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Cafe De Lema

Famous for their tropical fruit daquiris, Cafe De Lema is a funky alfresco cafe overlooking the ocean in Palm Cove. Offering fun Fawlty Towers type of service and atmosphere, you won't leave the cafe without having at least one real Santa Claus belly laugh. Playing groovy cocktail tunes, this cafe's focus is on fun, with unstifling class. Very popular, bookings strongly advised for dinner.


Contemporary, International


Al fresco, Family Friendly, A la carte, Licensed, BYO, Smoking Area, Non-Smoking, Northern Beaches

Price Guide



Daily: 12:00pm – 9:30pm


Palm Cove


07 4055 3690
Shop 13, Palm Cove Shopping Village, Palm Cove

What people are saying...

21 Nov 2009

Just returned from a really enjoyable night out at the Cafe De Lema. Great 3 course meal, fabulous service from the friendly staff and one of the best value for money meals in Palm Cove. We are locals and definitely recommend this restaurant and will certainly be returning ourselfs.

23 Sep 2009

What a wonderful place to eat! One of the best meals (all 3 of them over 3 days) that I have ever had!! The staff are amazingly friendly and helpful, without being in your face.

The new owner for the past 12 months, Anne, has this lovely warm personality, where she makes every customer feel like you are her ONLY customer.

You feel so special when you go there. Nothing is a problem. It is healthy food without being boring. Just delicious and the best quality of cuts of meat, chicken and veggies I have had in a long long time. The food is out of this world. The attention to the little details in the food and your comfort......really are unique in a busy world such as we have today.

Anne owns the dress shop next door as well (Bambusa).. .think thats how it was spelt.....and talk about gorgeous femine ladies clothing in a huge range of sizes.

So went back the next 2 days to check that out as well. Would highly recommend Cafe De Lema to eat and definitely the dress shop next door too! It was so cool. If you EVER get the chance to visit both places whilst in Palm Cove, please do. You wont be disappointed.

2 Oct 2007

definately the best food service and value in palm cove....we will be going back!

John and Kathy
31 Mar 2007

We found this delightful little restaurant on the last night of our honeymoon a few years ago, now we return every year for our anniversary dinner. The staff are wonderful the food is top class in a very relaxed atmosphere. We have never been disappointed with the meals as it is good value for money, you would never leave hungry. The only negative thing I would have to say is that there is no handicapped access and the menu hasn't changed much in two years. As locals would be nice to see a change in the menu from time to time. Overall we would rate this place to dine in palm cove, a truly memorable dining experience.

anne ck
2 Aug 2004

We stayed in Palm Cove just before Christmas and had 3 memorable meals at the cafe de Lema.
The food was delicious and varied, the atmosphere was relaxed, and we were watched through most of the meal by a Kookaburra sitting above us, which was quite exciting for us English folk! (Although the Aussies seemed to quite like it too!)
We had 2 teenage children with us who were made very welcome, and we would definately recommend this restaurant as great value and excellent quality.

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