Reviews of Blackbird Laneway
Went here a few times. Found the service very lacking and undesirable. If the staff put half the effort into serving as they did latte art, it would be a lot better. Never once felt very welcome and that’s a massive turn off for me. My flat whites were inconsistent and often very ashy and sour. My main reason for returning was batch brew as it is hard to find in Cairns so that’s a positive but I have decided to not return as it has been unavailable too many times.
This cafe is about a 50m walk from the Rydges hotel where I was staying so it is perfect. At 7:30am it's doing solid trading without huge lineups yet. Free chilled and sparkling water on tap and a great coffee. With offers of 6, 8 & 12 Oz drinks in both dine in and take away. There is also for sale tampers, aeropresses, reusable cups etc. Nice use of upcycled timber etc for decor. However no music was playing so seemed very subdued. Maybe they just haven't turned it on yet.