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The Mouth Trap

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9 Sheridan St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Mouth Trap)
4051 4301
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Manukau City, Auckland, New Zealand
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Hands down the best breakfast I've had in Cairns to date..The picture speaks for itself..like I said do yourself a favour and get down there. Cheap as too..

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Thank Karl R
Cairns, Australia
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69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

This is one of those cafes that you need to know about otherwise you could just walk past. It's not flash nor trendy, but the food is fresh and delicious. I had the best egg and bacon wrap there ... and I've had many all over the state. The other great asset is that it's not far from Rusty's Markets,... More 

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Thank Simsam64
Cairns, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

I just had the best hamburger at this Cafe which reminds me of times gone by. Great service, delicious simple fare served with a smile. A gem of a place.

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Thank seekingkate1
Cairns, Australia
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

Lunch was great! The thai beef salad was tender, the salad was crunchy and the salad dressing yummy. We also had bacon egg cheese and onion focaccia....yum!! Great price too. Can't wait to go back and try more things on the menu for lunch!!

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Thank Denise B
Cairns, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

Quick and delicious! The counter staff could be a little friendlier and appreciative of your business but I continue to come back because the chef works his magic... And he is always friendly!!

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Thank sarahpallan
Cairns, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015

This cafe sells beautiful fresh sandwiches, toasted sandwiches, burgers and all cafe fare. They also do great breakfasts that the taxi drivers all come for. Nothing is too hard - just tell them what you want and they'll do it for you. They are happy to take phone orders and have it ready when you arrive. Very helpful and friendly... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015 via mobile

We were walking around cairns looking for a decent place to eat and found the mouth trap. I think its quite new but its like it has been running for years. The food is cheap and you get a huge portion. Definitely get what you pay for. I got the bacon egg cheese and onion roll which is brilliant. It... More 

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1 Thank Sean L
Cairns Region, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015

Sit outside on the footpath and watch the world go by. Conveniently located across from Rusty's Markets and opened early for a hearty breakfast before hitting the markets. Great service from a friendly family run business and real value for money meals. I have had the BLAT (Bacon, Lettuce, Avocado and Tomato) both as a wrap and a roll, as... More 

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1 Thank 71Kimmy
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

Found this gem of a place in the morning, while walking to Cairns Central train station for the 830AM Scenic Railway train to Kuranda. Its near the intersection of Spence St. & Sheriden St. (9 Sheriden St.). The service was very good, everyone was extra friendly, the food was tasty and at a low price. It is open early, which... More 

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2 Thank ctm7944
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5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2014

Decided to have coffee before visiting the infamous Rusty's Market on Saturday recently Coffee and breakfast- bacon and eggs were great and reasonably priced. As I started to read the local papers I realised that the inserts including the Realtor were missing When the Owner was asked where the inserts were - she replied they were removed because it the... More 

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Thank David B
Paul R, Owner at The Mouth Trap, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks choosing to dine with us on this occasion, we are delighted that the Meal and Coffee was to your liking, but we're also saddened to hear that it wasn't the perfect visit. More often than not the inserts are left in the papers for all to read, but unfortunately at busy times when they are not returned... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$19
Cuisine
Cafe, Australian
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Sheridan St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Mouth Trap)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: 4051 4301

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?