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“Great service but average food”
Review of Cafe Thailand

Cafe Thailand
Ranked #87 of 628 Restaurants in Cairns
Price range: US$5 - US$14
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 12 July 2014

Cafe Thailand is certainly more affordable and serves good portions as the other reviewers point out in this area of Cairns. The service is really good and everything is brought out with a smile. At least that is a good start.
We ordered the spring rolls and the vegetable Tom Yum soup for starters. Both were very good. But then the mains really were just average. The prawn fried rice , although with more prawns than the regular Thai restaurant in Sydney, was sweet. My partner had the Vegetable noodle stir fry which I again found too sweet. I had the spicy steamed fish which was nothing to ride home about. I guess I was expecting a bit more zing in the flavours and/or expecting a dish comparable to my local Thai place which is a favorite. In any case, if you are tired and want a really solid (and big!) Thai meal this place will not disappoint. But if you are very delicately balanced flavours, may be try another place.

Thank Beachman2125
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

Great food and the price is not trying to rip you off.
Excellent choice for the person who doesn't like paying $100's for a meal in Cairns with your family.
You won't be disappointed.

Thank David D
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Reviewed 29 June 2014 via mobile

We Walked right along the esplanade to find something to eat at a reasonable price could not find anything. Then we came across Cafe Thailand, food was great service was great and the prices were great. If you like Thai food then you've come to the right place.

1  Thank Craig S
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

A good find whilst out exploring. Had a not so great Thai meal in Sydney last week and was beginning to despair of not finding a good one here but my faith was restored and had a great beef Panang the flavours were delicate and well balanced and a good price too. My partner had the tofu Masuman and was also very happy with the flavours. ,

1  Thank steviemitch
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

Café Thailand was an ok restaurant, here are my pros and cons:
PROS:
- good service
- soft drinks served in big glasses
- pd thai and fried rice quite good
- quite affordable
CONS:
- curry very chewy, beef very hard
- scallops not cooked enough
- prawns served with mayonnaise (in a thai restaurant you would expect better than mayonnaise)
- lots of fans spinning at the maximum, i was feeling cold and the environment windy with all those fans
- small restaurant, a lot of tables, = a lot of noise. Alright with your friends but not for a romantic date.

I think it was ok, i would qualify my meal as decent but you can find way better thai restaurants in Cairns.

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Thank Thomas B
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