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The Swiss Cake and Coffee Shop

93A Grafton St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4051 6393
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (3 reviews)
“cake” (28 reviews)
“bread” (6 reviews)
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Cafe, Swiss, European, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
93A Grafton St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This Cafe has been around for a long time. They have fabulous pastries and crunchy bread rolls - always good coffee!!

Thank Barbara H
Truls F, Owner at The Swiss Cake and Coffee Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you Barbara, your kind words are appreciated :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I used to come here a lot - open early, near Rusty’s market, great food and the coffee was ok. The place used to be buzzing on a Friday morning. I don’t know if it’s because the owners have left the juniors in charge or...More

Thank Martha G
Reviewed 15 May 2018

I think our group of 3 ladies were the first customers for breakfast that day. It was early as we had to start early to cover our day's planned activities. There was no welcome when we entered. We encountered a most unhappy face. The situation...More

Thank yen4u
Reviewed 17 March 2018

Great pastries, and nibbles. Also great sandwiches & savories. Inside or outside. Nice. Near Rusty's Markets

Thank Ross B
Reviewed 9 March 2018

I don't say that they do not serve eggs but - when you're literally fed up with eggs (of whatever style) for breakfast you will love this little Swiss café. Here we found croissants, danish, scrolls and bread that reminded us of back home. It...More

Thank Anita O
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

My wife wanted to buy me the best white chocolate mud cake to celebrate my 40th birthday at a restaurant with 25 friends and family, even declining a Cheese Cake Shop cake as it 'wouldnt be good enough' for this milestone. WOW we were so...More

Thank Adam J
Truls F, Owner at The Swiss Cake and Coffee Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Hi Adam, We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy the White Chocolate Mud Cake your wife bought you for your 40th. We remember it well as we had two orders for White Chocolate Mud Cake that week which is unusual as it is...More

Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Ordered a Blackforest Christening Cake with white butter cream icing. It was seriously the worst cake, no flavour of cherries, no liquor, just bland cake. So bad that we threw it in the bin. Wrote them an email but no reply. Avoid.

1  Thank JabbaQld
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Cheese and tomato toasted sandwiches were good but the coffee was not. There was a good selection of cakes and pastries available from a counter display.

Thank DJT111
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

I have been going to this shop for awhile and always recommended it to others. My daughter wanted a drip cake from here for her birthday. When ordering we were specific in color(purple little pink and jade) no marshmallows some 100's & 1000's and macaroons...More

1  Thank Mandy M
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Look don't get me wrong the food is delicious but is just a bit too expensive for my liking. They have a wide variety of very tasty cakes and pastries.

Thank FNQCairns_Australia
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 1:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 93A Grafton St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4051 6393
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