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...

Interesting and a definite must to visit if you like your coffee.

Coffee was below average but the dairy free cakes were amazing. Nice and cool vibe

Best cafe Sing Sing Espresso in cairns for 2016

These guys respect the bean. Seasonal blend of mainly Brazilian and Columbian roasted up the road in Port Douglas. Exquisite ristretto. Smooth sweet. Excellent crema. Partner's latte was also great.

Coffee was washed out and half of it was foam. After spooning it out, which I've never done, I wanted to taste what Cairns #1 has to offer. Can taste the potential in the beans, but it didn't deliver.

Best cafe Blackbird Laneway in cairns for 2016

Outstanding coffee. Tried the long black, filter and latte. All excellent

I have been here twice and both times my coffee tasted burnt and I was unable to finish it. Good spot for a cafe, bloke behind the counter is a bit off putting as he was a bit rude when I told him about my coffee on the second visit. Not the best in town by a long shot in my view.


Ten One Twenty

Cairns City

Best cafe Ten One Twenty in cairns for 2016

Fabulous coffee. Very bold and consistent. Ordered another just because of that. Food fabulous too. Fresh and tasty. Well done guys

Finally a coffee serves at the right temperature, consistent and smooth (the cappuccino is anyway), amazing food with very good healthy product! My favorite thing is that everything is house made so you know what you drink/eat and it comes guilt free. 10/120 my favorite morning ritual, love the spot and live the staff.

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

Coffee was smooth and very good! Food was presented nicely and super yummy. We had mushroom and smashed avo breakfast dishes. Service was quick, friendly and attentive. Music was chilled( and at a perfect volume- not too loud and not too quiet) and ambient was very pleasant.

Amazing coffee! Banana bread had just the right amount of crunch.

Great coffee with table service! Silky milk and flavours that came right through

Best cafe Bang & Grind in cairns for 2016

In Cairns for a week, this place became my local. Lovely staff, very efficient service. Beans are from Ransom roasters - unsure where they are based. 2 blends available, one a medium roasted Ethiopian with some residual acid but not particularly fruity for an East African, the other a darker chocolatey roast of unknown provenance. Machine is a Synesso 2 group and 2 Kompak grinders doing a surprisingly quiet job. Pretty much faultless technique from the barista, very consistent and certainly deserves a 10, but I need to leave room for a better blend in my overall score. Sampled both extra shot flat white and piccolo, delicious coffee every time.

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.

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