8 new Cairns food and beverage options to get excited about
You may have seen recent headlines focusing on Cairns restaurants and bars that have closed.
Well as they say, as one door closes, another opens - and in the ever-changing landscape of the hospitality industry, there are some fantastic new offerings for Cairns foodies to take advantage of this year.
From take-away outlets to fine dining and boutique bars, here are 8 reasons to get excited about the future of the Cairns food scene.
New big fish in town
Cnr Abbott and Aplin Streets
Fishpoint is the latest venture from Villa Romana and Yaya’s Hellenic Kitchen & Bar. The CBD fish and chippery has fresh, local fish and chips at an affordable price.
Get your Hawaiian on
Novotel Oasis Resort, 122 Lake St
Moku Bar and Grill is the umbrella name for three venues, which include a terrace bar, restaurant and tiki bar-style beach shack - all dotted around the resort's gorgeous sandy lagoon.
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Dundee’s with the fishes
Cairns Aquarium, 5 Florence St
All the delicious dishes Dundee’s serves up at its waterfront venue are now at Cairns Aquarium's spectacular giant fish tank setting. There's also a focus on fresh seafood for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
More: Dundee's Cairns Aquarium
YOMG Cairns is back!
YOMG's mouth-watering fruit and sweet-topped frozen yoghurt and other ice-cold treats disappeared from Cairns about a year ago.
They're back in a new pop-up venue in the heart of the city.
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C’est Bon all day every day!
20 Lake St
Our favourite French restaurant is now open 7 days a week and has added breakfast to its dining options! Along with mouth-watering pastries (yes, the French do it best), give the creme brulee granola and fruit a try!
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We're your servants
78 Supply Rd, Bentley Park
Servant Espresso is perhaps a secret southsiders have been keeping to themselves...
As well as awesome coffee, mum's catch-ups are made easy thanks to a kids’ playroom and the regular offer of free babychinos - PLUS the owners encourage people to plug their laptops in and take full advantage of the Wifi. Not a bad workplace setting at all.
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Bailey's triple treat
163 Abbott Street
Crystalbrook Collection's second Cairns hotel - Bailey - has opened, delivering three new dining options in the process.
There's an Australian outback-themed bar and grill, while the old-school Milk Bar is sure to produce some nostalgia.
Option number three is called Pachamama, home to a Latin taste fiesta.
More: Crystalbrook Collection
Fly off on a full belly
Domestic terminal, Cairns Airport - Airport Avenue
A long list of local favourites and tried-and-tested national brands are now open at Cairns Airport's domestic terminal.
The hardest part will be deciding on your pre-flight fix.
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