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Hides Coffee Cafe

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Cafe, Contemporary, Australian
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87-91 Lake St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4041 1899
07:00 - 20:30
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 20:30
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

As a middle aged couple from the UK and not dealing very well with the heat and humidity of Cairns we staggered in here after abandoning our idea of a massive long walk all around Cairns . The banana smoothie was beautiful , the server was cheerful and friendly , the chairs were in the shade and positioned so we... More 

Thank Thog01274
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Despite its strange name the Hides Coffee Cafe is an excellent choice for anybody on a budget. Its cheap prices are possible because you have to order by yourself and there are no waiters. However the food gets delivered to your table so its only a minor inconvenience. Besides that the food and the coffee are fantastic.

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Cairns, Australia
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5 reviews
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Amazing Coffee and great service. I wouldnt reccomend anywhere else for coffee food and brilliant service

Thank ErikkaLouise94
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6 reviews
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Had a chicken Caesar salad here and many a fruit smoothie. Really good fresh food and good service. Did get hit on by a homeless man but that's not the cafes fault really. Overall a really good place to eat in Cairns.

Thank Harriet G
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Brought banana cake that was like a rock. They replaced it with "fresh" banana cake that again was rock hard and disgusting. Dirty fingernails when serving should have been my first clue. Do not eat here. Banana cake got binned even the birds didn't want it.

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Cairns, Australia
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016

A dry and tasteless sandwich and so-so coffee.... this place had nothing to recommend it at all. Right in the centre of the city so there are numerous options within metres - and they will surely be better.

Thank Leeanne M
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257 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2016

Good coffee and good service. The prices were very reasonable. Unfortunately the poached eggs were a little over cooked.

Thank YLisette
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64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

Hides cafe. This place is great for tasty lunches. I have never dined in but I can't imagine in being disappointing. I recommend the BLT with the chips it's a delicious way to spend your lunch

1 Thank Miriama K
Cairns, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

That was my 2nd visit at hides cafe. Had two coffee one for me one for my partner. It come with a homemade complimentary cookies. The coffee and cookies both were excellent.

Thank tonny m
Cairns, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

Me and my wife had lunch there on 29 of feb. I ordered smoked salmon and avocado salad for me and veg burger for my wife. Both meal were full of flavour and with fresh salad. Service was Quick and very friendly. Smoothies and coffee were spot on. Whenever we got time to come cairns this cafe would we our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$19
Cafe, Contemporary, Australian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 87-91 Lake St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4041 1899

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?