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Strait on the Beach

$$ - $$$
Cafe, Australian
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100 Oleander St, Holloways Beach, Queensland 4878, Australia
+61 7 4055 9616
07:30 - 20:30
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Baltimore, Maryland
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64 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food here is average. The service is below average. If you just want to kick back and relax with a drink and enjoy the view, this is the place. Otherwise, it is certainly not the kind of place that you should go out of your way to visit.

Thank Blumagoo
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible view of the ocean-you can't get more beachfront than this, great tables and chairs, authentic balinese style hut-just gorgeous! What a shame this fabulous atmosphere was completely ruined by the lack of service, dirty tables on almost every table left by previous patrons, a total lack of table service and a walk in entry to what appeared to be... More 

Thank Harley S
Cairns, Australia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not my favourite beach in Cairns however I would come just to eat the veggie burger off their lunch menu. Bit pricey considering it does not include chips or salad but it is a huge and filling burger and I would happily pay for it every time. Beautiful location also 😀

Thank Bronte G
Cairns, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Worst fish and chips I have ever had. Batter was doey and soggy. Chips were greasy and soggy. Normally wouldn't bother writing a bad review but this cafe is a repeat offender. Take away food is not cheap so when we have it it's a treat so learn how to cook it! That was its last chance with me. Will... More 

1 Thank Kitkat01p
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

lovely staff, specially Chantelle and Olive . Full Moon Dinner is a great treat, Music is great. Looking forward to next visit

Thank lilaqCairns
Brisbane, Australia
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

This great little cafe is a hidden gem. As the name suggests it's right on the beach at holloways. Food is always great, serving generous and to sit and eat looking straight out on the beach is just too good to describe

Thank 111Chris2014
Toronto, Canada
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41 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Located in Holloways Beach the Strait is a great place to get a coffee or drink and sit and stare out at the Coral Sea. We had a drink there and enjoyed the relaxing and quiet atmosphere. They also serve meals and have live entertainment. My husband enjoyed there coffee in the morning.

Thank Janet D
Carlsbad, California
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122 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

I was staying just down the road. It is on the beach and a popular spot for locals and tourists alike. The food was great. I ordered caramelized apples on pancakes. OMG.. amazing. I also had a drink and I had a chocolate shake on another day. The drinks were ok (alcoholic) but nothing great. This is more of a... More 

Thank Kendall H
Norfolk, Virginia
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Perfect place to visit while visiting Holloway's Beach or while staying at the Cairns Beach Resort across the street!

Thank o2bnca
Darwin, Australia
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

The beach location is just terrific, wonderful breezes on the beach. We went three times in a 10 day holiday for a morning or afternoon snack. Excellent coffee and tea, good cakes and toasted sandwiches. Friendly staff. Funky furniture, great ambience. Looking forward to going agian when we're next in Cairns, highly recommended.

Thank Shirley H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Australian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View
Open Hours
07:30 - 20:30
07:30 - 20:30
07:30 - 20:30
07:30 - 20:30
07:30 - 20:30
07:30 - 20:30
07:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Oleander St, Holloways Beach, Queensland 4878, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Holloways Beach
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4055 9616
Absolute beachfront casual dining

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