5 Mouthwatering Cafes and Eateries in Cairns

5 Mouthwatering Cafes and Eateries in Cairns

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 04/29/2024

Reading time: 3 mins

Discover the best places for quality coffee and delicious meals.

Cairns is filled with incredible cafes and eateries that offer amazing coffees and tasty food. From cosy cafes that are perfect for a morning coffee to some of the best quality food with scenic foods, Cairns has it all, and so do we with the top five list!

  1. The Chambers

The Chambers prides themselves on using local suppliers with quality produce whenever possible. With delicious food always on offer, you can’t go wrong visiting The Chambers for breakfast or lunch. Come down for a high tea experience, bottomless brunch, or enjoy one of the many meals from the cafe menu.

Fun fact: The Chambers building was once actually a branch of the National Bank of Australasia in 1926!

  1. Salt House

Considered one of the best restaurants in Cairns, Salt House has iconic views across the waterfront and Marina Point. You can relax outside at the bar, sipping on a cocktail or two with friends and family while enjoying a sunset view

Along with the impressive views come with some delicious meals that Salt House cooks. We recommend trying the beer battered barramundi, charcoal chicken, and prawns.

  1. the nook.

The nook. is a cosy cafe and perfect for your morning coffee and delicious food during the weekdays. Come down and try one of the brekky burritos, tasty toasties, or mouthwatering pastries. While you’re visiting, make a move on the community chessboard!

  1. Piccolo Cucina

Located in the heart of Cairns is a traditional Italian restaurant, Piccolo Cucina. This is one of the local’s favourite places to come eat, and it’s no wonder why with the delicious food and with great service.

Indulge in some of the very best Italian food in the city with mouthwatering dishes. We recommend ordering pasta as it’s made fresh daily or hand stretched pizzas. Whatever Italian food you desire, you know you’ll be tasting some of the best.

  1. Guyala Cafe

For delicious food and even better coffee, Guyala Cafe is the perfect spot to go to. The flavours of the meals are inspired by Indigenous ingredients with locally sourced produce.

Some recommendations are lemon myrtle eggs benedict, truffle and tofu toastie, and pina colada waffle stack. Whether you pick these meals or choose something else, expect a mouthwatering experience.

Cairns is filled with some tasty eateries to enjoy a meal at. The waterfront is filled with endless choices, otherwise, Cairns Night Markets have great food options too!


Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.