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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” (26 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (23 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 3 days ago

Great food, great service (and think I just reviewed another restaurant with this in mind - getting my breakfast confused). This was the place that served huge sized eggs bene with fried potatoes on the side (but the other was good too).

1  Thank amr100
Reviewed 3 days ago

My friends & I keep coming back to this excellent eatery, usually for lunch. The freshest food in Cairns, all made as you order (you decide!). This popular Grafton Street dining spot has large meals at reasonable prices. Situated across the road from the ever...More

Thank philsmith32017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Large portions served here. I had the fresh fruit salad and yoghurt. It was a very generous assortment of fresh fruits. My fellow diner had the traditional bacon and eggs. All cooked to perfection.

1  Thank Linette P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The breakfast menu here is huge and very very unique. I chose the eggs parisian style. Two poached eggs in a large bowl with asparagus, peppers, shallots, spanish onion with a blue cheese sauce. Very rich, creamy, filling and delicious. Accompanied by sauted potatoes, turkish...More

1  Thank Lynda B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff were friendly and the fruit juice made was really tasty. The price was good for the the size of the juice. I didnt eat a meal but the food I noticed on peoples plate looked amazing and a good size.

Thank Angela S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful beautiful breakfast!! I always enjoy something a bit different for breakfast and I had breakfast burrito with the spicy chorizo, I loved every mouthful and I was so full I didn't eat again till dinner time!! Coffee was awesome too!! Service great,...More

Thank Cindymac1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went there on a Saturday for a late brekky with what I would describe as a hangover category 7. With an empty fridge and an 8 hour shift coming up soon, I put all my hope in the team at Lillipad to turn me back...More

Thank eatpayleave
Reviewed 7 August 2017

The food here lives up to the reviews - large portions, good quality food and reasonable prices. I loved that the Eggs Benedict came with a choice of "toppings" (even though technically, they are underneath the eggs!!): bacon, ham, smoked salmon, spinach. I chose bacon...More

Thank SisPerth
Reviewed 4 August 2017

The Lillipad is on Grafton Street which is a relatively busy street in the centre of Cairns. It has a few similar cafés to choose from in the vicinity. There has to be a reason why at 7:30 am it is busy while the others...More

Thank Neal A
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Excellent value. So tired of paying $16+ for a meal in Australia and not being full by the end of it. The Lillipad cafe will give you a plate so full of food you most likely won't be able to finish the whole thing. I...More

Thank Megan S
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Sana A
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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
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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