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Al Porto Cafe Restaurant

1 Spence St | 1 Spence street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4031 6222
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pumpkin bread” (2 reviews)
“pancakes” (6 reviews)
“calamari” (3 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Hours
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1 Spence St | 1 Spence street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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11 - 20 of 132 reviews

Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Quick and easy with large delicious salads. Son's chicken burger was well received. Service was excellent. Great view over the harbour.

Thank Wayne P
Reviewed 6 July 2017

During our 5 days in Cairns, we started the morning the same way each day by stopping at Al Porto Cafe. The servers at Al Porte Café were phenomenal. They were friendly and extremely accommodating. They assembled a specialty drink for me since I don’t...More

Thank Lenore R
Reviewed 15 June 2017

We sat down after a long flight waiting for our ferry to Green Island without a clue that there were a half dozen other places just minutes away. We ordered at the counter and staff were pleasant enough, but for a burger, pancakes and sandwich...More

Thank RB_TheWiseTraveller
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

We went here twice, one evening after a dive/snorkel trip we had beer/wine at the bar (happy hour). We liked the look and come back two days later for a meal. Food was really good, excellent fish, and we washed it down with a jug...More

Thank Himolton
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We dropped in for breakfast and a coffee prior to taking a Big Reef Cruise to green Island. Very pleasant staff and a nice meal.

Thank LikeTraveler
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Vibrant cafe at the marina. Good for a quick brekky, coffee or a toastie for lunch. Sit down and enjoy the boardwalk action. Though no fresh juices and my friends omelette was overcooked. Could do with some better coffee

Thank ChrisIQueensland
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We had breakfast before reef tour and it was very nice for everything! I ordered blueberry pancake and big breakfast. food was superb and courteous waitress! They were so lovely. We'll definitely visit here again. Two thumbs up!

Thank Lauren1v
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Having eaten breakfast in 35 different cities worldwide, I would rate this mediocre at best. Food is borderline decent, but service is horrible. We visited this location during our holiday in Nov 2016 and was were extremely disappointed by the service, or lack thereof. The...More

Thank travbuster
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

This place I would only recommend if your running late for a charter boat ride. The food is poor. Ordered eggs Benedict. Very poor. Toast wasn't toasted and sauce appeared to be of poor quality. Probably not made on the premises. Service was quick but...More

Thank Kat-wood6
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Three times we have had coffee from Al Porta before catching our boat & on every occasion they have got it wrong. On the most recent occasion we didn't even get the order and as a result we missed our boat to the Islands. It's...More

Thank Darren C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Spence St | 1 Spence street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4031 6222
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