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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in to reminisce about previous visits more than a decade ago and were happy we did. The location is idyllic and the food was even better. I had the divine tofu in broth and wish I could go back tomorrow for more. I've...worked in the restaurant industry many years and am rarely this impressed by a vegan dish. (The kids loved their nuggets and chips too) Thank you to the chef and wait staff. It's obvious you love what you do.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 27 October 2020 via mobile

Delicious- I can’t eat bread so asked to have the corned beef and sauerkraut on a plate and received this large portion on salad greens - sooo good!!

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 21 October 2020

Enjoyed a beautiful lunch while watching the kids play on the stunning beach - the LAMB SHANKS are a MUST!! Great value for money.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 5 October 2020

Having dined regularly at this idyllic beach side eatery in the Daintree rainforest for over thirty years, i stopped on-route to Cape Tribulation today for a light lunch, my choice Fisherman's Soup the menu description of Pernod,Rouille,Croutons & Emmental Cheese was just too irresistible and...from the first mouthful to the last it was absolutely delicious, Heading south some hours later i stopped at Thornton"s again for a cucumber infused Hendricks Gin and Tonic and was tempted by their aptly named Argie-Bhaji consisting of Potato & Poblano Chill, pan fried and served like two huge onion Bhajis with lime & Dukkah with lashings of yogurt to put some chill into the chili. Takeaway desert to consume whilst writing this review consisted of in-house made lemon tart and three mini custard tarts that were sensational. If your travelling through the Daintree rain-forest and you are peckish this five star location and eatery will stun you with the beauty of the beach and Thornton's scrumptious inexpensive menu. I just wished i lived closer.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 4 November 2019

Terrific spot, right on the water. They are licenced and do good cafe food. The outside tables are in a fabulous position. They do breakfast and lunch only.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 2 November 2019 via mobile

Do not venture past the cape tribulation ferry if you wish for 7/11 donuts and smoggy streets... quite honestly, I wonder what you’re up north for if you wish for a holiday experience like that. To stop at CJ’s is nothing short of idyllic. Toasties...that are a dream to munch, Daintree tea that completes any tea obsessed human, and a view that’s unique to only this part of the world! Amazingly friendly staff, and a backdrop soundtrack of the coral sea, cicadas chirping, birds of every North Queensland variety you can imagine, and a longing hunger for more cape tribulation discoveries! 18/10 would recommend. Ensure this place is on your ‘life’s to do list’ 🥰🌴🐊More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 7 October 2019

Very enjoyable fish and chips overlooking the beach, very relaxing and worth coming back to. Service was excellent, fish was fresh and very tasty.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 15 September 2019 via mobile

What a great location, the food was alright but the female staff member was miserable and clearly did not want to be there or serve anyone.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 21 August 2019

We were only in the area for a couple of days but went here twice as it is a great location and has great food. They seem to get a lot of customers turn up at the same time and somehow manage to stay calm...and keep up the quality of the food. If you have to wait because the demand is high it is worth the wait. The staff deserve a medal for there patience and humour (considering the impatience of some of the customers they get). Get a beer (Little Creatures is good!), chill out to the sound of the ocean and enjoy that food.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 20 August 2019

A miserable experience. Staff were run off their feet at lunch time with one poor junior staff member at the counter (also making the coffees) saying to anyone within earshot that he desperately needed a break. Our two burgers took ages to come out (45mins)...and were just terrible - meat pattie had been over-seasoned with - strangely enough - an Indian spice mix that didn't go with it at all, cheap plasticky cheese and the relish was a tomato concentrate that was overly strong and made the burger almost inedible. We couldn't finish the coffee. Nearly $50 on food and drink that we didn't finish. These guys are a massive tourist trap as the first "cafe" along the road since the ferry so it seems tempting to go there. But there are other places to eat that are much better, just keep driving for a few kms and I promise they are there!!More

Date of visit: July 2019
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24 November 2016|
Response from Mel B | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see their evening menu, sorry.
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