Three ways to enjoy coffee cold during the Far North's steamy summer

Oliver James of Tattooed Sailor Coffee Roasters (TSCR) and Guyala Café shares some of the best ways to enjoy coffee during the heat of a Cairns summer.

Bring in the new year with dim sum and disco house at Miss Chief

Hidden above the CBD hustle, Miss Chief is one of those places we find ourselves at too often - and not only for its pork belly, by far the best in town.

Mountain View Hotel south of Cairns snapped up by local hospitality group

The iconic Mountain View Hotel in Little Mulgrave, listed for offers around $1.5 million, is set to be bought by a well-known group of local business owners.

Cairns craftsmen release festive tipple and gin-focused degustation event

Wolf Lane Distillery and Nu Nu Restaurant have teamed up to release a second edition of their Christmas Pudding Gin, with a celebratory launch event in tow.

New bar and grill to open on the Cairns Esplanade this weekend

Another empty space on the Esplanade is being filled with a new restaurant, though its familiar faces and tried-and-true flavours at the helm of venture.

Cairns coffee roaster on why the $7 flat white is coming

Oliver James of Tattooed Sailor and Guyala Café tells Tropic Now how your coffee is priced and why it’s probably going to go up.

Oaks Kitchen and Garden wins national award for best destination dining

One of nine winners in the 2022 Gourmet Traveller Restaurant awards, Far North Queensland's Oaks Kitchen and Garden is tropical dining at its best.

Cairns collaboration takes out top gong in global vodka awards

A unique new product born from a partnership between FNQ Spirits and Skybury has taken out a huge international accolade.

Oktoberfest in Cairns: Tropic Now’s guide to the best upcoming events

Dust off your lederhosen and don your dirndl because Tropic Now has your ultimate Oktoberfest guide. Prost!

Mungalli Creek set to open ice creamery and milk bar beside Cairns Esplanade

One of the Far North’s most treasured food producers, Mungalli Creek Dairy, is opening an ice creamery and milk bar in Cairns.

Tropic's guide to Father's Day deals and specials in Cairns

From Mexican feasts to American-style BBQs, cocktail classes, beer towers and free bungy jumps, there's stacks of locals deals to treat dad this Sunday.

Newly awarded FNQ craft distillery delivers Christmas treats, Broncos gin and more

The team behind Wolf Lane Distillery in Cairns have revealed exciting new projects, fresh from receiving a swag of medals at the USA Spirits Ratings.

Hopscotch restaurant and bar in Cairns up for sale

Business brokers The Finn Group have listed popular Earlville eatery Hopscotch for $420,000.

Local distillers, brewers to open speakeasy-style bar in Cairns this week

The House of Commons, opening this week, brings together Mt Uncle Distillery, Coral Sea Brewing and some movers and shakers in the local beverage scene.

New gin distillery and bar to open in Stratford this week

A travel agent and aircraft engineer decided to delve into spirit-making after the pandemic hit, and now, we get to enjoy Narrow Tracks Distilling.

New Kuranda gin distillery launches today thanks to new liquor licencing laws

Belonging to a trailblazing family of craft gin producers, it’s no surprise Neddy and Christian Bedwell have gone on to start Distil on the Hill.

Rusty’s favourite opens new Thai café with a twist in Cairns

Tiss Bunwong, the friendly face behind the Ma Der Thai Street Food at Rusty’s Markets, has just opened a new Thai-Jamaican café in the Cairns CBD.

From bean to brew: why 'the source' is key to quality coffee

Oliver James, master roaster and barista behind Tattooed Sailor and Guyala Café in Cairns, explains why ‘the source’ is so integral to quality coffee.