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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Frydays

Cairns, Cairns Area
Frydays is located at 117 Abbott St. It is rated 3.2 by 16 Zomato users. Serves Breakfast, Seafood. The average cost for 2 mains and 2 beverages here is A$7 approximately. Listing provided in partn

Salted Lime Seafood & Grill

Cairns, Cairns Area
Salted Lime Seafood & Grill is located at Unit 2, 64 Shields Street, Cairns. Serves Asian Fusion. The average cost for 2 mains and 2 beverages here is A$120 approximately. Listing provided in partn

Gallery 5

Atherton,
Gallery 5 is located at 5 Atherton-Herberton Rd. It is rated 2.9 by 6 Zomato users. Serves Coffee and Tea, Desserts, Diner. The average cost for 2 mains and 2 beverages here is A$7 approximately. L

Lure Restaurant

Port Douglas, Douglas Area
Zomato users recommend Sea Food and Coffee at Lure Restaurant. Most of the visitors also appreciated the Friendly Service. Lure Restaurant is located at Shop 15-16 Marina Mirage. It is rated 3.3 by 43 Zomato users.
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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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