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“Relax and Enjoy” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bernie's Jazz and Piano Cafe - CLOSED

Bernie's Jazz and Piano Cafe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $21
Cuisines: Australian, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Cairns
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99 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Relax and Enjoy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2011

Bernie's bar a cosy bar and cafe where you can relax and listen to good music performed by both local and travelling muscians. The food menu is perfect for the setting which is informal. Bar and food prices are good value for money. The highlight of the week in the Irish session held on Saturday afternoons from 4 til 7 pm.

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  • English first
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Quality jazz in a convivial intimate setting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2011

Opened two months ago by the two Bernies who are jazz veterans and amiable characters, this place is a gem, and one that will shine even more with a little polish. The musical offerings vary through the evening and the week. We were there on a Friday when piano accompanied happy hour from 5pm, then as the night wore on, the number of musicians on the little stage increased to four plus transitory guest performers. It's a small space, and the fine musical performances dominated rather than providing background. Most of the other customers seemed to be local Cairns folk who know the Bernies and other staff, and who listened respectfully to the fine jazz. It was kinda like a club atmosphere. The drinks are very reasonably priced, with bottles of good wine from the small selection starting at $25 and stubbies of beer from $5. The food is good value too, with tapas sized dishes around $9 and main courses $18, although there is room for some creative improvement there. Given the great music and ambience, we'd happily pay a bit more for better food. The seating is comfortable and the airconditioning almost kept pace with the heat and humidity which probably only we southerners noticed. All in all, Bernie's gave us a very enjoyable evening at a surprisingly modest price.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 5 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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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“How cool!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2011

This is a relatively new jazz venue in Cairns run by accomplished jazz musician Bernie Lee Long for jazz lovers of all ages

At last a venue for us grownups

Jazz 7 nights a week in an intimate venue on the edge of town at a licenced cafe - just how cool is that?

JV @ l'Attitude! in Cairns

  • Visited November 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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