Eat like you're on holiday


Whether you're an early bird craving fresh juice before yoga or a party animal nursing a hangover before a nap, the Lillipad Cafe is where to start your day. 

The Lillipad Cafe of Cairns has been a favorite of laid-back locals and wandering globe-trotters since 2003. We cook up hearty breakfast and lunch platters big on flavor and light on your wallet. And we know how to keep omnivores (did someone say chorizo?) and vegans happy.

Our staff hail from every corner of the world and we bring our love of international flavors to your plate. Come enjoy classics like eggs Benedict and French crepes and reinventions like our eggplant babushka and huevos rancheros. You could eat with us every day for a month and never eat the same thing twice. We reckon you'll be back for seconds.



 +61 7 4051 9565



72 Grafton Street
Cairns City, Queensland 4870



Open daily from 7am–3pm

Open nightly from 5pm-9:30pm

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THE Lillipad cafe


Open daily 7am–3pm

Open nightly 5pm-9:30pm


72 Grafton Street
Cairns City, Queensland 4870


+61 7 4051 9565




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