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The Lillipad Cafe

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72 Grafton St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4051 9565
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07:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 15:00
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I visit this place all of the time so think my review is fair and honest. Pros: Huge portions! Really delicious food. Try the eggs benedict (despite the hollandaise sauce from a carton) with bacon. Very reasonably priced! Great atmosphere. Cons: Food can take AGES to arrive!! Hollandaise sauce from a carton. If you dont manage to get a seat... More 

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Thank Sainterr
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been here for a late breakfast yesterday. The eggs benedict were so good. They also serve really good café and the costomer service is just alsome. I will be back in future. Thanks

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Thank Lu N
Riverland
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place rocks!! The food is amazing and meal sizes are HUGE! I really love the menu as there are so many vegetarian options. Cannot wait to return :)

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Thank BaxtaBear
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This little place was packed and I soon found out why! The meals are massive, colourful and so delicious. The fresh juice is a must! The tacos were so yummy though could have had more spice in my chilli. The burrito looked amazing but was a little bland. Regardless I would go back just to try the other amazing meals... More 

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Thank Jessica C
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our airbnb host recommend here for breakfast and it was good. We shared a veggie burrito as it was huge but I kinda wish I'd been greedy and had my own. The green chili sauce was delicious. Good coffee too.

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Thank Helen I
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Be warned! The amount of food given with every dish is more than enough to fill you up with a very empty stomach! Come hungry or you'll be told your order defeated you! Prices range the 14-20$ for a very big and very delicious plate. The staff are very friendly and the local is cozy.

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Thank SamPfeiffer
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an excellent restaurant for breakfast! The food is fresh, the staff is friendly, and everything is reasonably priced. I had the Brekkie burrito and a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice. It was awesome! If I didnt live in the US, I would eat at this place regularly.

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Thank Alex T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed a fabulous breakfast at this quirky cafe in the heart of Cairns. Busy but friendly service - great menu with many veggie options - good value !! Generous servings and reasonably priced :) Would highly recommend !

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Thank Deb C
North Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You don't know the taste of fresh food until you eat at the Lillipad Café. The food tastes awesome and you can actually smell the ingredients due to their freshness. Tomatoes taste like tomatoes, the lettuce is crisp, the eggs have colour! The downfall is that they have outgrown their space, it can be quite hot and chatter is constant... More 

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Thank Sha03122015
Sydney, Australia
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30 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

little but very busy cafe that serves up some hearty food at reasonable prices. loved breakfast, service can use a little improving

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Russian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 15:00
Monday
07:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 15:00
Thursday
07:00 - 15:00
Friday
07:00 - 15:00
Saturday
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72 Grafton St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4051 9565
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.

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