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Vivo Palm Cove

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49 Williams Esp, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
+61 7 4059 0944
06:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 21:00
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Gold Coast, Australia
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Best Nasi Goreng and sambal I've had in Australia the 8 years I've lived here. Great attention to detail in the table and food presentation. Loved the decor - fresh flowers, airy, casual chic. Very pleasant staff. The type of restaurant I'll come back to 😀

Thank ElaineYeoVaughan
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

Hi everyone - I feel compelled to share my bad experience here last night at Vivo in Palm Cove when I chose to order Spagetti Marinara off the menu based on how it was described and my general love of the same as a dish especially when dining out in coastal locations where the seafood should be fresh and plentiful.... More 

Thank Mike M
Margaret River, Australia
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

If you're in Palm Cove to wind down, start here. Tables are mostly outdoors, looking across to the waterfront - so relaxing! Coffee is nice, juices divine (try the Red Rooster Juice!) and breakfast menu extensive and varied. The big breakfast is delicious and large enough for two people to share, the pancakes look amazing (sadly didn't see a plate... More 

Thank Sarspers
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

Vivo was the closest cafe to our holiday apartment, but the quality of the coffee, food and service made us come back over and over. The setting is beautiful, day or night, right across the road from the beach. We came here mostly for coffee, but also had breakfast and dinner here and everything we had was very good.

Thank Iris B
Sydney, Australia
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4,916 reviews
2,760 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

wonderful breakfast here in an idyllic setting opposite the beach - sitting at the front with a magnificent crab omelette is just paradise - doesn't get much better. Smoothies are wonderful.

Thank RonWamberal
Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

Really enjoyed the food at this restaurant. I ordered the set menu which was great value. The Shiraz with the set menu was beautiful.

Thank Brent F
Bonaire, GA
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

My husband and I had dinner there while on an amazing tour of Australia and it was one of the best meals we had. We had the fixed menu with wine which included foie gras terrine, yellow fin tuna (perfectly cooked with beautiful presentation) as first course. For the second course I had chicken dumplings in an amazing broth, my... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

Great meal, good choices for kids as well. Good staff. Highly recommend this restaurant. We went with 4 adults and 2 x 6 year olds. We had a spacious table and really enjoyed the food and wine selections.

Thank Diana T
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Nice location and ambience but the food - my husband had the beef ribs, I chose the soft shell crab - were both very tasteless and very over priced. We told the manager about our consensus on both dishes and he gave us a couple complimentary coffees. We were really disappointed as we thought we'd chosen the best in the... More 

Thank mitchibiza
Cairns, Australia
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

The menu is exotic without being pretentious & some old favourites thrown in. We had six at our table all the meals were excellent. The service was faultless. Average affordability so nothing to complain about here either.

Thank Lindsay R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49 Williams Esp, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Palm Cove
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4059 0944
All day dining from 6.30am daily. Happy Hour and Tapas from 3-5.30pm. Beachfront dining offering stunning views out to the Coral Sea, incorporating outdoor seating as well as verandah seating in a classic Queensland colonial building. Proudly serving Genovese coffee.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?