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#13 of 116 Cafe in Cairns


Cafe, Asian, Thai, Vietnamese
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 30 July 2021 via mobile

This small restaurant boasts of a wide range of food. However, it is basically the same wok based cooking. It is not cheap for the surroundings and the food is OK rather than very good.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 1 July 2021

This is a super nice friendly place for some breakfast or a delicous Vietnamese lunch. The bread I had was super fresh and toasted, fresh crispy vegetables and delicious tender pork! The cafe is a bit further away from the city center, but definitely worth...to travel for if you like this cuisine! Will come back tomorrow 🖤More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 5 June 2021 via mobile

Today was the second time I ate here and again amazing! The first time I had the stir fried ginger and vegetables with chicken and today I had the Pad see ew and again delicious! Super friendly staff, great affordable prices and quickly made! This...is going to be my place to get Thai food from now onMore

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 20 April 2021 via mobile

Amazing delicious authentic food! Very friendly staff and service. Could never go wrong with any dish!

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 23 March 2021 via mobile

Excellent find the quality of the food was exceptional. Service was prompt and friendly. Menu choices very good. Each dish that I sampled was a taste sensation with its own individual style and taste. We had the whole fish that was fresh and tasty. Definitely...will be back and everyone I told about this gem said they loved it too. Thanks for the great food.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 13 March 2021

Always fresh and yummy thai We love the red and green curries And even better that they deliver Been eating here for years

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 16 February 2021 via mobile

You only know how good she is once you have taken.the first bite of your food, and if it comforts you, locally, she is a food celebrity, know for dishing out food that's fabulous and covered by many newspapers. Portions are huge and thus the...prices seem steep but worth the quality and taste. Their seafood pad hai was selfish, and very unusual from what we have tried in the past. Also, their green curry was lesser on the sweet side yet packed punch, flavors and meat. Definitely among the best Thai food we have eaten in Australia. This one too is run by the family and they are warm and welcoming. One note of advice that we will give to any seafood lover is, If you are in Queensland don't miss out on Seafood. It's the best you'll find.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 31 October 2020

I will say that compared to other places, the servings are small for the price you pay(they seem a few dollars, $2-$5 more expensive than other places per dish, depending on what you order). Eg: only got 4 lumps of meat in the massaman curry,...had to break it up so everyone got some. And usually have leftovers for the next day or 2, there were no leftovers last night. But the food was better tasting than all the Thai places we've tried since our favourite closed a few years back. So points for that, and having good pad thai🙂More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 17 July 2020 via mobile

We got some takeaway from here. You can tell a good place if there are lots of locals eating there and also lots of people from the cuisine origin eating there. This place had both. It’s not in a pretty location but the flavour of...the food was right up there. The beef was tender and the spring rolls were tasty and also crispy. We got a couple noodle dishes and they were smashing too. I almost always order pad Thai so that is my litmus test. I gave the pad Thai a solid 8.5/10. So that’s pretty good. I’d definitely be happy to eat from here again. The staff k On my way! What their doing and I get the feeling they don’t make too many mistakes with orders.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 2 July 2020 via mobile

Delicious food at reasonable prices. You know the food is good when the place is filled with locals who mention how good the wonderful the food is when you're checking out the menu.

Date of visit: July 2020
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8 October 2016|
Response from Tiacafe C |
Yes, we can do gluten free and vegetarian meals for example fried rice or stir fried noodles (rice noodle) with mushroom sauce or vegetarian stir fried without soy sauce.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tia's Cafe in Cairns

Yes, Tia's Cafe in Cairns offers takeaway services.

Yes, Tia's Cafe in Cairns offers delivery services.

Tia's Cafe in Cairns is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5