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AU$11 - AU$21
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Cafe, Australian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 22 February 2024 via mobile

The food was served quick and staff were friendly. It was a tad pricey for the açai bowl. The food was good. For breakky for 2 adults and small child came to $66. No drinks.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 6 February 2024

It is really diasspointing to see some of the reviews on here regarding coast roast. In a beautiful location with views of the lagoon you can only imagine the rent they pay. The cafe serves excellent coffee and my family and I have always been...served by extremely friendly staff. It seems as though the only people who have problems here are the ones who are bringing in food or drinks from other cafes/restaurants (McDonalds seems to be the most frequent) in which case being asked to leave shouldnt be a shock to customers. I come here very often with my family and couldn't reccomend it anymore, it's a fantastic place to relax on your holiday AND the food is great, especially the enormous burgers!!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 3 January 2024

Great location with view of Lagoon Pool. I can see why the reviews are mixed. The food was truly good. NOT amazing and NOT bad. Don't expect this to be a 5 star establishment. I didn't experience any rude behavior as others have stated. As...a matter of fact, the service here was quite friendly but, food was definitely slow to come out (almost took 45 mins). All the meals were literally a 3 star level. We ordered the Avocado Smash, The Classic Breakfast, Acai Bowl and Smoothie Bowl. Unfortunately, all the poached eggs were quite hard. If they were truly easy/runny then the meal would have been "almost" 4 stars. The drinks were all good- 5 stars for the fresh squeezed orange juice & cappuccino. Lastly, I do think the Acai & Smoothie Bowls are 100% overpriced for what you get therefore, I recommend getting something hearty to have more bang for your buck!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 21 November 2023 via mobile

I had an unfortunate experience at Coast Roast Espresso Bar after a reef visit. Despite accidentally finding this cafe, the encounter was far from pleasant. After placing an order costing around $65, I went to Bang & Grind for a cappuccino, only to discover Coast...Roast had restrictions on bringing in items from other establishments. Upon returning, the owner confronted me aggressively, refusing to listen and threatening to cancel my order so we can go away. I agreed, saying, "Okay, go ahead, cancel the order." However, he hesitated, lacking the courage to follow through, likely because canceling meant he would have to issue a $65 refund. Eventually, I ended up taking the order as a takeaway. He persistently accused me of rudeness, seemingly oblivious to his own reflection in the mirror. This behavior was disheartening, and I empathize with the staff who endure such treatment regularly. As for the food, apart from the banana bread, everything lacked flavor and fell short of expectations. The mango smoothie, in particular, hardly resembled anything close to a genuine mango flavor. After the incident, the subsequent discovery of similar reviews detailing the owner's rude behavior, even towards children, is concerning. Despite the negative experiences and tasteless food, Coast Roast continues to operate, possibly due to its proximity to the port. Overall, it was a regrettable waste of money, time, and a harsh encounter that marred an otherwise enjoyable day. I wouldn't recommend this place to others.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 4 November 2023

A very vastly overpriced fruit salad. I was embarrassed when I took my overseas visitors and found that the fruit salad cost $17 for a very small fruit salad. The staff were very pleasant but didn’t listen to my feedback at all. In addition, I...wanted a plain croissant which was clearly one that was going to be filled so was stale. as a local, I won’t be going back despite the location this shouldn’t be enough to keep them going. please lift your game on the plus side, the fruit drinks were excellentMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 28 September 2023

Awfull attitude from Owner ? I asked for salt and pepper to be added to a simple Cheese Ham Tomato sandwich. Answer - 'You can add this yourself at the table'. Meaning. I had to dismantle my gooey swich and add s&p from dirty shakers...etc. I sent it back as they forgot the tomato... Back cam a VERY Slim slice of convenience store ham and undetectable cheese... Also very expensive compared to down the road offerings. The Blue Marlin is just 100 mtrs away and is fairly priced and the food is much better as is the customer service and attitude.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 4 September 2023

Unfortunately my scone was black with mould when it came to the table. The owner has a very bad attitude that he is well known for. Why would you want to go there? The food is prepared off site. Nothing genuine about it

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 15 August 2023

Nice spot along the Esplanade. The portions were quite large (ordered the big breakfast). The food could have been warmer but was ok. The cappuccino was nice though. The prices were reasonable. The staff were friendly and attentive.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 30 July 2023 via mobile

Husband and I enjoyed a late breakfast here on a Saturday morning. It was packed but we found a nice table for two quite easily. I had “bambino breakfast” - one rasher of bacon, one egg on toast, half a tomato. Extremely happy- it was...all cooked perfectly and was just the right amount for me. Husband had scrambled eggs and a cappuccino. His serving was very generous- it looked as though he had a minimum of 3 eggs. I enjoyed an icy cold vodka with sparkling water (no soda water there but what’s the difference really?!) All up it was only $51 with a 5% Saturday mark up. Very happy. Will eat there again in the next few days. (Flame grilled burgers with chips only $21! Great prices for such a big tourist spot!)More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 11 July 2023 via mobile

After a liveaboard dive trip I’d had a long sleep and surfaced later than usual. After checking out I still wanted a breakfast type meal and found it here. The juice was delicious, staff friendly and a good huevos rancheros. I’d definitely return.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 7 May 2023

First day we arrived in Cairns we went looking for somewhere to get lunch. We found this little place and decided to eat there. Staff were welcoming and friendly. We ordered a steak sandwich each and at first thought the price was a little outrageous.....but when the meal was delivered it was huge and certainly worth the price. Our only real complaint was we ordered a smoothie and a milkshake and both were closer to warm than cold.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 11 April 2023

Great food, very resanable $ with excellent friendly service. Some of the best eggs banadict I have had and almond coaching was spot on.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 5 April 2023

Finished a walk along the foreshore with a small takeaway coffee and sat down for breakfast. My partner was rudely approached by the owner who was raising his voice and told we cannot bring outside takeaway coffee to his cafe. He then proceeded to yell...across the cafe at the staff to not serve us due to having outside coffee while I was about to pay for breakfast. Extremely rude and pathetic service from this cafe who was clearly not busy (which I am now not surprised by) I would avoid this cafe, I would however recommended Muddys cafe where I bought my delicious take away coffee.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 17 March 2023 via mobile

Local wanting a breakfast with a view. The meal was very bland, didn’t eat the avocado, was so bland almost no feta, the hash browns were so oily and the oil needed changing. Just disappointed overall. The View was good and the coffee not terrible.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 13 March 2023 via mobile

Paid for smashed avo on toast. Received heavily buttered bread with avo on the side. Asked for some bread without butter and was refused. Was told I would have to order separately. Gross.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Coast Roast Coffee is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4