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“Very overpriced coffee...”

The Coffee Club - Cairns Esplanade
Ranked #17 of 40 Coffee & Tea in Cairns
Cuisines: Cafe, Australian
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Hope Island, Australia
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239 reviews
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“Very overpriced coffee...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2013

Although I enjoy a coffee here while at home I was surprised to see the prices of coffee here, quite inflated!

We walked in and walked straight out after seeing a regular cappuccino was $5.10! You can get the same coffee elsewhere on the esplanade for as little $3.10 (the lowest we saw, and good coffee!).

We were shocked and walked out, far too expensive for coffee and they should know it. We are big coffee drinkers and tried multiple places on the esplanade and surrounds and we didn't pay more than $4.40 anywhere for the same size, you're crazy if you're paying $5 for coffee.

Visited October 2013
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Santa Maria, California
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“Scrumptious lattes and delicious chocolate cake!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013

On a recent trip to Cairns my daughter and I made more than one trip to The Coffee Club for their excellent lattes. The service was fast and the latte was made with care right down to the heart shape in the foam. The cake was delicious, a perfect mom and daughter treat.

  • Visited September 2013
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Cairns, Australia
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“Smithfield Coffee Club”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013

This is our local Coffee Club and we have been going there a couple of times a week for coffee and a muffin for a long time. However, over recent months the wait has been unacceptable, one doesn't expect to wait 15-20 minutes for two coffees and muffins, when there are very few other customers. We've decided to give this place a miss for a while. We will try again, but in the meantime will be visiting the other coffee venues in the Smithfield Centre.

  • Visited September 2013
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“Meh”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2013 via mobile

Drinks took a bit long to come. Smoothie wasn't chilled or thick. Pancakes were only just warm but had nice flavour.

  • Visited September 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Eggs Benedict never tasted so good”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

This was my first visit to Cairns Coffee Club and I was very impressed. Three of us at our table ordered Eggs Benedict and when they arrived the eggs were cooked hard. After we brought this to the notice of our waiter, all our meals quickly disappeared with the promise we would get soft eggs - which I've been told you must have when you have Eggs Benedict. Next thing we knew the Duty Manager came over to apologise and he offered us all a free round of drinks. When our eggs were returned to us, the Manager came over as well to apologise. Our new eggs were just perfect and so was the service we received. Whenever we return to Cairns, we will definitely be returning to Cairns Coffee Club, the service and friendliness were excellent.

  • Visited September 2013
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