Best 5 Breakfast Spots in Cairns

Best 5 Breakfast Spots in Cairns

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 05/20/2024

Reading time: 3 mins

Enjoy some of the best breakfast spots in Cairns to start your morning off right!

Cairns is a beautiful tropical city in the north of Queensland. Whether you’re a visitor to the city or a local, be sure to check out at least one of these five breakfast spots. Don’t forget to grab yourself a coffee, these cafes have some of the best beans in Cairns!

  1. Guyala Cafe

Located on Smiths Street, right by the Esplanade, is a stylish cafe delivering exquisite food. The breakfast menu is filled with goodness, from a lemon myrtle eggs benedict, toasties, eggs your way, and other delicious meals. If you miss out on breakfast, don’t worry, they’re open for lunch and dinner too!

  1. Muddy’s Cafe

Situated along the Esplanade with gorgeous views overlooking the foreshore, Muddy’s Cafe is your go to spot. Besides the view, the cafe offers mouthwatering food, some of the best coffee, and fresh juice. You can’t go wrong with classic eggs on toast or a big brekky but also try the avo and fetta smash, waffles, or a chia bowl. There are plenty of options to fuel you up for the day.

If you love it here, the cafe is open for lunch and dinner too, with a playground right next door for the kids!

  1. The Lillipad Cafe

Using fresh, quality ingredients in all the meals, The Lillipad Cafe offers breakfast all day. Choose from a brekkie burrito, a Turkish breakfast, tofu and mushroom eggs benedict, and many more mouthwatering options.

After coffee and breakfast, you’re only a short walk from Cairns Esplanade or the Cairns Central Shopping Centre.

  1. Caffiend

Located on Grafton Street, Caffiend is the place for fresh coffee and a yummy breakfast before you start your day. Besides the great coffee, the food is just as good! Build your own brekky, or order tropical French toast, miso scrambled eggs, or the morning glory. You can also indulge in sharing bowls or grab a piece of homemade cakes or pastries.

  1. Crave Cairns

One of the best cafes in Cairns, Crave Cairns offers fresh breakfast meals and quality coffee. This vibrant cafe serves healthy breakfast (and lunch) meals throughout the day. From a poke bowl to a brekky burger, poached eggs, and many more mouthwatering meals, you’ll be craving to come back here! Plus, if you’ve got a cute dog, bring them down to the cafe and check out the dog menu!

After you’ve filled yourself up with a comforting breakfast, you’ll be ready to explore Cairns’s beautiful destinations, even if you’re on a budget. Whether that’s seeing the Great Barrier Reef, exploring the Daintree Rainforest, or the local markets, there is something for everyone.

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.