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The Lillipad Cafe

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72 Grafton St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4051 9565
07:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 15:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

B'fast with my son great food & once again not disappointed. Serving sizes large, very good variety & satisfies a 24 year olds huge appetite. Prices very reasonable. Thank you

Thank Sharon B
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I attended The Lillipad after a recommendation from a flight attendant. My wife is a vegetarian and the cafe has a great selection of vegetarian dishes. I however had the steak sandwich which was enormous and very delicious. The portion sizes are very large and the cafe is great value. The staff are very friendly and inviting.... More 

Thank 1warbi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Ordered a Steak Burger and Taco (Salmon). Portions are huge for an Asian family. Worth a visit if you are in the area.

Thank myr0ntay
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in Cairns you must go to this café not only do they have a friendly atmosphere the food and portions are absolutely mind blowing. Quality produce and each meal is obviously prepared with passion and a love of food and people. Delicious and creative comfort food you will not regret going here I wish I had a... More 

Thank traceyw71
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

i was in cairns for working holiday 4years ago, i used to visit here. when i back to my country i really missed this place. now im here for travel, direct to visit here. same taste as i remember. sooooo yummy. huge meal but feel like healthy.

Thank 320jiminy
Liberty Lake, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was not expecting much, but this place was great, and the portions were huge! This place is a must try.

Thank FogHat13
Cairns, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited here several times. And I satisfied all the time. You gave me the joy. It was the perfect food. I love it!

Thank 1JAN23
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Talk about value for money! You don't just get what you pay for you get a whole extra serving size! This little hide away is perfect for breakfast and lunch but be prepared to eat... the generous servings did not affect the amazing quality of the food. I'd say if you're going for lunch come on an empty stomach and... More 

Thank Kyle P
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here almost everyday on my trip to Cairns. Serving sizes are huge, with very fair price points. It's honestly hard to finish the whole plate of food. I had the hamlette, an omelette with ham cheese tomato. The omelette took up my whole plate with two very well buttered pieces of toast. Partner had the breakfast burrito, full of... More 

Thank EmilyOstavich
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This should be Number 1. The food is innovative, healthy and delicious. Wish we had found it at the beginning of our stay.

Thank John D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Russian, French, American, Eastern European, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
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
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?