine, a warm breeze and thee. Very nice for a casual meal.

Thank Victor W
Sydney, Australia
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135 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

We were staying over the road at Cairns Beach Resort, and stopped by for a drink and dinner. The location couldn't be beaten, right on the beach under big shady trees. The vibe is very relaxed - almost too relaxed as you have to stand around at the bar for some while before anyone notices you and comes over to... More 

Thank Mandi B
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11 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

This place is a joke.. arrived at 11am, my friend and I ordered a toasted ham, cheese, tomato and onion croissaint and a juice each. It took 40 minutes for our drinks to arrive, at which point we followed up on the croissants. The waitress disappeared back into the kitchen and 10 minutes later my friend walked in to again... More 

Thank Melissa F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Cafe, Australian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
7:30 am - 8:30 pm
7:30 am - 8:30 pm
7:30 am - 8:30 pm
7:30 am - 8:30 pm
7:30 am - 8:30 pm
7:30 am - 8:30 pm
7:30 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Oleander St | Holloways Beach, Cairns, Queensland 4878, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: 0740559616
Absolute beachfront casual dining

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?