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Australian, Cafe
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Breakfast
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Accepts Credit Cards, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service
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Reviewed 31 December 2023

This is a small place in the Pullman Reef hotel and casino. We ate there for breakfast during our stay at the hotel. The menu is limited, but the food was very good. Over the course of a few days we had the Big Breakfast...(a huge plate of food), the benedicts, and the bacon & egg roll. All were plentiful and delicious. A nice stop for a hearty breakfast.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 14 September 2023

We had previously been to Merchant months ago and thought we would revisit. Very disappointing. Coffee substandard. Service could be better. Very grotty, sticky tables, needs upgrade. The Pullman Cocos across the road is far superior and nicer surroundings. Won't be back again.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 8 July 2023

We called into Merchant for Breakfast on Wednesday 28/06/23 & a good meal selection from the menu planner, after placing our order we only waited around 15 minutes to be served. Food well cooked & service very good. In total paid AUD $67.50

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 11 June 2023

What a pleasant surprise! Located in the Reef Hotel/Casino. Great staff…so friendly and attentive. Good range of food and very pleasant coffee

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 11 June 2022

We had breakfast here every day and there is a wide choice available. It's also a relaxing place for great coffee and cake or pastry. You can eat outside or inside. Service is friendly and efficient. It's worthwhile trying.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 18 April 2022

Ate breakfast here a number of days. Great food and warm friendly service. Good coffee and juices here as well

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 18 February 2022

This would have to be the best kept secret in Cairns! All staff were amazing, I loved Bec, Jocton, Lili and ALL, sorry I lost the piece of paper that I had written down ALL of your names. We went there each morning for b'fast...- b'fast was amazing, service was out of this world - and I just loved going back. Service was swift, and I mean quick! Tea's - coffee's were at your table within seconds, and not far behind was your b'fast. A real credit to each of you. Thank you for making the start of our day GREAT!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 20 September 2021

Great staff - had breakfast here a couple of times and all the staff i interacted with were great. Really enjoyed the coffee. Good selection of food.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 30 July 2021 via mobile

Called in the late breakfast, this cafe attached to the hotel/casino. Had Eggs Benedict and a turmeric coffee. Both were above average! Sitting outside is also pleasant, but in aircon also an option.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 1 July 2021 via mobile

We had a hot breakfast here 1 morning out of 3 during our stay. Staff were friendly and helpful. My coffee was nice and the serving size of the breakfast was perfect for us. We had a bit of a wait for our meal to...reach our table. They were not busy, we did order a hot meal so that was to be expected. What was not expected was for it to be served warm/cool.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 24 May 2021

Excellent service, the breakfast is very tasty and the coffee service has good an excellent taste. It is not overprice.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 9 April 2021 via mobile

Meh... Ok but definitely not excellent. Prompt service and my order was correct. Fake sourdough bread, limited portions and tasted a bit average. Filled a gap and was convenient as staying at the hotel. However I will venture further next time for breakfast.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 14 February 2021

We ate breakfast there 3 mornings as part of our Luxury Escapes package, Very good menu and well cooked food. Staff were great as was their coffee. Recommend. They do only open until midday.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 16 January 2021 via mobile

This cafe inside the complex is the ideal place to have breakfast, especially if you are staying in house. It's hours are limited, so do not plan on having lunch there. There is seating both inside and outside overlooking the street. Not a big menu,...but more than enough and at reasonable prices. Friendly, helpful staff and great coffee. We were at the Pullman for a week and had breakfast there or in room from there every day, which must tell you something. Would be happy to go back there when next in Cairns.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 3 January 2021 via mobile

As part of our package at the casino was breakfast at Merchant. These guys do top notch food and coffee. No buffet due to covid, so all breakfasts were a la carte. A good variety. The staff are super friendly and service is prompt. The...better half and I would dine here for breakfast anytime if we were living in Cairns. 10/10More

Date of visit: December 2020
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4