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Cafe On Sea

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Cafe, Australian
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90 Cape Tribulation Road, Cape Tribulation, Queensland 4873, Australia
+61 7 4098 9118
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Chicago
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

This is a good place to stop to stretch your legs during a long drive. It's a simple no-frills place. There is parking and rest-rooms. We didn't try the food but got a couple of drinks. The service was friendly and fast. We ordered our drinks at the counter, they gave us a card with a number so they would... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4,908 reviews
2,760 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,795 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

An early start searching for cassowaries in the Daintree meant a long time between coffees. The surprise of the Daintree Is how many places dot the road, now mostly tarred through the jungle. Ions ago, roadside blocks were sold off and now houses and cafes and the occasional place to stay obscure your true experience. For the rain forest, you... More 

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Papamoa, New Zealand
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129 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

Looking for lunch I came upon Cafe on Sea about noon so thought I'd give it a shot. No one there, but the place filled up shortly afterwards, always a good sign. It looks like a fish and chip joint but it actually has quite an extensive menu to choose from. I went for the Greek salad, which didn't really... More 

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Margaret River, Australia
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307 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

Grest place to stop and admire the blue ocean and white sand. Get a cold drink and find some shade. You can get good food and coffee here.

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Thank west0z
Cairns Region, Australia
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

Supposed to have a breakfast but only had coffee. Service was very unfriendly with the girls having attitude of not wanting to serve customers in proper hospitality way. We had a gecko poo on our table where I was told to go to lady bathroom to have my tissue wet. Ended up being called 'bub'. It was a cold day... More 

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Thank MylittleponyE
Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

A quaint cafe on the beach. Food was very good, selection adequate, reasonable prices. Service was outstanding.

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Thank bbpk2016
Newcastle, Australia
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112 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016

Pre made sandwiches. Only had a coffee and bottled drink here. The view is worth stopping for even if just to sit and refresh for a few minutes.

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Thank willzc1969
Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2016

This place is in a gorgeous setting, plenty of shade, lovely views of the ocean, then a stroll on the beach after lunch. The food is average, not terrible but certainly not great. Would have liked to try one of their homemade pies but by 2pm they had sold out of them. Cold drinks and a nice setting almost make... More 

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Thank Kim B
Melbourne, Australia
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here last Monday for a snack on the way to Cape Tribulation. Don't expect fine dinning with silver service....but do expect the best views of the sea and the little island. From the front the place doesn't look very fancy, but once you step out to the back deck, the views are fantastic. I could have sat there... More 

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Cow Bay
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2016

Great coffee and the lunch menu is good too. Sitting outside even on a hot FNQ summer day is just great.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Australian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 90 Cape Tribulation Road, Cape Tribulation, Queensland 4873, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Daintree Region  >  Cape Tribulation
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4098 9118

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