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The Lillipad Cafe

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72 Grafton St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4051 9565
07:00 - 15:00
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Cairns, Australia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

One of the most amazing breakfasts in Cairns... The eggs Benny is epic... Chilled out cafe vibe with friendly staff

Thank Michael D
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92 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Best big breakfasts in Cairns! Heaps of veg and vegan options plus meat for the carnivores. I love the burritos but they're so big, you could definitely share one between two people if you can share something so delicious. Fruit juices are fresh and tasty. Service is quick and friendly even when it's packed.

Thank Raerae ૐ
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing food for little price. I ordered the steak sandwich and it was way more than I expected, a huge steak cooked to perfection (I'm fussy with how my steak is cooked as anyone should be) huge amounts of salad, nice crusty bread! The homemade juices are nice too, refreshing after a walk in the hot sun. Air conditioned seating... More 

Thank Jack B
Stockholm, Sweden
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Finally, a place with original and 'different' food, not the standard choices. Very friendly staff and the meals are amazing! I had the vegetarian crêpes and it was so much food, could have shared it. Please eat here!

Thank _andrea_osterholm
Melbourne, Australia
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59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great sized portion meals that are affordable and tasty. I had the Breakkie Burrito which served as a great hangover cure. The staff was friendly and there was plenty to choose from on the menu. Great for travellers and locals looking for affordable and substantial size meals.

Thank Matt_Mehl
Cairns, Australia
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has a great vibe and atmosphere. A very comprehensive menu with great options to choose from. The meals are very very large and unfortunately I could only eat a third of my plate and the rest was wasted. All day breakfast options looked great.

Thank mikaelabull
Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the few places I'll eat out in cairns. Big portions of beautiful fresh food. Worth the money and we always split a dish. Vigo burger is great.

Thank llbaxter
Cairns, Australia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brekkie or lunch - the Lillypad Cafe is AMAZING... If you're after a real treat, order their delectable Pink Lady juice - or their Chicken Caesar Salad! BEST IN CAIRNS.

Thank VeronicaHollands
Belmont, Australia
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the best breakfast ever here this morning! Paris style eggs, fantastic generous portions , really well cooked and so flavoursome. My husband had the " fully monty" which was also . brilliant. We would highly recommend this place to anyone looking to set themselves up for the day with a hearty breakfast. Thembellished Lillian definitely fits the bill. Didn't... More 

Thank sunseekerMargate
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ate here with my mum. There are so many menu options! She got an omelette which was both a large serve and was delicious(she didn't finish it as it was so big)! Her cappuccino was also fine. I got the rancheros (which had a mexican bowl of refried beans with a spicy capsicum salsa type thing with tortilla chips... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Russian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?