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Reviewed 5 January 2023 via mobile

We stopped by for the vegan cakes which are more like dense tarts. A few different flavors including mint, chocolate, and strawberry shortcake. We went with chai spice and lemon. As with many vegan dessert options, most included nuts so ask after the ingredients if...you are allergic. We grabbed coffee at the nearby Cruze Coffee or we would've tried theirs too! We heard good things about their chai so may stop by again. Plenty of indoor seating in this cozy, well-decorated cafe. Service was quick!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 10 August 2022 via mobile

Incredibly good coffee. Never disappoints. Have been several times in the last couple of years and the coffee is consistently exceptional every time. Probably the best coffee in the whole of Cairns, Palm Cove and Port Douglas.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 12 July 2022 via mobile

Tucked away in the arcade this is seriously good coffee. My only suggestion would be a wider selection of accompanying snacks, perhaps a sandwich or two.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 12 June 2022 via mobile

Best coffee… perfect temperature, perfect blend and consistency. Hunt it down and indulge. Sunshine Coast Roastery do the roasting and the Blackbird team do the rest.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 11 September 2021 via mobile

The coffee was so good that this became our favourite go-to cafe in Cairns. The staff were smiling and helpful and could not have been nicer.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 31 July 2021 via mobile

One of the best coffees I’ve had in years. Great service very friendly it became our local coffee shop during our holiday. Great for families to sit and enjoy especially on Friday with a Duke Doughnut.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 5 July 2021

Best coffee we had in Cairns on our holiday. Tucked in a little laneway, super friendly lovely staff.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 28 June 2021

Great coffee, lovely staff. It's worth seeking out this hidden away gem if you are fussy about your coffee. You won't be disappointed.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 9 May 2021 via mobile

Lovely vibe and variety of drinks and coffees. The cold brew came with large sphere of ice which was cool! Great little cafe tucked away in the lane way. Highly recommend for coffee lovers!

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 28 April 2021 via mobile

Bit hard to find but worth the effort. Great coffee and a delicious orange and poppy seed friand. Friendly service. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 11 April 2021 via mobile

Hidden away in a Cairns arcade is this great cafe. Wonderful coffee, friendly staff and relaxing atmosphere. Enjoyed several coffees with family and friends. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 8 March 2021 via mobile

One of the best coffees I've had. Delicious!!! Taking some beans back home with me. Lovely staff too.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 6 January 2021 via mobile

We had a Magic and Piccolo and was just brilliant. By Melbourne standards this is right at the top. Keep it up Blackbird. We will be back.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 29 October 2020 via mobile

Blackbird has turned up in more than 1 local poll of the best coffee places in Cairns and it’s easy to see why. Even a few people I’ve met from Melbourne (the coffee snob capital of Australia) have given it the thumbs up and I...now recommend to coffee snobs (affectionately named). A search reveals it is one of Australia’s top cafes on Beanhunter.com too (currently 9.2 rating) which is high praise indeed. It helps that Blackbird is centrally located in Cairns CBD so is easy to get to. The team source local milk from Misty Mountains near Millaa Millaa and they have their own organic house blend.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 2 October 2020 via mobile

Recommended by a local.. Great coffee , great atmosphere Think there was a small selection of food available but I was there for the coffee. Didn't disappoint. BTW..I loved the large ice cube in my iced long black...

Date of visit: September 2020
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
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