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The Lillipad Cafe

72 Grafton St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4051 9565
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (12 reviews)
“burrito” (28 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (22 reviews)
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Mexican, Russian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
72 Grafton St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great place for breakfast, huge portions for a good price!! Service was fairly quick as well. Did not leave hungry

Thank Katrina C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unassuming non-descript long narrow venue. Several outdoor tables. Mega value for money as meals are huge. Visited 3 times in one week. Shakshuka was beautifully spiced becoming my favorite. Soo much food to eat. Couldn't finish my meal either sitting. Generally takes a while for...More

Thank nzhaydz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for breakfast because there were so many options available for me as a vegan and my partner who isn’t. Heaps of things for both of us to choose from including sweet and savoury. Staff were happy to substitute my eggs for avocado which...More

Thank Hello-kellly
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A busy, bustling cafe that serves delicious breakfast. We tried several breakfast places in Cairns and this was our favourite. The breakfast burrito was the highlight.

Thank Scotttt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Meals are generous and absolutely delicious. No skimping on the bacon with the traditional bacon & eggs

Thank Joanna L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were totally gobsmacked at the size of the meals. We are a family of five with three girls aged 17, 14 & 11 and ordered four meals between us. We actually only needed to have ordered three because my girls couldn't finish theirs. It...More

Thank tropics4870
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I used to come here for great food and all round a good experience. Had breakfast here again this morning and I’m been super disappointed with the service. The woman serving was super rude and unfriendly, hardly spoke or smiled. Put me off immediately. Also...More

Thank vonandmrphoenix
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

INcredible food at great budget prices - value 4 money big time and quality ingredients. My fav cafe to grab a quick meal and always very busy so go early! Be prepared for a huge meal, Best salads ever, and everything on the menu is...More

Thank Oliopa
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Amazing food, great service and huge portions make the Lilly Pad and must-do attration in Cairns. Tracy and her crew manage to consistently impress us. The Parisian Eggs are probably my favorite menu item and their gluten free french toast is the best I've ever...More

Thank CKScubalife
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

The Lillipad Café is one of the hole-in-the-wall cafe/dinners where the locals know they can find good food at a cheap price. Can be very busy in the morning for breakfast and it is essential to find a seat before ordering, not to is a...More

Thank Nick P
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On Grafton St in front of Gilligans
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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
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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