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149 The Esplanade | opposite Muddy's Playground, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
07 4000 2051
06:45 - 15:00
17:30 - 20:30
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Sun 12:01 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 06:45 - 15:00
Thu 17:30 - 20:30
Sat - Tue 17:30 - 20:30
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Caloundra, Australia
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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes the food reminds me more of home cooking. The menu is very limited. I was looking forward to Nasi Lemak but this was not available. Also looked forward to satays. Their satay looked pathetic. Where we sat the chairs and tables are wobbly. I am stunned this cafe serving mediocre food with their dilapidated seating areas receive the high... More 

Thank bungaseribu
Cairns, Australia
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was excited to try looking at other reviews but we were let down. Iced coffee and iced chocolate were based on water and ice cubes, no ice cream. Nasi goreng was very large portion but tasteless and crunchy re-heated rice, not fresh. Brekky wrap was dry and hardly any ingredients. Heaps of flies buzzing around and hardly any shade on... More 

Thank BMH82
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend a visit. Best indo food I've had outside indo. Authentic tasting food. Best I've had

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great price an great hospitality. We only realised it was 2 doors down from where we were staying. A little holiday gem

Thank sean R
Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Bagus food was fantastic. Outdoors and very basic table set up but the most delicious and authentic Indonesian food. We had Nasi Goreng, Satay Chicken and rice and Vegetable with a Peanut Sauce. All delicious and they ask you how mild to hot you want each dish. Staff are super friendly and the meals were so reasonable. Definitely worth a... More 

Thank dannicat16
Greater Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

We ate here two nights ago. Food was plentiful and delicious. They were busy but we didn't have to wait long for our meals. Authentic Indonesian cuisine. Staff very friendly. Would definitely go back.

Thank Brown680
Sydney, Australia
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65 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

We came here twice during our 7 days in Cairns because we love the food. We had nasi goreng with beef, with satay, gado-gado, ayam goreng and es campur. All food are tasty and authentic. The owner serves with big smiles and very friendly. Would definitely recommend this place!

Thank Deborah77s
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23 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

The two guys working were like one arm paper hangers. You've never seen hustle like this, and with huge smiles on their faces the whole time! The food was absolutely terrific- fresh, hot, and affordable. You walk up and order at the window, then the kitchen brings the food out to your table. It was so very busy that people... More 

Thank Emilie K
Cairns, Australia
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25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Ate here last night with a group of friends. The food was delicious and fresh. The owner is the happiest guy you'll ever meet and the rest of the staff and the service was great. Definitely recommend for an authentic and reasonably priced meal. Will be back as often as we can!!!

Thank jobiks
Port Douglas, Australia
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

I thought this place was one of the best that I have eaten at in Cairns as it offers authentic Indonesian food at very reasonable price, service was fantastic and the place full for the entire time that we were there which usually says something. A lot of locals eat there on a regular basis and now I know why.... More 

Thank mrben8

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Cafe, Indonesian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:01 - 15:00
17:30 - 20:30
06:45 - 15:00
17:30 - 20:30
06:45 - 15:00
17:30 - 20:30
06:45 - 15:00
06:45 - 15:00
17:30 - 20:30
06:45 - 15:00
06:45 - 15:00
17:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 149 The Esplanade | opposite Muddy's Playground, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: 07 4000 2051
Indonesian traditional cuisine Halal food.

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