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The Lillipad Cafe

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72 Grafton St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 402 539 476
07:00 - 15:00
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Townsville, Australia
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Ate here for Mother's day breakfast, and wasn't disappointed. You order at the counter and grab cold drinks from the fridge if that's your choice. Considering how busy it was, service was relatively quick, I think we waited about 15-20mins for our 4 HUGE breakfasts. So tasty and good value for the size of it. There are lots of options,... More 

Thank tallulahjemima
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in and had a vegan version of the "as you like it" breakfast. So so tasty, an absolutely incredible sized portion and a really nice vibe.

Thank CaitlinAnnie
Cairns, Australia
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47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

judgeing by the number of people inside and out, it sure is a favorite with locals and visitors. My own experience would however judge it as avarage. The meals are over generous, to big for anyone to finish their plates, I rather would have a smaller portion and a more reasonable price. My latte was below average and the service... More 

Thank Roland Z
North beack md
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106 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So much food and many vegetarian options. Stopped by with my husband and the place was packed. We were concerned that we would not get a seat but we managed to do so and are so glad that we did. I had what was quite possibly the world's largest burrito. I was unable to finish it in 1 sitting and... More 

Thank KirstynNC
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is so good! Great service and the food was really fresh and tasted so good. Big portions. The picture is the Turkish breakfast!

Thank Ellen K
Cairns, Australia
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are planning your trip, you simply have to go to The Lillypad Cafe! Quaint setting in the city with a great atmosphere, large portion sizes and absolutely delectable menu. If you are lucky enough to catch them at lunch - you will taste the most incredible Chicken Caesar Salad of your life. Pair it with a Pink Lady... More 

Thank VeronicaHollands
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This small restaurant in downtown Cairns has great breakfast selections. I had the Brekkie Burrito which was delicious. They have vegetarian options. All the food I ate in Cairns was above average but this place really stood out.

1 Thank Jake H
Cairns, Australia
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Little gem of a place. Fresh food and good coffee. The portions are very large,not for the dieter or small eater. Favorite with the younger generation, bussleing and vibrant and very busy. Great for breakfast.

1 Thank cairnsfood
Cairns, Australia
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

The Breakfast here is awesome. Big portions but also great quality food. The service is awesome and food is served pretty quickly. Can be busy on weekends and a little bit cramped inside but other than that this place is a 'must go' breakfast place in Cairns

Thank Pwackz
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Breakfast is served all day with absolutely huge portions, you certainly get your money's worth. The staff are very friendly and the coffee is also very good.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Mexican, Russian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, 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: +61 402 539 476
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?