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“Overpriced cafe”
Review of Frame Espresso

Frame Espresso
Ranked #9 of 29 Coffee & Tea in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $17
Cuisines: Asian, Italian, Australian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating
Description: Frame Espresso is the result of a vision to bring great coffee (Campos) and gourmet food to our purpose built designer space originally designed as an art gallery, design centre and framing studio. We've recently converted new space to the existing artisan designed espresso bar and cafe enhancing its Uber design, providing more comfort and seating zones now that better suits your mood or get-together. Frame Espresso is a passionate team of coffee devotees and foodies who love to create freshly prepared food and beverages made with love. We serve gourmet breakfast lunch, desserts, speciality coffee and teas, fresh juices, frappes and fruit smoothies. We thrive on the energy that people bring while enjoying themselves in our warm friendly, artisan environment. Come try it for yourself, our team is dedicated and will take care of you. While you're here, take a look around our art gallery, handcrafted giftware, bespoke picture frames, eco designed furniture and carefully chosen homewares.
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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754 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,203 helpful votes
“Overpriced cafe”
Reviewed December 2, 2013

Visited frame, a half frame store/half cafe on McLeod street near Cairns central for lunch with my partner. Heard about it essentially through word of mouth. It is set up like a melbourne/sydney-esque metro style cafe with ordering at the counter. It has a menu for breakfast but lunch is ordering food that is pre-prepared behind the buffet. We had 2 wraps and 2 smoothies with the overall cost being 39 dollars (three-nine). Servings were small and average as were the smoothies. I've had better food at better prices elsewhere (ie spoons opposite cairns central down the road). Overall I wouldn't bag out the place but I wouldn't recommend it either.

  • Visited December 2013
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Eddie H, Owner at Frame Espresso, responded to this review, August 14, 2014
Hi...we're new to Trip Advisor and just saw your review...I know... we're late a bit behind the times : - / Regardless we appreciate your review and would like to try build value with you as a client again. Please consider dropping by and ask for Eddie or Colleen as we 'd love to update you with what's new.
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English first
United States
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364 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Had much better”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

We tried Frame on the recommendation of a friend, wish we didn't. The coffee was one of the worst I have ever had in Cairns. The eggs were very good however, the muesli was nothing like the description on the board, it was such a let down. I can buy better muesli at Coles.

Visited October 2013
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Eddie H, Owner at Frame Espresso, responded to this review, August 15, 2014
Hi there....we're new to trip advisor and just noticed your review. I know...behind the times and all. We are sorry that you had a bad experience and hope to make it up to you. Since October we have expanded the interior with new design more space and more facilities and continually adjusting our menu and trying our best to offer a positive enjoyable cafe experience.
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Iwaki, Japan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Good food”
Reviewed August 22, 2013

My wife and I being from Japan are not familiar with meat pies but have tried them from various establishments in Australia. For us, Frame's are the best in Cairns. The pie is buttery and the meat isn't stringy and has a full flavor of beef. We visited Frame several times during our three week stay in Cairns and look forward to going there again when we visit Cairns next!

Visited August 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Top breakfast and coffee”
Reviewed August 20, 2013

This is a little gem of a place that does a roaring trade with a regular procession of locals getting their coffee here. We had breakfast here two mornings and they had quite a good menu choice although interestingly they didn't have bacon. We had ham and poached eggs that were cooked properly and extremely tasty. The coffee was also worth the visit. This place is only open for breakfast and lunch and is shut most of the weekend. Highly recommended.

Visited August 2013
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Thank Christine J
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