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Vivo Palm Cove

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49 Williams Esp, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
+61 7 4059 0944
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We felt like a cocktail and a light meal and discovered this gem at Palm Cove. The garlic ciabatta $9 was served with a cut head of black garlic which you smear on the hot toast yourselves. The prawn gyozas $22 were in a sauce from heaven. The soft shell crab $24 also came swimming in a delicious sauce.

Thank Pat S
Cairns, Australia
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We celebrated a friends birthday at lunch. The food was excellent, with an Asian influence. Prices were fine.

Thank 228Kevin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

As a local I visit vivo fairly frequently. I often have lunch and find the salads to be excellent, particularly the pork belly salad. The drinks selection is large and there are plenty of seating options, including under cover. Nice place with great views.

Thank Claire B
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Was speaking to a resident of Palm Cove who doesn't work in the tourism industry and they recommended Vivo, and we were extremely happy with our meal here. They have a 2 or 3 course special (as do a number of places in Palm Cove), but decided to order the daily fish special - delish! (They forgot to include the... More 

Thank MissSue1
Melbourne, Australia
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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The place looked nice but the food does not match the setting. Both entree and main was the most bland I have had at any restaurant for years. The price certainly did not match the quality. Not worth the time or effort. There are other places much better than here.

Thank GY_ILI
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

About the only place to do food after 3 in Palm Cove. Funky, great service and the tapas was amazing

Thank JKW0706
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This seemed to be the place to be, very kid friendly with beautiful views of the beach and people wandering past. Fabulous food and coffee.

1 Thank Djs-mac
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Sit under the verandah of what looks like an a classic Queenslander house. The staff are profession and the service is friendly and quick. We make at least one visit each time we visit Palm Cove from Melbourne and we've never had a disappointing meal.

2 Thank PaddyFH
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It is hard to find a bad table along the Palm Cove strip and Vivo did not disappoint in this beautiful colonial building on the waterfront. Amazed at the quality of service in the transient workforce of Palm Cove and yet again we all commented on the quality of the table and bar staff. Meals and wine were excellent. Wonderful... More 

2 Thank Steven B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

with only 3 nights in Palm Cove we were running out of days to give full attention to each place we dined, so Vivo was part of our 'restaurant saunter' (like a pub crawl,only food focused) we saunted between courses, trying our darnest to visit as many restaurants as we could, this particular night we made it to 4. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49 Williams Esp, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Palm Cove
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4059 0944
All day dining from 6.30am daily. Happy Hour and Tapas from 3-5.30pm. Beachfront dining offering stunning views out to the Coral Sea, incorporating outdoor seating as well as verandah seating in a classic Queensland colonial building. Proudly serving Genovese coffee.

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