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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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.

Thank Helen I
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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.

Thank SamPfeiffer
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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.

Thank Alex T
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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 !

Thank Deb C
North Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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 

Thank Sha03122015
Sydney, Australia
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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

Thank marina n
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is one of the best places that we ate in in Australia. We went for brunch, and then following our success went for lunch the next day and were not disappointed. The portion sizes are phenomenal - serious value for money. We're talking a whole avocado and a whole chicken breast in a sandwich, as well as a mountain... More 

Thank Liv H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Busy cafe but food served reasonably quick. Very good serving size and taste yummy. The only cafe we went twice during our trip. Should try....

Thank jfreetogo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent food, quick friendly service and HUGE portions. My friends and I love this place and visit at least once a week

Thank Joe L
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Walked past this cafe and did not look busy so thought we would try it out before my boyfriends father had work. Waited a very long time for a simple eggs and bacon breakfast. People who arrived after us were served first. The wait was so long my boyfriends father had to leave. When our food arrived we had asked... More 

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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?