A complete guide to Cairns Restaurants

Cairns Family Friendly Restaurants

Barassi's Bistro

344 Mulgrave Road, Westcourt (Cazalys)
(07) 4054 1464
email/info)(cazalys.com.au
http://www.cazalys.com.au/

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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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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Bellissimo Gelateria

54-60 Abbott St, 4870
07 4041 6004

Cash only

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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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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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Bushfire Flame Grill

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

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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
email/eat)(cafe88.com.au
http://www.cafe88.com.au/

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Cafe Sunrise

34 Esplanade, 4870
07 4050 2000

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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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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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Coffee 21

21 Lake St, 4870
07 4041 1028

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Coffee Bean Estate

Pierpoint Rd (Pier Marketplace), Cairns
(07) 4051 3688
email/orders)(coffeebeanestate.com.au
http://www.coffeebeanestate.com.au/

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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Coffee Shotz Cafe

139 Collins Ave
07 4032 0222

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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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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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Dunwoody's Tavern

317 Sheridan Street, Cairns North
(07) 40312212
http://www.ourhotels.com.au/dunwoodys/

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Fetta's Greek Taverna

99 Grafton Street, Cairns
(07) 4051 6966

Excellent variety of Greek cuisine from this family-owned restaurant established in 1975. Experience the sights and sounds of Greece with gorgeous decor, beautiful belly dancers on the weekend and even Zorba dancing! Try the generous feast option to get a great variety of Greek food. Excellent Greek coffee too!

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Fusion Organics

Cnr Aplin & Grafton Sts, Cairns
(07) 40511388
email/rpspbb)(bigpond.com
http://www.fusionorganics.com.au

Aimed to please those who lead an alternative lifestyle, Vegetarians, Glychemics, Vegans and the health conscious are most welcome at Fusion Organics. Great coffee!

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Golden Boat Chinese Restaurant

4/34 Lake Street, Cairns
(07) 4031 8833
email/info)(goldenboat.com.au
http://www.goldenboat.com.au/

Serving Yum Cha, A-La-Carte, Live Seafood and having a Noodle Bar makes Golden Boat one of Cairns' most full service Chinese restaurants. A sensational restaurant for groups as you'll be treated like royalty. The yum cha is particularly good, probably the best in Cairns. You know a great Chinese restaurant when you notice many Chinese dining, and this seems exceedingly popular.

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Hungry Jacks Cairns Esplanade

91 The Esplanade, Cairns
(07) 40315995

Burgers bursting with flavour and dripping with goodness are the best part about Hungry Jacks. Drop by to experience 1950's American culture and bottomless softdrinks, and forget about your arteries for a while.

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Hungry Jacks Westcourt

Brown Street, Cnr Mulgrave Rd, Westcourt
(07) 40311885

Burgers bursting with flavour and dripping with goodness are the best part about Hungry Jacks. Drop by to experience 1950's American culture and bottomless softdrinks, and forget about your arteries for a while.

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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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KFC Cairns

Florence Street, Cnr Martyn St, Cairns
(07) 40512936

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KFC Earlville

Barr Street, Cnr Mulgrave Rd, Earlville
(07) 40331149

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KFC Night Markets

5/71-75 The Esplanade, Cairns (inside the Night Markets)
(07) 40318191

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La Pizza

93 Esplanade Street, Cairns
(07) 40312646

Walk past La Pizza and the strong pizza aromas will beckon you to dine. Extensive pizza menu and other Italian favourites.

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Lillipad Cafe

Grafton St, Cairns (next to City Arcade)
(07) 40519565

The Lillipad Cafe specialises in fresh vegetarian cuisine, complimented by the famous Mungali Creek Dairy products. But you can also order fantastic focaccias and sandwiches that are refreshing and healthy. This cafe also serves wonderful coffee in a funky setting.

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Limericks Restaurant

99 Anderson St, Cairns (Brothers Leagues Club)
(07) 40531053
email/entertainment)(brotherscairns.com.au
http://www.brotherscairns.com.au/dining.html

Multi-award winning restaurant in the Best Family Restaurant category, Limericks offers lunch and buffet dinner, with a roast carvery on Wednesday nights. Buffet includes soup, pasta, hot dishes, vegetables, salads and desserts.

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Linga Longa

120 Collins Avenue, Edge Hill
(07) 4032 2136
email/Lingalonga.rest)(bigpond.com

Excellent variety of international dishes by a seasoned restaurateur. This restaurant is designed to be loved by locals and one of the few operators be licensed and offer BYO.

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Macaron

19/62 Grafton St, 4870
07 4028 3414

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Marina Paradiso

1 Marlin Parade, 4870 (Shop 1)
07 4041 6969
http://marinaparadiso.com.au/

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McDonald's Cairns Central

Cairns Central Shopping Centre, Cairns

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McDonald's Cairns Esplanade

Cairns Esplanade, Cairns
(07) 4052 1801

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McDonald's Manoora

Pease Street (cnr Jensen Crt), Manoora
(07) 4032 2666

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McDonald's Woree

Bruce Hwy, Woree
(07) 4033 1311

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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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Mother India Restaurant

2/80 Sheridan Street, Cairns
(07) 40411000
email/rohtas)(hotmail.com
http://www.motherindiacairns.com.au/

Great exotic tastes that exhibit the richness of a glorious past and the luxury of a colourful present. Mother India Restaurant serve many innovative dishes not found at other Indian restaurants and prepare your food exactly the way you like: mild, medium, hot or Indian hot - or anywhere in between!

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Muddy's Cafe

174 Esplanade, 4870
40510388
http://www.muddyscafe.com/

Cafe for families with play facilities for young children.

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Nando's

127 Abbott Street, Cairns
(07) 4041 6897
http://www.nandos.com.au/

Nando's chicken is basted on a flame grill, after being marinated for 24 hours. Choose from a range of heat options to assist you to achieve Portugasm. Many people believe this is the best option of the chain store take aways.

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Noodle Box

Cairns Central Shopping Centre, Cairns
(07) 4041 4681

Exciting food option at Cairns Central, the menu consists of 9 Stir Fry's encompassing a wide variety of Asian flavours, 5 soups ranging from the most traditional of Hot and Sour to Rich and Creamy Laksas and 2 amazing rice dishes that explode with mystical flavours from the East.

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North Food + Wine

PierPoint Rd, Cairns
(07) 4031 1411
email/slmc)(shangri-la.com

With million dollar views across the Cairns harbour, Tides Restaurant is superbly positioned for a special meal. Tides utilises their buffet in sohpistocated way for breakfast with extensive hot and cold dishes available as well as an egg chef. Lunch features an authentic curry bar with a range of interesting Indian delights. Dinner is contemporary Australiasian a la carte cuisine. Shangri-La formerly had Sirocco Restaurant in a similar location.

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O'Cha Cha Modern Japanese Dining

34 Lake St, 4870 (Palm Court Floor 1 / Shop F7-F8)
07 4051 7055
ochacha.cairns

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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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Outback Jacks Bar and Grill

Cnr Abbot and Florence Street, Cairns
(07) 4031 9771
email/cairns)(outbackjacks.com.au
http://www.outbackjacks.com.au

Thoroughly huge steaks dominate the menu at Outback Jack's. The meat cabinet boasts an amazing array of carnivorous delights, hailed to be the largest variety of steaks in the world. A great family restaurant, especially on Tuesday & Wednesday nights when kids eat free between 5-7pm.

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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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Pete and Paulz

35 Sheridan St, 4870
0488 445 502

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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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Pinocchio's Pizza

79 The Esplanade, Cairns
(07) 40519029

The enticing aromas from Pinnocchio's Pizza will always make you want to stop and try one! Great views of the esplanade lagoon, and a perfect place on the weekends to just sit and watch the myriad of people walk by.

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Pizza Hut

Mulgrave Road, Cnr Aumuller St, Cairns
(07) 131166

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Roti King

512 Mulgrave Road (Shop 1), Cairns
(07) 40337710

A take away type atmosphere, quick service and good food make this a great place for a quick lunch. The curry in the rotis is tasty but mild so even the delicate amongst us should be able to enjoy the Roti King.

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Salt House

Exquisitely located on the waterfront within the Cairns marina, Salt House is the place to go for amazing views over Trinity Inlet. Breakfast, lunch and dinner menus are heavily focussed on local produce, and feature modern Australian cuisine. An excellent restaurant for a quiet romantic evening, or to celebrate a special occasion with friends.

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Sizzler

532 Mulgrave Road, Earlville (opposite Earlville Shopping Centre)
(07) 40331676

Sizzler is a great place to take the kids for food you can be sure they will enjoy. Order from an a la carte menu or choose from the famous buffet.

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Springs Restaurant

122 Lake Street, Cairns
(07) 40801888

Located at Oasis Resort Cairns, Springs is a high class restaurant in an unlikely location. Don't be fooled by its location in the foyer of a hotel, Springs serves wonderful food and has friendly service. Definitely worth a visit.

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Sushi Express Cairns

Shop 28 Abbott Street, Orchid Plaza, Cairns
(07) 40414388

Sushi Express chugged into town long before its identical twin, Sushi Train arrived. It serves delightful little Japanese treats on a genuine miniture train upstairs at Orchid Plaza.

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Sushi Train

Shop 144 Cairns Central, Cairns
(07) 40315444
http://www.sushitrain.com.au/

Rush in for a quick hit of Japanese food plucked from a moving conveyer belt, or relax and sit green tea while perusing the delicacies passing under your nose. Sushi Train is a treat for kids and adults alike.

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Tandoori Oven

62B Shields Street, Cairns
(07) 40310043

Authentic North Indian cuisine with a cosy atmosphere in the restaurant hub of Cairns. Offers al fresco dining as well as an air-conditioned indoor option. Interesting Indian decor inside with a strong local following. Be sure to try the banquet menu if dining in a group of 4 or more.

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Tha Fish

The Pier, Pier Point Rd, Cairns
07 4041 5350
email/info)(thafish.com.au
http://www.thafish.com.au

Situated on the boardwalk at The Pier overlooking the marine, Tha Fish is a popular seafood restaurant open for lunch and dinner.

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Thai Pan Restaurant

43-45 Grafton Street, Cairns
(07) 40521708

Outstanding quality and friendly service, this Thai restaurant is a small family operation, and is popular because of its consistantly great food. Great location for a big group, or for a small intimate evening. Be sure to try their SteamBowl!

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The Deck @ Red Beret Hotel

411 Kamerunga Rd, Redlynch
(07) 4055 1249

The perfect place to relax, grab a cold beer, wine or softdrink, and tuck into a hearty meal. Very cheap prices, and fantastic family value.

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Tosca Trattoria

127-145 McLeod St, Cairns (Shop 145 Cairns Central)
(07) 4041 0822

Old world aromas and a casual, rustic atmosphere. Enjoy the quiet away from the bustling of Cairns Central shopping centre.

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Tropos

490 Mulgrave Road, Earlville
(07) 40546600
http://tropospizza.com.au/

Real pizza - the way it was meant to be made. Tropos is a family run pizzaria that has been serving great pizzas and pasta opposite Earlville Shopping Centre for more than 10 years. Home delivery is available to most areas.

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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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Vibe Bar

39 Lake St, 4870
07 4052 1494

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Vines @ Limberlost Nursery

113 Old Smithfield Rd, Freshwater, 4870
07 4055 1262

"Vines", attached to the Limberlost Nursery, is the perfect place to relax for a coffee and light breakfast before exploring the nursery. Covered al fresco seating including large tables for groups.

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Waterbar and Grill Steakhouse

Pierpoint Road, Cairns
40311199
email/waterbar)(bigpond.net.au

The Waterbar & Grill is located at the Pier and offers al fresco dining that overlooks the marina. It is a steakhouse specialising in contemporary Australian and South African cuisine. Great location for getting together with friends, especially over lunch.

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Wharf One Cafe

4870 (Cairns Cruise Terminal Building)
07 4031 4820

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Wok Around The Clock

578 Mulgrave Rd, Earlville
07 4033 1328

Very friendly Chinese take away/delivery, with tasty, non-greasy food.

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Yummy Noodle House

508 Mulgrave Rd, Earlville
(07) 4054 6380

Yummy Noodle House is the latest chain of stores to open in the noodle craze gripping Cairns at present. They're quick & efficient, making Yummy Noodle a great work lunch option. The food is tasty, and prepared to order.

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