Whether you fancy sharing a charcuterie platter, grabbing a quick artisan croissant or pastry, or just simply want to chow down on a delicious big, fat juicy burger, Cairns has a wide range of eateries to partake in brunch. Check out our selection of some of the very best brunch spots in Cairns that we recommend you check out:
Located in the 5 star rated Crystalbrook Riley hotel, on the Esplanade in Cairns, Paper Crane offers an Asian dining experience like no other.
Combining Thai, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese and Japanese flavours you will instantly be whisked away to the vibrant, frenzied streets of Asia with their sensational offerings.
Dishes like Sake and soy braised duck with Chinese pancakes, tempura-battered soft-shell crab or their signature dry-aged beef, are all served with a dash of theatre; while fragrant flavours of Thai basil, chili, ginger and coconut radiate from the kitchen.
The hotel also offers a wide range of beers, wines and signature cocktails to compliment these meals in a setting that is decorated with neutral tones and stylish Asian décor.
Address: Ground Floor, 131-141 Esplanade, Cairns QLD
Anyone who serves an all day brunch 7 days a week has to be worth visiting and thankfully The Chambers doesn’t disappoint.
Nestled in the heart of the Cairns CBD and housed within a building that was once a bank, the cafe prides itself on showcasing a constantly evolving menu to suit all palettes.
Containing all the best Aussie classics like Smashed Avo, Zucchini Fritters and Fresh Crab Salad, their sizeable brunch menu also includes smoothie bowls, fresh fruit juices and freshly baked chocolate eclairs, custard tarts and brownies made by in-house pastry chef.
If you can, try and secure a seat on the terrace, for a true Tropical North Queensland experience.
Address: 21 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870
Shangri-La The Marina
The Cairns hotel scene has some fabulous places to brunch and one of the best of them can be found at the Shangri-La The Marina.
With a beautiful harbour location, opposite the Reef Fleet Terminal, this stunning 5-star luxury hotel offers a quintessential Tropical North Queensland menu of fabulous seafood and old gold Australian barbeque.
Whether you like your meat smoked, charred, seared, grilled or roasted, or if you would rather nibble on a charcuterie platter whilst sipping a cocktail this place has you covered.
The Backyard Wagyu Beef Burger and the vegan, friendly Fable ‘Pulled Pork’ Burger are two dishes you can enjoy against the beautiful backdrop of the Marlin Marina, and the surrounding mountains by the Trinity Inlet.
Address: Pier Point Rd, Cairns City QLD 4870
Just 12 minutes outside of Cairns, near the beautiful Holloways Beach, lies Two Blocks. A specialty brunch venue, this is an excellent place to go for vegans, vegetarians and those with gluten or dairy intolerances.
Offering a selection of innovative sweet or savoury dishes made from fresh and seasonal produce, prepare to be blown away by their ricotta donuts served with miso butterscotch, orange puree, dark chocolate and toasted almond streusel. Their coffee is heartwarmingly delicious too!
Two Blocks is so popular that at the weekends they are walk-in only. But if you are able to secure yourself a table, the chances are you will want to linger for a while.
Address: 117 Oleander St, Holloways Beach QLD 4878
Coco’s Kitchen + Bar
For a little bit of brunch indulgence head on over to Coco’s Kitchen + Bar at the luxurious Pullman Cairns International.
Located opposite the Cairns Zoom and Wildlife Dome, a relaxed and yet sophisticated experience awaits you.
With a menu that promotes the clean and honest flavours of Tropical North Queensland’s local produce, you will love offerings like the fennel & cumin watermelon steak, pea puree, cucumber, coriander, lemon & fetta salad.
For those wanting something a bit ‘heartier’ their Wagyu beef burger on a toasted brioche with steak fries are sure to delight.
Address: 17 Abbott St, Cairns 4870