The Best Lunch in Cairns

cairns attraction

Looking for the best lunch in Cairns? Luckily, our central location means you can find a pretty delicious lunch after your visit to us, and you don’t even have to go too far!

Here’s some of our favourites:


Located down a little laneway on Grafton St with outdoor and indoor seating, you’ll get some pretty incredible food (and coffee!) here.

We particularly love the options with local Marsh’s Butcher bacon …. mmmmm!!




Candy is easy to spot along Grafton Street, with bright green hedges out the front and a funky themed interior. Their meals are good sized and full of flavour, and their juices are the perfect accompaniment!



Known for its generously-sized meals (check out the Breakfast Burrito), Lillipad is perfect for those with an appetite.

It’s often busy, so you might have to wait for a table … but we promise you, it’s worth it!


Snoogies Health Bar

Tucked away in an arcade between Grafton Street and Lake Street, Snoogies Health Bar has been in Cairns for 11 years.

If you’re looking for healthy options that will keep you full for hours, you need to check them out. They have vegan options, raw food options, and even sauerkraut!



Tiny’s is another great option for the health-conscious. Located further down on Grafton Street, it’s a favourite for city workers and visitors to our region. They also do great coffee!


Corea Corea

The Orchid Plaza food court has a few Asian cuisine gems, and Corea Corea is definitely a standout.

A recent review on TripAdvisor sums it up pretty well, we think!

“Quick, generous serve, authentic, spicy, fresh and always a winner with a price to match.”



Cafe China

We couldn’t forget the tasty food at Cafe China, right downstairs from us in The Reef Hotel Casino!

Their chefs are from all over China, and create incredible dishes, using local live seafood and local ingredients. Cafe China is always a solid bet!