Eat & Drink
Cairns chef explains why we should all slurp our soup
14 Mar 2022, 15:00
Oliver James of Guyala Café and Tattooed Sailor Coffee Roasters breaks down the science behind flavour.
Tropic's list of dog-friendly cafes around Cairns and the Far North
18 Feb 2022, 12:45
Who's pooch loves a puppuccino? Here's our guide to pet-friendly cafes and restaurants across Cairns, the Northern Beaches, Palm Cove and Port Douglas.
Kuranda distillery backs up international award with new gin release
08 Feb 2022, 13:30
With the world’s eyes watching, Distil on the Hill's Neddy and Christian Bedwell are gearing up for the launch of their second craft gin.
Further proof Far North Queensland is home to Australia’s best gin distilleries
27 Jan 2022, 15:19
Far North Queensland’s distillers have come away with a swag of medals at the 2022 World Gin Awards.
Cairns gin distillery jumps into ready-to-drink beverages with latest release
21 Jan 2022, 09:15
Wolf Lane Distillery's Darren Barber on why seltzers are popping, both internationally and in our own backyard.
Three ways to enjoy coffee cold during the Far North's steamy summer
14 Jan 2022, 11:30
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
15 Dec 2021, 10:00
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
16 Nov 2021, 11:30
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
04 Nov 2021, 13:00
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
02 Nov 2021, 17:00
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
29 Oct 2021, 12:15
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
26 Oct 2021, 16:30
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
08 Oct 2021, 10:30
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
29 Sep 2021, 08:45
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
27 Sep 2021, 15:45
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
31 Aug 2021, 10:00
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
23 Aug 2021, 08:41
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
20 Aug 2021, 15:26
Business brokers The Finn Group have listed popular Earlville eatery Hopscotch for $420,000.