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...

Great venue, great location. Staff are attentive but lack slightly in training which would be expected from a venue such as this. Coffee has a great flavour profile but milk could use some work. Staff 9/10. Venue 10/10. Coffee 9/10

The coffee is made to perfection with the excellent choice of dark roast. Modern and minimalistic interior. Fabulous service

Best cafe Sing Sing Espresso in cairns for 2016

Nice and vibrant Cafe, unfortunately at the end of a lane which make it hard to find. Cold brew coffee is really nice, slightly bitter after taste but not too much. Espresso nicely served in hand made cups and smooth till the last drop. Really enjoyed spending some time here, Ritch was really friendly!

Nice little alley way location, coffee is good and staff are North Queensland friendly. A nice place to visit early in the morning. Worth a visit.

Not sure why this is rated 9.5 as it was seriously one of the worse coffees we have had. It was so bitter we had to throw it out (now that’s a first). Great service though 😊

Best cafe Blackbird Laneway in cairns for 2016

Really good coffee, perfectly brewed and a excellent balance of flavours in the blend. Best cafe coffee I've had in months! I just ordered a small takeaway double shot latte and it was still amazing.

This is a really good, definitely worth a visit. Coffee is excellent, atmosphere is just what you are looking for in a morning cafe. People are friendly. Cairns seems to have some really good coffee and this is one of them.


Ten One Twenty

Cairns City

Best cafe Ten One Twenty in cairns for 2016

Tasty, smooth macchiato, and v nice French toast!

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

Gr8 coffee, nice rounded taste and extraction and tamping was well done(no grains in bottom of cup). Food was excellent and good value and the team here have a good rapport with their patrons.

Great Coffee!! Thanks Guys Almond latte is always a bit of a risk but you nailed it.

Service was shot. No acknowledgement, asked if it was ok to take a seat, yes, then no follow up??? Only for staff to then try and push me out of the table I just sat at?? Love the shared table tops. Just hated the lack of love to singular customers.


Bang & Grind

Cairns City

Best cafe Bang & Grind in cairns for 2016

One of Cairns few speciality Espresso Cafe's offering boutique coffee internationally sourced and roasted in Cairns, gourmet foods locally sourced and prepared by our brilliant in house chefs, crushed juices and smoothies, and sweets made in house.

Some of the best coffee in cairns and the girls that work there are amazing, they know customer service and make you feel very welcomed. Go often enough and they'll remember your order and your name, which goes along way in building returning customers. Thanks for being so lovely girls! And for all the coffees. Meg and Oscar x

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