Tropical North Queensland restaurants and cafes

Just like the two World-Heritage icons; the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef, flavours collide in Tropical North Queensland to create an unprecedented foodie adventure. Take time between treks through the rainforest, snorkels on the reef and frolics under waterfalls to taste your way through Cairns and the surrounding region. Up here, restaurants are served with a side of beachfront and cafes beam in backstreets.

Cairns restaurants and cafes

Take advantage of Cairns’ balmy weather and dine alfresco on The Esplanade and Marina for seafood so fresh it’s served off the back of the boat it was caught on. Or, wander through the laneways off Lake street for a low-key, yet sophisticated drink (or three). Café hop at the trendy establishments dotted along Grafton, Spence and Johnston streets that serve everything from hearty to healthy, or mingle with the locals at the weekend markets where you can stock up on fresh produce.

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Dundee's Restaurant On The Waterfront

Cairns, Cairns Area
Dundee's Restaurant captures the three ingredients of success at its best. Great food, great location and perfect ambience. Open seven days a week for coffee, lunch and dinner (9am until late), Dundee's is positioned directly on the boardwalk with fabulous views over Marlin Marina, Trinity Inlet and mountains.

Jaques Coffee Plantation

Mareeba,
Jaques Coffee Plantation is an Agri-Tourism business in the Mareeba Shire with 85,000 productive coffee trees, a 130 seat fully licensed restaurant and café sits at the heart of the plantation, onsite roastery and gift shop.

Daintree Ice Cream Company

Diwan, Douglas Area
The Daintree Ice Cream Co was established in 1993 and since then this humble little ice cream shop has become an icon. Ice cream is made on site, using organically grown fruit from their very own orchard.

Ochre Restaurant and Catering

Cairns, Cairns Area
The Ochre is recognised both nationally and internationally as one of the most innovative modern Australian restaurants not only in Cairns, but Australia. Located on the Boardwalk at the Harbour Lights Hotel, Ochre offers the best waterfront dining, with views across the marina to forest covered mountains.

Osprey's Restaurant, Thala Beach Nature Reserve, Port Douglas

Oak Beach, Douglas Area
Savour the view overlooking the sparkling Coral Sea and coastal Wet Tropics ranges even longer by stopping by for lunch, dinner or an afternoon coffee or cocktail at Osprey's Restaurant at Thala Beach Nature Reserve.

Salsa Bar and Grill

Port Douglas, Douglas Area
Salsa Bar and Grill has been welcoming locals and visitors alike through its doors for over 25 years. Having won many awards over the years for creative menus, customer service and atmosphere, the team at Salsa pride themselves on serving guests of the restaurant like they are welcoming old friends back home.

Zephyr

Fitzroy Island, Cairns Area
Zephyr is located at Fitzroy Island. It is rated 3.5 by 9 Zomato users. Serves International, Seafood. The average cost for 2 mains and 2 beverages here is A$25000017 approximately. Listing provide

Cardwell Beachcomber Restaurant

Cardwell, Cassowary Coast Area
Cardwell Beachcomber Restaurant is located at 43a Marine Parade. This restaurant is yet to be rated by Zomato users. Serves Australian. Listing provided in partnership with Zomato

Bombay Kitchen

Cairns, Cairns Area
Bombay Kitchen is located at 62B Shields Street, Cairns City, Cairns. It is rated 3.2 by 6 Zomato users. Serves Indian. Listing provided in partnership with Zomato

Lucky Fish

Palm Cove, Cairns Area
Lucky Fish is located at Shop 18, 111-117 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove. This restaurant is yet to be rated by Zomato users. Serves Fish and Chips. The average cost for 2 mains and 2 beverages here is A$40 approximately.
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Port Douglas restaurants and cafes

Once a sleepy tropical town, Port Douglas has grown into an upmarket foodie haven. Think of your plate as your passport to top-notch nosh and over 60 restaurants and cafes situated around the hub of Macrossan Street and sprinkled throughout town. Each serving up a smorgasbord of cuisines from modern Australian to Asian delights. Renowned for incorporating seafood with a dash of tropical influence, Port Douglas’ restaurants are varied enough to experience a new fare each day.  

Palm Cove restaurants and cafes

With just as many restaurants and cafes as there are palm trees, Palm Cove has redefined barefoot luxury with its foodie haunts literally on the beachfront. Take a stroll on Williams Esplanade and let your tastebuds guide you to authentic Asian, Mexican and Greek (for good measure) and an ocean of seafood restaurants.

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