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Perrotta's at The Gallery

Popular for brunch and lunch, particularly at the weekends, stop in and browse Cairns Regional Art Gallery, as the Perotta's is just outside.

Claimants to The Best Coffee in Cairns title, and they are deserving of being in the top 5. Perotta's serves Genovese coffee.

An outstanding location with innovative modern Italian/Mediterranean menu. This is Cairns' only all-outdoors restaurant.


Italian, Mediterranean


Visa, Al fresco, A la carte, Licensed, Mastercard, Take Away, Cairns CBD, Espresso Bar

Price Guide



Mon - Sun: 6:30am - 12:00am




(07) 4031 5899
Cnr Shields & Abbott Sts, Cairns (Cairns Regional Gallery)
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What people are saying...

23 Oct 2013

Perrottas cafe has some of the best tasting food ive had in a while. Their watermelon juice is amazing. Their staff are nice and service is really good , even if their busy. Thanks Perrottas!

2 Jul 2013

Eggs Bennie is Awesome, Coffee is divine. Great Atmosphere :)

30 May 2013

good cafes/ restaurants

15 Feb 2012

The pork slider was the best I've ever had and the buns that go with it are great as weel.

8 Jul 2011

Ditto to everything written above; this is the best eatery in cairns although Billy's coffee at the Crate on Sheridan St is better coffee! However, they don't do food and even if they did I'm sure it wouldn't be as good as Perottas! Go for the duck-egg carbonara and tell me it isn't the best you've ever had!

15 Mar 2011

soooo good. coffee = best, food - sooo good - want everything on the menu for brekky lunch and dinner...good for locals and for tourists. can't wait to go again.

7 Mar 2011

The French Toast is to die for. N.

17 Jan 2011

Was in Cairns in January 2011 from Sydney. I visited many cafes/ restaurants along the esplanade and did not enjoy a single cuppa until I found Perrotta's at the Gallery.

I had visited this site before I left Sydney and it wasnt until the end of my stay that I find this cafe (explore the rest of Cairns away from the esplanade.

What can I say? The coffee lived up to my expectations of a great tasting cup of coffee. Definitely the best coffee place around the Cairns esplanade tourist area.

24 Apr 2010

This is a must visit institution of Cairns. Whenever i go through Cairns is a must do breaky, the coffee is always great, fantastic people watching from the alfresco area and great great breakfast with a different twist.

5 Jan 2010

I love food and wine, and wow what a place Perrotta's is. The menu is by far the best in Cairns, the service is fantastic day and night. They are so busy, yet so friendly and professional. Everything about Perrotta's is spot on.

22 Jun 2009

Was at Cairns last weekend, stumbled across this great place! Went back for breakfast the second morning as well, food was really good.
The restaurant was packed on Sunday morning, however the fabulous English lady looked after everyone so well, and smiled throughout the stressful situation. Well Done!

The number one place to have brekky in Cairns!

Thanks Perrotta

Scott & Alanah
22 May 2009

Been eating breakfast here for years, foodies who have lived and eaten ALL over the world, this is a GREAT place to start your weekend off right!! Haven't tried dinner but hear good things about that as well........

11 May 2009

I dined at Perrottas while vistiting a friend in cairns. We were planning on just having a drink, but after viewing the menu I had to try the Boccocini salad w Proscuitto and Rockmelon. It didn't disappoint and niether did the service. Keep up the good work guys. Much impressed. See you next time i'm up!

Nicky Jurd
17 Feb 2009

Without a doubt the most interesting breakfast menu in Cairns and I agree with former reviewers that Perotta's has fantastic coffee. Caffeine + great food is the perfect morning.

26 Jan 2009

Best coffee is Cairns!

Ken and Fran
25 Jan 2008

Food is great. Service is spot on. Great view and buzz.
We see it as the nicest spot to dine in Cairns.Casual and relaxed atmosphere.
We return year after year.
Good value and a good experience.

Ken and Frances Bourne

15 Aug 2007

I used to work at Perrottas, for alomost a year. I just left in may 07 to go travelling but I do miss my little family there...
BEAUTIFUL food, as I ate there pretty much everytime I worked, yum! MISS U GUYS LUV YA! Julz.

kerri gates
11 Apr 2006

As 2 chefs, my husband and I love Perrottas!. Its food, its services, its people watching deck, all is top notch.
Breakfast is amazing, you have to try the french toast, with poached pears, accompanied with a few cups of fantastic coffee, and dinner is equally as good, large servings, great service, nice little wine to match. Its a place we go back to again and again...

9 Jan 2006


I'm a 15 year old from Sydney and went to Perrottas during our stay at Cairns. Let me just say it was the most awesome food, and the manager was kinda hot. But the food was delish, I loved the Mediterranean style.

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