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Al Porto Cafe Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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1 Spence St | 1 Spence street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4031 6222
06:30 - 14:30
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79 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here twice, one evening after a dive/snorkel trip we had beer/wine at the bar (happy hour). We liked the look and come back two days later for a meal. Food was really good, excellent fish, and we washed it down with a jug of cocktail. Nice deserts followed.

Thank Himolton
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499 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We dropped in for breakfast and a coffee prior to taking a Big Reef Cruise to green Island. Very pleasant staff and a nice meal.

Thank LikeTraveler
Brisbane, Australia
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80 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Vibrant cafe at the marina. Good for a quick brekky, coffee or a toastie for lunch. Sit down and enjoy the boardwalk action. Though no fresh juices and my friends omelette was overcooked. Could do with some better coffee

Thank ChrisIQueensland
New York City, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We had breakfast before reef tour and it was very nice for everything! I ordered blueberry pancake and big breakfast. food was superb and courteous waitress! They were so lovely. We'll definitely visit here again. Two thumbs up!

Thank Lauren1v
Los Angeles
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Having eaten breakfast in 35 different cities worldwide, I would rate this mediocre at best. Food is borderline decent, but service is horrible. We visited this location during our holiday in Nov 2016 and was were extremely disappointed by the service, or lack thereof. The waitress was disinterested and rude. Omelet order was incorrect, tea lukewarm, and toast was burnt.... More 

Thank travbuster
Victoria, Australia
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

This place I would only recommend if your running late for a charter boat ride. The food is poor. Ordered eggs Benedict. Very poor. Toast wasn't toasted and sauce appeared to be of poor quality. Probably not made on the premises. Service was quick but no real care factor. Will avoid next time

Thank Kat-wood6
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Three times we have had coffee from Al Porta before catching our boat & on every occasion they have got it wrong. On the most recent occasion we didn't even get the order and as a result we missed our boat to the Islands. It's coffee guys not rocket science?

Thank Darren C
Cairns, Australia
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Went to Al Porto for a Sunday lunch with friends, very nice spot to people watch and also a great view over the inlet. Good menu, not expensive but quite expansive, the calamari was fresh and juicy, the quiche was very good and the pumpkin risotto was quite large, could be a shared plate if you just want a snack.... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Great location at the reef fleet terminal to watch people boarding the Big Cat to Green Island whilst enjoying a casual breakfast. Good variety of breakfast meals, nothing too fancy but portions are very generous and coffee is good. Friendly and efficient service. Can walk off breakfast along the marina boardwalk afterwards!

Thank tkbCairns
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

We went here for breakfast and it was well worth it. Nice big breakfast that I couldn't finish and just right to start the day. I would go back.

Thank HilsNZ

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Spence St | 1 Spence street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4031 6222

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