A complete guide to Cairns Restaurants

Cairns CBD Restaurants

12 Bar Blue

62 Shields Street, Cairns
(07) 4041 7388

Live music and stand-up comedy and a restaurant.

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Asian Cafe Chinese Restaurant

7/35 Lake St, Cairns, 4870
0740313937

Well priced Chinese lunch and dinner options - dumplings, noodles and rice dishes including specialities such as pig's ears and hor fun.

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Bayleaf Restaurant

Gorgeous alfresco dining with flaming torches surrounding the exterior, Bayleaf Restaurant's modern menu includes local produce. A lovely dining experience with company, or just for two.

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Bel Paese

45 Spence Street, Cairns
(07) 4051 6165
http://www.belpaesecairns.com.au

A cute Italian restaurant with a warm friendly atmosphere and genuine, tasty cuisine. The kind of trattoria you'd expect to discover accidently tucked away in a quaint alleyway in Sardinia. Great location for people watching, al fresco dinners and casual romance.

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Bellavista at the Marina

1 Pierpoint Road, Cairns (The Pier)
(07) 4041 3991
email/weare)(bellavistabar.com.au
http://www.bellavistabar.com.au/

Superb location on the marina, ideal for watching the sunset with afternoon beverages. Great range of pizzas with tatsy, innovative choices all cooked in a wood-fired pizza oven. Ideal venue for group celebrations or social dining.

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Bellissimo Gelateria Artigianale

54-60 Abbott Street, Cairns (Nightmarkets)
(07) 4041 6989

Very popular and attractive gelati store with a wide variety of flavours on display. Lots of tropical fruit flavoured gealti available.

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Bello Caffe

68-70 Grafton St, Cairns
(07) 4031 8842
email/bellocaffe)(hotmail.com

A comfortable low-key cafe in the heart of Cairns CBD with simple, elegant, uncomplicated modern southern Italian cuisine.

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Bellocale

62 Shields St, Cairns (Shop C)
(07) 4051 7777

A new restaurant worth talking about with Italian cuisine even Italians are raving about! Passionately serving local, seasonal produce.

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Bikinis On The Esplanade

73 The Esplanade, Cairns (Night Markets Food Court)
(07) 4031 9019

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Blue Sky Brewery

Cairns' own boutique brewery serving large portioned pub food with an abundance of friendly hospitality.

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Cactus Jacks

66 Shields St, Cairns (Cnr Sheridan St)
(07) 4031 8011
http://www.cactusjacksrestaurant.com.au/

Fun and quirky Tex-Mex dining with crazy decor. Cheap, tasty pub-style food. Excellent for big, hungry, blokey groups.

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Caffiend

78 Grafton St, Cairns (Shop 5, Up the Alley)
(07) 4051 5522
email/manager)(caffiend.com.au
http://www.caffiend.com.au/

(Ka-feend) noun: someone who is excessively fond of, or addicted to coffee. Caffiend is a coffee connoisseur's dream cafe.

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Chesters Restaurant and Bar

7-11 Chester Crt, 4870
4032 2700

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Chili Indian Thai & Seafood Restaurant

76 Sheridan Street, Cairns, 4870 (Shop B)
(07) 4041 1202

Brand new restaurant incorporating Indian and Thai cuisines. Amazing smells coming from the kitchen!

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Cho Gao

1 Pier Point Road, Cairns (Pier at the Marina)
(07) 4041 6991
email/weare)(chogaocairns.com.au
http://www.chogaocairns.com.au

Asian food experience located at the Pier overlooking the marina incorporating the delights of hawker cuisine from east Asia.

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Dolci + Gelati

9 Shields St, Cairns (Shop 3, City Mall)
(07) 4031 1500
email/info)(dolciandgelati.com.au
http://www.dolciandgelati.com.au/

Premium quality gelato and sorbet, Dolci + Gelati are a must stop on a Cairns summer day.

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Ganbaranba Noodle Colosseum

12 Spence Street, Cairns
(07) 4031 2522

If you're craving ramen, this is the place to visit. Excellent soup bases, delicious pork and amazing handmade gyozas. This restaurant comes highly recommended, and is quite inexpensive.

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Hides Coffee Cafe

87 Lake Street, Cairns
(07) 40411899

In the heart of Cairns is one of the oldest hotels in the region, Hides Hotel. And at the base of this historic accommodation is a funky cafe where happy patrons enjoy coffee and cafe food. For those of us have voyeuristic tendencies, this cafe is the prime place to watch the world, and other people, go by.

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Il Convivio

58-62 McLeod Street, Cairns
(07) 4051 7477
email/info)(ilconvivio.com.au

A rare food concept in Cairns, Il Convivo combines a well-stocked delicatessen with a restaurant, patisserie and bakery.

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JaffleHead

39 Lake Street, Cairns, 4870
0424 536 588
email/jaffleheadcairns)(gmail.com

JaffleHead is Cairns' only specialty Jaffle shop. Their aim is to provide the best jaffles you have ever tasted.

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Jamaica Blue

McLeod St, 4870 (Cairns Central Shopping Centre)
4041 0577
http://www.jamaicablue.com.au/

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Kanpai

A fun Japanese restaurant especially for groups looking to add karaoke to your dinner.

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Lafew Teahouse & Kombucha Bar

33 33 Sheridan St, Cairns CBD, 4870
0475 762 838
http://lafew.weebly.com/

Home of Lafew Kombucha - a probiotic fermented elixir that tastes amazing and is 'On Tap' at the 1st kombucha bar in Australia.

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Lilo Restaurant & Bar

50 Grafton St, Cairns (Level 3, Rydges Plaza)
(07) 4046 3330

A sexy wet bar with exquisite vast views over the Cairns CBD. Enjoy a balmy Cairns evening atop Rydges Plaza.

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Lucifer Steakhouse & Bar

91 The Esplanade, Cairns, 4970
(07) 4081 4817
http://www.lucifer.net.au/

Lucifer Steakhouse & Bar located right on the Esplanade offers not only breathtaking views out to the Coral Sea but also a unique blend of innovative menu and a high energy atmosphere in a vibrant lounge scene.

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Montezuma's

One of the Australian-owned chain of Montezuma's with a warm, family-friendly style. All the Mexican favourites such as tacos, nachos and chili con carne can be found here.

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Ochre Restaurant @ Harbour Lights

Neoteric Australian cuisine is the focus of Ochre Restaurant's sensational menu, incorporating Australian bush foods in innovative, exciting dishes. Menu changes seasonally, as different fresh produce become available. A must try!

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Paddywhacks

A fun, quirky and casual dining spot very proud of their large range of beer and excellent steak. Voted Best Steak Restaurant in 2010 at the Restaurant and Catering Awards.

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Perrotta's at Myer

1-21 McLeod St, Cairns (Inside Myer, Cairns Central Shopping Centre)
07 4031 5899

Quality in house cafe inside the Cairns Myer store. Excellent range of salads and paninis. Serves a good cup of Genovese coffee.

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Perrotta's at The Gallery

Cnr Shields & Abbott Sts, Cairns (Cairns Regional Gallery)
(07) 4031 5899

Top spot for casual dining in Cairns with an all-outdoors breezy deck. The food and service has been consistently strong for many years.

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Piccolo Cucina

92a Lake St, Cairns, 4870
(07) 4051 5137
http://www.piccolocucina.com.au

A small, cosy, family-run restaurant located in Cairns city centre, Piccolo Cucina is one of the finest Italian restaurants in Cairns.

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re:hab Cafe

Lake St, Cairns

re:hab is fast becoming a popular haunt for excellent coffee among Cairns folk. Well worth a visit for coffee addicts, or anyone who loves gorgeous cakes. World music always playing for that funky tropical laid back vibe. Recently moved from Port Douglas to Cairns.

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Silk Caffe

151 Spence St, Cairns, 4870 (Cnr Sheridan St)
(07) 4051 4442

Silk Caffe is leading the way with modern style perched on the corner of Spence & Sheridan Sts. Spectacular coffee.

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Society Bar & Nightspot

15 Spence St, Cairns (Level 1)
(07) 4041 0074
email/info)(societybar.com.au
http://www.societybar.com.au

Brand new funky nightspot with a wide sprawling balcony over the Cairns CBD, a VIP room and a very swish lounge. The food is modern Australian. Excellent venue for celebrating with friends or finding a hot lover.

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Twelve Bar Cafe (Twelve BC)

Cnr Lake and Shields Street, Cairns (City Place)
(07) 4031 2912
email/twelvecairns)(hotmail.com

An eclectic cafe in the heart of Cairns CBD serving rich, dark roast Genovese coffee and large hearty breakfasts.

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