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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Helga’s Pancake House has delicious food, excellent service and a great atmosphere. The pancakes were so light and fluffy! Highly recommend and will definitely be back for a return visit!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 7 January 2024

I am a local and come to Helga's on a regular basis. Birgit (Owner) and her staff are the most friendly staff, I have ever encountered. The servings are large and delicious. yummmm. I will be coming back and back

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 26 September 2023 via mobile

We had waffles for breakfast (as the other place in town was closed on the day of our visit) and it didn’t disappoint! The waffles were large and fluffy with a good selection of toppings. Service was fairly prompt and the coffee was excellent. Only...slight issue was that they forgot my daughter’s juice, but this was quickly remedied when we reminded them of the order.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 17 September 2023

Lovely lunch , service was great fast and friendly staff . Food was amazing. Will definitely be coming back next time I am in cairns

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 2 August 2023

We called into Helga's Pancake House for the first time in Sunday 30/07/23 for Breakfast, we hadn't pre-booked & friendly waitress made us welcome & a table was sorted. A great choice of snacks & meals from the menu planner at reasonable menu prices. We...chose the large breakfast & the vegetarian breakfast with one hot chocolate & one cappuccino, excellent fast service & the food was delicious, excellent presentation + good portion size meals. Inside Helga's the environment was relaxed & spotless with a friendly team. Street free parking on Sundays close-by. We will defiantly return both being locals.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 13 June 2023 via mobile

I ordered the Gone Bananas pancakes and was delightfully surprised by how wonderful they were. The pancakes were fluffy and the perfect size – neither too big nor too small. The service was friendly, quick and efficient. Pancake houses are a dime a dozen in...a lot of cities, but Helga’s is a cut well above the average. This is no American IHOP style place. The location is great, too. It’s just down the block from Rusty’s Markets and an easy stroll to the Cairns Esplanade. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 25 March 2023

The sign out the front of this establishment said Pancake Palace but had read reviews and realise it is Helga's Pancake House. The staff were very attentive and polite, went with a friend and both of our dishes came out together, which was good. I'm...a big pancake fan so always get excited at the thought of eating pancakes, I wouldn't rate these as up there with the best, they were okay though and well presented. Unfortunately we both ordered a hot beverage (coffee, latte) and both drinks were lukewarm. Nothing ruins brekky like cool coffee. We were in the area for a week but didn't return here because of the cold coffee. Pleasant enough place to visit but I wouldn't go out of my way and I'd definitely recommend anyone visiting to ask for their hot drinks to be hotter than the usual serve.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 7 January 2023

The novelty pancakes for Christmas were very cute and snapchat friendly. My kids shared a few photos before devouring.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 6 November 2022 via mobile

Delicious breakfast the pancakes were so fluffy! Reasonable pricing for the quality and sizing of the pancakes and they were presented beautifully. Staff very friendly

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 21 August 2022 via mobile

A great family breakfast place in Cairns. Menu had good kid friendly menu choices and staff were friendly. Service was quick and food was tasty. Couldn’t ask for more.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 30 July 2022

Lovely pancake cafe close to the Lagoon and Reef terminal. Great choices with a fabulous creative kids menu. Also good coffee and fresh juices.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 April 2022 via mobile

Lovely friendly staff and great selection of both sweet and savoury pancakes. We enjoyed it so much we had breakfast here twice in the week we were in Cairns 😄

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 25 February 2022

I am so disappointed at the prices at this place. Half of eggs Benedict for $19 and a fresh juice for $7.50 (mind you, juice came in a small coffee cup), I'd be happy to pay that for these half portions, if it was at...least tasty. Sad to say I'm not coming back.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 1 July 2021 via mobile

Yummo went for a little bite to eat and ended up having the big breakfast let’s say I didn’t need to have lunch it was so filling. My daughter had the caramello pancakes and she demolished those. Service was quick and friendly and not a...lot of waiting and we had a table of about 14 people and we were all served and fed very quickly. The pancakes are so big and fluffy I will definitely be going back again when in town.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 21 June 2021 via mobile

The ladies were lovely and very good customer service . Mocha and chocolate pancakes were delicious added some extra strawberries and bananas just Delightful.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Helga's Pancake House is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4