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Muddy's Cafe

174 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4051 0388
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good52%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (10 reviews)
“hamburger” (4 reviews)
“french fries” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, Fast food, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
174 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Coffee and juices in all sorts and sizes. Lying in between the Esplanade and the ocean its great for a pitstop while strolling through Cairns!

Thank Menno007
Reviewed 5 days ago

What a delightful place on the Esplanade overlooking the ocean. We, a mature couple, stopped here for breakfast and we were not disappointed. The fruit salad with Greek yogurt and muesli came as a generous portion and was delicious. We had coffee as an accompaniment...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have just had a 5 day stay in Cairns staying in apartments across the road from this great cafe. Right on the water, great coffee, great food, friendly staff and Water playground for kids. If your staying at the end of the esplanade around Abbot...More

Thank Dayjus
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First to explain the title. Between 6:30 and 8:00 they cut grass and blow off the grounds around the cafe....WAY noisy...they seem to finish about 8:00 a.m. OK that was my only negative....seriously....they only negative. The girls that run the place were AWESOME...totally friendly and...More

Thank Radford S
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

This little cafe / coffee shop offers coffee, drinks, snacks, cskes and ice cream to strollers, runners, and in general people out and about on the Esplanade. We stopped there on our walk , for their delicious ice cream in a cone. Great also for...More

Thank MarianneSammann
Reviewed 18 October 2017

We found this spot after marveling at the cool Muddy's Playground on the Esplanade (we didn't have kids with us). Open to the outside, this is a great spot for lunch and breakfast (we did both), with amazingly nice people behind the counter who clearly...More

Thank Paul J
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Perfect location. Nice food. Reasonably fast service. Spoilt a bit by the constant calling out over the loudspeaker when meals are ready. This could be fixed by having a screen that has a number system when food is ready

Thank KathynGreg
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Dropped in here for breakkie one morning and were very happy with our choice. Has inside and outside seating and is very casual and relaxed. We sat outside just a few metres from the water. Good espressos and a good bacon and egg roll. Would...More

Thank Colin S
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Muddy's burger - delicious and very big! Fries also good. Lovely sitting here along the esplanade. Popular little spot with good reason.

Thank Caros76
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Loved this place on the water, had breakie here three days running. Nice breakie and they did a decent coffee. Worth a visit.

Thank Big Mac J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 174 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4051 0388
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