Top Cafes of 2016 - Cairns

We’ve run the numbers! Here are the best cafes of 2016 in Cairns, voted by real coffee lovers.

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Best cafe The Chamber Room Espresso & Brew Bar in cairns for 2016

An adults only Espresso & Brew Bar where a coffee coma is possible...

Nice coffee, best I had in Cairns. Not much food available but really nice staff.

long black under extracted both times. equipment all Victoria Arduino so no excuse. bump that dose up a bit and we'll be friends

Great find for an out of towner like me. The pick me up I needed, thanks team!

Best cafe Sing Sing Espresso in cairns for 2016

Great spot to relax, genuine service. Good local contemp local feel. 🤠🙌 excellent ying yang creme bar on my LB

Excellent coffee but I personally prefer the brews at Balckbird Espresso. Still great coffee and service at this little alleyway cafe

Wow great flat white great banta great choice. Would really recommend this place

Best cafe Blackbird Laneway in cairns for 2016

Best coffee in Cairns by a long way! These guys know their craft. Weighing the coffee so it's consistent, ensuring the timing is perfect and not burning the coffee like many cafes. They use 'proper' milk & clean the milk jug before each coffee is made. The cafe has a lovely earthy feeling about it too. The staff are a delight, and service is prompt despite the time and care put into every cup. Food offerings include cakes,slices and loaves, but they are the highest quality and sourced locally. I recommend the lumberjack or hummingbird. Give this place a go, you won't regret it!

Big smokey roast fresh aroma in shop. Earthy grain body adding a well balanced Sweeter density. Great service on entry & departure

I actually think this is my favourite cafe ever, even despite living in Brisbane. They use Misty Mountains milk (my favourite) and the coffee is the best, I don't have to order and extra shot in my flat white here.


Ten One Twenty

Cairns City

Best cafe Ten One Twenty in cairns for 2016

Been going here for years. Usually go when I'm as dry as a dead dingoes donga and get me self a flat white and banana and coffee smoothy. Love the coffee and the thick smoothy The food is always bloody delicious

Just love the food and coffee here. Josie, Peter & staff are always so friendly and welcoming. They also make the best soups ever...perfect time to eat soup in Cairns NOW!!

Coffee was on point. I had a small takeaway latte and was pleased to be told that a double ristretto shot is standard in a small. The service was friendly and quick, the only sour note is they charge $0.50 surcharge on eftpos transactions under $10! Crazy!

Best cafe Caffiend in cairns for 2016

We roast our own coffee under the label Tattooed Sailor coffee roasters.Running milk and black blends, with single Origin for v60.Linea PB, EK43 Simonelli

Probably the best scrambled eggs I've ever had! Coffee is excellent also, very clean, balanced and full of flavor. Great place to visit for excellent coffee and food.

Excellent Coffee. Food does seem a little on the expensive side, though presentation of my French toast was excellent. I probably wouldn't pay $19 for it again however.

The service was prompt, the coffee was full of flavour. A good clean crisp flavour, with good clean after taste. The food was good with prompt service, one downer was that I was given a pepper grinder that was empty? Small things in service matter. Overall I would recommend your stop by this place.

Best cafe Bang & Grind in cairns for 2016

I was excited to try here while visiting Cairns. Very disappointed as the coffee was ok. Took ages to be made. Nothing to rave about or anything super like i expected after reading the reviews.

Food was great, coffee was nice and strong how I like it, the milk was not done that great. Still good but could of been better

Nice flavoursome coffee. Food was a good serving size, well presented and tasty.