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“Lillipad love” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Lillipad Cafe

The Lillipad Cafe
Ranked #19 of 592 Restaurants in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Russian
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The best breakfast, brunch, and lunch cafe in Cairns. Heaps of vegan and vegetarian options, top-notch cakes and fresh juices. Budget friendly menu of European, American Southwest, and Aussie favorites. A humble cafe that cooks with love for locals and travelers alike.
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lillipad love”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2013

If you consider yourself someone who enjoys life, then look no further than the lillipad to satisfy your tropic-hungers. Yes patience is a virtue and all good things come to those who wait - wasn't a part of the reason you came to lillipad because THERE WERE PEOPLE inside? Making you feel assured at the least the food wasn't poison and likely very good? The food IS delicious and prepared with love, this takes time and for those seeking larger spaces or faster food, perhaps instead of bad-mouthing the staff and questioning the owner's choice of running their own business, maybe those types should find their way to the more predictable and instant option of mcdonalds..
Keep up the good work Lillipad, wonderful experience.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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cairns
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Best food, best vibes and best prices!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013

Great place...menu is very extensive...huge portions, great food and delicious juices. I love the laid back atmosphere but if you a pretentious city slicker it may not be for you. Wait times can be long due to the crowds but the staff are all lovely...In particular the friendly ghanian man with the huge smile

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank aroundabout789
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Cairns, Australia
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fairly Priced & Conveniently Located”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013

I stopped by the Lily Pad the other day on my way to work for breaky. They have many vegetarian and gluten free options available! I got the french toast on gluten free toast, and a heaping bowl of fruit which came with cream and honey drizzled over the top. The coffee was awesome! The gluten free french toast was interesting, haha the bread was nice and hearty, which made for a nutty flavor. All and all it was delicious! Will go back. The service was kind of short and not very individualized but the atmosphere and outdoor seating was pleasant. The prices were very reasonable! Thanks!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jordan K
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Vegetarians fantasy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch and both being vegetarian, were attracted by the range of options availablle. Both had juices (1 x lime, apple and pine, 1 x carrot, apple and ginger) which were fresh cold, refreshing and delicious. First meal was the mediterranean crepes, which were a combination of perfectly cooked vegetables in a light crepe with a wonderful soy yoghurt and dill dressing. Second was the vegetarian burrito which my companion said was prepared with the right combination of fresh ingredients and cheese in a soft tortilla with a great green chilly salsa. Service could be a bit sharper but the quality and freshness of the food made up for that small gripe.

Visited June 2013
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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Skipped Lunch again......”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2013

Decided to try Lillypads again after our fave spot in Cairns Central closed down. Got in reasonably early before the rush & we weren't disappointed. Ordered a Big Breakfast to share and again portion was more than enough for 2 people to share (we skipped lunch that day too), also ordered a refreshing juice & 2 strong coffees. Service was good, atmosphere was great, doesn't look the cleanest place & has a certain charm to it however will quite happily recommend this place to others.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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