A complete guide to Cairns Restaurants

Cairns Restaurants

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12 Bar Blue

62 Shields Street, Cairns
(07) 4041 7388

Live music and stand-up comedy and a restaurant.

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Aloi Dee Thai Food

1 Charlotte Cl, Woree, 4868 (Southside Shopping Village)
(07) 40335690

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Annabel's Gourmet Pie Shop

187 Scott Street, Bungalow
(07) 4051 5583

Annabel's pies rank as some of the best in Cairns - absolutely delicious for lunch.

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Anselmos Hot Bread Bakery

101 Pease Street, Manunda (Shop 17 Brinsmead Plaza)
(07) 40533495

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Antonios Bistro Carvery

75 Lake Street, Cairns
(07) 4051 9401

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Apex Fish `N Snack Bar

24 Hoare Street, Manunda
(07) 4051 1749

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Aphrodisias Restaurant

82 Sheridan Street, Cairns
(07) 4051 5871

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Arlies Homemade Pies

51 Mulgrave Road, Cairns
(07) 4031 6966

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Aussie Bites

65 Anderson Street, Manunda (Shop A)
(07) 4051 9640

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Bang @ Haven

147 Spence St, Cairns (Inside Haven & Space)
(07) 4031 6800

A lovely concept similar of a cool and casual coffee shop inside a relaxed furniture store.

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Bang Espresso

14 Spence Street, Cairns (Shop 8)
(07) 4051 7770

Fresh and funky cafe with baristas trained professionally to produce the perfect espresso. A must visit for coffee connoisseurs.

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Bangkok Room

62 Spence Street, Cairns
(07) 4051 3135

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Barassi's Bistro

344 Mulgrave Road, Westcourt (Cazalys)
(07) 4054 1464

Informal dining well suited to families looking for a social restaurant with reasonably priced food. Extensive children's menu and entertainment on selected evenings. Good quality bistro food with buffet and dessert.

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Barnacle Bills

103 The Esplanade, Cairns
(07) 4051 2241

Fantastic location and quality seafood has made this locally owned restaurant very popular. Foreign language menus are available in Japanese, German, French, and Italian.

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Barrier Reef Hotel

Cnr Abbott St & Wharf Sts, Cairns
(07) 4051 4245

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Barron River Hotel

36 Stratford Parade, Stratford
(07) 4055 1213

The colourful Rivers Restaurant, with its choice of indoor or verandah dining, has always been popular, offering a great value dining option to the area.

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Baskin Robbins

59 The Esplanade, Cairns
(07) 4051 4034

In addition to the wide selection of world famous ice creams, Baskin Robbins hand makes delicious ice cream cakes for all occasions. Cakes are usually available for immediate delivery. On a warm day at the Cairns Esplanade lagoon, drop in and grab an icecream!

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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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Beacons Bistro

145-147 Pease Street, Manoora (Newmarket Hotel)
(07) 4053 4811

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Bel Paese

45 Spence Street, Cairns
(07) 4051 6165

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

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

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

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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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Bernies on the Beach

41 Donkin Road, South Mission Beach
(07) 4068 7803

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Bikinis On The Esplanade

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

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Blue Mango Cafe Wine Bar

209-217 The Esplanade, Cairns
(07) 4031 6297

A funky location with a lengthy wine list, Blue Mango is a popular after work venue on a Friday with locals; Miles Away, a funky jazz band plays regularly. Innovative cocktails and interesting pizzas keep the regulars coming back. Great views of the Esplanade.

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Blue Seas Take-Away

3 Reservoir Road, Manoora
(07) 40535940

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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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Boardwalk Cafe

1 Pierpoint Road, Cairns (Shop 1B Pier Marketplace)
(07) 4031 5496

Overlooking the Marlin Marina, Boardwalk Cafe is a delightful spot to peruse the yachts, feel the cool breeze as it drifts across Trinity Bay, and enjoy fantastic coffee and sweets. It has a relaxing atmosphere, and arguably the best scenery of any coffee shop in Cairns - boats!

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Bobby's Restaurant

5 Aplin St, Cairns
(07) 4051 8877

Broad range of both Chinese and Vietnamese dishes - one of the few restaurants serving Vietnamese cuisine in Cairns. Fast and efficient service, and lots of much-loved dishes on the menu. Excellent spot for a quick dinner with friends.

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Bonkers Takeaway

193 Swallow Street, Mooroobool (Shop 3)
(07) 40531133

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Botanic Gardens Cafe

Collins Avenue, Edge Hill
(07) 4053 7087

Set among tropical flora in the most beautiful garden in Cairns, this cafe is a lovely place to meet friends for lunch or devonshire tea. Delightful.

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Bull Bar

94 Lake St, Cairns
07 4051 6690

A classic seafood and steak house serving spectacularly large meals. Perfect for masculine get togethers! Great selecttion of beef, ribs, fish with a fun and friendly atmosphere.

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Burger Run

223 Sheridan Street, Cairns (Opposite Captain Cook Statue)
(07) 40513607

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Bus Stop Coffee Shop

Main St Arcade, Cairns
(07) 4051 2422

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Bushfire Flame Grill

A unique dining concept in Cairns, Bushfire Flame Grill brings the excitement of Brazilian inspired Churrasco.

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Bushman Pies

223 Hartley Street, Portsmith
(07) 4035 1388

The pies and sausage rolls at Bushman Pies are hand made on the premises with quality ingredients. These pies are a delicious treat, perfect for lunch.

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C'est Bon

Village Lane - 20 Lake St, Cairns
(07) 4051 4488

Dining at C’est Bon French Restaurant is a truly unforgettable dining experience — exquisitely French and amazingly affordable. Join Junelle and the team with Chef Samuel Daquin from Lille in France to savour the mouth watering delights from original classic French dishes.

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Cactus Jacks

66 Shields St, Cairns (Cnr Sheridan St)
(07) 4031 8011

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

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Cafe Blue

138 Collins Avenue, Edge Hill
(07) 40534630

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Cafe China

35-41 Wharf Street, Cairns
(07) 4041 2828

Recently moved to inside the Reef Hotel Casino complex, Cafe China is open for yum cha lunch and chinese dinner. Owner Harry Sou has extremely high standards and you are assured of a delicious meal every time you visit this authentic Chinese restaurant. Very high quality and excellent service.

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Cafe Coco

Adjacent to the Cairns International's Lobby, Cafe Coco offers casual brassiere style dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Choose from the A La Carte menu or Buffet and enjoy quick and quality service at any time of the day.

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Cafe Eighty 8

86 Woodward Street, Edge Hill, 4870 (Shop 2)
(07) 4032 5643

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Cafe Il Barista

21 Lake Street, Cairns, Cairns
(07) 4041 1028

Il Barista is a top spot for a relaxing coffee with friends or work collegues. A decadent selection of cakes and cafe-style food is available.

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Cafe Piccolino

The Pier at the Marina, Pierpoint Rd, Cairns Queensland 4870, Cairns
(07) 4051 7244

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Cafe Thailand

7/93 The Esplanade, Cairns
(07) 4041 2624

Fast paced friendly restaurant, with beautiful Thai decor. Extensive menu with many traditional Thai dishes not seen at other restaurants in Cairns, but also many dishes using local produce such as barramundi and coral trout. 10% discount on take away orders.

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Cafe Zipangu

39 Shields Street, Cairns
(07) 40513328

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78 Grafton St, Cairns (Shop 5, Up the Alley)
(07) 4051 5522

(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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Cairns Cafe Continental

Shop 46 Stocklands Shopping Centre, Earlville
(07) 40541177

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Cairns Chicken

465 Mulgrave Road, Cairns
(07) 40545288

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Cairns Colonial Club Resort

Behan Street, Manunda
(07) 40538805

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Cairns Corner Cafe

McLeod Street, Cairns (in Cairns Central Shopping Centre)
(07) 40311988

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Cairns Courtyard Cafe

119 Spence Street, Cairns
(07) 40517843

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Cairns Crapes & Juices

Cairns Central Shopping Centre, Cairns
(07) 40414430

Customer service award winners, Crepe Expectations are well known for their friendly service and as a tasty, healthy take away option. Orgasmic mango smoothies!

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Calypso Fruit & Sandwich Bar

87 Lake Street, Cairns
(07) 40318257

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Canton Chinese Restaurant & Take Away

Minnie Street, Cnr McLeod St, Cairns
(07) 40516729

The Canton has been serving great Chinese food in Cairns for longer than we can remember. Tucked away on McLeod St, it is a restaurant that many people are unaware of, but once you try the fresh and cheap Chinese food, you'll be back for more.

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Casa De Meze

Cnr of Aplin St and The Esplanade, Cairns
07 40515550

If you're seeking a quiet dining atmosphere where your mind can drift away to the clouds, don't bother visiting Casa De Meze. But if excitment, passion, bright colours and electric food takes your fancy, Cairns' Latin restaurant will light your fire. Drop in for a drink, a light meal or a huge feast and watch the amazing Latin dancers strut their stuff. Casa De Meze is great fun and is guaranteed to get your juices flowing!

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Castaway Restaurant

Florence Street, Cnr Lake St, Cairns
(07) 40515733

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223-227 The Esplanade, Cairns (Acacia Court Hotel)
(07) 40515011

One of Cairns' favourite restaurants, Charlies has a seafood and hot food buffet that offers tremendous value for money. Look for the discount vouchers in the Cairns Post each day.

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Cherry Blossom Japanese Restaurant

Cnr Spence & Lake Sts, Cairns (Upstairs)
(07) 40521050

One of Cairns' oldest Japanese restaurants, being established in 1987, Cherry Blossom Japanese Restaurant features a sushi bar, table cooking, teppanyaki and Japanese noodles. An authentic Japanese dining experience utilising fresh Great Barrier Reef seafood with the refined preparation styles of Japanese cooking. Exciting Australian meats such as Kangaroo, Emu and Crocodile are also available. Open for lunch on Wed, Thu & Fri, and dinner every night except Sun.

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Chickens & More

227 Sheridan Street (Shop 4), Cairns
(07) 4031 6621

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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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China Palace Restaurant

69-73 Abbott Street, Cairns
(07) 4051 9188

A large Chinese restaurant in the heart of Cairns with daily yum cha, and a wide variety of classic Chinese dishes that you would expect on a menu in Australia. All your favourites are on the menu, try their signature Xiao Long Bao. This restaurant is suitable for families and group dining parties.

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Chinese Capital Take-Away

1 Reservoir Road, Manoora
(07) 40321828

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Cho Gao

1 Pier Point Road, Cairns (Pier at the Marina)
(07) 4041 6991

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

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79 Abbott Street, Cairns
(07) 40313936

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City Walk Licenced Cafe

95 Lake St, Cairns
(07) 4051 5075

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Coast Roast Coffee Cairns Central

Cairns Central Shopping Centre, Cairns
07 4041 1006

Coast Roast is a top spot for a relaxing coffee with friends. A decadent selection of cakes and cafe-style food is available.

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Coast Roast Coffee Cairns Esplanade

Cairns Esplanade, Cairns
07 4041 6880

With sensational views of the new Cairns esplanade lagoon, Coast Roast is a top spot for a relaxing coffee with friends. A decadent selection of cakes and cafe-style food is available.

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Cock & Bull Restaurant

6 Grove Street, Cairns North
(07) 40311160

A very funky restaurant that is popular with young people. The meals are huge yet cheap - this is a great venue for special occasions or if you want a group dinner before a night on the town.

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Intake Road, Redlynch (Redlynch Shopping Village)
(07) 40581433

Feel like a hot chicken? How about a selection of battered, crumbed or fried fish with chips? Anyone who lives in Redlynch or Freshwater should make the most of this family owned and operated takeaway business - Aussie tucker at its finest.

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Coffee Bean Estate

Pierpoint Rd (Pier Marketplace), Cairns
(07) 4051 3688

A delightful coffee shop in a stunning location, Coffee Bean Estate has outstanding views across the Esplanade lagoon, and Cairns skyline. Boasting Cairns' only on-location roasted beans, coffee connoisseurs will take pleasure from the high quality coffee from this cafe.

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Cold Rock Ice Cream Cairns Esplanade

Shop 7, 101 Esplanade St, Cairns
(07) 4041 0611

Premium ice cream with a unique mix-in concept, where you can choose from a wide range of lollies, chocolates, berries and nuts to have mixed into your chosen ice cream flavour. Cold Rock claim you can make over 3000 different flavour combinations.

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Cold Rock Ice Cream Earlville

508 Mulgrave Road, Earlville
(07) 4033 1255

Unique ice-cream concept, Cold Rock claim you can make over 3000 different flavour combinations.

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Colossus Restaurant & Bar

7-11 Chester Court, Cairns
(07) 40322700

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Come on Aussie Take Away

175 Scott Street, Bungalow
(07) 40518998

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Coral Garden Restaurant

179 Sheridan Street, Cairns
(07) 40511022

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Coral Hedge Brasserie

The Esplanade, Cairns (Rydges Esplanade)
(07) 40312211

Winners of the Restaurant & Caterers 2002 Hotel/Motel Restaurant Award of Excellence, Coral Hedge Brasserie is well known for its wide variety of of tasty and exciting dishes.

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Corea Corea

Shop 32, 79 Abbott St, Cairns (inside Orchid Plaza)
(07) 40316655

Brightly decorated, Corea Corea is similar to lunch bars in Korea. Serving tasty, authentic Korean cuisine, this spot is idea for a quick lunch, a sit & relax. Easy to read menu and friendly staff.

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Country Taste

Shop FC5 274 Mulgrave Road, Westcourt Plaza, Westcourt
(07) 40413911

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Cupcake Creations

113 Sheridan St, Cairns (Shop 2b, Civic Shopping Centre)
(07) 4051 1600

Providing cupcakes for events, weddings, charities and birthdays. They also host children's birthday parties where kids can bake and decorate cupcakes.

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Curry Blue

Corner of Anderson and Windarra Streets, Bayview
(07) 40335399

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Curry Bowl

82 Grafton Street, Main Street Arcade, Cairns
(07) 40310166

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Da Italo

21 Kamerunga Road, Stratford
(07) 40580200

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Daeings Thai Takeaway

114 Hoare Street, Manunda
(07) 40320790

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171 Lake Street, Cairns
(07) 40312155

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Danny's on Mulgrave

297 Mulgrave Road, Westcourt
(07) 40516972

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Delhi Tadka

477 Mulgrave Road, Earlville
(07) 4033 2433

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Devine Gelato

Shop 3, 5 Aplin Street, Cairns
(07) 4041 4959

High quality gluten-free ice creams and gelato made on site by this family owned & operated business.

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Dolci + Gelati

9 Shields St, Cairns (Shop 3, City Mall)
(07) 4031 1500

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

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Dominos Pizza Manunda

Shop 10, Brinsmead Shopping Village, 157 Pease Street., Manunda
(07) 40322241

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Dominos Pizza Woree

106 Bernard Drive, Woree
(07) 40331241

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Donnini's Ciao Italia

The Pier Marketplace, Cairns
(07) 40511133

An authentic Italian restaurant & cafe inside The Pier Marketplace. Donnini's Ciao Italia features an open kitchen, highly attentive staff, and some of the best Italian food available in Cairns.

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Dundees On The Waterfront

Waterfront Harbour Lights, 1 Marlin Parade, Cairns QLD 4870, Australia, Cairns
(07) 4051 0399

Dundees serves traditional Aussie meals such as crocodile, kangaroo, emu and buffalo. A range of seafood and pasta is also available.

This is a great restaurant to take visitors to Cairns who want to experience eating our national animals.

Open all day for coffee and cakes. Open for breakfast 6-10.30 am. Lunch from 11.30 am until 2.30 pm and dinner 5.30 pm until 10.30pm.

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Dunwoody's Tavern

317 Sheridan Street, Cairns North
(07) 40312212

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Dynamic Dinners

23 Macdonnell Street, Cairns
(07) 40515414

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