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.

Tropic's guide to the best breakfast in Cairns and surrounds

Tropic's list of the most innovative, delicious and very best breakfast dishes we're happy to get out of bed for.

Modern Mexican makes its way to Cairns' Edge Hill

Tropic caught up with local chef Dan Crossman, who's heading Guerrilla – a modern Mexican eatery and wine bar opening in Edge Hill tomorrow.

New experiences for Cairns tourists this Easter break

Tropic's put together a guide on what's new, what's reopened, and what we think is worth seeing this Easter break – whether you're local or visiting.

Olympic legend Bradbury to bring own lager to Cairns

‘Doing a Bradbury’ is as much a part of Australia's identity as a crisp, cold lager. And now, Cairns can enjoy a beer with the Olympic legend himself.

Tropic's choice of the best arancini in Cairns

Soh Bae taste-tested her way around town to give us a run-down on the best arancini in Cairns.

Tropic's pick of the best eggplant dishes around Cairns

Eggplant. Aubergine. Brinjal. The baddest emoji around. However you like this plump, purple fruit, eggplant has emerged as a hero in plant-based eating.

Oaks Kitchen and Garden take home first Chefs Hat

A Southeast Asian organic cooking and dining destination in Oak Beach, near Port Douglas, has just received its first Chef Hat in the AGFG 2021 Awards.

11 things to do this wet season

Summer is the best time to experience the drama and delight of our incredible environment. Here are 11 fun things to do in the Far North this wet season.

Cafe Yorkeys proves the potential of eco-conscious coffee

While many cafes have struggled this year, Tim Morehead has been busy transitioning Cafe Yorkeys into a plastic-free zone with Green Caffeen.

Far North foodies launch new green waste solution

A new Port Douglas enterprise, Green Food Australia, has partnered with Salsa Bar & Grill to transform food waste into a probiotic soil supplement.

Five new cafes and bars coming to Cairns this summer

Tropic's list of great coffee and cocktail haunts is long for a city of our size, and it's about to get longer with five new cafes and bars soon opening.