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Candy

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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70 Grafton Street, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
+61 7 4031 8816
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Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
111 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Has a modern café menu, with friendly efficient service. Down side was that it was 1pm for lunch and two items on the menu were unavailable. I would hope this is not a common occurrence as this may put regular clientele off.

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Thank Denene2013
Port Douglas, Australia
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81 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for a quick lunch and was pleasantly surprised. We had the candy and southern fried burgers, really tasty and the serving of chips was huge and delicious. Would recommend to anyone looking for casual dining.

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Thank intheknowuphere
Pottsville, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Glad we made the choice to come here for breakfast, the food is to die for! Coffee was made so well and was delicious. Not expensive at all. Staff really friendly and helpful especially the young lady named jade who helped me choose what to eat. Thank you!

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Thank tezitillie
Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staff were nice, place is a bit retro and menu is very typical of usual breakfast/brunch scene. Food was good, reasonable prices. Candy burger is a must!

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Thank marina n
Cairns, Australia
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Another querky place to eat. Similar to other hole in the wall styled places. Staff friendly and the service is prompt. Menu is health oriented and reasonably priced. Coffee ok but have had better in cairns.Comfortable for a weekend breakfast or lunch.

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Thank cairnsfood
Cairns, Australia
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57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I had never been to this place (to be honest, didn't even know about it) but I am glad my friends suggested it. All 3 of us were 100% beyond satisfied with our meals and juices. I got the poached eggs and avocado on toast. Mark my words, this is not an embellishment: I have lived in Cairns for over... More 

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Thank humblepuck
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Been here a few times and every time has been a pleasant experience. My favourite is the vegetarian breakfast and is always a good sized portion. Coffee is good and sometimes I tend to have a couple. Juices are nice and refreshing. This place is has a chilled and relaxed vibe. Will definitely always try to visit as I know... More 

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Thank Mimi D
Cairns, Australia
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

For breakfast we tried the smashed avocado on toast and candy burger. We ordered both meals with gluten free bread. The burger was fairly good but not amazing, the smashed avocado on toast was a real stand out. Lactose free lattes were very good. We'll be back!

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Thank Nickkkkkk
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Have not been here for 2 years, still didn't disappoint, one of our favorites, great food, great service and value. Bring good company as you can expect a bit of a wait for your food.

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Thank Jesse A
Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Quirky atmosphere, friendly staff and good coffee, appreciated the T2 as well. The food was flavoursome and the portions were ample. I very much enjoyed the vegetarian breakfast. Good value for what we spent.

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Thank Callan J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 23
Cuisine
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 Grafton Street, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4031 8816

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?