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 in cairns for 2016

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

Personal service on a slow and rainy day.

Coffee was exceptional and conversation with staff was great! Thanks guys!

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

Best cafe Blackbird Laneway in cairns for 2016

Nice surprise for Cairns! Tucked away in a laneway, limited seating but food and coffee more than make up for it. Service is generally backpackers so can be inconsistent - otherwise a great experience.

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!

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

This is adding to my earlier review today - I forgot to move the scoring scale thing before I posted 🙄

Using our own sourced and roasted coffee -with our brand The Tattooed Sailor Coffee Roasters! Linea PB, EK43, Mythos grinder

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.