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Twelve Bar Cafe (Twelve BC)

Twelve Bar Cafe is affectionately known as Twelve BC to locals, and is a funky, friendly cafe in the Cairns City Place. It's an excellent location for people watching as an abundance of walk-thru traffic in the inner city mall.

The cafe itself is staffed by friendly, happy people who are only too keen to serve. The barista is a talented and competitive one, having entered the Cairns barista competition for a number of years, and the quality of the coffee extraction results in a delicious cup which coffee connoisseurs will be all too happy to quaff.

The food menu is one like you would expect in a Melbourne cafe with innovative and rustic cafe options, and generous servings. You won't see the boring "Bacon & Eggs" but rather clever diversions of these much-loved classics enriched with a potato rosti, or semi-dried tomatoes.

The relaxed, casual atmosphere perfectly matches the lazy feeling of Cairns' tourism heart.




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

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Mon–Fri: 7:00am — 4:00pm Sat & Sun: 7:00am — 2:00pm




(07) 4031 2912
Cnr Lake and Shields Street, Cairns (City Place)

What people are saying...

14 Oct 2009

Just went there for lunch, absolutely BEAUTIFUL food, warm beef salad is the best. Lovely service.

David S
15 Jun 2008

easily the best cafe in cairns!!

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