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.

Cairns to finally get Krispy Kreme with 7-Eleven expansion into Far North

The doughnut-shaped hole in our city’s heart is soon to be filled – Krispy Kreme is on its way to Cairns and Townsville along with 15 new 7-Eleven stores.

Location revealed for Annee's Caphê second Cairns store

Endless queues no more – Vietnamese iced coffee fans will soon be able to find their favourite brew at another Cairns location.

Cairns gin distillery cements itself as global leader

Wolf Lane Distillery has once again outclassed global competition, winning three medals – including a gold - at the Gin Masters 2021 awards in London.

Cairns' newest hotel opens its doors to the public

The Benson Hotel, at the site of the old Rydges Plaza, has injected new life into what was known as the LILO Rooftop Pool Bar.

Coffee served for free in Cairns to launch plastic-free July

Your favourite brew will be available for free at three Cairns cafes tomorrow, as part of a partnership between Crystalbrook Collection and Green Caffeen.

Little Larder cafe in Port Douglas up for sale

One of Far North Queensland’s most iconic and longstanding cafes has gone on the market at a ‘priced to sell’ figure.

Burgers and beers with Hemingway's head chef and brewer duo

With its waterfront location, a core range of award-winning beer, limited releases, and great pub fare, Hemingway's is one of Cairns most beloved brewpubs.

Two new fast-food franchises on the cards for Cairns

Who’s a big fan of burgers? How about burritos? Stocklands Cairns has submitted a development application to open two new international fast-food chains.

FNQ's best butchers for sausages, burgers and bacon

If you're planning a barbeque, you don't want to miss this list of the region's sausage kings and best burger and smallgoods butchers.

New cafes, bars, restaurants popping up in Cairns

Good news: it's Friday. Better news: The Tropic team has rounded together a list of new bars, restaurants and cafes, as well as a new distillery in Cairns.

A-pizza-perfection: Tropic's guide to Cairns' best pizza

You'd be hard-pressed to find a better crowd-pleaser than pizza. Tropic's here with the best Cairns places to grab a slice, including our pick on each menu.

Tropic guide: Cairns cafes that are open for Sunday brunch

Tropic's list of the best Sunday brunch offerings in and around Cairns city.

Cairns college pivot leads to niche in cheap eats

Diners are flocking to a Cairns English language school which has transformed its tuck shop into an all-you-can-eat restaurant as part of a COVID-19 pivot.

Cairns cafe pops the cork off natural wines

Oliver James explains why 'natties' are fast becoming a fun, no-fuss option for wine drinkers – and just how soon you can try one at Guyala Cafe.