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Reviewed 19 December 2023 via mobile

An old woman named Roz who I believe is an owner accused me of stealing. I arrived for breakfast with a copy of The Australian which she accused me of taking from the cafe without paying. When I asked her if they sold The Australian...she confirmed that no, they didn’t. I asked her how I could possibly have stolen something the didn’t sell and she was unable to answer! Nice location but that woman should not be in hospitality- or anywhere else that requires human interactionMore

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 8 November 2023

Absolute terrible service and food. Got a bit of teeth in my hamburger and when I wanted to return the burger they got completely unfriendly and didn’t want to do anything about it. The staff looked weird at our table all the time and wanted...us to leave. They also had the guts to ask us for a big tip after all this things. Next time I rather eat the sand and drink ocean water.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 8 November 2023 via mobile

Unfriendly staff and made us pay 5dollars to charge a phone. Felt like we bothered the staff by staying staying seated for a long time after eating.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 5 October 2023 via mobile

Great location on the beach and sea breeze to cool you down. Kids loved their nuggets and chips while I enjoyed my mango daiquiri.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 29 September 2023

Beautiful location "Strait on the Beach". Food is good with a varied menu. Beer is cold. They have a basic wine selection too. But the best thing about this place is that there is an unobstructed view of the ocean at the end of the...road. You almost expect Jimmy Buffet to appear on deck. If you get there early, walk past the tables and grab a couple of stools at the front and eat on the beachfront bar. Lovely spot....More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 1 August 2023

We loved this cafe. The views were amazing. We enjoyed coffee and cake. Coffee was good and the cakes even better. There was a very good variety and they were made inhouse. We came twice and tried a different cake each time. I wish we...had of found this gorgeous cafe earlier because I would have been back each day to try a different cake. You could also buy a beer and a meal. Only about 10 mins past Cairns airport right on the beach. Loved it here.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 29 July 2023

Great spot on the beach ... Good service and food. Can get a bit breezy. PLENTY OF PARKING NEARBY AND A NICE WALK ALONG THE BEACH FRONT.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 30 June 2023

We visit Cairns nearly every year for 2/3 months - and sometimes twice a year from overseas. We used to come to Straight on the Beach, but the coffees were awful, and the food so-so - service was hit and miss. We are coming over...again, and really hope the new owners have improved the offerings - the location is fantastic. We will definitely be trying it out for breakfasts or coffee or lunch - fingers crossed and good luck to the new owners! If the food is good, you should be packed to the rafters!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 8 May 2023 via mobile

Perfect position on the beach nice breezes If you like surly and unfriendly staff,expensive food choices ,which I would rate as a 2 out of 10 and warm beer ,this venue is for you

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 29 April 2023 via mobile

Location location location Cafe right on Holloway Beach. Under new management since I was here last. Atmosphere casual and friendly. Food drinks and service are great. Coffee is good. Ukulele night Wed night well worth a visit. Saturday afternoon, local live bands continue to play...from 3 pm to 6 pm. What a way to spend your afternoon listening to great music, dancing, and mixing with I th locals. It's one of my top favourite destinations in Australia!More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 31 March 2023 via mobile

Food and service was excellent! Just the perfect spot, which is literally on the beach. Can watch the kids swim and it’s also the beach flagged swimming section right in front of the restaurant and has a lifeguard. This is relaxing!! And the coffee was...good!More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 25 March 2023

Lovely hidden gem . Great views. Quaint decor. Food very good . Plenty of choice on the menu . Price reasonable.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 6 March 2023

Went to “Strait on the Beach” a few days ago and was disappointed with the service and attitude of the staff. We have been a lot of times over the years as we are locals and we have taken visitors from interstate and overseas there...and enjoyed the atmosphere and food. This visit was not a good one we ordered drinks and was enjoying the afternoon and decided that we would order some food which was nice but while we were still eating a staff member came over and put a reserved sign on our table. A little while later one of the owners came over and asked us to leave as they needed the table and asked if that was OK. Our visitor said no it wasn’t OK as he had only just received his meal. We were then told that the table was book for someone else. We were never informed of this when we arrived and have never had this happen to us in the years that we have been there. We found that it was very rude and so did our interstate friends. As they say people tell a lot of people about there bad experiences and only a few of there good experiences, you may need to keep that in mind. Regards from a disappointed local resident !More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 5 February 2023 via mobile

I understand that the business has finally changed hands at last. Under the outgoing operators I would have advised people to stay away for the last 20 years due to rudeness I received. However, with the new owners from interstate it may be a good...place to go to once more. So I say try it out. Good luck to the new owners..More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 3 January 2023

Friendly staff, nice fresh food and amazing view, worth a visit. Nice the staff smiled and said good bye when we left. Very clean and tidy, meals came out very quick and nicely presented.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Hey Helen just letting you know they do serve gluten free food that is really good I would recommend
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Strait on the Beach is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4