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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After more ther one year and a half I still think to that special food. I reccomand mee goreng with sambal sauce, it is so special.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious authentic Indonesian chicken curry, etc..Gentle efficient service. Eat in or take away across the road to the esplanade to look over the water.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 7 September 2023 via mobile

I put this place in my MUST DO list for my visit to Cairns. It did not disappoint!! If only I were staying longer so I can try other dishes on the menu. I just had the satay chicken skewers and nasi goreng. It’s the...real deal, with the right amount of spice. This place is across the road from the Muddy’s Playground on the Cairns Esplanade, a block away from the busy strip. I took my 7 yearold kid to the playground and while she was drying out from the water fountains, I got a takeaway from Bagus. Very friendly service and nice outdoor seating out front. Hope to come back again soon.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 4 September 2023

This little "hole in the wall" cafe was recommended by a taxi driver and certainly didn't disappoint us. Just down the road from Cairns Plaza hotel opposite huge park no indoor seating but covered outdoor.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 29 August 2023

Bagus halal Indonesian restaurant at Caravella Backpackers on Esplanade gets good reviews thru many years. Last night was no exception. It being Monday it was not busy. Four of us chose 3 platters to share: Medium Rendang Chicken, lamb satay and smashed beef curry, all...came with hot sambal & fresh veggie pickles. We ordered 3 ‘pecel’ a mixed cooked/fresh salad with peanut sauce dressing was expensive at aud7.5 a pop. Main courses at $20.50 each of big helpings was cheap, Pecel pushed it up. In summary: it was a good food experience.More

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Reviewed 23 July 2023 via mobile

I’m not a connoisseur of this type of cuisine, but I enjoyed my lunch at Bagus Cafe. It was, I imagine, a good example of tasty Indonesian food. The cafe itself is very basic, with practical but ordinary decor, in a pretty location. I had...the Beef Rendang which was well spiced and delicious. It was accompanied by rice and a couple of other small additions. I avoided the sambal like the plague. My husband had the chicken Goreng which was quite spicy, and also accompanied by rice and a salad. He enjoyed it. He also ordered the additional peanut sauce which had too much chilli for him, and was a little unpleasant - a warm sauce on a cold cabbage slaw. On the whole, it was a lovely lunch.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 19 July 2023 via mobile

Wanted to try something different while in Cairns and this was closest to me, with suitcase in hand. And boy did not regret it. The food is fresh and have a great taste to it. I’ve never had Indonesian food but I am impressed. Will...come back if ever in Cairns again.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 4 July 2023

Fantastic Indonesian food. Fresh, delicious and affordable food. Authentic flavours and lovely staff.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 1 July 2023 via mobile

This is a pretty basic kind of restaurant which has sit in and takeaway meals. The food was typical and tasty. My beef Rendang was very tasty. A good no frills experience.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 1 June 2023

Brilliant experience. We are so grateful firstly, that even though Bagus had 'closed', they remained open for us. We felt welcomed and relieved as we thought we had missed out. The owner has a huge smile and the kitchen was quick! The seating area is...humble but we felt it was almost like being in Bali. We ordered the grilled chicken, the duck and the beef rending, as well as some satay skewers. Everything was delicious! Termikasih Bagus! Baik Baik!More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 22 April 2023

Great meals at a great price.We haven't been able to get to Bali since Covid, but this was the real thing. Highly recommend the beef rendang and the ayam with rice and salad.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 18 March 2023 via mobile

I was expecting more from the reviews, however was dissappointed with the quality of food. Ordered the chicken skewers, spring rolls, Nasi goreng and Chicken Rendang Ayam. Food came out super fast, however tasted like it had just been warmed up in the microwave and...flavours not very authentic/nice (having been to many Indonesian eateries). The Nasi Goreng was very peppery which is all you could taste. The Rendang watery and chicken texture wasn’t very fresh. Chicken skewers were drowned in some type of satay sauce which the chicken was barely warm and not hot as you would normally expect. Hopefully it was just our luck on the day, however we won’t be dining here again.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 23 October 2022 via mobile

Ordered too much…..ate it all! Great food that is only matched by the lovely staff. Unassuming restaurant that delivers were it counts - quality food and gracious service. Cannot recommend more highly. Don’t miss the chance to visit.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 31 August 2022 via mobile

Enjoyed a wonderful takeaway lunch from the Bagus Cafe. I was drawn in by the name and the smell of the food cooking. Ordered 4 dishes and they were all fantastic, Rendang Sapi, Nasi Goreng Sate, Ayam Bakur and Bebek Goreng. Highly recommend this little...cafe. Lovely staff as well.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 8 August 2022 via mobile

We absolutely loved our meal at Bagus Cafe whist recently in Cairns. Fast friendly service and the food was full of flavour and delicious- we will make this a favourite place to eat when visiting Cairns from now on !

Date of visit: August 2022
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They have a bar on site that you can have a drink while waiting for a table. Not sure if they allow byo though
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Bagus Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4